Telephone: 01223 321 587 | Email: [email protected]

Those who teach shall also learn & those who learn shall also teach

Outside Organisations

The following items from outside organisations may be of interest to U3AC members

The Centre for Cambridge Clinical Informatics ( is holding a public opinion workshop on how best to share patient medical records between healthcare providers, researchers, government bodies, and scientific industries. We will discuss data sharing with regards to developing new healthcare products, medications, and treatment methods. We aim to share the information we gather with policy makers and those involved in healthcare research to help support a community-formed policy on health data management.

We will discuss topics such as:

  • sharing data
  • selling data; and
  • the best methods of healthcare providers working with government, researchers, and scientific industries.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, particularly patients, and their families and carers. If you are interested in attending, I kindly request that you email me at [email protected] to confirm your place. The workshop will take place on Thursday 29 June, from 10h00 to 12h30, in Cormack Room, University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RU. We will compensate reasonable travel costs and provide light refreshments. University Centre is accessible for disabled persons. For more access information, please see:

Status: Current as of May

Books for Amnesty – Cambridge Bookshop.

We are looking for friendly volunteers for our bookshop at 46 Mill

Road Cambridge.  If you like books, and like working with customers

and colleagues, we would love to hear from you!  Training given on the

till etcetera.  Please drop into the shop to pick up a volunteer form,

or email our manager David Float on [email protected]

Status: Current as of May

Thursday 29 June 19.30 £15/£8 (under 16)

Venue: Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge. CB22 5BP

Crispian Steele-Perkins

An Evening with one of the world’s best known trumpet soloists who has recorded with artists ranging from Kiri the Kanawa to Cliff Richard!

He also plays the theme tune to BBC’s Antique Roadshow.

Web Link:

Booking online at or call 01223 849004

Volunteer for Wimpole History Festival

Be part of the public face of Wimpole History Festival and help us to welcome thousands of visitors for a weekend of heritage and fun as part of a unique partnership between Cambridge Literary Festival and the National Trust. We are currently looking for stewards to help out with this year’s festival, which will take place: Friday 7 – Sunday 9 July, 2017.

Stewards are essential to the smooth running of the festival and they will work with a Head Steward to ensure that audiences fully enjoy the festival. Stewards’ tasks may include setting up venues, directing audiences, managing the car park, working in the Green Room, and keeping venues tidy. In return, you can attend talks for free!

Get in touch with Heather Stallard if you think you might be interested, by emailing [email protected]

City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 27 May, 7.30 pm, West Road Concert Hall

CCSO under its conductor Robert Hodge will be playing Rachmaninov’s 3rd Symphony.  Before this, Nicholas McCarthy, who is the first one-armed pianist to graduate from the London Music Colleges, will  join the orchestra to play Benjamin Britten’s Diversions.

Complete programme:

Liadov – The Enchanted Isle

Britten – Diversions for for piano left hand and orchestra

Rachmaninov –  Symphony no 3

Tickets can be  bought on line, by phone or in person at the ADC box office. Please follow the links on the web site

ENDELLION STRING QUARTET, ‘Quartet in Residence’, University of Cambridge with Guest Cellist, GUY JOHNSTON

The Endellions’ final concert in their 2016-17 Cambridge season at West Road Concert Hall (11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP)  is on Wednesday, 24th May (7.30pm).  It will feature, as guest cellist, the remarkable young musician, GUY JOHNSTON, Winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2000, former Chorister of King’s College and Classical Brit Award winner who will join the Quartet for Schubert’s sumptuous quintet for two cellos.

The full evening’s programme will be:

HAYDN – String Quartet Op.54 No.2 in C

MOZART – String Quartet K.575 in D

SCHUBERT – String Quintet in C (D.956, Op. posth. 163) (‘Cello Quintet’)

The last concert in our series starts with Haydn’s extraordinary Op.54 No.2, with its amazing written out improvisation in the Adagio, the agonising cries of anguish in the Trio and the slow (mostly!) finale. We follow that with Mozart’s radiantly tender late D major quartet and finish the season on a high note with the miraculous Schubert quintet for two cellos, in which we shall be joined by our dear friend Guy Johnston.

After the concert, Andrew, Ralph, Garfield, David and Guy invite the audience to join them for a FREE GLASS OF WINE or soft drink.  Do join us if you can!

Tickets:   £27, £25 (OAP), £13 (reg disabled) and £6 for students and Under 16s. (HALF PRICE – standard or OAP tickets – available for restricted view seats.)

