SWANSEA


Science & Technology

Anthropology

To find out more about this Group, 
Email
With the subject as “Anthropology”

What is it?

Anthropology is the fascinating study of humankind.

What we do

We will explore aspects of humankind from both a biological and also social/cultural viewpoint, using video, talks and discussion.  Sessions will be lively and interesting – and very informative! The Convenors are Priscilla, who studied Social Anthropology as part of her degree, and Pam, who is a biologist, and they are both very enthusiastic about their subject.  No prior knowledge is necessary – just curiosity!

The Anthropology Group will be starting on the 4th September 2017 so please contact the Convenor, link above, if you are interested in joining the group.

Meeting Area: Sketty Area      Meeting Day: Mondays PM

Astronomy
To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Astronomy"

What we do:  This group is about to be resurrected after a years break.  If you are interested no being a member of this group please contact the convenor using the link above.  


Subject matter:
  This would be based on the interests expressed by members.  It can be anything from matters that appear in the press, like 'dark matter' and the apparently antigravity-driven expansion of the universe, to finding your way around the night sky.

Meeting Area: TBA         Meeting Day: Fortnightly or monthly, depending on members' demand - TBA

Forensic History

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Geology”

What we do:
We are following a DVD course which looks into the development of Forensic Science and uses a great many cases of homicide, fraud, etc. for illustration.  Each session we watch a lecture on the DVD and afterwards we discuss its various points.

Meeting Area: Clydach       Meeting Day: Thursday PM

Geology

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Geology”

What we do:
We meet at different locations where we walk and study the Geology of the local area with an expert.  Group members are asked to bring a picnic lunch, good walking boots and waterproof clothing.

Meeting Area: Various      Meeting Day: Mondays.

iPad
To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “iPad

What we do:

What we do:

We cover the basics of using an iPad and more. These include:

Apps – Calendar – Camera – Clock – Contacts – Email – FaceTime – iBooks – iPhone – Maps – Messages – Music – News – Notes – Notifications – Office – Photographs – Reminders – Browsing - Internet – Security – Settings – Siri – Videos

Attendees are welcome to suggest subjects they would like us to cover.

Each week we cover a different subject so if you miss any classes you will not fall behind.

We have a comfortable venue with no parking problems and secure WiFi.

Please bring your iPad to the class.

Classes for the 2018 – 19 season commenced on 8 October 2018.  There will be no classes on:

17 December 2018 to 7 January 2019

15 April 2019

22 April 2019

6 May 2019

27 May 2019

17 June 2019 to October 2019 (after the U3A Open Day).

Meeting Area: Newton          Meeting Day: Monday mornings weekly


Laptops and Tablets Group

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Laptop and Tablet”

What we do:

This group is designed for members who are absolute beginners, beginners or improvers who would like to become more confident with general IT subjects using their devices – e.g. laptop, tablet, iPad, smart phone etc.)  

  • Help to set up and become familiar with using your device
  • Getting online and browsing the internet – including security and passwords
  • Using the internet for favourite topics such as shopping and  researching holidays  
  • Email – best practice – including sending, receiving and storing attachments e.g. photos
  • General organisation – saving and storing files and photos
  • Using social media e.g. Facebook, Skype, Twitter
  • Help with any other individual queries as they arise.

We recommend that members bring their laptop and/or tablet to the classes.  Our venue has excellent secure WiFi, good parking facilities and is on several bus routes.

Any member is welcome to come along for a free ‘taster’ session to see if the group could meet their needs.

Meeting Area: Cwmbwrla      Meeting Day: Thursday AM.

STEM GROUP
(Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “STEM”


What we do:

The group meets on the fourth Friday of the month. Activities include external speakers, discussion and debate and visits to STEM related sites. Topics covered so far include brain research, the provision of cancer services in Swansea, nuclear energy, global warming, architecture of prisons, the new Swansea medical school, the development of herbal therapies in the Middle Ages. 

Visits have included the Material Sciences Faculty at Swansea University Bay Campus, Bristol University Geography Dept, Penderyn Distillery, and Tata Steel's Trostre plant.

Meeting Area: Swansea City Centre       Meeting Day: Friday AM

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