News - 2013 Archive


22 Dec 2013

catharsWho were the Cathars?
Vic Taylor, Heraldry Group leader, reports that the Medieval Heresy and Dissent Research Network at the University of Nottingham is pleased to invite you to its launch event, a free public lecture by Professor R. I. Moore entitled  ‘Who were the Cathars?’  The lecture runs from 5.00pm-7.00pm on Wednesday 29th January 2014.  It will be preceded by a complementary wine reception at 4.00pm.  Full details in the Notices section.

17 Dec 2013

The Winter 2013 Newsletter is now available in the Documents section.  Sheila Kingdom.

14 Dec 2013

Short Walks for December 2013 and January 2014 - Please note that there will be no walks during these months.  We will resume our walks in February 2014. Merry Christmas and a healthy and glorious 2014.  Best Regards, Gloria.
 
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.

11 Dec 2013

The Photography Group November Challenge was to produce images of 'The Churchyard in Keyworth', and 'Movement',  see examples on the Photography Group Images webpage.  Howard Fisher.

09 Dec 2013

You can see photographs taken during the Lunch Club Christmas lunch at Fothergill's, Castle Road, Nottingham in Lunch Club section.

05 Dec 2013

The programme of Open Meeting speakers for 2014 is now available in the What's On section.  Jackie Robinson

04 Dec 2013

Next year’s National U3A event at the Royal Institution is entitled 'The U3A Explores Science at the Ri'.which will take place on Monday 24th March 2014. 
The dates of next year's National Summer Schools are Monday 14th July to Thursday 17th July 2014, at Harper Adams University, and Monday 18th August to Thursday 21st August 2014 at the Royal Agricultural University.
Full details in the What's On section.

02 Dec 2013

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.

26 Nov 2013

In September the Heraldry Group visited Belton House and Church. An illustrated report on this visit is now available in the Heraldry section.  Vic Taylor.

23 Nov 2013

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 Nov 2013

The speaker for the 26th November Open Meeting, Graham Godfrey, is ill and unable to give his talk.  He has been replaced by Robert Pettigrew with recollections of life in India and an insight into Indian history.   Full information in the What's On section. Jackie Robinson.


12 Nov 2013

The next Short Walk is on Tuesday 19th November, meet at the bus stop in the Square, Keyworth at 10.30am; please bring your bus pass with you for this circular walk starting at the Victoria Embankment.  For further information go to the Interest Groups section - Short Walks.  Gloria Wright.

11 Oct 2013

The next Short Walk is on  Tuesday 15th October meeting at The Village Square bus stop at 10.30am to walk from Edwalton. Please bring your bus pass with you. More information in the  Walking section. Gloria Wright.

02 Oct 2013

Barbara Lewis, Chairman of the Third Age Trust, has emailed that the Leeds University based FutureLearn offers U3As the opportunity to use FutureLearn's free online courses as a great resource to start new study groups.  FutureLearn are offering a short two-week (4 hours) course on conservation, but hurry, it begins on 21st October 2013. For more information see Barbara's email which is in the Notices section.

01 Oct 2013

Starting in November a second (and possibly final) Memory Workshop is to be held and there are 2 places left.  There is a pre-course seminar on the afternoon of Friday 25th October followed by four consecutive Friday afternoon workshops starting on 15th November.  If you are interested please contact Sue O'Donoghue (937 2989) as soon as possible.

24 Sep 2013

With Alan Spooner leaving the area Bill Cooper has taken over as leader of the Listening to Music group.  The programme for Autumn and Winter 2013/14 is now on the group webpage.

19 Sep 2013

The speaker for the October meeting has been changed from Carol Brooks to Richard Papworth.  More information in the What's On section. Jackie Robinson.

14 Sep 2013

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.

Recent photographs of work by Jackie Fisher have been added to the Craft section.


11 Sep 2013

The next Short Walk is on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 from Trent Bridge through Holme Pierrepont and surrounds then back to Trent Bridge. We meet at The Village Square bus stop at 10.30am. Please bring your bus pass with you. More information in the  Walking section. Gloria Wright.

09 Sep 2013

Would you like to know what the Science, Technology and Research Group are newsletter imagedoing?  Group leader Chris Mason has produced a very interesting first newsletter which can be found on the group webpage.

On Thursday October 17th the group set out on their first Site Visit to Jodrell Bank to learn about how Britain leads the race in Radio Astronomy, and have an opportunity to see the famous Radio Telescope.
If anyone in the U3A wants to go on this visit there are still a small number of places left (at the time of writing) at a cost of £20.  You can get vouchers from either Ros Jones 937-5359 or Chris Mason 846-0821.

