Northumbria Region U3A


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Annual Geography Quiz

As in previous years, the 2019 series of quizzes is being organised by Jeff Armstrong. The competition is for teams of FOUR (with two reserves) and a limit of ONE team per U3A.

The cost to enter a team is £10.00 and the winners will have the choice of a free week’s holiday for four in Europe or £260.00 cash to be shared by the team or given to their U3A or given to a charity of the team’s choice.

The deadline for entries is 31st January, 2019 and the competition will begin in late February with the Final in early June, 2019.

Full details are in the following documents:

Competition Information Competition Details Competition Entry Form

Click here for latest information Update for geography quiz 2019

For more information send Jeff a message, click here: Jeff Armstrong


VOICE workshop and "Towards a better understanding of neurological disorders"
Northumbria U3A in conjunction with Newcastle University are organising a day of two halves!
Friday 25th January 2019 in the Hancock Museum, Newcastle

VOICE would like to build on the existing valuable relationship with the Northumbria Region U3A to explain
and trial the initial stages of new insight workshops around a particular theme. The format will be a short
presentation followed by a workshop (12:00-13:30), further details about the theme will be sent nearer the

Towards a better understanding of neurological disorders.
The Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource is one of ten brain tissue banks which make up the UK network and it provides support and tissue to the research community worldwide. Brain banks have had an enormous impact, not only in diagnosis and training but also in enabling breakthroughs in neurodegenerative disease research.

Dr Chris Morris, Scientific Director of the Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource, will speak on the subject of neurological disorders and the role of the Brain Tissue Resource in supporting major advances in identifying, understanding and tackling them.

Dr Morris’s presentation will be followed by a practical session with Research Nurse Susan Richardson, Technician Sharon Foster and post-doctoral researchers Lauren Walker and Kirsty McAleese explaining the mechanics of tissue donation. They will be happy to deal with delegates’ questions and clarify any issues raised.

Click here to download the registration form and see more details: Registration Form 25 Jan Event


Dates for your Diary
Study Days
Fri Jan 25th VOICE workshop and "Towards a better understanding of neurological disorders"