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    Speaker Notes - March & APRIL 2019

    Speaker names marked with an asterisk  *  are Dorridge U3A members

    Date:   Thursday 7th March

    Topic:  Annual British Science Association Lecture - Through Birds' Eyes

    Speaker: Prof. Graham Martin

    Professor Graham Martin is an Ornithologist with an international reputation built upon his research into the sensory worlds of birds. In recent years he has used his expertise to focus on problems concerned with the functions vision, especially binocular vision, in foraging behaviour, and in understanding why some bird species are particularly vulnerable to collisions with human artefacts such as wind turbines, power lines and fishing nets.

    His talk will introduce the idea of how birds see the world very differently to ourselves and ends up with the issue of collisions and what can be done about it by taking a bird oriented perspective



    Date:   Thursday 21st March

    TopicMary Quant Part 2 – her later life, career and designs

    SpeakerRuth Lowe

    Ruth worked in professional offices all her life as a secretary/PA/Accounts for Solicitors, Banks, Accountants and finally Chartered Quantity Surveyors for the last 38 years. Her interests include concoursing her beloved Mini a Mary Quant award winning car, history (spending much time visiting ancient monuments, castles etc.) She is married with two daughter, and her husband is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and construction consultant. She is presently writing her autobiography which is taking rather longer than anticipated. She has lived a very colourful life and numerous people have asked her to do this so she finally ‘bit the bullet’ and embarked on an ‘all our yesterdays’ journey.


    Date:   Wednesday 27th March

    Topic:  Wainwright - Coast to Coast

    Speaker:  Tony Caldwell