Family History

We have a trip to Southwell in July to visit the Workhouse as well as a guided tour of the Minster.  There is no meeting in August but our meeting on September 15th will feature Bernard Bowen who will update us on his WW1 Military History project charting the records of relatives of ours who […]

Walking (Half Day – Tuesday)

Hi everyone, The next walk on Tuesday, 5th July, will be a walk at Pitsford Reservoir.  Please park at the car park which is through Pitsford village overlooking the reservoir.  There is a charge of about £3 and there are toilets.  The walk will start at 10.15 am.  We will walk across the fields towards […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure

This small but friendly group meet twice a month often working on their own projects, but a few of us felt inspired recently to have a go at interpreting the SLU3A logo in their chosen medium.  You can see some of the results below. Most months we meet on the first and third Thursdays painting […]

Join a research project on computer-based mental health therapies

Here is a research project that some of you may like to know about and even take part in.  Please see the message from Matthew Bennion, via the video link and the attachment. Matthew Bennion is a mature research student based at the University of Sheffield studying how we can make computer-based mental health therapies […]

Society Today – June meeting

Our June meeting discussed the topic ‘Are our educational and training provisions adequate to ensure the UK’s place in this modern, competitive world?’ Members raised many important points:  the fluctuating standards of attainment overall in both primary and secondary sectors;  the need to improve teacher-quality;  anxiety about the programmes of studies offered;  the uneven sense […]

New Chairman needed for East Midlands U3As

The Regional Conference and AGM will take place on Monday, 19th September, at Eastwood Hall Conference Centre, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Hilary Wells is standing down as Chairman of the East Midlands Regional Representative Council at the AGM in September.  We thus need to find a replacement.  A poster is attached advertising the position together with a […]

Transport – July meeting

The Transport Group meets at the Little Bowden Bowling Club, Kettering Rd, Market Harborough, on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am until noon.  The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 6th July, when Bruce White will be showing his choice of ‘Railway Films’.

Science and Technology – June meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 22nd June, in the Langton Room at 2pm.  We will be continuing to discuss ‘Inventions we could not do without’.  All members are invited to talk for a few minutes on their chosen invention, which may range from Andrenaline to Zipper.

Garden Visits

Following the visit to the Harborough Arboretum on 19th May 2016 no further trips are currently planned.  If you have any ideas, suggestions or recommendations for future outings please contact the Groups Co-ordinators, Geoff Woods or Helen Salisbury.

Walking (Strollers)

Our May stroll was through lovely yellow fields of rape with stunning views.  Thank you Pat for a most enjoyable stroll and to David for cleaning the information panel at Pipewell Abbey site. The July stroll is on Friday, 8th July, meeting at the Bulls Head in Clipston (LE16 9RT) at 10.15 for a 10. […]