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NEW Membership POLICY
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To see your committee's new membership policy please click New Membership Policy

Please note that all Room Bookings and changes and cancellations must now go through the Secretary, Anne Staley whose contact information can be found in the Newsletter. Please do not contact Lynne, the Groups Coordinator, about this particular job.

On Monday, 16th October 2017 at 5.30 p.m. the Radio 4 programme where members of the audience put questions to a panel of experts about all aspects of gardening, will be recorded
at The Barnfield Theatre, Exeter - for a future radio broadcast.
Tickets £3 available from Ruth Sanders or the Barnfield Theatre box office.

A NEW U3A SW Region Website is now up an running. Take a look by clicking U3A South West Region to see all that is happening with our neighbouring U3As

The Museum of Somerset is hosting two exciting temporary exhibitions this autumn/winter. The special events associated with these exhibitions are also listed below.

Wednesday 8 November: 19.30-20.30. Friends of the Museum of Somerset Annual Lecture ‘The Civil War’. Professor Ronald Hutton discusses how and why the war broke out, and its impact on both soldiers and civilians. Tickets £12.00. Booking advisable.

Tuesday 14 November 19.30-20.30. Game of Thrones: Henry VII and the Perkin Warbeck Rebellion. Tom Mayberry, Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust, tells the dramatic story of Perkin Warbeck’s rebellion against Henry VII, and how it ended in humiliation at Taunton Castle in 1497. Tickets £9.50. Booking advisable.

Friday 24 November: 19.30-20.30. Images of Majesty. An art history lecture by Richard Kay, picture specialist at Lawrences Auctioneers, surveying portraits of every British ruler since 1485. Tickets £8.00. Booking advisable.

Tuesday 17 October 2017 to Saturday 6 January 2018: 10.00-17.00. Henry VII – the First Royal Portrait. An extraordinary image of the Tudor king, on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, to be displayed in Taunton Castle where he faced the rebel leader Perkin Warbeck.

Saturday 21 October 2017 to Saturday 3 March 2018: 10.00-17.00. Colours of Exile – the art of Hans Schwarz. Vibrant paintings of places and people by the Austrian artist who made his home in London and West Somerset.

Location: Museum of Somerset, Castle Green, Taunton TA1 4AA
Contact details: 01823 255088
Contact Individual: Susie Simmons, Visitor Services Manager

For all current events & opportunities see Exeter University Liaison

Young Devon are looking for trustworthy volunteers to act as "Mentors". For more details follow this mentors link or contact Jessica Moffat on jess.moffat@youngdevon.org

EXETER SCRAPSTORE: ScrapStore is located near Belmont Park. The Scrapstore is an excellent source of craft materials. Their website can be reached at http://www.exeterscrapstore.co.uk/

Computing problems with Windows Live Mail. Microsoft have ceased offering official support updates in the use of Windows live Mail, much to consternation of many complainants and and articles posted on the web. Alan Paul of Ravenshead U3A has just written a step by step guide based on information read on the web which allows you to continue using Windows Live Mail and in particular with Hotmail accounts, which have been failing in recent months. For more information go to Ravenshead U3A Computer Help

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