Science anybody ?
We now have an Energy Group. For details please contact email@example.com. For those with a mathematical bent there is a Mathematics for Pleasure group. Another may be starting soon.
For full details contact the same e-mail address .
Issue 92 Autumn 2010 of the national U3A News has a U3A Sources supplement on science in the U3A nationally. This may give people ideas on new activities in the sciences for U3A members.
The British Science Association Bristol and Bath Branch invites our members to join their activities free of charge. For details of their programme please see their websitet: http://BSciA-BSBA.org
The Cabot Institute also holds scientific events and lectures. Their website is http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/
,and Bristol University has the following two websites
There is also the Christians in Science Bristol local group. We publish details of this when received.
You may also be interested in The Bristol Scientific Club. For further details please CLICK HERE
Do you live outside Central Bristol? If so, you will be well aware that the great majority of activities take place two bus journeys away in BS8 or BS9.
The Executive Committee is working hard to set up "satellite" U3As in (at present) two areas of greater Bristol that have substantial membership, but which are as yet poorly served with groups.SOUTH BRISTOL particularly serving BS3, BS4, BS13 and BS14 and NORTH EAST BRISTOL serving BS15, BS16 and surrounding areas.
If you want more U3A group activity in these areas contact the firstname.lastname@example.org The committee will need to know what you want, where the groups can meet and who can help with the organisation.
Small groups can meet in private homes, but for larger groups suitable rooms will need to be found.
The ANNUAL BULLETIN was published at the end of July 2012 and has been circulated to members. This Bulletin gives details of all courses and potential courses starting in the Autumn 2012 and the website has been updated to include the information in that Bulletin. The next will be late in July 2013 giving details of all courses starting in the Autumn 2013 and the website will be updated soon afterwards..
The News Sheet No 50 was published at the beginning of December 2012 and No 51 in February 2013. The next is due in mid May and the deadline for copy is Monday 6 May 2013.
The Virtual U3A
The Virtual U3A (vU3a), which went live in January 2009, is an online-only U3A, affiliated to the Third Age Trust. One of its principal aims is to provide the U3A experience for those who are isolated in some way by circumstances or geography and unable to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A. More information is available on the public website www.vu3a.org where one can also apply for membership. Why not pay it a visit? And if you know of anyone who might benefit, please pass the information on,
The National U3A
Its next AGM on 13th to 16th of September 2013 in Nottingham. Precise details are in the members' News, published in February 2013 (No 51). Please also see the National U3A's website which is on our Links page.
Bristol Anglo Italian Circle
This society holds monthly meetings on matters Italian. The meetings are held at BAWA Leisure Centre on the Southmead Road, Filton on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30 for 7.45 and the lectures are in English on all things Italian, literature, science, art, film, cuisine etc. The circle would like to recruit more members. For those interested please contact the membership secretary, Wendy Fraser at email@example.com or on mobile 07889093509.. The cost for the year beginning September 2012 is £15 per person or £25 for a couple. To see their programme for the current year in Adobe please click here. Their website is www.bristolangloitalian.org.uk but if this does not work type into Google Bristol Anglo-Italian Society and it should find the website for you.
Free Lectures at Bristol University
U3A Sound Equipment
The following website gives access to lectures given by the University's public engagement department.
The U3A has microphones and amplifiers. If any group woud like to use it please phone 0117 935 4880. If there is any interest the Chairman, John Littler, is prepared to arrange a session to show how to set it up and use it.
U3A Secure Storage
We now rent space in a secure storage facility where equipment etc used for U3A acitivities or U3A equipment no regularly used can be stored . Anyone who wishes to use this space please phone 0117 3020074. For further details please members' News Sheet 44 (Octobe 2011).
Do You Enjoy Singing ?.
The One Life programme is looking for volunteers over 50 to be trained to lead activity sessions using music and singalongs to help older people stay active. Full training is given and enthusiasm is more important than a good voice. You might even be able to revive Singing for Pleasure for the U3A. For further details please the members' News Sheet No 48 (May 2012) Page 7 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update 28/04/13 R