The Web Of Natural Science

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Bi-weekly;  Week One;  Thursday; 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Two terms; In-person

Our natural world is a web of wonder, beauty and complexity. In this workshop we will take a broad look at natural phenomena through many scientific disciplines. These may include psychology, chemistry, physics, geology, bacteriology and more. We will see that there are many ways in which scientific studies overlap to inform our everyday existence. Each session will focus on an article of your choice, generally from the current year of the journal Scientific American. Other source material may include scientific magazines such as Discovery MagazineScience NewsScience, and The New Scientist.


Linda Tu ( is a scientist by training and persuasion. She has taught science courses at university level and informally to bright children.

Jill Humphries ( has been a member of the Academy for a number of years and has been on the Talks Committee and the Curriculum Committee. Prior to her retirement she was a research consultant in cultural management and cultural policy for more than 20 years. She has also had a lifelong interest in science, particularly biology and medicine.