Summer Programme 2017 planning

Bowling, singing, acting, walking, eating, thinking, sewing, painting, laughing, dancing, writing, learning, watching, sympathising, printing, drinking, giggling, playing and more

This was our Summer Programme last year, which our many event organisers made happen and we thank them all very much. We also thank all the members who attended the events.
We are now planning this year’s programme, intending to make it better than ever and will be contacting all our organisers from previous years, asking them to offer events they have done before and/or offer new ones.
We also appeal to all other members to offer events, so if you are interested, please contact Kathy or Christine and we will talk you through your ideas, giving you all the advice, help and support you need.  7263 6885  7263 0090

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EXTERNAL: UCL Hearing Research April 2017

We are looking for 50 volunteers for the second part of our research project in which we investigate the impact of ageing on speech communication in good and difficult listening conditions.  In this study, the task is to listen to English sentences played in background noise (via headphones) and repeat back what you heard. We will also do a quick hearing test. We pay £5 for your participation and for your travel costs. Continue reading

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Spring Tour 2017 Plans


Sunday 21st May to Thursday 25th May 2017

We are going to Suffolk – an agricultural county with a Heritage Coast that has seen invasion by the Angles and the Danes. Over centuries, it has also mustered defences against the threat of invasion from the French, the Dutch and most latterly the Nazis. However these days the threat is from the sea. The defence of the coastline, as we shall see, gives rise to much controversy.

We will visit a number of towns, each with unique features – medieval streets, beach huts, churches built in the boom of the wool trade, a working mill, an 18th century factory, the homes of an artist and a composer. We can rest by riversides and walk in gardens and stroll on the beach. We will explore a castle, a fort, a ruined priory and a stately home. We may even get in a boat or visit a brewery or go up a lighthouse.

If you want to join in the visit to the land of the South Folk, you will find our draft tour Itinerary and the Booking-form with cost information by clicking on the links.

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Members Festive lunch

This will be held on Monday 12th December at St Paul’s Church Hall, Long Lane, Finchley in place of the usual monthly meeting. The doors will open at 12.30 and the meal will cost £7. Please click here for more details and a booking form

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New Shared learning project

If you are interested in history and would like to contribute to a project – Citizens – run by Royal Holloway, University of London, due to start in Spring 2017 then have a look at the Shared Learning projects page which can be found under Events

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External – Brain research – UCL is looking for volunteers, if you are a healthy, right-handed adult aged 55-80…
How do we learn and control our movements? How is this regulated by the brain?
You will perform a simple behavioural task under the effect of a placebo or a small dose of levodopa. This will allow us to investigate the role of the neuromodulator dopamine in motor variability and motor learning. If you are interested, please contact:
Graziella Quattrocchi 020 3448 8777 email

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Request for help with U3A Sources magazine

Journalists & photographers, stories & pictures wanted for the new year 2017 edition of  Sources magazine. For more details click here

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National U3A events in London this Autumn

There are four events this autumn in London organised by the National U3A which you are able to book yourself. See the NLU3A’s national events page for a list of them.  You can click on each of them for full details.

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