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    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


    DateWednesday 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.



    DateThursday 5th December

    Topic: A Talk with Songs

    Speaker: Maggy Farmer

    We welcome back Maggy to sing and talk to us. As most of you know Maggy is a local girl and has been a singer for most of her life. She has performed with symphony orchestras, swing bands, her own rock group, in a duo and on her own; enjoying the variety of music these opportunities have offered her.


    Date Thursday 19th December

    Topic: Christmas Quiz

    Speaker