Speaker Notes - NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019
Speaker names marked with an asterisk * are Dorridge U3A members
Date: Thursday 7th November
Topic: Apollo: a moon odyssey
Speaker: Andrew Lound
We welcome back Andrew Lound to talk to us again this year. Andrew has supported astronomy and space science public awareness in the United Kingdom since the late 1970s having organized and funded many public activities in support of Birmingham Museum of Science & Industry. He has a master’s degree in Astronomy with particular emphasis on Planetary Science. He also has a BA in Media Studies which he uses in conjunction with his knowledge of space science to promote astronomy and space exploration to the general public
Andrew was also co-organizer of the National Astronomy & Spaceflight Shows—shows of a style that changed the public view of astronomy events. He conceived and managed a large number of public science projects using developing technologies including telerobotics. He has worked in USA, Europe, Australia, Russia, Middle East and North Africa.
Date: Thursday 21st November
Topic: African Elephants
Speaker: David Keith Jones
We welcome back David Keith Jones to talk to us again this year. A reminder that David is a professional photographer, specialising in travel, nature and African wildlife, with a wide variety of presentations using his own images. He has lived and worked in Africa for over 30 years and have made extensive visits to five continents. His books, Faces of Kenya and Shepherds of the Desert, published by Hamish Hamilton, London, went into several editions. He images have been widely used in the press, and he has won numerous awards. He has lectured in Kenya, South Africa, France and the USA. Now semi-retired, he enjoys sharing his love of photography, nature and travel with many audiences
Date: Wednesday 27th November
Topic: The medicinal aspects of murder
Speaker: Professor Robin Ferner
Robin Ferner is a Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacology. He also directs the West Midlands Centre for Adverse Drug Reactions. He qualified in Chemistry from University College London, and undertook research in Paris and Oxford before returning to London to study Medicine.
His current research includes monitoring of patients for the development of adverse reactions to antihypertensive drugs in general practice, a GPRD study funded through the Medical Research Council.
Date: Thursday 5th December
Topic: A Talk with Songs
Date: Thursday 19th December
Topic: Christmas Quiz