JOIN A NEW SHARED LEARNING PROJECT
The Spalding Gentleman’s Society holds some 30 boxes of documents relating to Sir Joseph Banks and the Stanhope family who inherited his estate. An exciting new Shared Learning Project will work on these Banks-Stanhope papers with the support of the society’s archivist. There is much more information on the SLP page. If you are interested in finding out more or joining this project, please contact the East Midlands Shared Learning Project Coordinator.
Thank you to all our members who took the time to vote in our resent Newsletter poll. All the votes have been independently counted and verified and scored as follow.
- Option 1: 43
- Option 2: 14
- Option 3: 136
- One spoilt paper
It has therefore been decided that at the next annual renew, in October, members requiring a printed copy of the Newsletter will be asked to contribute to the cost of postage. Full details to follow later.
LEARNING WITH HECKINGTON MILL
Several of our members recently worked on an exciting Shared Learning Project with Heckington Mill. Find out more at Our Shared Learning Project.
After a successful years’ trial of our newly formed PALS system, we are looking for more members to become PALS. Last year we were pleased to welcome 90 new members to our U3A and look forward to doing the same, or even better, this year. Some of our original PALS have moved away and, together with our increased membership, this means more PALS are needed. If you would like to become a PAL contact the Membership Coordinator for more details.
QUIZ WINNERS 2017
Six eager teams met at The Solo Bar on Friday 21st October to do battle to be crowned group quiz champions. At half time the Happy Snappers were leading the way. After 6 gruelling rounds the final scores were only 8 points apart. The final winners were The Luvvies(pictured right with the quiz master, Cary) only one point behind were the Ping Pongers, who were runners up. A fun afternoon was had by all!
We will no longer be issuing annual renewal cards. The Beacon system is so efficient we do not need them. New members will be given a card which will last throughout their time with us. Current members should simply hang on to their green 2017 card.
THIRD AGE TRUST
The Third Age Trust have relocated to 52 Lant Street, London, SE1 1RB. The office number remains the same 020 8466 6139 and is open to enquires Mon to Fri 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
They also have a brand new website. You can find it on https://www.u3a.org.uk/. Now, you only need to log in to view the advice section, book events, or access resources. You will need to create a new account even if you had an account on the last website.
TRIP TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
We had a great day out at the House of Commons. Here are just some of our photographs.
Research is a key component of learning. The Third Age Trust has just published a very helpful booklet, called Getting Involved in Research, to help U3A members interested in any kind of research.
We are constantly on the lookout for ways to make our U3A even better. If you have suggestions for new groups or ways to improve the U3A please post your idea to Suggestions Box or in the Suggestions Box at Members Meetings.