Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Magna Carta 800th year

Magna Carta - websites
Barbara Lewis, our NEC Chairman has recommended the following website as being interesting: Click HERE then delve into the many fascinating links.

New Archaeology Group has started

This new group is off and running. The group decided to meet on Tuesday mornings at 10.30 am.
The Programme has been started and this can be seen HERE
Do have a look. Presently there are no contact details. This will be added later.

The next event is a visit to the Devizes Museum on the 10th March. 10.30am. Sharing transport.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Salisbury Museum Activities

From Medieval to Modern

Discovery Day 17 February 10.00am – 4.00pm

Create medieval-inspired pictures with artist Vanessa Stone using thoroughly modern and wonderfully fun, sticky-backed plastic. Conjure up the mysteries of medieval England with storytelling from Lizzie Bryant. Drop in activities from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Storytelling from 10.30am.

Medieval Fight Club

19 February 10.00am – 4.00pm

A day of medieval martial arts madness with Albion Falconry, who will be delving into the world of medieval combat. There will be workshops all day so you can see how real medieval fighting was done and hear about the weapons they used.

We have flyers to advertise these events, so if you would like to have some to distribute, please contact me. The flyer also has a drawing competition to design a Medieval cup and the prize is tea and cake in The King’s House Cafe!

With thanks and kind regards,
Louise Tunnard
Marketing & Admin Officer
The Salisbury Museum
Tel: 01722 332151

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

U3A Science Network Annual Seminar 10 - 13 August 2015

The U3A Science and Technology Network will again hold its Annual Science Seminar (Summer School) at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire.

The programme starts at 2pm on Monday 10th August and finishes after a buffet lunch on Thursday 13th August.

The seminar aims to appeal to anyone with a general interest in science and the world around them and includes a mixture of talks on a wide range of topics, a visit to the Black Country Living Museum at Dudley and the opportunity to socialise with U3A members from round the country.

Speakers are from among the delegates - volunteer experts and enthusiasts from within the U3A. We would welcome offers of speakers.

The cost will be £250 (fully residential) or £110 (day visitor). Booking information and Booking forms are available at

Please forward this information to members of your U3A Science group or relevant U3A group(s).

Mike Hollingsworth