This section contains non-U3A information that we have been asked to pass on to U3A members.
Earlier notices have been moved to the Notices Archive.

In this section:
Active Citizenship in an Ageing Society (posted 4th November 2014)
A Heritage Christmas (posted 4th November 2014)
FutureLearn and the U3A  (posted 2nd October 2013)

Active Citizenship in an Ageing Society

Nottingham Trent University are exploring the possibility of developing a University – level course in the Social Sciences, specifically for older people,  building on successful examples of such courses elsewhere in Europe. The course is being designed for people aged 55 – 75.  To help with the planning they want people to complete questionnaires and participate in focus groups.  Details in this leaflet.

A Heritage Christmas

Sandie Taylor
Partnership and Customer Officer
Business Management for Sport, Culture and Parks
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street

Tel: 0115 876 4959
31st October 2014

We do hope you don’t mind us contacting you but we wanted to exclusively invite your members to join us at one or more of our fantastic events leading up to Christmas at our 3 heritage sites (Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Park and Newstead Abbey).

Christmas at the Castle
13 & 14 Dec
FREE entry
11am – 3pm
Enjoy our nostalgically festive Christmas weekend with Craft Market, brass bands, cave tours (charges still apply) and much more!

Quintessentially British Afternoon Tea
13 & 14 Dec
1pm – 3pm
15 per person – Booking Required
Treat yourself to a well earned rest from Christmas shopping with a festive, and thoroughly British, cream tea.

Santa in the Bastion
13 & 14 Dec
20 & 21 Dec
3 per child, including a small gift.

Newstead Abbey

Abbey Christmas
29 & 30 Nov ) 11am – 4pm
6 & 7 Dec )
Enjoy the splendour of historic Newstead Abbey as it’s transformed in traditional festive style. Visit the Cloisters and Orangery Craft Fair and choose your Christmas tree and plants from our Courtyard (FREE entry). Treat yourself to a glass of warm mulled wine and mince pies – or a Special Christmas Afternoon Tea (pre-booking required). Bring the children to visit Santa in his Grotto.

Parking and entry to the Park and Craft Fair is FREE with a small charge applied for admission into the house and tour of the Abbey of 5 adult, 1 child and for some of the other activities.

Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Tudor Christmas Celebrations
6 & 7 Dec
11am – 4pm
FREE event. Car Parking charges apply.
Meet the Lord of Misrule at our Tudor Christmas! Taste delicious fayre at our food festival and enjoy a glass of warm mead. Visit the Craft Fair in the Hall to buy your Christmas gifts.

We hope to see you all soon, but please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

FutureLearn and the U3A

An email sent in September 2013 from Third Age Trust Chairman Barbara Lewis encourages U3A members to consider FutureLearn training courses.

Visit the FutureLearn website to see the full range of courses:

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