Leigh & District

GM Network & North West Region

No, in this case GM doesn't stand for Genetically Modified, but for Greater Manchester as in the new GM Network which Leigh & District U3A is a part of. Click the links on the right to find out more.

Latest News

Citizens Project
There is a possible shared learning initiative from the London Royal Holloway University on a Citizen's Project in developing a website on the history of liberty, protest, rebellion and reform. The letter of invitation is available on a link on the right hand side of this page and may be of interest to our Local History, Family History, Women in History and Crime & Punishment Groups. The idea is also being discussed at a meeting to be held with Manchester University. If any member of group has a topic from local history that may be of interest to the Project, please make the appropriate contact, but also please keep us informed as well. For example, someone may have some knowledge of the "no-man's land" of Hindley during the Civil War, when Wigan was Royalist and Bolton was Parliamentarian.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Apr 10th Science Day. All U3A members are invited to attend "What's time? – explore with music, physics and psychology" - a free event on Tuesday 10th April from 4 – 6pm at the Google Digital Garages in Manchester.

Join musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music, scientists and psychologists from the University of Manchester to explore the passage of time in music, physics and psychology. With a mix of live music, short talks and drama, you’re sure to come away with a very different view of what time actually is and how our idea of how quickly it passes might just depend on your age or even what kind genre of music you’re listening to…

This event is free to attend and requires no prior knowledge – we only ask that you are over 16 and are open to participating with people of all ages and backgrounds! You may register here and please do share amongst your friends and family.
Tue Aug 28th
→Fri Aug 31st
U3A Summer Schools 2018
The North West Region has published details of this years Summer Schools. Please use the link above or on the right for more details.