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Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 19 April 2017

* Wednesday lecture

The first lecture entitled Kettle’s Yard: Its History and future on 26 April will be given by Andrew Nairne, Director, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge.

* Norah Boyce Science Lecture

The first lecture entitled Steve Austin was just ahead of his time! on 9 May will be given by Dr Ewen Kellar, The Welding Institute, Abington.

Trips and visits

Application forms are now available from the Office and on the website in “Trips and Visits” for the following:

Visit to the Globe Theatre

A visit to take a tour of the Globe Theatre has been arranged for 29 June. Cost £26.50. Closing date for applications Monday 29 May by Collection Box in the Office or Monday 5 June by post.

Gainsborough’s House: Visit and pre-tour talk A visit has been arranged to Gainsborough’s House museum and gallery on Wednesday 17 May. Cost £21/£16 with National Art Pass/ Museums Association membership. Closing date for applications is Monday 24 April by post.

U3AC Website

We have introduced a new office IT system which is linked to our website.  Members will still need to log in to view tutors’ contact details and download application forms for trips but you have been allocated a new username.  All members with an email address have been sent an email with their new username plus details of how to set up a password.

New courses – please contact the Office to enrol

Blogging for Beginners

Tutor: Simone Castello

Dates and time: Friday 19, 26 May, 2 June

10.00 – 12.00

Venue: U3AC, Room 4

Number of places: 8

Would you like to practise web writing, raise funds for a good cause or explore your creative side? This 3-session workshop will show you how to set up a blog on Blogger and how to use social media to promote it. You will need to bring your own (battery-operated) laptop and a working email address to register for a Blogger free account. If you do not want to use your personal email, please set up a new account with gmail. This is a hands-on course but support is provided if you are not feeling confident.

Simone Castello is a digital marketing consultant who works on projects at the University of Cambridge. She is a former magazine journalist and an active blogger. You can follow her on Twitter @simonecas

ART 01: Abstract Art now continuing in Summer term (5 weeks only)

Originally scheduled for 2 terms, this course is now continuing, although without tuition, for the first 5 weeks of the Summer term, starting 21 April

Co-ordinator: Sarah de Mas

Day and time: Friday 10.15 – 12.15

Venue: Castle Street Methodist Church Hall.

Summer term courses with vacancies – Please contact the Office to enrol

ECN 05: Management Consultancy tools for the investor

EDU 02: Issues in Education

FLM 02: Revisited Spanish Cinema

LEI 15: Drop in Scrabble

LIN 02: English Extravaganza

MUS 22: 20th Century Western Classical Music: part 2

PHL 11: Language and the internet

SCE 03: Astronomy is more than a spectator sport (NB term changed – previously spring)

Full details of each course can be found on the website.

* Gallery Area

We have a superb collection of pictures up in the gallery area of Bridge Street from the class ART 02: Anything Goes.

Summer School

This year’s 4 week summer school will be held from 10 July to 4 August 2017.  If you would be willing to run a short course or one-off lecture please complete the form here:

Wanted – knitting yarn

Many members have given me yarn in the past for use in an international group associated with the University – Newcomers and Visiting Scholars. I would again be happy to receive any yarn. Stocks are low at the moment. Please either contact me ( or leave donations at the Office for me to collect. Thank you so much for your help. Previous requests have yielded amazing results for which I am most grateful. Nothing donated will go to waste.

Janet Edwards

Heidelberg Visit

The visitors from Heidelberg are coming to Cambridge from 22-28 July. If you are interested in participating in any of the events, which are still under discussion, please forward your e-mail address or other contact details to

Outside organisations

Details of events held by outside organisations can be viewed on our website

Vacancy list

If you are interested in additional courses, a vacancy list is available on our website


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