Wednesday, 19 November 2014

CAROL SINGING - Tues 23rd Dec

Members of a joint U3A Choir need 

Please COME and SING with them
The Maltings
Tuesday 23rd December
11a.m. - 12 noon
C A R O L    S I N G I N G
in aid of

Word sheets will be available.

Everyone is welcome, even if it is for a short time. The more the merrier at Christmas! Just turn up and join in the Christmas spirit.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Roman Structures in South Wiltshire

Roman Structures in South Wiltshire Recent archaeological work in the south of the county has revealed some unique features. Our Assistant County Archaeologist Clare King shares the details and provides information on these exciting finds.The web site gives much more detail. See HERE.
This is a nice idea for the new Archaeology group meeting on 20th Jan. [See poster on an older posting below].

Wiltshire CCG and Wiltshire Council draft joint mental health and wellbeing strategy consultation. 3rd December 2014

Where?: The Corn Exchange, Wessex Room, Devizes SN10 1HS

Time: 10.15 (for coffee) 10.30 start until 12.30pm

Date: 3rd December 2014

The strategy is designed to provide the future of how Wiltshire CCG and Wiltshire Council will promote mental health and wellbeing and how they will support people with mental health problems and their carers over the next 7 years.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for your voice to be heard; the information you give will be used along with other feedback to produce the final strategy and to help develop the action to be taken.

If you would like more information or to book your place at the event, please contact the Wiltshire & Swindon Users’ Network on 01380871800 or email:

Please note: This is NOT a Healthwatch Wiltshire Event.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Future Learn Courses

I had this email about some of the many courses available. I am running two now and they are very well done.

Their site is

In this newsletter… 15 new courses to join now, plus more starting soon; watch FutureLearners get animated in our new video; and how to prepare for university with free online courses.
Brand new courses

Empire: the Controversies of British Imperialism, University of Exeter

What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education, University of Birmingham

World War 1: a History in 100 Stories, Monash University
Returning courses

Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World, University of Groningen

A Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University Study, University of Reading

Shakespeare’s Hamlet: Text, Performance and Culture, University of Birmingham

Physical Theatre: Meyerhold and Biomechanics, University of Leeds

Introduction to Cyber Security, The Open University

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson, The University of Edinburgh

Archaeology of Portus: Exploring the Lost Harbour of Ancient Rome, University of Southampton

Begin Programming: Build Your First Mobile Game, University of Reading

World War 1: Aviation Comes of Age, University of Birmingham

World War 1: Changing Faces of Heroism, University of Leeds

World War 1: Trauma and Memory, The Open University

World War 1: Paris 1919 - a New World Order?, University of Glasgow
Courses starting this week and next week

World War 1: Trauma and Memory, The Open University

How to Succeed at: Interviews, The University of Sheffield

Cracking Mechanics: Further Maths for Engineers, University of Bristol

Academic Integrity: Values, Skills, Action, The University of Auckland

Our Changing Climate: Past, Present and Future, University of Reading

New Archaeology Group

An initial meeting in the Museum in the Close will take place on Jan 20th 2015 at 10.30am. Maureen Pardy is the co-ordinator.

Monday, 3 November 2014


The Discovering Britain web site from the Royal Geographical Society is superb. Sadly there are not many walks in our area. This site is young though and so more walks will be added. It is worth bookmarking.
Click on the link when you open this page and then the area of Britain that interests you. The depth within the site is surprising and even gratifying.

Walking/Rambling Groups: The website of the Royal Geographical Society offers an exciting series of geographically themed walks around Britain, designed to tell the unique stories of our landscapes. The walks are designed to be fun, informative and inspiring. They are completely free, self-guided and suitable for all ages and abilities. Prepare to discover something new and to be surprised by what is right on your own doorstep.

"Our ambition is to create more than 100 inspirational and informative walks that bring our islands’ geography and history alive. We are creating new walks and adding to the website all the time".