PHOTOS: From Mahjong to rambling, there is loads on offer with Tiverton U3A

This is a gentle walk around the conservation area of Portknockie, which provides an insight to the fishing heritage of this coastal village. There is a leaflet guide, which you can obtain from the Local Heritage Point in the Library or in any of the shops. A walk round the Brae: Start overlooking the harbour and walk east along Patrol Road past the end of Admiralty Street to the edge of the village. Here there are steps leading down to the shoreline see walk 3 but stay on the path and turn right. Follow the path round the edge of the cliffs until you come to a viewing area with two seats overlooking Cullen Golf Course. Enjoy the view and then follow the path on to a stone bridge, which leads across to Cruarts farm. Turn right here and walk along the edge of the playing fields, past the caravan site and the bowls green until you come to the main A road. Cross the road and walk along the old railway track to the junction with Hill Street.

Llandrindod and District U3A

The term “Nazi” was in use before the rise of the NSDAP as a colloquial and derogatory word for a backwards farmer or peasant , characterizing an awkward and clumsy person. In this sense, the word Nazi was a hypocorism of the German male name Ignatz itself a variation of the name Ignatius — Ignatz being a common name at the time in Bavaria , the area from which the NSDAP emerged. Socialist as an example [8] — shortened the first part of the NSDAP’s name, [Na]tionalso[zi]alistische, to the dismissive “Nazi”, in order to associate them with the derogatory use of the term mentioned above.

From them, the term spread into other languages and it was eventually brought back into Germany after World War II. Today our left-wing politicians in particular are constantly insisting that their craven-hearted and obsequious foreign policy necessarily results from the disarmament of Germany, whereas the truth is that this is the policy of traitors But the politicians of the Right deserve exactly the same reproach.

It may sound like a futuristic academy for space cadets but the University of the Third Age – or U3A for short – is pretty simple, really.

The house, dating from the 15th century, is one of the largest private houses in England. Knole is a small and friendly U3A that has grown rapidly since its inception in For our size we offer a wide range of subject and activity groups. In the main, these are either specialist topic groups or groups where there is no space restriction. We run programmes of visits and specialist study days, and we have an active social programme, as the opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of people who wish to remain active in retirement is a key aim of the organisation.

Knole U3A holds an Open Afternoon each September, where the studyand activity groups recruit, and this provides a good start for the next year. By the time of our Open Afternoon in September , Knole had already grown to a membershipof almost and had established over 50 groups. These cover a wide range of interests, and details are given in the on this website and in the Handbook.

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If you really need to pay by Cheque, then it should be made payable to: Each Trip has a unique Bank Transfer Code and you must use this code along with names and membership numbers of those being paid for as part of the Bank Transfer Reference. See Payment By Bank Transfer for details. Once payment has been made, you should send an email to the Trip Organiser to confirm your payment, quoting your name s , membership number s and the name of the trip.

Photos from the Tigernuts and Horchata Tour on 24th May

When the U3A was founded in the UK , it quickly became apparent that this was a timely idea. Eric Midwinter, then director of the Centre for Policy on Ageing, .

This event marks the first of several events being held this year, to celebrate the groups 25th Anniversary. Door Prize with the ticket. High Tea Saturday 16 April at Our guest speaker will be Sue Spence. Sue is a psychologist and horse whisperer who runs a program for disadvantaged youth. Sue’s horses are an integral part of the program. Come and hear Sue speak and enjoy afternoon tea. Constitution Review The last time our Constitution was reviewed was in A sub-committee has been working on a review our constitution, using the Queensland Department of Fair Trading Model Rules as the basis of the review.

The principal business of the AGM is to elect your committee and to receive the audited accounts. Nominations for Election You are urged to consider nominating for a position on the committee. Nomination forms are available at the front desk and from your tutors. Remember that a nominee must be financial, as must the nominator and the seconder.

PHOTOS: From Mahjong to rambling, there is loads on offer with Tiverton U3A

Cockermouth Georgian Fair Georgian Fairs Sadly the organisers of the Cockermouth Georgian Fairs have currently no plans for future events, but attempts may be made to revive the events in the near future. In a statement David Cornwall, Chair of the Organising Group, said, “We have enjoyed the excellent events that we have delivered since , all organised by a small team of dedicated volunteers, and we now feel that we have taken the event as far as we can.

Perhaps other people, with interests in other aspects of Cockermouth’s history, might now come forward with new ideas to organise a new and different event. The Georgian Fair organisers would be pleased to advise and support. Sited on the confluence of the rivers Cocker and Derwent, it has history reaching back through the Norman invasion to the Romans and a Market Charter dating from the 13th century.

