News - 2012 Archive

31 Dec 2012

Details of the National Summer Schools 2013 to be held in July and August are now available in the What's On section.  Larraine Donovan

Members of the Craft Group have been busy making stockings to decorate the Craft Group's Christmas Tree for the annual Christmas Tree Festival in the Methodist Church Hall.  The tree was decorated by the Group Leader Jackie Fisher and member Frances Turnbull.  There is a photograph of the tree in the Recent Events section.  Susan Hull

17 Dec 2012

The Winter 2012 Newsletter is now available in the Documents section.  Sheila Kingdom

The current Wine Tasting Group progamme for 2013 can be viewed in the Wine Tasting section.  Doug Miles

16 Dec 2012

The Big Care Debate
You may have seen in the recent issue of "Third Age Matters" that the U3A were to be involved in a special event at the House of Lords. An equal number of U3A members and senior students from secondary schools were to debate:
"Whose responsibility is it to care for the vulnerable in our society?".
This event  took place on Friday, December 7th and Keyworth member Stan Miller was fortunate enough to be invited to take part.  As a result of this, Keyworth U3A now figures in the records of the House of Lords. The event can viewed on their website: Lords Chamber Event 2012 - The Big Care Debate.  Do have a look.  Stan contributed to the debate and there is an excellent  photograph of this on Flickr.  Ken Doyle

10 Dec 2012

There are some excellent photographs taken during the Festive Hog Roast in the Recent Events section.

05 Dec 2012

Keyworth & District U3A have purchased a defibrillator to be installed in the entrance hall of the Methodist Church for use in an emergency when someone is not breathing after a cardiac arrest.   Voice commands guide any helper through every step of the procedure.  A short YouTube video shows the defibrillator in use.  Follow this link to watch the video.

04 Dec 2012

There will be no Short Walks on Tuesday 18th December 2012 or Tuesday 15th January 2013.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.  See you in February 2013.  Gloria Wright

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

01 Dec 2012

The U3A's Inaugural Founders' Lecture will be given by Eric Midwinter on 9th April 2013. The title of the lecture is "Schooldays Stories, Educational Failure and the U3A ideal". Eric will explain how schoolboy books and comics contributed to the creation of a secondary school system that is unfit for purpose.  Full details in the What's On section.

27 Nov 2012

Festive Hog Roast Tickets
Tickets for the Festive Hog Roast on 5th December are sold out, but two tickets are available from Diana Herrington, please telephone 937 5397 if you would like them. Update 28th Nov 2012 -  sorry, now sold.

20 Nov 2012

Minority Interest Groups
If a Keyworth & District U3A interest group is well below optimum numbers, or struggling to remain viable, members of neighbouring U3As are permitted to join the group without having to join Keyworth & District U3A. 
 
Such groups are referred to as minority interest groups.  If group leaders wish to involve members of neighbouring U3As in their group they should ask the Groups Co-ordinator for existing groups to consider their group a minority interest group.
 
At present Keyworth & District U3A  have 5 minority groups to which neighbouring U3A members are invited to attend: Funny Business, Good Food & Fine Wine, Philosophy, Ukulele and the World War 1 History group.
Minority Interest Groups are marked with an 'M' in the Interest Group Summary.

08 Nov 2012

The next Short Walk is on Tuesday 20th November at the University of Nottingham  Park.  We meet at 10.30am at the Keyworth Village Hall car park for car share.  Lunch has been arranged at a nearby pub that serves food at reasonable prices.   More information in the Walking section.  Gloria Wright

11 Oct 2012

The next Short Walk is on Tuesday 16th October at Attenborough Nature Reserve.  We meet at 10.30am at the Keyworth Village Hall car park for car share. There is a 1.50 car park charge at Attenborough.  Lunch at a nearby pub.
More information in the Walking section.  Gloria Wright

Nottinghamshire Network Lecture: “Your U3A – a Community Asset?”

