News - 2016 Archive

31 Oct 2016

Autumn Coffee Morning  This was held in the Keyworth Village Hall on Saturday 22nd October.  There was a real 'buzz' at this event, particularly during the middle part of the morning when things became very lively, and it cerainly demonstrated the vibrant nature of our U3A.  Most of the Interest Groups were present, with either a leader or a group representative to talk with newly joined members, and indeed sharing in conversation with those who were already members of U3A.  This illustrates the very positive role of the groups within our U3A.  But although the groups remain a focus, the event nowadays is broader still - as an occasion for members to enjoy sharing an informal social event together.  There were also some suggestions for yet more interest groups!  So -  deep appreciation to all those group leaders and/or group representatives for their involvements, and to all who provided the refreshments and helped in many various ways to make this event such an enjoyabble occasion again this year.
Robin Wilcockson (Groups Co-ordinator)

17 Oct 2016

Short Walk Tuesday 18th October 2016 - we meet at the Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am for cars.  The walk is around Woodhouse Eaves.  For more information about the walks please visit the Walking webpage.  Gloria Wright.

11 Oct 2016

STAR Group
The next meeting is on Monday 7th November 2016 2-00 PM in the Keyworth Methodist Hall.  Mike Davey will be giving a talk with the Title ‘Plant Genetic Manipulation: A Simple Introduction’.  This talk is a simple introduction to the techniques employed in the Genetic Modification of plants.

The full STAR Group programme to March 2017 is on the STAR Group webpage.   Chris Mason

07 Sep 2016

Listening to Music - the programme for August to December 2016 is now available on the Listening to Music webpage.  Bill Cooper.

29 Aug 2016

Please note that the October New  Horizons visit to Lincoln has been cancelled due to low demand for this particular visit resulting in a large deficit.  New Horizons has no choice but to cancel.  All members booked to visit Lincoln will be contacted and will receive a full refund.  Would anyone with any concerns please contact Sue O'Donoghue. 0115 937 2989.

03 Aug 2016

The August STAR Group meeting featured an excellent talk given by Professor Frazer Pearce of Nottingham University with the title: "SETI - Are we alone?" (SETI is an acronym for Search for Extra Terrestial Intelligence).
To learn more read Chris Mason's report on the talk on the STAR Group webpage.  August Newsletter No. 6 has also been added.

26 Jul 2016gates

The Exploring Heraldry group's end of term trip was to Derby Cathedral.  Fourteen members of the group met in the  cafe opposite where they could admire the beautiful wrought iron gates in front of the Cathedral and start to puzzle over the coat of arms at the top.  Clare and Vic's entertaining and informative article describing the visit can be found on the Exploring Heraldry webpage.

20 Jul 2016

Short Walk Tuesday 16th August 2016 - we meet at the Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am for cars.  The walk is a circular route from Stathern.  For more information about the walks please visit the Walking webpage.  Gloria Wright.
(29 Jul 2016 update - please note the walk is now Trent Bridge and surrounds)

18 Jul 2016

Short Walk Tuesday 19th July 2016 - we meet at the Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am for cars.  The walk is from Edwalton to Gamston.  For more information about the walks please visit the Walking webpage.  Gloria Wright.

12 Jul 2016

STAR Group
The next meeting is on Monday 1st August and will include a talk given by Professor Frazer Pearce of Nottingham University. He will be giving a talk with the title: "SETI - Are we alone?" (SETI is an acronym for Search for Extra Terrestial Intelligence).  

On Monday 5th September Tony Smith will give a talk with the title: "Working Animals - A sustainable source of energy in tropical countries."

The full STAR Group programme to the end of 2016 is on the STAR Group webpage.  We meet as usual at 2.00 pm in the Methodist Church.  Chris Mason
 

10 Jul 2016

Southwell U3A Garden Group
invite you to join them for a visit to the RHS Garden at Harlow Carr on Tuesday, 13th September, 2016.  
- Depart Southwell Leisure Centre long stay car park at 9.00am with pick-up at Main Street, Farnsfield at 9.10am.
- Arrive Harlow Carr circa 11.00am.
- Depart Harlow Carr at 4.00pm arriving Farnsfield/Southwell around 6.00pm.
Tickets 15.00 to include transport and entry.  Please contact Patrick Stevens  - tel. 01623 882496.

08 Jun 2016

Short Walk Tuesday 21st June 2016 - we meet at the Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am for cars.  The walk is in Newark.  For more information about the walks please visit the Walking webpage.  Gloria Wright.

06 Jun 2016

Listening to Music - the programme for May to Augustl 2016 is now available on the Listening to Music webpage.  Bill Cooper.

11 May 2016

Short Walk Tuesday 17th May 2016 - we meet at the Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am for cars.  The walk is a Meadows Wilford circular.  For more information about the walks please visit the Walking webpage.  Gloria Wright.

27 Apr 2016

See recently added images of Craft Group work on the Craft Group webpage.

hampton court15 Apr 2016

Did you enjoy the Exploring Heraldry article in the Spring 2016 Newsletter.   If so the the article is now available on the Heraldry webpage with many more photographs and much additional information.

06 Apr 2016

Short Walk Tuesday 19th Apri 2016 - we meet at the Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am for cars.  The walk is near Prestwold.  For more information about the walks please visit the Walking webpage.  Gloria Wright.

02 Mar 2016

The Science Technology and Research group programme to July 2016 is now available on the STAR group webpage.

24 Feb 2016

Short Walk Tuesday 15th March 2016 - we meet at the Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am for cars.  The walk is near Belvoir Castle.  For more information about the walks please visit the Walking webpage.  Gloria Wright.

Longer Walks - The provisional programme for 2016 is now available on the Walking webpage.  Roy Turnbull.

18 Jan 2016party

Short Walk Tuesday 16th February 2016 - we meet at the Village Hall Car Park at 10.30am for cars.  The walk is Bassingfied and surrounds.  For more information about the walks please visit the Walking webpage.  Gloria Wright.

13 Jan 2016

The Wine Tasting Programme for 2016 is now on the Wine Tasting webpage.  Doug Miles.

Christmas Party Photographs can be viewed on Flickr - Keyworth U3A.

poster10 Jan 2016

National U3A Summer Schools for 2016, organised by the Third Age Trust, will be held at The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester .  The dates are 8th - 11th August 2016 and 15th - 18th August 2016.  For more information see this Summer Schools 2016 Information Booklet or, if you have a member login, go to the TAT website and look for 'Summer Schools' in the Members' Area where there is an online application form.

Listening to Music - the programme for January to April 2016 is now available on the Listening to Music webpage.  Bill Cooper.






Previous Years

The 2015 news items are in the News 2015 Archive
The 2014 news items are in the News 2014 Archive.
The 2013 news items are in the News 2013 Archive.
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