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Haplogroup K is a subclade of U8. Some subclades of haplogroup U have a more specific geographic range. Van Oven and Kayser proposed subclades “U2’3’4’7’8” and “U4’9”. Haplogroup U1[ edit ] The U1 subclades are: It is found at very low frequency throughout Europe. It is more often observed in eastern Europe, Anatolia and the Near East.

It is also found at low frequencies in India. U1 is found in the Svanetia region of Georgia at 4. Subclade U1a is found from India to Europe, but is extremely rare among the northern and Atlantic fringes of Europe including the British Isles and Scandinavia. Several examples in Tuscany have been noted. In India, U1a has been found in the Kerala region. U1b has a similar spread but is rarer than U1a.

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Guided Tour of Linneys [Est: Coffee, house tour, light lunch and gardens, departing Thursday 12 July Buxton – this coincides with festival week [further details to be advised] Sue Appleton. Restaurant available, or take a picnic if weather permits.

Kettering U3A December 17th December Kettering U3A Year 10 Newsletter The Committee wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year From the Chairman I am.

U3A comes of age! This week there were reports on new evidence that keeping the brain active is a key aspect in helping to delay the onset of dementia. So if you are not already signed up, have you thought about the U3A — the University of the Third Age? The word university might put you off, after all while there are some amazing people around undertaking advanced university courses, serious study at our age is definitely not for everyone.

The whole idea is yes, to keep your brain active and learn new things — but the concept is to offer it all in a very social, friendly and enjoyable way and to ensure everyone has a lot of fun. Even better, the U3A is bound to offer some things you are interested in — in fact there are hundreds of different subjects from art, languages, singing, history and philosophy to more practical skills such as computing, photography and Asian cooking.

Then there are groups for walking, local history, country dancing — even a mah-jong and a knit and natter group. There are groups that just meet up to go out to gardens, castles and interesting places and groups that are tea tasters. How can this work? Because it is all based on using the skills, knowledge and experience of fellow members. The members of each group — and there are groups all over the country — comprise people with a wide and diverse range of knowledge, experience and skills that come with a lifetime of living.

People with expertise in an area offer to teach or talk about them to others — that is how the whole system works.


She used the Hywel Dda Health Board Plan as an example, though in some respects she suggested it could be significantly improved. This is the link to the Hywel Dda Health Board page where electronic versions of the documents can be found: It has an absolute plethora of excellent material on ACP, leaflets, stories, videos, posters and a lot more links: These are usually 3 x 10am-3pm sessions over about 6 weeks, with a follow up afternoon later on.

There is no particular expectation of the participants, but they hope, at least they will spread the word in their own communities and groups. Eventually she would like to have a group of volunteers, supported by a paid staff member, who will help people write ACPs, one to one, and also do talks.

U3A researchers over the last year, have taken part in Citizen – a Shared Learning Project with Royal Holloway, University of London. The Whitworth Art Gallery unveiled the secrets of the largest collections of textiles and wallpapers in the world dating from the 1st century AD to the present day. Members heard from the curators and.

The Wesleyan Church was by far the largest of all the Methodist groups in the 19th Century and in it launched an appeal to raise One Million Guineas from One Million Wesleyans [even though membership of the Wesleyan Church at that time was approximately , ] to finance a huge programme of evangelical work and social action and to build a headquarters building in the heart of London to be the world centre of Wesleyan Methodism.

The Fund Raising Committee decided to ask all donors to write their names and addresses on special pages which were distributed to all Wesleyan Churches and Circuits in England, Wales, Scotland and Overseas. Altogether the 50 volumes comprise over 17, pages and contain the names of more than 1, , donors. The grand opening took place on October 2nd Shortly afterwards the 50 volumes of the Historic Roll were made available for inspection by visitors.

Grants would also be made to the Irish Wesleyan Methodist Conference and to Foreign Districts and these would be not less than the amounts raised locally in those districts. The Historic Roll would include the names of all donors and collectors whether members of the Methodist Church, teachers, or scholars in Sunday and Day Schools, communicants, seat holders [people who paid pew rents to reserve their seats] or other worshippers, adherents and friends of Methodism at home and abroad.

To qualify for a place on the Historic Roll: All persons who gave or collected one guinea or more. All persons on whose behalf or in memory of whom one guinea or more had been contributed. All persons who after bona fide efforts during the period up to 1st January, cannot in the judgement of the Circuit Committee be reasonably expected to comply with the above conditions. In no case would the amounts given or collected be recorded in the Historic Roll.

Family and church historians can request a search to be made by e-mail or by post and obtain an estimate of the cost of photocopying the entries for a particular Wesleyan Chapel or Circuit, or purchasing sets of microfiche for a Circuit or District.

