MAY UPDATE FOR U3AS from the Third Age Trust

As we move into Spring, several exciting u3a events are around the corner. As you may have seen in our u3a Friends newsletter, tickets for u3a Festival 24 have gone on sale. Our team of members have been working incredibly hard on this behind the scenes and the taster programme promises an exciting few days … Read more

Leicester University PhD Project

Participating in exciting brain research In this PhD project at the University of Leicester, we are  investigating age differences in the brain during natural sentence reading. To do this, we will record your eye movements and brain activity simultaneously whilst you read sentences.  We are recruiting older adults 60–80-year-olds with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, English … Read more

An invitation from Carole Clementson

One of the u3a groups I joined after returning to live in the United Kingdom was the New Experiences group co-ordinated by Kevin Millard.  Some experiences were definitely a challenge but on a beautiful summer evening in August 2019, on a visit to a local vineyard in East Farndon, I was introduced to a rather … Read more

Ladybird books – do you remember these?

Then call into the Harborough at Work, family friendly exhibition in the town library looking at the Ladybird Books series ‘People at Work’. The exhibition considers how occupations and attitudes have changed since the publication of the first title sixty years ago. Work today has been captured through a series of photographs and interviews with … Read more

News from National u3a

OUR U3A FRIENDS NEWSLETTER Look out for our new range of offers and discounts in the April u3a Friends newsletter… In response to requests for a members’ discount scheme, we are launching u3a Friends Extra in the April newsletter. This new offer helps to significantly increase the range of services available to u3a members and … Read more

In case you missed it –

Salcombe Wrecks – History from the sea. Jim Tyson delivered an interesting talk about his former diving club, in particular their discovery of gold coins. It was the story behind the headline – DIVERS FIND SUNKEN TREASURE – as it was widely reported.Jim was able to use his unrestricted access to charts, archive film and … Read more

Stop Press – diary date – Jamming evening!

Jordan Jammers and their offshoot, Phoenix (both HWu3a jamming groups), will be playing on Saturday evening, 1st June. It’s a fundraising gig for Bowel Cancer Research. The venue will be the Methodist Church, Market Harborough. Everyone welcome. More details nearer the time. Helen Salisbury

MEDIA NEWS from the Third Age Trust

A new campaign with Boom Radio Our new advertising campaign with Boom Radio begins on Monday 1 April.We feel this is a good fit for our first Trust radio campaign as thestation reaches 627,000 adult listeners every week – most of whom areover the age of 55. Our three-month radio advertising campaign will consist of … Read more