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Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin 29 March 2017

 Term has now finished.  The Summer term commences on Tuesday 18 April.

The Newsletter which includes details of new courses and Wednesday and Norah Boyce Science lectures has been sent to members.

Trips and visits

Application forms are now available from the Office 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  Monday 17 April by Collection Box in the Office  or Monday 24 April by post.

New courses – please contact the Office to enrol

 * SCE 25: There’s Rocks and there’s Rocks

Tutor: Mick Mitchell Bsc (Hons) MSc

Dates and time: Tuesday 2, 9, 16 May

12.15 – 1.30

Venue: U3AC Room 5

Number of places: 16

A short course in basic geology and the Earth’s form. Comprising four sessions, it will cover the types and origins of rocks, the formation of land, and the rock cycle.  Included will be a practical session on rock identification.  Finally a trip to put into practice all of the lessons learnt, by interpreting the rock formation visited. (Unfortunately the field trip may not be possible for those with mobility issues).  Although serious in input, the sessions will be informative and easy going and hopefully fun, with a view to better understanding of the earth we walk upon.

* 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

* Let’s try again – U3AC Photo Club

Thanks to the twenty+ people who responded to my item about a possible photography course. Based on the responses, I will be offering a course in the next academic year. Look out for it in the programme. Tim Ewbank.

* 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: Monday 10.15-12.15

Venue: Castle Street Methodist Church Hall.

* Would you like to run a course?

We are currently planning for the 2017-18 academic year which starts in October. If you would be willing to run a course please complete the online form by 31 MARCH.

Summer term courses with vacancies

ECN 05: Management Consultancy tools for the investor

FLM 02: Revisited Spanish Cinema

LEI 15: Drop in Scrabble

LEI 32: Punting 2 (repeat of LEI 27)

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

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

Please contact the Office to enrol

Your Cambridge – HIS 45

A new organiser is required from October for this very popular series of talks and visits.  For further details please contact Bill Peters Tel: 01223 474781 or email:

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 will be allocated a new username. We will be sending members an email with their new username shortly.  In the meantime if you need tutors’ details please contact the Office.

Heidelberg Visit

The visitors from Heidelberg are coming to Cambridge from 22-28th 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

HISIMP bring and share lunch

The next Bring and Share Lunch being held for U3AC members living in Histon and Impington will be held at the home of Judy and Dick Wilson on Tuesday 4 April at 12.30 – 3 pm.

If you would like to come to this lunch please book a place with Cathy Middleton on 01223 232187 or email: by the end of March.

These lunches are a fun way to bring local people with a common interest together and to make new friends. STOP PRESS – The Bring and Share Lunch is now open to any U3AC members living in nearby villages. People who have come to previous lunches will all be very welcome.

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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