Latest News & Miscellaneous items

Trip to Chatsworth June 20th
 Worcester U3A is organising a trip to Chatsworth House on June 20th leaving Worcester Croft Road at 7.30am.
The cost is £29 for NT members or £33 otherwise which includes a tour of the house
For more information on how to book a place see the details at  https://u3asites.org.uk/worcester/events

COTSWOLD LINK SPECIAL INTEREST DAY

 

The Great Outdoors

Tuesday 3 July 2018 

The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN

10.00 coffee for 10.30am including lunch and refreshments to finish at 3.45pm

Booking form for tickets are in our Downloads section – Pershore members £15

A day planned to show members the delights of the countryside from a variety of perspectives and interests with specialist speakers

 

 

Des Ong

 

 

A professional photographer who has travelled widely capturing locations and wildlife in all its variety which he will share with us

 

 

David Viner

 

David is the Heritage Adviser for the Canals & Waterways Trust and will talk about his work and attractions in the southwest and the midlands

 

 

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

 

 

A speaker will update us on the latest developments within the work of the Trust and future plans for our local area

 

 

 

 

Tim Barnes

 

 

 

An experienced member from the Cotswold Gliding Club who will introduce us to the joys of seeing the outside world from a different position !

 

 

 

 

 



New venue
Our monthly meeting on December 19th will be held in the theatre at No 8 High Street Pershore. All future monthly meetings will also be held there. The move to Wulstan Hall has not worked out as well as we hoped so No 8 will be a more suitable venue as it can take 250 people (just under half our membership!) 

COTSWOLD LINK SPECIAL INTEREST DAY

 

The Great Outdoors

Tuesday 3 July 2018

 

The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN

10.00 coffee for 10.30am including lunch and refreshments to finish at 3.45pm

Booking form for tickets attached – Pershore members £15

A day planned to show members the delights of the countryside from a variety of perspectives and interests with specialist speakers

 

 

Des Ong

 

 

A professional photographer who has travelled widely capturing locations and wildlife in all its variety which he will share with us

 

 

David Viner

 

David is the Heritage Adviser for the Canals & Waterways Trust and will talk about his work and attractions in the southwest and the midlands

 

 

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

 

 

A speaker will update us on the latest developments within the work of the Trust and future plans for our local area

 

 

 

 

Tim Barnes

 

 

 

An experienced member from the Cotswold Gliding Club who will introduce us to the joys of seeing the outside world from a different position !

 

 

 

 

 





Research into ageing

Fiona Leahy is a research student of the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing, at Aston University, and is currently looking for volunteers for a study she is conducting. The study is aiming to develop a training programme to improve the use of memory for past events in healthy older adults. They are looking for volunteers over the age of 70 to take part in this autobiographical memory training. The results of this work may help them develop a programme that could one day be used to prevent further decline in people with more significant memory problems. Autobiographical memory also has links to emotional and social functions, therefore it is thought that training this particular type of memory can have multiple benefits to overall wellbeing in later life. Sessions take place either at the University, or Fiona can visit you at home if preferable. If you are interested in taking part, or would like to receive more information please contact  Fiona Leahy: leahyf@aston.ac.uk , or telephone 07809220249. 

The Pershore Big Quest

The Pershore Big Quest is a community project run by Go West Heritage Knights involving volunteers from schools, churches and interested parties around Pershore which will spotlight the long history and heritage of church buildings and their parishes. The project will introduce a new generation of school children to the heritage of the local area and develop a database of historic information for schools and parishes. For more information visit their website www.heritageknights.co.uk

Milk Bottle tops   

 An appeal out for any old cardboard caps used to seal milkbottles up until the late 1940's....many still turn up in old button boxes, and biscuit / tobacco tins, and I'm trying to save them before they all get thrown away !
I have a large "milkbottle museum" here in Malvern, and I bore our local U3A members with them constantly....that said, they have found me some lovely old bottles, and an appeal last year in the National mag. resulted in U3A members from all over the UK either sending me milkbottles, or dropping them in....we are always good for a loo stop and a cup of tea !
If anyone has any of these caps, please get in touch with me at
milkbottlepast@hotmail.com , or  telephone 1684.569656...or at 16 Leigh Sinton Rd. Malvern, WR14.1JW.
many thanks
steve wheeler

An Inviting Opportunity from HOST

People come from all over the world to study at universities in the UK. Apart from gaining academic qualifications, they hope to immerse themselves in the life, language and culture of this country; only to find that the university is not the best place to achieve this. The ‘real Britain’ is found outside the campus, in towns and villages, and above all, in people’s homes. You can get to know what makes a country tick by chatting to the natives, cooking and eating with them, asking their views, and seeing their views when they take you to their favourite local places. And in sharing their own culture with their hosts, students can make their countries come alive too. Hosting a student for one weekend, or at Christmas, or just for a day, makes a personal and meaningful contribution to international understanding and goodwill. U3A members make ideal hosts! If you would like to know more, please visit www.hostuk.org.uk, or call HOST’s local organiser Lynette Chappin on 02920 693903.

HOST is a national charity founded in 1987 by the British Council, the Victoria League and the Foreign Office. Hosting students is a voluntary activity.

HOST UK
Unit 8 Water House, 8 Orsman Road, London N1 5QJ
Telephone: 020 7739 6292     Fax: 0207 033 6539 
www.hostuk.org.uk
Registered Charity No. 327592
Registered Company in England and Wales No. 2179430

Virtual U3A

The Virtual U3A (vU3A), which went live in January 2009, is an online-only U3A, affiliated to the Third Age Trust. One of its principal aims is to provide the U3A experience for those who are rendered isolated in some way by circumstances or geography and unable to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A. More information is available on the public website www.vu3a.org where one can also apply for membership. Why not pay it a visit? And if you know of anyone who might benefit, please pass the information on.























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GARETH Harries,
14 Feb 2013, 03:12