Crewkerne & District U3A are organising another series of lectures, following the success of their Culture Bites season. One of the speakers already booked for the new talks, which are due to begin in the autumn, is Spider Man aka Simon Moore who is a Conservator of Natural Sciences. Simon first became interested in spiders when he started work in London as assistant curator of non-acarine arachnids. Simon said: “I found them so interesting that I have made an in-depth study of their diversity, behaviour and anatomy. I have kept live tarantulas and they are actually intelligent creatures.”
To complete the autumn programme of The Science Of lectures, which will also include speakers on botany, astrology, ocean-life and garden design, U3A chairperson Sheila Seymour is looking for experts on subjects such as civil engineering and physics. Sheila said: “Initially there was an element of risk when we launched our first ever series of talks under the heading of Culture Bites, which have proved to have been a double whammy success. It didn’t take long before I could uncross my fingers and I am thrilled how well the lectures have been supported. In fact, I am already planning to do it all again with a series of The Science Of, which will also be open to the public as well as U3A members.