NOVEMBER 2020 TRIP TO THURSFORD SPECTACULARCoach is full all seats booked now.

Any cancellations will be offered to the reserves

Winter outing in 2020 for next year's Thursford Spectacular for a matinee performance on a (yet to be specified) date in November 2020. For those of you who do not know about the Thursford Spectacular then just click onto this website address and see the details.

Tickets for this event, which is one of the largest in Europe, are highly sought after. Newmarket U3A would like to plan an outing for members including coach travel from Newmarket. At the time of writing the likely cost is £58.00 per person (subject to change).

If you would be interested or would like further details could you let Niddy Walpole know via her email



Are you more than 60 years old, healthy, and own an Android phone or tablet? Do you want to contribute to science and win a £5 Amazon voucher or £5 cash if you live in Sheffield? You are cordially invited to take part in an ethically approved research study of the University of Sheffield, which is funded by the British Academy, about music that appears in the mind unintentionally and repeatedly. We are very much interested in your experiences either they are frequent or not so frequent - even if you don't have that kind of experiences, you can still participate.

You will be asked to download an application on your phone/tablet and complete a short questionnaire (each one takes about a minute to complete) in response to 8 push notifications per day for 4 days. You can participate from anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in taking part contact us at to arrange the details. All your responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. You contribution is invaluable and your help is much appreciated as your responses will help us understand how everyday thoughts unfold across the adult lifespan. You will be notified about the results of the study as soon as our findings become publicly available.

Dr Georgina Floridou,
Music and Wellbeing Research Unit,
The University of Sheffield"

Dr Georgina Floridou
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Music & Wellbeing Research Unit
Department of Music, University of Sheffield
34 Leavygreave Road, S3 7RD, Sheffield, UK

Tel.: +44(0)1142220494

The U3A Policy Statement regarding Vulnerable Adults.

The committee has been asked to bring this policy to your notice

“Everybody has different levels of vulnerability and each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time. All members who may be vulnerable have a right to protection from all types of harm or abuse”. In all our activities we will:

Value, listen and respect members who may be vulnerable.

Ensure that all members feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse.

Recognise equality amongst people and relationships.

Do all we can to help members who may be vulnerable, to be and remain active contributors within the U3A and if they are or become unable to participate independently, encourage them to bring a companion/carer with them in order that they can continue to enjoy the benefits of U3A membership.

Ensure all members are aware of their responsibilities to protect vulnerable adults”.

Tim Young 01638 612216