04 Sep 2013

The Third Age Trust are running 6 tutored online courses starting in September.  More information in the What's On section.

26 Aug 2013

From 17th September a Computer Help Centre will be running on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 10.00am to 12.00 in the Methodist Hall.  At the launch meeting on 17th people can explain what they would like to get out of the sessions and discuss
how it can be achieved.  The more people who come along and express their views,
the more effectively we can plan to meet everyone’s needs. More information on the Computer Help Centre webpage.  Peter Edge.

12 Aug 2013

The existing Architecture and Archaeology group have combined to form one Architecture and Archaeology group.   Visit the group webpage which now includes photographs taken during this year's visits to Cresswell Crags, Flag Fen and Peterborough Cathedral.

08 Aug 2013

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.

Recent photographs of needlework by Jackie Fisher have been added to the Needlecraft section.

07 Aug 2013

The Short Walk on Tuesday 20th August is the Southwell Heritage Trail.
We meet at the Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am for cars. As extra cars may be required, I would appreciate if group members will bring their cars on the day. Please bring your bus pass, as this may be required.  More information in the  Walking section. Gloria Wright.

On 19th July 2013 the Heraldry Group visited Leicester Cathedral. An illustrated report on this excellent day out is now available in the Heraldry section.  Vic Taylor.

11 Jul 2013poster

A new Photography Group starts on Tuesday, 10th September 2013 and every 2nd Tuesday of the month 2.00 p.m. in the Methodist Church Hall, Keyworth.  This a group for anyone who wants to produce really pleasing photographs, it is NOT a ‘techie’ Group and it doesn’t matter what sort of camera you use – just use it to full advantage!   Full details on the poster on the new Photography Group webpage.  Howard Fisher.

01 Jul 2013

Short Walk - 16 July 10.30amCircular Walk - Hickling/Kinoulton, walking along the canal.  We meet at the Village Hall Car Park, Keyworth for cars to The Plough from where the walk starts.  More information in the Walking section. Gloria Wright.

Dad's Army - Tolethorpe Hall
U3A members and non members are welcome to join the
New Horizons trip on 10th August to Tolethorpe Hall, nr. Stamford to see the production of Dad's Army.  The cost is £24 including transport by Skills coach and the cost of excellent seats in the theatre. For more details please go to the New Horizons Events page or contact Sue O'Donoghue 0115 9372989.

The Summer  2013 Newsletter is now available in the Documents section.  Sheila Kingdom.
 

03 Jun 2013

New Horizons Tatton Park RHS Flower Show visit 25th July. We have three seats available on the bus at a cost of £14.50 each. This does not include entry but we understand the charge at the gate is about £22 - £23. Please contact Jackie Fisher if you are interested. Phone number 0115 9372898.

28 May 2013

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.


14 May 2013

Draft minutes of the fourth AGM held on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 are now in the Documents section.

11 May 2013

posterThe University of Nottingham Medical School wishes to investigate the potential health benefits of a particular type of apple that is not on the market in the UK.  This relatively new breed of apple appears to be rich in particular flavonoids that may help to improve cardiovascular health and we are looking to recruit to our study healthy male and female subjects aged between 50-70 years.
The study involves non-invasive assessment of cardiovascular function at rest (no exercise) and would entail a screening visit (that could be conducted on the phone) and three 4 hour visits to QMC.  Full information in the Notices section.

08 May 2013

The Short Walk on 21st May is a circular walk at Beeston Lock.  Meet at the Keyworth Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am. Car Share will be appreciated on the day. Lunch organised nearby at reasonable prices.   More information in the  Walking section. Gloria Wright

The 2013/14 Longer Walks programme is now available in the Walking section. Roy Turnbull.

21 Apr 2013

The Cinema Club programme to September 2013 is available in the Cinema section.

The Drivetime Choir Friday 14th June offers the unique opportunity to sing in a huge chorus with the world-renowned Hallé Orchestra in the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall. The choir is open to all, whether you're a seasoned singer or a first-timer - you just need to attend at least one rehearsal in the week before the concert.  More information on this flyer.

18 Apr 2013

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.

Would you help with some Information Technology Research?
Researchers from the University of Nottingham, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, are looking for people over the age of 65 to participate in a study looking at how to make the learning to use ICT (Information and Communication Technology) easier. The study will be run at the University of Nottingham University Park campus.  Full information in the Notices section.

