New Groups News
For details of how to register your interest in a proposed new group or to suggest a new group, please see the contact information below.
Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners
Would you like to understand the convoluted thinking processes of those fiendish cryptic crossword compilers? You would? Well, you are in luck, as this group is just taking its first steps. One meeting has already taken place and the second is on 12 February. If any interested members would like to contact me, I will pass on their details to the Coordinator.
Greek Language for Beginners
Please let me know if you might be interested in joining this group.
Food for Thought
This is new suggestion and we already have coordinators, so don't be shy; join the group.
This proposed study group is not about dining out or cooking! Through a mixture of research, presentations, discussion and visits it aims to be an exploration of all things foody.
Topics to be researched and discussed might include:
> Changing eating habits – home-grown, fast food, eating out, fads and fashions
> Food through the ages – e.g. Roman, Medieval, wartime, etc.
> What’s in our food?
> Changes in shopping habits – corner shop to supermarkets to on-line.
> Around the world in food.
> Celebration food - traditions and customs.
Visits could be made to Local producers, Market gardens, Organic farms.
Local History 2
The existing Local History Group is full and cannot accommodate any new members.
Walking in the Woods with Mindfulness
Jonathan Brown has recently joined U3A, and is keen to find out if any members would like to join him in walking with mindfulness through some of the atmospheric woods not far from Shrewsbury. The therapeutic benefits of doing so have long been recognised by people in Japan, where ‘Shinrin-Yoku’, translated into English as ‘forest bathing', means taking in the forest atmosphere during a leisurely walk. It is a therapy that was developed during the 1980s, becoming a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
Jonathan will be leading a first walk through the Redwood Grove at Leighton, near Welshpool from 10am to noon on Tuesday the 27th of February, and thereafter on the fourth Tuesday of the month. If you would like to join him, or need more information, please phone or text him on 07497 142 485, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been unable to find a teacher/tutor so, in the best spirit of U3A, there has been a suggestion that the group's members should follow an audio course with assistance, in the short term, from a Welsh-speaker.
To register your interest in joining one of the above proposed groups, please contact me by email stating your name and telephone number(s). In each case, if there is sufficient interest, I will arrange an inaugural meeting of potential members in order to get the group started.
Proposed new groups are also listed on the Groups list page of the Beacon System, where U3A members can join the waiting lists.
If you wish to see a new group started, please contact me by email giving the information requested above together with a brief outline of the proposed aims of the group. Don’t be afraid! We will consider anything legal and you do not necessarily have to be the co-ordinator of the group that you propose.
New Groups Facilitator
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