Warwick District


Committee members needed!

This may be a bit early, but we all know how quickly time flies!

We are once again looking for fresh faces to join your committee and introduce new ideas. By the February AGM, we will need Chairman and Vice Chairman positions, but other applications would be most welcome. The committee assembles eleven times a year (not in August) and the meetings are fun and carried out in a spirit of co-operation - not a description normally associated with committees!

If you are willing to contribute to helping your WDU3A function, please contact Margot O\'Keeffe.

In Memoriam

Group Leaders’ Forum
Please note that the Group Leaders’ Forum will be held on Wednesday 30th October, at the Leamington Bowling Club, Archery Road, starting at 11 am.

Economics Study Morning

Monday 11th November 9.30 am–12.30 pm, 
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA
What does it take to live well in our 21st Century economy? Through work, or by possessing assets? How unequal a society are we? And what if anything can we do about it?
A panel of three former Economics educators will present on these complex issues and allow significant time for questions and comments from the floor.
Admission: £3.00 including interval refreshments.
Tickets available from Chris Forse, 5 Kings Lane, Snitterfield, CV37 0QB
Cheques payable to Warwick District U3A by post, with SAE and 
membership number, please.
You can reserve a place by emailing Chris Forse

Animal (including Human) Behaviour
On Friday afternoons this November, there will be four illustrated talks and discussions on animal (including human) behaviour. The talks will as far as possible be self-contained, so that each can be enjoyed in its own right. You will not need a background in Science to appreciate this series of talks.

Our speaker will be Jim Bereen, whose career has included both research and teaching ecology and related disciplines including animal behaviour. The talks will be:

1 Nov Introduction to the Course/Adaptive Learning and Types of Behaviour

8 Nov Foraging Behaviour

15 Nov Social & Reproductive Behaviour

22 Nov Human (and other Primate) Behaviours

The meetings will be held in the Training Room at the Gap Community Centre, Oakwood Grove, Warwick CV34 5TD and will start at 2:00 pm

This is an open group and all members are welcome.

For more information and to pre-register your interest, contact John Morgan 881876, but please feel free to turn up on the day. There is a charge of £1.00 to cover the room cost.

Thank you to Chris Venn, for helping Vic make us THIS good!
This is the full title of the photograph on the right - but it wouldn't fit in the available space! The Folk Dancing group wanted to include this photo as a tribute to Chris Venn, who is retiring as one of the leaders of the group. Photograph taken by Chris Nichols, one of the callers and one of Vic's group assistants.

The Pond of Poetry Click here if you want to find out about the latest installation by the Woolpack Group.

Proposed trip to Tuscany and Umbria 6 days, 5 nights, 10th-15th May 2020 - £799.00 pp, £99.00 single supplement.
EasyJet flights Luton/Pisa/Luton (flight times to be confirmed) staying at 3* Hotel Villa Ricci located in Chianciano Terme, Tuscany: on 2 days half board and 3 days B & B, with optional farewell dinner in local restaurant or Tuscan farmhouse. U.K. Airport transfers from Warwick included.
Visiting Pienza (where parts of "The English Patient" were filmed), Siena, Florence, Perugia and Assisi. Flight times permit visiting Pisa.
Please let me know if you wish to register your interest in this trip and I will let you have full details and a booking form when they have been prepared.

Jean Hardwick 494147

6th December
For further details, click here Events

Tutankhamun and the Roaring Twenties: Friday 15th November 2019
We were given extra time to confirm numbers for this excursion - Saatchi Galleries were finally convinced that groups wouldn’t commit in June for excursions in November or later. So I have until 1st October. To sign up contact Maggie Watts, details above.
Click here for further information Events

Now or Never - click here if you are interested in helping to clear litter where you live.
WDU3A Litter picking

Claim a Power of Attorney refund
Did you know that if you have set up a Power of Attorney you may be able to claim a refund of part of your application fee? You are eligible for a refund if you applied to register a power of attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.

This applies to lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA).
You must claim your refund by 1 February 2021.

For more information please look at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.

The Arts Society Leamington Spa

Music to my ears - click here to find out more about the guide to music in Warwick, Leamington and beyond.

Tools with a Mission
Are you getting rid of old garden tools? Then click on the link, and see how you can give them a very useful second life.