On the 1st of October Dr Alex McMinn gave the first Nottinghamshire U3A Network lecture at the Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton, to 66 members from 13 U3As from U3As in the County. Alex’s theme was the role of the U3As in their communities.  U3As have a vital role in their communities and can do much to enhance the wellbeing of retired people.  Do find out more from the summary of the lecture which is on the Nottinghamshire Network website (follow this link). Alan Morris

01 Oct 2012

The Putting the World to Rights group meets again on Monday 8th October at 2pm in the Parochial Church Hall when we shall consider the topic of FREE SPEECH - How free should it be?   New members very welcome.  Stan Miller
 

25 Sep 2012

Royal Concert Hall Nottingham Exclusive U3A Ticket Offer 12th Oct 2012
The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham are pleased to be able to offer tickets for the Northern Sinfonia on Friday 12th October at the special rate of just 10, including the best seats in the house (normally 32) to U3A members. To book, just call the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 and quote ‘10 Offer’.  Full details in this letter.

The Autumn 2012 Newsletter is now available in the Documents section. Sheila Kingdom

20 Sep 2012

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

Shardlow Jazz Night Tuesday October 23rd - All members who requested to go on the "Stand by" list need to attend the Open Meeting on September 25th to confirm and pay for their places or to make arrangements to do so via another member. Cost is 9 and includes a carvery supper and travel by community bus. Please contact Sue O'Donoghue (0115 9372989) or a member of the New Horizons team if you have any concerns.

10 Sep 2012

The next Short Walk is on Tuesday 18th September along the Grantham Canal, lunch at the Plough Inn, Hickling.  We meet at 10.30am at the Keyworth Village Hall car park.  More information in the Walking section.  Gloria Wright
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31Aug 2012

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

There is a notice about a Driving Experience Survey in the NOTICES section.

22 Aug 2012

If you are interested in learning Bridge, Keyworth Bridge Club are offering a beginners bridge course at 9.30am on Thursday mornings in the Methodist Hall starting 20th September 2012.  There will also be a monthly improvers session.  
Full details in the Social Bridge section.   Chris Close

16 Aug 2012

The next Short Walk is on Tuesday 21st  August to Stanton-on-the Wolds.  We'll meet at 10.30am at the Keyworth Village Hall car park.  More information in the Walking section.  Bill Cooper.

07 Aug 2012

The First Nottinghamshire U3A Lecture 1st October 2012
For this first lecture the Notts U3A Network have been fortunate to engage Dr Alex McMinn, who is renowned as an interesting and humorous speaker – as those who heard him at the 2011 Regional Conference will testify.  His lecture is entitled  'Your U3A - A Community Asset?' Members from all U3As in the county are invited.   Full details are in the What's On section.   Alan Morris

5th Aug 2012

On the 20th July the Heraldry group visited the spectacular St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford, to read about the visit and the church go to the Heraldry section.  Vic Taylor

19 Jul 2012

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

16 Jul 2012

While the Heraldry programme up to now has clearly provided interest, there were difficulties for some members because of inevitable absences.  Because of this, and to encourage NEW MEMBERS to attend, the 2012-2013 programme will be based on a series of sessions that should each stand on their own.  A full description of the activities of the group can be found in the newly revised Heraldry section.  Vic Taylor

05 Jul 2012

Archaeology
Howard Fisher is planning to form an Archaeology Group starting in October.  If you are interested please follow this link for more information and Howard's contact details.  Barry Hull.

03 Jul 2012

Antiques' Appreciation
Keyworth U3A members are welcome join the West Bridgford U3A Antiques Appreciation Group.  Follow this link for more information.   Susan Hull.

Short Walk on Tuesday 17th July is at Ruddington Country Park.  We'll meet at 10.30am at the Keyworth Village Hall car park for car share.  More information in the Walking section.  Gloria Wright.

28 Jun 2012

The Summer Newsletter is now available in the Documents section.

