Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Sci-Tech News

Following on from Monday's somewhat disastrous meeting where the speaker failed to arrive I have had an email. This said that he was called on an emergency call out to Tisbury.
But attached to Joe's email was a PDF that answered some of the questions that you had given me earlier and that I had passed on to him.  See HERE

Monday, 19 November 2012

Discounts for you too.

When you need to purchase an item it is always worth checking the internet for discounts.
I have found when getting a amplified phone from Action on Hearing Loss [was RNIB] I got a 10% discount via Senior Discounts.
I have put a link on the Links page or you can see their web site HERE.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Time to Learn More – In Depth Study Groups

 One of the objectives the committee members set was to encourage individuals to pursue their studies as far as they desired.
This article discusses this asking what members want to study in greater depth than at normal U3A sessions.
Read all about this  HERE

House of Lords Chamber Event 7th December

House of Lords Chamber Event 7th December
NB. Change of Date

As you will have seen in Third Age Matters the U3A movement has been invited to participate in an inter-generational debate in the House Of Lords alongside 110 14-18 year old students from 10 state schools.

This is such an exciting opportunity for us and U3A members interested in attending have already been contacting us but we still have space and I would very grateful if you would let your members know. 

We have to get the names to the House of Lords as soon as possible so if any of your members are keen to come please ask them to email national office. 

Anybody who would like to attend should email us with full contact details or if no access to email, telephone before November 12th as we have to submit details to The House of Lords that day.

Drama & Theatre Handbook

Click HERE for more details
OR   http://www.u3a.org.uk/images/stories/Drama_handbook_flyer.pdf

Founders Lecture 9 April 2013

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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Vacancies List for Salisbury & Sarum

There are currently vacancies for Salisbury and Sarum.
These are listed here in PDF style.
Click HERE to see what you can do.
You can see them from the front page too via the Vacancies button.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Science & Technology season starts 24th Sept

The Sci-Tech Group starts the new season with what promises to be an excellent talk on the history of the Ordnance Survey on 24th Sept at the Harnham Memorial Hall at 10am.
All are welcome to this series of talks which continue until April 2013 on the last suitable Monday of the month. You do not have to sign up for these talks. Just turn up.
For the full programme see the web page HERE

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Saturday, 21 July 2012


We held the Jubilee Party in the Harnham Memorial Hall rather than in Ayesha's garden because of the rain.
There is now a Slideshow on line.
To see this click HERE.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Great Bustards

John Holt of Spire U3A has organised a trip to see the Great Bustards and how they are progressing. You are welcome to join in this visit that will take place this coming Thursday 14th June at 2pm.
To join in go to the Village Hall, Enford. Here you will be picked up by a long wheel base Land Rover.
Good walking shoes are recommended. No doubt waterproof clothing will be essential judging by the forecast.
The cost will be £10 per person.
More details from John Holt on 01722 743 840
or by email on holt264@btinternet.com

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A Challenge?

Nearing retirement?
Looking for a new challenge?

See what U3A can offer you.
Come to Salisbury Library on

  • Tuesday 15th May,
  • Thursday 17th May
  • Saturday 19th May

between 10am and 3pm for free and informal information about a wide range of activities and events available at U3A.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Now We Are 30

There is a letter all about this coming event and what you can do for it HERE

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Sarum U3A AGM 2012

The AGM is over. Sarum has a new committee - see the web site for information.

Welcome to Jenny for taking on the top job.

There are some photos of the event under
the Pictures section. See HERE

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


I am getting in touch because you have approached us in the past year to request a Talk from Plantlife.

I am sorry that we do not have the staff resources to give talks throughout the UK. Instead we are now building up a network of knowledgeable volunteers to help us - Flora Friends.

We are launching our new Flora Friends scheme now and the newly revised powerpoint talk, script, and Pack is available to successful applicants.

See this webpage for more details:

Would you, or a member of your community or interest group, be interested in this voluntary role?

Flora Friends who take this on and volunteer over a period of time with us receive a certificate, and will feature on our website and may be included in our magazine.

If you, or someone you know, is interested, please do contact me - or ask them to contact me. It could suit students of ecology, or retired people wanting to develop new activities.

To be eligible to become a Flora Friend you simply have be a current member of Plantlife, and want to play an active part in wild plant conservation.

I hope to hear from you!

With best wishes Alison Craig

From: Alison Craig, Membership Manager
14 Rollestone Street
Wiltshire SP1 1DX
Tel 01722 342753 (direct line)
01722 342730 (switchboard)
Speaking up for the nation’s wild plants
Plantlife International - The Wild Plant Conservation Charity is a charitable company limited by guarantee.
Registered in England and Wales, Charity Number: 1059559
Registered in Scotland, Charity Number: SC038951
Registered Company Number: 3166339. Registered in England and Wales

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Using Your Camera

We will begin on Friday 13th April at 10.00am at 12 Chiselbury Grove, Harnham, SP2 8EP.
There will be sessions on
  • 13 April
  • 11 May
  • 8 June
  • 13 July
  • 10 August
We propose to cover
  • Understanding your camera controls
  • Understanding basic Composition
  • Getting practical sessions using your camera
  • This will mean going out to various locations
If you wish to take part please fill in the form we shall bring to the next two Spire U3A coffee mornings
OR send us an email via peterjread@ntlworld.com
OR ring us on 01722 501 218

Sheila and Peter Read
01722 501 218