Monday, 7 January 2019

Photography Competition & Exhibition - Beatrix Potter’s Vision: A Celebration of the Lake District.

Beatrix Potter’s Vision
A Celebration of the Lake District.
For further information: or contact

FREE photography events:

Closing date: 23rd April 2019

Atlantic woodlands are one of the richest and most treasured habitats found within the British Isles. These forested ecosystems are teeming with biodiversity and showcase some of the most exceptional examples of lichens, bryophytes and ferns that the UK has to offer.

Beatrix Potter was best known for her story-telling, but unknowingly to most she was an advocate for conserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Lake District. The beautiful landscape as we see it today is partly thanks to her drive and dedication to safeguard the land she learned from and loved.

Plantlife’s Photography Competition & Exhibition is an opportunity to capture the beauty of Atlantic woodlands that served as an inspiration to Beatrix and influenced many elements of her work. This opportunity is a platform to promote the lesser known aspects of her life as a conservationist, a scientist and an educator - a celebration of her life achievements. Therefore, this photography competition is dedicated to Beatrix Potter.

Three photo competition categories:
1. Woodlands in the landscape. Photograph this treasured habitat stitched across the Lake District.
2. Small things in woodlands. Capture the lichen & bryophyte residents of these special places.
3. People in woodlands. Snapshot the personal interactions between people & the woodlands.

The age categories are under 11’s, 11-17 year olds and over 18’s. There will be a first, second and third prize winner for each age group within each of the competition categories.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Stay Safe Support NEW link

If you need assistance then this new site has gathered many of the emergency and other sites together, So look on the Links page. The link is highlighted.
The link is HERE too.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Twitter & Facebook Links

I have managed to add the links to the U3A Facebook and Twitter accounts on the top level menu page.
These can be quite interesting. AND you do not have to have an account.
You will find 2 of my videos from my visit to Nottingham University U3A Network meeting.
Also I found photos I sent a while ago from my DI Plus group.
Go and explore,

Friday, 10 August 2018

Silver Sunday

This year Salisbury is launching its first Silver Sunday programme of free events for older people spanning the fortnight from Tuesday 25th September to Monday 8th October.  Most events are drop in.

As part of the Salisbury’s Silver Sunday programme of events, Celebrating Age will be singing with local choir leader, Sarah Collins

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Yoga Class

Following the article in Sources Summer 2018 about the benefits of Yoga a member has asked if a Yoga group could be set up.
Peter Barton is the National Subject Adviser on this topic and he has produced an informative set of notes that is on the main U3A site.
His email address is
This can be read from HERE. Open this page and click on the VIEW button.
Clearly we shall need a leader preferably on who has had experience of Yoga. Can we have a volunteer please?
Quoting from Mr Barton's article "Other kinds of movement can maintain bone density and even build it." Thus reducing the Osteoporosis risk.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

U3A Science Network Annual Meeting

U3A Science Network Annual Meeting
Monday 6 - Thursday 9 August 2018
Jubilee Campus, Nottingham
Open to all U3A members

The program has now been published on the website:
There are still a few places available for those interested. For those who have already registered, please download and return the visits booking form from the website, please read the form and reply as we would like to know if you are not interested in going on any of the visits.

The format of the annual meeting is a mixture of talks, visits and socialising. Talks are at a general interest level so no specialist scientific knowledge is needed – just a general interest in the world around you. Visits are being arranged for the Tuesday (details are on the website, please download the form and return with your choice).

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Extra Outing

As an extra outing besides those offered by the U3A, I thought you may be interested in the following:

Harry Theobald of the Allotments and Gardens Association Salisbury invites you to join their coach trip to the Malvern Spring Festival on Sunday 13th May. Coach pickups are at Harnham Cricket Ground at 8am and Salisbury Millstream Coach Park (free parking) at 8:15am. The coach will leave Malvern at 4pm. Please book your place by the end of this week by contacting Harry on 01722 415880 or 07717 337612 or by emailing him at Cost is £30 to include coach, driver gratuity and entry to the Festival. Please send your cheque made payable to Allotments and Gardens Association Salisbury to Harry Theobald, 2 Rampart Road, Salisbury SP1 2LU.

Warmest and best wishes,
Margaret Vacha