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May 04

Fri 21st June – Mathematics in Action – Surrey Network

Mathematics in Action
Presented by Dr Roger Luther, Sussex University & U3A Member
Places availableStudy days are open at the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon, starting at 9.30am with registration and normally nrunning from 10am to 4pm. The fee, including coffee or tea and biscuits, is £10 for members and £12 for guests. Attendees should bring a packed lunch.Prior booking is necessary and forms are available at the monthly meetings or from the Surrey Network site: www.u3asites.org.uk/surreyu3anetwork
Apr 14

Fri 17 May: People and Places of Surrey – Surrey Study Day

Fri 17 May: People and Places of Surrey – Surrey Study Day

Presented by speakers from Guildford Cathedral the Watts gallery,the Lewis Carroll Society and Surrey History Centre.

Study days are open at the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon, starting at 9.30am with registration and normally running from 10am to 4pm. The fee, including coffee or tea and biscuits, is £10 for members and £12 for guests. Attendees should bring a packed lunch.

Prior booking is necessary and forms are available at the monthly meetings or from the Surrey Network site: www.u3asites.org.uk/surreyu3anetwork

Apr 14

London Region SUMMER SCHOOL 2019 23rd, 24th and 25th JULY 2019

St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ (Easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station)

MANY EXCELLENT CHOICES STILL AVAILABLE  BUT BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT !

Choose from 28 different talks, 4 workshops, and 6 guided walks around the City of London

There is a wide range of topics taken from the themes of Art,  Current Affairs, History, Literature, Music, Science and Travel  This year we have also selected ‘Celebration of the Sea’ as a general theme

Programme and applications are available via the Events page of the London Region website: http://u3asites.org.uk/london-region/events

and through individual U3As You can book online or use a postal application form.

Non-residential: Attendance can be for one, two or three days and the cost is £38 per day Refreshments and a cold buffet lunch are included

If you have any queries, please contact Chris Feldman ccris@waitrose.com  or Tel: 020 8449 4847

Apr 13

King’s College London: research projects -Looking for Volunteers!

King’s College London: research projects
Two PhD students, Yi-Jia Lin and Viktoria Azoidou, of King’s College London are looking for people to take part in two studies.
Study 1: Investigation into our ability to perform two tasks at the same time and whether this changes with age, sleep, physical activity levels or cognitive ability. Older age may have an impact on the ability to divide our attention between specific tasks – such as walking and talking simultaneously. Problems with this are associated with impaired balance and the risk of falls.
What you will have to do
 Complete a short screening questionnaire.
 Attend the research laboratory at the Centre for Human and Applied Physiological Sciences, Guy’s Campus at King’s College London for a single-test session which will last about two hours.
Further information and participation: Contact Viktoria Azoidou at viktoria.azoidou@kcl.ac.uk or phone her on 020 7848 6679.
Study 2: Investigation into the effect of two different 16-week balance rehabilitation classes, walking ability and cognitive function.
To participate, you must:
 be over 65
 have fallen or be concerned about falling
 not have a neurological disorder (eg stroke)
 not have any acute medical issues that limit your ability to participate in an exercise programme
 be able to attend a weekly, free exercise class
Further information and participation: Contact Yi-Jia Lin at yi.lin@kcl.ac.uk. Please check U3A’s disclaimer before you take part in any research.

Feb 27

12th to16th September Historic Houses and Heritage of Devon -Book your holiday now!

Thursday 12th to Monday 16th of September.

Day 1: We board an executive coach at our designated pick-up points. En route to Exeter we visit the National Trust’s Kingston Lacy, home of the Bankes family for over 300 years.

After the family lost their Corfe Castle stronghold to the Parliamentarians in the Civil War, they moved here and gradually created an astonishing Italian palace in the heart of rural Dorset. The property is home to an internationally acclaimed art collection (including paintings by Rubens, Velazquez and Titian), exquisite carvings and lavish interiors.

We continue to our hotel on the outskirts of Exeter

Day 2: In the morning we have some free time in Exeter and in the afternoon visit the National Trust’s Coleton Fishacre, an Arts and Crafts style

house with an elegant Art Deco- influenced interior, situated in a spectacular coastal setting. We then travel to Kingswear for a scenic, one- way steam train excursion to Paignton (included in the price).

Day 3: Our guided tour in the morning (included in the price) takes in sights such as Exeter Cathedral, one of England’s finest examples of decorated Gothic architecture. We visit Powderham Castle in the afternoon.

property. Offering an atmosphere of wildness and timelessness, this true ‘secret’ garden of peace and tranquillity offers wonderful views of the Dart estuary and once featured on the BBC’s ‘Hidden Gardens’. (There is a 10-15 minutes uphill walk from the quayside to the gardens, or there is a shuttle service between the ferry and the house.) The house was the private holiday home of the famous and well- loved author Agatha Christie and contains many of the family’s collections including archaeological items, Tunbridge ware, silver, botanical china, and books. We then return to Dartmouth by boat.

Day 5: We visit the National Trust’s Killerton property, a fine 18th century house containing a fascinating collection of 18th and 20th century costumes.

Taking carefully selected comfort stops en route, we return to our original pick- up points.

Dates: Thursday,12 to Monday,16 September 2019

Set alongside the estuary of the Exe and dating back to 1391, it is home to the 18th Earl of Devon and one of the oldest family houses in England.

Day 4: In the morning we spend some time at leisure in Dartmouth and then take a boat transfer (included in the price) to the National Trust’s Greenway

Hotel: Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter (three- star)

Cost: £499, which includes:

  • ·  executive coach
  • ·  hotel: four nights’ half-boardaccommodation, sharing a twin/double room (single room supplement £99)
  • ·  all excursions
  • ·  some entrance fees
  • ·  services of a professional tour managerIf you would like to join this holiday, please complete the enclosed application form and send it together with a stamped addressed envelope (not too small, please) to:Gisela Zürcher-Feiss, 37 The Byeways, Surbiton, KT5 8HT
    Tel: 020 8399 4990