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News Bulletins
The Newsletter and Diary have resumed. Newsletters have been sent out to all members with internet access and by post to those members who have chosen this option.

Recent News Bulletins and Newsletter can be accessed from the 'Links' column at the right of this page. A password is required to access the web version and this can be found on the email accompanying any recent Newsletter mailing. The latest Newsletter is Newsletter - Sep 2021

Boost your confidence online
In partnership with the Barclays Digital Eagles team, the u3a Trust is delivering programmes to boost u3a members’ confidence online. Details of the current offerings can be found at the Barclays Digital Eagles team website.

Volunteers Needed for our u3a
Our u3a is looking for volunteers to support the u3a in a variety of ways.
Specifically, we need volunteers with any of the following:
1. an interest in computers and technology
2. an interest in Diversity, Inclusion and Access Coordinator
3. publicity
4. problem solving and organising
If you can help, please contact the Chair.

Centre for Ageing Research Seminar Series 2021-22
This year’s Centre for Ageing Research Seminar Series will be held on Fridays at 2-3pm on the following dates:
29 October 2021
10 December 2021
28 January 2022
25 March 2022
27 May 2022
01 July 2022

Details of speakers have yet to be confirmed but the seminars will be presented as hybrid online/in person events; look out for further details soon. Contact Louise Tarver for more details. c4ar@C4ARLancs

The Lord of Bowland's Tenth Annual Lecture

Maps, Mines and Minerals: 25,000 years of Bowland history
A lecture will be delivered by Dr Nick Riley MBE, C. Geol. online on Tuesday 5th October starting at 7pm.

It is a history of the Forest of Bowland, from the melting of the last ice sheet through to the present day, demonstrating the interaction between people, landscape & geology across 25 millennia.

Born in Blackburn, Dr Riley holds a PhD in Geology from Bristol University and spent a long career with the British Geological Survey. In 2003, he was awarded an MBE "for services to UK geoscience". Nick's lecture will explain how geology has shaped life in Bowland over thousands of years.

The event is open to everyone (under 18s must be accompanied) and is free to attend but, this year in particular, donations to Slaidburn Archive and Champion Bowland will be gratefully received.

To book a place and receive the online link please email

Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research (C4AR) Town and Gown Event
Supporting Mental Health and Social Connections in Later Life(please read the Disclaimer above)

7th October 2021, online using Microsoft Teams.

This has been received from The Centre for Ageing research inviting any of our members who might be interested to attend this day workshop; members need to register in advance.

If you are interested and would like more details of the workshop and how to register, please email me at: News Link Editor and I will forward the email to you.

National u3a Choir

One of our members is a member of the National u3a Online Choir and their second recording, called 'After the Storm', is now available on Youtube along with the first piece called 'Savannah'.

They rehearsed for 6 weeks in the Spring under the direction of Richard Keoghoe from Plymouth u3a, who wrote the piece, put all the voices together electronically and produced the piece complete with artwork and photographs. Use this link to view it:

Youtube u3a Choir

Further Learning

Some sources of information and opportunities for further learning are listed here Further Learning