January 17, 2013 Sea Day

January 17, 2013 (Sea Day)

We have a new lecturer speaking on the subject of architecture. Sandra Millikin is an American who has lived in England for over 40 years. Educated at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and at the Courtauld Institute in London. She was the assistant curator at the Royal Institute of British Architects Drawings collection and a contributor to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Her lecture today is on “Architecture As I See It” where she gave insight into what architecture is and how it might differ from a building. She encouraged us to look for architecture and how to appreciate it.

Another new speaker by the name of Dr. David Pasta joined us as well. David is an Energy Geoscientist educated at UCLA where he received his B.S., M.S. in Geology and a Ph.D. in Geophysics. He did his doctoral dissertation on Plate Tectonics. His lecture today was titled: “Journey to the Center of the Earth and Back Again” where he discussed how earthquakes, tsunami’s and earthquakes affect the earth as well as how the continents were formed over millions of years and what they might look light in millions of more years. The lecture was somewhat interesting but not sure how useful.

The entertainment on this night was a group called “AbbaFab” who performed the music of Abba with the Amsterdam orchestra accompanying them. The two girls had good voices and it was an entertaining evening.