Wednesday, 22 February 2017

We are pleased to announce that the video recording of our Celebration of 1,000 U3As is now available to view on our YouTube Channel. Click the banner below to be directed there. It is also availble form the home page of the website.
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My name is Egle and I am from Wall to Wall Media who make hit series, Who Do You Think You Are? Child Genius, Back In Time…and Long Lost Family.

We are making a new landmark living-history series for the BBC I have included some relevant information about the show and what we are looking for, which I would be very grateful if you could cast your eye over.


We are currently looking for determined MEN and WOMEN (18yrs+) of all ages from across the UK & Northern Ireland who would like to challenge their mental, physical and practical aptitude in a new landmark living-history series that tells the story of Secret Agents in the Second World War.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for individuals from all walks of life to train, live and learn as 1940s secret agents did in one of history’s toughest training courses. There is a flyer attached to this email and it would be fantastic if you could share amongst your members and/or social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)


For anyone that would like the chance to embark on this incredible historical journey, please contact the team on: or call 020 7241 9348.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Sci Tech Seminar at Nottingham

You are invited to the following event:
U3A Science Network Annual Meeting
Event to be held at the following time, date and location:
Monday, 7 August 2017 at 14:00
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Thursday, 10 August 2017 at 14:00 (BST)
The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
NG8 1BB Nottingham
United Kingdom

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Open to all U3A members
The format of the annual meeting is a mixture of talks, demonstrations, 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. The programme starts at 2.00pm on Monday 7 August and finishes after a lunch on Thursday 10 August. Tuesday’s programme will include a visit (more details later)
The full programme will be available in June/July. Details of past meetings can be seen on our website .
Residential attendees The residential cost is £270 per person in single student en suite rooms, including the visit and meals as stated on the programme. There are lifts in the residential block. There are a small number of rooms for the disabled. Our first meal will be an evening meal on Monday 7 August. Thereafter the price includes cooked breakfast, evening meal, coffee/tea for the breaks between talks. There will also be lunch on Wednesday, conference dinner on the Wednesday evening and lunch before we depart on Thursday. If you wish to stay at Nottingham University on the night of Thursday 10 August (£50 b & b), please select additional item during the booking.
Non-residential attendees There will be a limited number of places for non-residential attendees as follows:
a) Full meeting, including the visit on the Tuesday and lunch on Wednesday (only; no other meals) Cost £105.
b) Full meeting, including the visit on the Tuesday, lunch on the Wednesday (only) and conference dinner on the Wednesday. Cost £125.
c) Wednesday only, including lunch and conference dinner. Cost £55.
Other facilities The campus is wheelchair friendly and there are lifts in the teaching block. There is a small shop on site, café and a bar which is open in the evenings.
Bookings The deposit of £100 (residential) or £55 (non-residential) can be paid online or by cheque. The balance will be due by 1 June. Please book early: we will try to accommodate late bookings, but it may not always be possible.
Refunds for cancellations made after 30 April will be at the Third Age Trust’s discretion.
Queries Organised by a team of the U3A Science Network:
Jill Gigg (Chair), Maureen Seaborne (bookings), Mike Hollingsworth (communications, publicity), Michaela Moody (visits), Ralph Timms (programme and website). Questions received on the email below will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
Please address all enquiries to the organisers: The Third Age Trust and Nottingham University are supportive of the Meeting but are unable to answer queries concerning the content of the Meeting.
Updates will be on the website and full joining details will be sent out in July.
Correspondence will be by email.

U3A Science Network