Worcester

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Genealogy Group

Karin Fancett wishes to set up a group for anyone interested in pursuing their family history using mainly online resources. It is hoped that family historians with varying expertise will meet up to share their experience and that the group would offer support to members just starting out with researching their family history. It is hoped to base the group in the hive on a Monday afternoon.
Please contact Groups Coordinator Val Kennewell

Extra Walking holiday October 2020

Louise has provisionally booked for 4 nights starting 26 October 2020 at Harrington House in Bourton on the water. She needs 36 guests for 26 rooms for sole occupancy. If you are interested please contact.
Louise Radford

Beginners' German

George is retiring as a group leader after many years. Are you able to offer a Beginners German group?

Beginners' Italian

Daphne will be offering a Beginners group this year. Please see her page on GROUP LIST

Accessibility

If you have any concerns that a venue for a group meeting will not meet your needs then please contact Accessibility Secretary or Groups Coordinator

Reciprocal Arrangements with Local U3As

We have a reciprocal arrangement with other U3A groups. This means you can attend ONE of our groups (providing there is space) if you are a member of a neighbouring U3A. Please contact the group leader and provide details of your home U3A, your number in that U3A and an email address.

WORCESTER U3A SUMMER GROUPS (PILOT)

Please look at the Group List page for details.

Possible New Groups

Board and Card Games TWO
Val Paine and Linda Mellonie are hoping to start a new group after Christmas for those on the waiting list for our existing group and anyone else who will enjoy playing a variety of games. If you think you may be interested contact Linda Mellonie or Val Paine

Working through online courses together
Julie Magee is interested in starting a group based on (free) Futurelearn courses in the area of biology and medicine. Forthcoming courses include a selection of courses on the causes of human diseases that breaks down into
1. Understanding the causes of disease 28/1
2. Transmitting and fighting disease 11/2
3. Cancer and genetic disease 25/2
4. Cardiovascular disease 11/3
5. Nutrition and environment 25/3
The dates are when each course commences. The time commitment is 4 hours a week, each course lasting 2 weeks. Others that Julie thought would be interesting are on forensic science but they haven't released start dates for those yet.
There are courses on 'How the body uses DNA as a blueprint', Genomics and whole genome sequencing (again no start dates for those yet).
If there is interest maybe people could agree on courses and Julie would go from there. 'I thought that we could do the set reading/ whatever is entailed in the course then meet to thrash out anything we don't understand and discuss the issues raised.’ please contact Julie Magee

Val Kennewell
Groups Coordinator

Dates for your Diary
Sat Sep 7th Groups Fair
Worcester 6th Form College
1030 am - 12 noon

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