Technology for Everyone

This Group, which was begun in 2005 by Ian Reid, is for those who wish to increase their awareness and knowledge across a wide spectrum of scientific and technological subjects, many of which affect our daily lives.
Topics, often encompassing the historical, current and future criteria/aspects of the given subject, have included: water, gas and electricity supplies, climate change, food additives, drug development, hospital infection and control, forensics, muscular-skeletal biomechanics, history of glass-making, dating ancient pottery, Graphene, laser cleaning of historic surfaces, and hybrid cars.  Following each talk there is time for questions and discussion.
In addition, guided visits have included: a virtual image design consultancy service, the Anderton Boat Lift, Avro Heritage Museum at Woodford, the Anson Engine Museum at Poynton, Thackray (story of medicine) museum in Leeds, Sharston Recycling Depot and Lion Salt Works in Northwich.
Group activity reports are published in the CHU3A News Sheets and on this page.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the months October to December and February to April at 2–4 p.m. in the Heald Green Village Hall. Visits usually take place in May. A charge of £2.00 is made to cover room hire and refreshments.
Come along and enjoy the afternoon among friendly people; be informed, stimulated and even surprised occasionally!


Technology for Everyone Group has re-started its meetings online, using Zoom.
Please see our calendar on “Notice & Events” for the programme for the rest of the year.
Contact John Broadbent or Roger Law to be added to the invitation list. Or use the Contact Page and your message will be forwarded.


Our last meeting was on Tuesday, 4th May, when we had a talk about “Modern Prosthetics” from an inventor. You can read a report on the talk below.

Notes from previous meetings can be accessed by clicking below.