Those interested in Science might like to visit the Science Cafe website which is :
Potential Source of Transport
There is an organisation called Bristol Community Transport which provides a mini-bus with a qualified driver or without a driver if a U3A member has an appopritate license. Prices seem to be competitive though drivers expect to have their expenses reimbursed in cash on the day, This service is not recommended for long journeys but maybe of use to members who don’t need a full-size coach for fairly local expeditions. There has to be a U3A member responsible for all aspects of administration. The organisation’s drivers are qualified volunteers but are there to drive, not organise.
Science anybody ?
We now have a Science and Engineering Group. For details please see the web page or the Annual Bulletin or 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 had 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 have taken place two bus journeys away in BS8 or BS9.
The Executive Committee has worked hard to set up groups in two areas of greater Bristol that have substantial membership, but which have in the past been poorly served with groups. These were South Bristol particularly serving BS3, BS4, BS13 and BS14 and North East Bristol serving BS15, BS16 and surrounding areas. There are now a number of flourishing groups in those areas and they are increasing all the time. In addition a new Social Group for Redland & Cotham has started which currently meets twice a month.
If you want more U3A group activity or want to join an existing group in these areas contact groups@bristol u3a,org,uk
The ANNUAL BULLETIN was published at the end of July 2013 and has been circulated to members. This Bulletin gives details of all courses and activities and potential courses and activities starting in the Autumn 2013 and this website has been updated to include the information in that Bulletin and subsequent develpments.
The News Sheets give up to date information and the next one is due at the end of September.
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 last AGM was held on 13th to 16th of September 2013 in Nottingham. There will be a report in our next News Sheet or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on mobile 07889093509.. The cost for the year beginning September 2013 is £15 per person or £25 for a couple. To see their programme for the year 2013-14 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 email@example.com
Last update 3/11/13 Bbs