09 Apr 2013

The Short Walk on 16th April is from Bassingfield, taking in the Grantham Canal (from Cotgrave Lane) and finishing back at Bassingfield, 3 miles. We meet at 10.30am in the Village Hall Car Park for car sharing. See as many of you there. More information in the Short Walks Section. Gloria

03 Apr 2013

Details of the East Midlands U3As Conference and AGM to be held on Tuesday 2nd July are now available in the What's On section.  The speakers include Keyworth U3A's Stan Miller  explaining the differences between U3As in different countries.

29 Mar 2013

The Spring 2013 Newsletter is now available in the Documents section.  Sheila Kingdom

The first meeting of the Desert Island Discs group will be held the on Monday 29th April (not Monday 6th May as previously advertised, which is a Bank Holiday).
Godfrey Kent

20 Mar 2013

On Monday 18th March the U3A Keyworth Village Quiz team defeated the Local History Society in the quarter finals.  As a result they now compete on finals night Monday 25th March (when both the semi finals and finals take place).  Please support them if you can (7.30pm in the Village Hall).  More information on the Keyworth Parish Council website.

The March edition of the East Midlands 'News Bites' publication, prepared by the Regional Education and Development Officer Liz Wilson, is now available on the Association of East Midlands U3As website.

Poster14 Mar 2013

Like Music?  Like People?  Then you'll like Desert Island Discs.  The idea for Keyworth & District U3A’s newest group is based on the famous radio programme. Group members are asked to bring along a recording of a favourite disc and are invited to briefly share with the group why it’s special to them.  It will meet between 2pm-4pm at the Methodist Church Hall on the first Monday of the month commencing in May.  For more information follow the link to read the Desert Island Discs poster.

13 Mar 2013

The next Short Walk is on 19th March at Wollaton Park, walking boots are necessary as certain areas are muddy.  Travelling is by shared car and parking is £2.00 per car.  As usual, we meet at the Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am.  Lunch has been arranged, prices are reasonable.  More information in the Short Walks Section.

New Horizons - the guided tour of the Houses of Parliament on the 8th April -  TOUR SOLD OUT BUT WE HAVE 4 EMPTY SEATS  ON THE COACH IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TRIP TO LONDON.  See the  What's On section for more information. Sue O’Donoghue. 0115 9372989

01 Mar 2013

The School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University are delighted to welcome Ig Nobels - A Celebration of Science on Thursday 21 March 2013. The Ig Nobel Prizes honour achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honour the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology.  The event is free but booking is essential.  For more information and to book your place please follow this link.

27 Feb 2013

The Cycling Programme for 2013 is now available in the Cycling 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.

25 Feb 2012

On the 14th December 2012 the Exploring Heraldry Group visited St Peter's Church, Tollerton.  Read more about the visit in the Heraldry Section.

18 Feb 2013

Short Walk - Tuesday 19 Feb 2013: Edwalton/West Bridgford. Travelling:
- by bus - meet  at the Bus Stop, The Square, Keyworth for the 10:37am bus.
- driving - free parking on Church St, Edwalton (by the Old Edwalton Hall) for 10.55am.  Further Information - See Short Walks Section on the Website.

banner11  Feb 2013

The first edition of the East Midlands 'News Bites' publication, prepared by the Regional Education and Development Officer Liz Wilson, is now available on the Association of East Midlands U3As website.

02 Feb 2013

D H Lawrence Film Day
Prof. Christopher Miles is a leading expert on D H Lawrence and a film director. On Tuesday 19th March 2013 at the Leicester Phoenix Film Theatre there is a unique opportunity to hear him and to see his work.  The programme includes a showing of the film ‘Priest of Love’, and an illustrated lecture from Prof. Miles on directing films about Lawrence’s life and work.  Prof. Miles directed “Priest of Love’ and the adaptation of ‘Virgin and the Gypsy. More information on the Notts Network of U3As website.

24 Jan 2013

The latest Cinema Club programme covering February to May 2013 is now available. Details in the Cinema Club section.  

Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service have organised an information event to be held on Thursday, 7th February 2013, 10.30am to 12.00 noon at Keyworth Library, Church Drive, when staff will be on hand to answer any queries about the services offered to older people.  More information on the Keyworth Parish Council website.  Sheila Kingdom

As in previous years, the U3A has entered a team in the Keyworth Quiz.  Support them if you can, their first round match is on Monday 11th February.  More information on the Keyworth Parish Council website.

18 Jan 2013

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.

08 Jan 2013

Good Food and Fine Wine
Good Food and Fine Wine starting again soon – Interested?
Speak to Kath Oakley at the Open Meeting in January.


Previous Years

The 2012 news items are in the News 2012 Archive.
The 2011 news items are in the News 2011 Archive
The 2010 news items are in the News 2010 Archive

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