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. […]

Walking (Half Day – Thursday) – June meeting

Our next walk is on Thursday, 16th June, starting at 10am.  It will be from Great Easton (the easiest route from Market Harborough is via the B664 and Medbourne).  The meeting point is the grass triangle/road junction in the centre of the village, opposite the Sun pub.  The walk will cover about five miles and […]

Card Craft (No 1) – May meetings

At our first meeting in May we made two different-sized pocket cards suitable for any occasion, and one of our members kindly hosted our second meeting (thank you Shirley) where we made a simple, but very attractive, gift box and a card with an evening dress theme.  Members made some lovely samples all with a […]

Architecture – May meeting

At our May meeting we enjoyed the Grand Tour with Judith as we visited gardens from around the world and looked at how buildings and structures enhanced our appreciation of a garden.  We visited too many places to name them all, but we travelled from Moorish Gardens at Alhambra to Landscape Gardens at Stowe; from […]