The Wesleyan Methodist Historic Roll

The walk on Wednesday, November 14th is in Crocknagrally, an upland predominantly coniferous forest that lies between Brookeborough and Fivemiletown. Organised by the St. There will be a Question and Answer session, handouts and refreshments.

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University of the Third Age: Not, I discover later, because they are bored by their colleague’s Power Point presentation about the fall of France during the Second World War. Far from it; one of those taking 40 winks was actually a Wren in and was in the room while Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin thrashed out a deal for Germany during the Yalta Conference. No, it’s simply that the day is hot, the room airless, and the average age of the people in it is Welcome to a typical learning group organised by the University of the Third Age or U3A, as it’s usually known , a thriving organisation of , members and branches around the UK, united around the principle of sharing knowledge – “self-help” is a term bandied about a lot – and, according to its official statement of objects and principles, “to assail the dogma of intellectual decline with age”.

You don’t have to be a septuagenarian to join U3A, but you do have to be outside full-time employment. The name refers to the “third age” of life – the first being childhood, the second working life, and the third retirement. Most of the groups the organisation eschews academic terminologies such as seminar gather during the day. Subjects include opera, Spanish, computing, art appreciation, creative writing, Scrabble and even a jolly-sounding “fun with wine” class.

Nor do you need to have a slew of A-levels to join in.

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Please contact Wendy Howard for more information. Please could you remind people that they can join the Middle East group at anytime. We are meeting in The Guildhall at 2.

• To provide our U3A activities and services to you • For administration, planning and management of our U3A • To communicate with you about your group activities • To monitor, develop and improve the provision of our U3A activity. We’ll send you messages by email, post, other digital methods and telephone to advise you of U3A.

The contract to build the first pier was won by a Glasgow company and Eugenius Birch was the architect and decided the White Rock area would provide the ideal foundation. It was started on December 18, using a screw pile construction, but there were delays caused by the prehistoric forest lying below the proposed pier. Hastings to Eastbourne boat trips from the end of the pier were popular and the Carrick Castle paddle-steamer which started running in particularly so.

Variety acts, concerts and plays also proved to be a draw, but by the turn of the century funds were declining. Efforts were made to restore its popularity, with a bowling alley, a joy wheel at the front and a rifle range. In the bandstand opened, but in , after a concert the pavilion was destroyed by a fire probably caused by a discarded cigarette. The rather bland new pavilion opened in , but was given an Art Deco revamp in its heyday in the s when in one week in August , 56, people visited the pier.

The s saw some lively entertainment on the pier including the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Pink Floyd to name but a few. In , it was given Grade II listed status. An emergency closure was made in and this became permanent in On April 1, the Hastings Pier Trust was set up to raise the money needed to repair it. The trust has been encouraged by the way the local community has become engaged buying shares and running various fundraising schemes. When all the funding needed was secured, work began in December The wood costing half a million pounds will be a tropical hardwood ekki, which comes from a sustainable source in the Cameroons.

U3A: Unravelling the Whitworth

If you are a member of our U3A you can register via the Administration page. Where shall we go? Most members know that we will have to leave the Pemberton Centre at some point this year. Whilst we do not have access to the contract between Freedom Leisure and ENC it is thought extremely unlikely there would be a clause regarding making facilities available to the community. Their plans are to use the facilities for many more hours each month and in turn make more money than we could ever pay them.

U3A offers the fun of learning and continuing to learn. It is not about retiring and sitting on a chair. It is about continuing to socialise and thinking for yourself and keeping fit mentally and.

Pontesbury is the largest village in the parish and serves a wide catchment, having a good sustainable range of services and facilities, including medical and dental practices, primary and secondary schools, and a variety of shops and restaurants. Pontesbury has seen some larger scale development in the recent past, but opportunities may exist for some further development. Asterley is a compact settlement 3kms north west of Pontesbury with extensive views of the Stiperstones and Earls Hill to the south and east.

Cruckton has a residential school and an historic mound, the site of a Roman building. Pontesbury Hill, which was originally a housing area for people working the local quarries, and Pontesford, which is split by the A , lie either side of Pontesbury. It is the commercial and social hub of the parish. The centre of the village has a number of thriving shops, restaurants, takeaways and public houses as well as several offices premises. Parts of the building date back to the 13th century but much, including the tower, was rebuilt in the 19th century.

The church holds many functions during the year either inside or in the open churchyard. There are three non-denominational chapels in the village that have thriving congregations. Many other clubs and groups thrive in the village. The Sports Association manages the village sports field where football, cricket and bowling clubs are very active.

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