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

06 Jun 2012

Cinema Club - Nottingham U3A welcome Keyworth U3A members to join them at the Broadway Cinema for their monthly choice of films.  More information in the Cinema Club section.  Barry Hull.

Draft minutes of the third Annual General Meeting held during the Open Meeting  on Tuesday 24th April 2012 are now in the Documents section.
Larraine Donovan.

23 May 2012

Short Walk on Tuesday 19th June is at Colwick Country Park.  We'll meet at 10.30am at the Keyworth Village Hall car park.  Additional cars would be appreciated.  More information in the Walking section.  Gloria Wright.

19 May 2012

Putting the World to Rights have a warm welcome ready for any new debaters – our meetings are held in the Parochial Church Hall on the 2nd Monday of each month starting at 2pm but please note with holiday commitments there will be no meeting in July.   At our next session on 11th June, we will be looking at the somewhat, dare I say it, ‘explosive’ subject of Nuclear Power – now there’s something to ponder on!  Any views?  More information in the PTWR section.  Stan Miller.

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

10 May 2012

Short Walk on Tuesday 15th May is the 'Short River Ramble' at West Bridgford.  We'll meet at the Bus Station by the Co-op in Keyworth Square for the 10.37am bus, so please bring your bus pass.  
For those who prefer to take their car, you can park by the Embankment or The Trent Bridge Inn car park; this car park is metered and the charge is 1 per hour.
We can then all meet outside the Trent Bridge Inn and make it our starting point.
Look forward to seeing you all again.  Gloria Wright.

On Tuesday 3rd July the Olympic Torch will be visiting Hoton and Wymeswold en route from Loughborough to Peterborough.  You can see the occasion and fly the flag for the U3A as well - for more information see the What's On section.  Details of the Olympic torch route can be found here, with the Hoton and Wymeswold details here.  Sue O'Donoghue.

07 May 2012

In the Notices section there is an email about some research on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council to help identify how the Council might best support voluntary arts groups.  They would love to get the local U3As involved.

29 Apr 2012

In March the Heraldry Group visited the delightful Flintham Church.  This church contains 5 'hatchments'.  To find out about hatchments see the article on the visit, accessed from the Heraldry section. Vic Taylor.

Please note that there will be no Yoga session on Friday 4th May.

25 Apr 2912

crochetingThe next Craft Group meeting is Monday 28 May in the Methodist Hall from 13.30 to 15.30.  
At this meeting we have a talk by Julie Vernon about her mosaic work.  Non Craft Group members are very welcome.  The cost is 2.00,  further details from Jackie Fisher on 0115 937 2898.
More about the Craft Group in the Craft Section.

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

15 Apr 2012

Gloria Wright is not well and Bill Cooper has organised the April Short Walk starting as usual from the Village Hall, the details are:
Tues 17 April 2012  10.30am   Circular - from Widmerpool   3.5 miles   Leader Bill.

04 Apr 2012

Creative Writing Workshop is to be held by the region on Wed 23rd May for group leaders and prospective group leaders . The aim is: 
•    to enable participants to meet, discuss ideas and problems
•    to gain ideas which will enhance their group’s experiences
•    to establish networks as a basis for future development.
Full details are available on the East Midlands U3As website, Events section.
If you are interested and decide to attend please inform Sue O'Donoghue our Groups Co-ordinator.  Thank you.

02 Apr 2012

Kath Oakley's Food and Wine Group will be taking a summer recess.  The last meeting will be on April 12th and the group will restart on 13th September.

30 Mar 2012

Because of Easter the April meeting of the Putting the World to Rights group will be on the first Monday (2nd) not the usual second Monday (9th).  Stan Miller.

28 Mar 2012

A full colour version of the Spring Newsletter is in the Documents section.

