4 – There’s an App for that Tim McQueen – 1 session from 10.00 to 11.45 on Monday 29 July
There are thousands of apps for smartphones, tablets and PCs. What are they? Where do they come from? How do you get them? What types of apps are available? These lectures help you understand and use modern communications and information technology safely.
19 – Metal, Glass and Mathematics Dr Anthony Ash – 3 sessions from 12.00 -1.45 on Mondays 7 to 21 October
Throughout history, Engineering (in its widest sense) and Mathematics are two enablers which brought us to our modern technological world. At times engineering efforts precede mathematical competence, sometimes with disastrous results. At other times mathematical techniques came first and had to wait for an engineering application to rescue. Starting from the ancient Greeks let me show you some of that synergy throughout history. As usual, nothing scary: like logarithms or plane geometry. No prior knowledge required.
37 - Renewable Energy: Australia’s lost opportunities Christian Fletcher: 1 session from 10.00 to 11.45 on Tuesday 17 September
The 2019 Federal Election is over and the result flies in the face of what most people wanted ie an upswing in renewable energy. This lecture examines what other countries are doing in this field and what opportunities we have lost. Perhaps business will force the issue like they do in the USA.
54 – Operation Paperclip: origins and consequences Joseph Andros – 1 session from 2.00 to 3.45 on Wednesday 7 August
This presentation will examine “Operation Paperclip” which enabled German scientists to be resettled in the US, UK and USSR during and following the Second World War. It also looks at the implications of this initiative.
68 - Lunarticks Mark II Ilse Hempenstall - 5 sessions from 2.00 to 3.45 on Thursdays 29 August, 19 September, 10 October, 7 November, 28 November
We will be discussing how Technological and Medical innovations are impacting our society. How do we keep pace with what is actually happening around us? Is the media a help or a hindrance to our understanding? There will be presentations and stimulus material.