Photography Group Topics for 2019

18 Jan  Signs 15 Feb  Patterns 15 Mar  Transport 19 Apr  Monochrome 17 May  Ruins 21 Jun  Faceless Portraits 19 Jul   Shadows and Silhouettes 16 Aug  Buildings 20 Sep  Nature 18 Oct  Worm’s-Eye Views 15 Nov Letters and Numbers 20 Dec  Song Titles  

Bird Watching

January Outing Report

A bright, cold, Winter’s day at Sywell Country Park started off in a fairly humdrum way as we negotiated our way around the first ‘arm’ of the reservoir. Things had to get better and they did! On the second ‘arm’ several Siskins were spotted feeding in the usual Alder trees although not easy to see. […]


Thank you Chris , Linda , Jennifer , Jean & Pat for serving coffee & teas in December . Your mincepies & shortbread were scrumptous ( we really must reduce the order quantity next year ). I trust that you enjoyed your time in the kitchen and will be happy to do it again . […]

Into robots or coding?

Introducing a New Initiative  . . .the U3A Constructor’s Challenge 2019 Are there any mechanical or electrical constructors in the U3A movement who like to build small items as projects? We are proposing a new initiative where particular project builds can be capable of moving and being controlled, and are pitted against each other in […]

Relaxation – February 2019

We are now back in full swing and feeling the benefit of meditation once again. This term we are concentrating on Buddhist Meditation and Visualisation Techniques. The dates for February are the 12th and the 27th. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10-12MD , if interested in joining us […]

Understanding Spirtuality – January 2019

Our first meeting is on January 15th, we will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 10.30-12.30. This is a participatory group where people can discuss experiences and find out information. Meditation will play a central part of this as it facilitates the understanding of ourselves both of the mind […]

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Modern Play Reading – January 2019

We next meet at 2pm on Tuesday, January 15th. The aspiring authors of Pendon Writers’ Circle, who had left their final meeting of the year reluctantly mulling over the chairman’s half-baked idea that a collaborative effort might help them at last to set pen to paper, did indeed see their combined talents coming to fruition […]

Group Enabler

A Happy New Year to you all. I hope that everyone had an enjoyable Christmas. There was a very distressing incident just before Christmas when two ladies from the Book Club were trapped in the lift at the Congregational Church and the Fire Brigade had to to be called to get them out. This now […]

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Creative writing for fun – January 2019

  After time off for bad behaviour at Christmas, we will be picking up our pens/tablets/laptops etc in January to write 500 – 600 words, to be read out when we meet (last Friday of the month, 2 – 4pm at Little Bowden Church). Our topic for Friday 25th January is ’66’, and for 22nd […]

Cardcraft 2 – January 2019

  Nothing new to report this time as we have just enjoyed a break. We shall have resumed our sessions on Thursday January 3rd at St Nicholas Church and I am sure I speak for us all, when I say, we shall be looking forward to more fun and creativity. Happy New Year. Vivian Hammond