The Galapagos Islands

Wednesday April 6th Our u3a member, Bill Hale, gave a fascinating talk about “The Galapagos Islands” illustrated as usual with his stunning photographs.

Astronomy and Astro Physics

Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 This meeting was rescheduled from January, and was well worth the wait. Visiting Southport u3a member and leading light in Southport Astronomical Society, Bob Mount presented a fascinating Introduction to Astronomy and Astro Physics.

Rocket Science: Getting to the Moon, Mars, & Beyond

Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 We were delighted that the Science Group meetings resumed after having to postpone January’s meeting due to Covid. Our own member, Edmund Moynihan, presented :- “Rocket Science: Getting to the Moon, Mars, & Beyond”

The Float Glass manufacturing process

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 Colin Redwood told us the story of how the manufacturing of window glass developed from the 1800s up to the modern Float process. The Float process was devised and developed by Pilkingtons and has since become the single, universal process, totally revolutionising the glass industry. The incredible and vast uses of glass in the… Read More »

Butterflies of West Lancashire

Wednesday, 6th October 2021 Butterflies of West Lancashire – Peter Gateley Peter Gateley told us about the lives of the Butterfly populations in our area of Lancashire. How they have coped, or otherwise, with huge developments in industrial and farming practices.

The Science, the “Lies” and the Truth about Martin Mere

Wednesday, 1st September 2021 After a Covid absence of 18 months, we were once again able to meet in person, complete with a new leadership team. First up was Bill Hale, who revealed the Science, the “Lies” and the Truth about Martin Mere – the Lake, not the Wildfowl Trust!”