Sunday, 2 June 2019

Chrome Browser's Task Manager

For those people who use Chrome Browser I have come across a very useful item. Chrome has its own Task Manager. This can help find and fix any issues that are causing it to run slow, have dead tabs, or crash.
It is simple to get to simply click Shift and Esc and there it is.
Read more about this HERE

U3A Forum

WorldU3A runs online projects. 
Our current projects are MYU3A and U3AFORUM  
We invite you to join us. 
These links are also on the Links page together with many other useful links.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Wilton U3A

Wilton U3A is now linked to our site
There is a new button for this on the top page of the site.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Sci-Tech Group change of talk on 20th May

APOLLO 11 mission 50th Anniversary a talk from Patrick O'Donnell Salisbury & Dist U3A.
Patrick has kindly offered to give us his talk about the Apollo mission.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

U3A Science Network 2019 Annual Meeting

U3A Science Network Annual Meeting
Monday 5 - Thursday 8 August 2019
Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham
Open to all U3A members

Dear Member,

This is a reminder about the U3A Science network meeting in August. The places are going fast and there is a limit on the delegate numbers, so if you wish to attend please book your place soon.

This year’s venue for the U3A Science Network meeting is Conference Aston at Aston University. The actual meeting will take place in the Conference centre and so we are able to offer Student or Hotel accommodation for the event. Student accommodation comprises single rooms with showers in groups of 5 or 7 linked to a communal area with refreshment facilities. Hotel rooms are either single with shower or double with bath. See our website for details:

This year we have all new topics, with some of them are given by speakers you may have heard and enjoyed before. The details of the speakers are on our website, but the final programme we will not be published until June by which time we will have finalised all the input from the University departments for presentations. We also hope to have visits in the areas of Assistive Robotics, the AIM (Aston Interactive Media) lab, European Bioenergy Research Plant and an interactive Cybersecurity session.

If you do have any interesting demonstrations you would like to show during the evening session please contact Jane Whitehead

Details of the visits will be in the Final Programme in June – have a look at our website in June, a reminder should be in the U3A newsletters nearer the time.

Do go to the Science Network website for more information and complete your application form!

Chris Read
U3A Science Network Organising Team

Sunday, 17 February 2019

The NEW Wilton U3A group

The Wilton U3A monthly meetings will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month in the Wilton Baptist Church (off the square) from 2 - 4 p.m.  The meeting on 8th March will be about the setting up of interest groups.  Their website is,

Friday, 8 February 2019


Welcome to the site that gives you the battles fought by Britain and its Empire forces, lavishly illustrated (see our banner above) and fully mapped. Also included are descriptions of battles from both the American and English Civil Wars.

From Julius Caesar's landing in AD 40 right through to the land and naval battles of World War One, battles are described in full detail, including tactics, uniforms, weapons and personalities. Each battle and its outcome provides plenty of opportunity for discussion.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Visit to the Great Bustard site - 24th June 2019

There are still several places left for this visit. If you have an interest then please go to the Sci-Tech web page where there is a lot of information. 
Click HERE and look for the link at the bottom. You can fill in the spreadsheet with your name etc.. Thanks
Lifts can be arranged. Indicate on the booking page i.e where is says Click HERE if you wish to come.

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.