Bridport & District

Events from beyond Bridport U3A

Below are invitations to various events and activities that have come from outside Bridport U3A

Wimborne Orienteers

Wimborne Orienteers invite you to try Orienteering around Bridport at
Bridport Leisure Centre Saturday 14th July 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
Courses for all -come and have a go! Wayfarers courses for beginners, families,
runners and ramblers. Entry on the day at Bridport Leisure Centre pavilion - £5
Technical courses for experienced orienteers.

Please click THIS LINK for more details

Local Family History Society

The West Dorset Branch meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2pm at Loders Village Hall. They have an excellent programme of talks which cover family, local and social history. You don't have to have family from Dorset to find something of interest to you.

July visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum

Sat 8 September: “Ralph Treswell’s survey of Purbeck: Tudor map making and estate management” by Mark Forrest from the Dorset History Centre

Sat 13 October: "Channel Islands – families divided by the war” by Paul Radford

Sat 10 November: “Peace – West Dorset at the end of WW1”

For more information, contact their leader, Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard by clicking this Family History link.

• Are you looking for a new opportunity to study? On-line learning may be the answer!

If you have a computer and enjoy the challenge of individual study there are lots of opportunities for accessing free courses on-line.

Keith Windsor has followed two courses with an organisation called Future Learn, one considering the poetry of William Wordsworth at Dove Cottage, (Lancaster University), and one exploring the night sky through the constellation Orion (Open University). Both were completely free and consisted of text, photos, video and the opportunity to share in discussion with others on the course. The courses were organised in four weekly units of study, but you can do as much or as little as you wish in your own time.

Contact Keith if you are interested in joining by clicking this on line learning link if you want further details.

You can also search the web for free on-line courses#.