27 Mar 2012

The February open meeting raised over 290 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.  During today's March open meeting the chairman encouraged members to sign an e-petition asking the government to return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.  Whilst the Lifeboat Service has been exempt from VAT on fuel costs since 1977, a similar privilege has not been afforded to the Air Ambulance Service.  To sign the e-petition follow this link.

There are notices about a National Survey of Over 55s Attitudes to the Environment and a Freedom in Dance – Leading Dance for Older People course in the Notices section.

22 Mar 2012

Please note that the May Singing For Fun session is on the 2nd Wednesday (9th), not the 3rd Wednesday (16th).  Jackie Mullins.

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.


10 Mar 2012

There are some new photographs of things made by a member of the Needlecraft group in the Needlecraft section.

09 Mar 2012

The 2012/13 Cycling programme is now available and is in the Cycling section,
and the 2012/13 Longer Walks programme is also now available and is in the Walking section.  Roy Turnbull.

07 Mar 2012

The U3A Painting Group have been meeting for over 18 months and are getting quite proficient with watercolours.  We would like to welcome anybody who would like to join and paint in any medium.  Just come along with your paints and the picture etc. that you would like to do.  We meet on alternate Thursdays.  Beginners are still welcome and I will help anyone who would like some guidance and encouragement to enjoy painting.  Please ring on 9374418 for dates and more information.  More details in the Painting group section.  Megan Little.

The March 2012 short walk has been added to the Short Walks Programme.  
Bill Cooper.

06 Mar 2012

There is a new Notices section where we can put information we have been asked to publicise.  The current entries are requests for U3A members to participate in learning research, face recognition research and jury research; and an announcement about free competitions from the Concessionary Travel Service.
Full details are in the new Notices section.

The East Midlands Region Conference and AGM will be held on Tuesday
10th July at Holywell Park, Loughborough University.  A letter from the regional secretary is in the What's On section


28 Feb 2012

Congratulations to the  Keyworth U3A Village Quiz team who beat the Parish Council and now play in the quarter finals on Monday 19th March in the Village Hall.


26 Feb 2012

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

The  Keyworth U3A Village Quiz team beat South Wolds Staff last Monday and now play the Parish Church next Monday 27th February at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

The U3A in the East Midlands is organising a workshop on the subject of MEMORY LOSS. It will offer an introduction to the subject and show how steps can be taken to ameliorate the problem. It will be held on Wed 7th March 2012 at Notts County Football Club.
Full details of the workshop are on the East Midlands U3As' website (Events section).  The memory course is presented by Aughton & Ormskirk U3A and there is more information on the course on the Aughton & Ormskirk website.
(Following the Open Meeting on 28th February we have two volunteers to attend the workshop and look forward their feedback.)

06 Feb 2012

The Keyworth U3A Village Quiz team competes in the 1st round of this year's quiz against South Wolds Staff on Monday 20th February at 8.00pm in the Village Hall.   The quiz starts at 7.30pm with last year's winners BGS taking on the Tennis Club. Come along and support us.   Full fixture list on the Parish Council website.

30 Jan 2012

The Heraldry Group programme till July 2012 includes four external activities/visits: Thrumpton Hall (Oct 2011); Notts Archives (Jan 2012); Flintham Parish Church (March 16th); Bottesford Parish Church (July 20th) – all including presentations, mostly short intros, and practical activities.  To read about the Thrumpton and Notts Archives visits go to the Heraldry section and follow the links.  Vic Taylor.

24 Jan 2012

Putting The World to Rights – a tall order, even for Keyworth U3A members?
Not at all – this new interest group has taken on the task and our first few meetings have already shown that differing opinions and fresh points of view can be exchanged and appreciated in a friendly atmosphere.  This is what PTWR is all about – sharing experiences, opinions and understanding while having our own ideas challenged.  To find out more go to the PTWR section.  Stan Miller.

18 Jan 2012

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

The Wine Tasting programme for 2012 is now available in the Wine Tasting section.  Doug Miles.


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