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Science for all - January 2019

15th January 2019

Science for all - January 2019

Science for All

Knole’s Science Group is now entering its seventh year of operation and for its January meeting its Committee thought it would try something new and have a Gresham College video talk – about the health benefits of Sunshine!

Gresham College was founded in 1597 and has been providing free lectures with the City of London for over 400 years. These lectures are now available online and are an excellent source of material for many of our study groups embracing Science, Technology, the Arts and History – and many other subjects. The full range of lectures can be seen on their website – gresham.ac.uk

The “Here Comes the Sun: Sunshine and its effects on Health, Sleep and Memory ” talk by Professor Steve Jones, was a fascinating scientific explanation on how sunshine, despite some concern about skin cancer, is very important to human health particularly sunlight’s role in ensuring we create sufficient vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiencies having a strong impact on incidents of cancer and in cardiovascular disease and in other diseases too. Well worth watching.

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