Third Wednesday of the month, starting at 10:00 am.
Please see below …
21st October 2020 - Richard Cottrell
Sir Jack Drummond - Scientist, Icon or Spy?
Sir Jack Drummond (1891 – 1952) was a world famous nutritionist who is credited with
devising the system of rationing used in World War Two.
His murder in 1952 has never been adequately explained.
A fresh look at the evidence shows that:
He was using a false surname throughout his adult life
The rationing system was devised by the Ministry of Supply well before he took any
part in the Ministry of Food, and
The circumstances of his death strongly suggest he was trying to defect to Russia
18th November 2020 - Jim White
[Details to follow]
16th December 2020 - Michael Wardle
The Magic of Mathematics … … and The Mathematics of Magic (Part 1)
Michael Wardle, a founder member of the Purbeck U3A, holder of the Silver Star of
the Magic Circle and former Mathematics Teacher and author of several mathematics
books, will present a light hearted two part talk.
In the first part he will outline a number of the most fascinating results in Mathematics
and in the second part he will demonstrate a number of magical items based on simple
19th August 2020 - Geoff Kirby
Covid-19: The Statistics
Geoff Kirby is obsessed by data. A few years ago he analysed the entire daily weather
records for Weymouth from 1927 to 2015 just for fun. This comprised over 32,000 daily
In 2020 his obsession has turned to the Covid-19 pandemic. He has been collecting
daily death rate data from thirteen countries and has used these data to develop
a simple mathematical model for the development of the pandemic. His model gives
insights into the way that the pandemic has developed and been bought under control.
This model has also been applied to the Ebola epidemic of 2014/5.
16th September 2020 - John Hale & Members
Tech Forum & Discussion
A lively Forum of Speakers and Guests discussing matters of Technical or Scientific
interest supplied by YOU - the Members of the Science & Technology Group.
Please submit your Tech discussion points well in advance to John Hale at email@example.com
so that an appropriate panel of Speakers can be formed.