A flyer with full details of the concerts, kindly sponsored by Lark (Group) Ltd, is attached and you can book online at: attached are the Endellions’ and Guy Johnston’s biographies, for interest.

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology Open Day

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, a world-leading research institute located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, will be opening its doors to all in a special one-off event on Saturday 17 June as part of the Festival of Medical Research.

During the day you can take a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the state-of-the-art building, talk to scientists and support staff about their ground-breaking work and learn more about the cutting-edge research through an exciting programme of talks (aimed at non-scientists). There will also be an amazing range of hands-on activities for children (and adults!), including a Nobel treasure hunt and the chance to view your own cells under a microscope.

Timing: 10am-4pm on Saturday 17 June

Address: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, CB2 0QH

Website: See the programme of hands-on activities, tours and talks at: 

Enquiries and booking: This is a free event. Booking is not needed but people are encouraged to register their interest in attending to help us in planning for the event:

Facilities: Free onsite parking available. Refreshments will be available to purchase in our restaurant (an indoor picnic area will also be available).

The Spiritual Significance of Mistakes –  An Evening Talk

“To err is human, to forgive divine” Alexander Pope

Everyone makes mistakes. When we resort to covering them up or blaming someone else in order to fool others we end up fooling ourselves, however mistakes bring powerful spiritual benefits – if we know how to see them.

This talk will explore the valuable lessons we can learn from our mistakes for spiritual growth and self-development.

Speaker: Geoff Marlow Geoff is a management consultant and coach who believes in the power of creativity to transform the way teams and organisations work, and in so doing helps great ideas flourish.

Spirituality in Daily Life 

‘Spirituality in Daily Life’ is a drop-in weekly session held on Thursday mornings.

Each week a practical subject is discussed from a fresh and spiritual perspective with like minded people. The session is held in the friendly and tranquil atmosphere of the Inner Space Meditation Centre on King’s Parade.

All welcome! Facilitated by Heather Kara.

Living in happiness – Thursday 18th May

Revealing my purpose – Thursday 25th May

Inner Space Meditation Centre, 6 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1XJ   Tel: (01223) 464616

Status: Current as of May

Be part of the public face of Cambridge Literary Festival and help us to welcome thousands of visitors to enjoy the foremost literary festival in the East of England! We are currently looking for stewards to help out with this year’s exciting Cambridge Literary Festival, which will take place: Tuesday 18 – Sunday 23 April.

Stewards are essential to the smooth running of the festival and they will work with a Head Steward and Artist Liaison to ensure that audiences fully enjoy the festival. Stewards’ tasks may include setting up venues, directing audiences, managing book-signing queues, distributing programmes, manning the Green Room and keeping venues tidy. In return, you can attend talks throughout the festival week for free.

Get in touch with Heather Stallard if you think you might be interested, by emailing [email protected]

Ballroom at HIAM Sports & Social Club, Putney Hill Road, Prickwillow,

ELY Cambs, CB7 4UU Phone 01353-688269 Website

Ballroom & Sequence dances with live music. Bar and Raffle at all dances.

All dances are 50/50 Ballroom & Sequence, except for the Umbrella Big Band dance in April .

Saturday night dances: 8-11 p.m. Members £5. Non-members £6.50. Pay at the door.

Tea dances: 2 til 5p.m. Members £4. Non-members £5.50 incl. tea/coffee/biscuits. Pay at the door.

For further information see the website or phone Veronica 07936-389-296

£10 for members. £12 for non-members.

Tickets from Veronica phone 07936-389-296 or 01353-721061


MAY 2017
Saturday 27th – Les Allitt


JUNE 2017
Sunday 4th – Tea Dance: David Last
Saturday 17th – Richard Keeling
Saturday 24th – Mark Spafford

CHOICES is looking for new trustees.

Cambridgeshire based charity CHOICES, has been supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse for the past thirty years.

CHOICES, with a head office in Cambridge, is looking for additional Board Members in order to drive the charity forward, harnessing their current position to ensure that they remain at the forefront of the sector.

Interested applicants will need to have:
• An interest in mental health and counselling
• The capacity to commit to 10 meetings per year.
• The desire to become part of an active and dedicated team.
• The motivation to support and contribute to the charity’s plans for development.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from people with a broad spectrum of interests and experience.

Training and support will be offered for those who have other relevant skills or knowledge but who may not have had previous experience of being a trustee. Trustee meetings are held monthly.

We believe that joining our board would be a rewarding and exciting experience, given the reputation that CHOICES has in the mental health voluntary sector.
For more information, contact Helen Hutchinson at [email protected] or call 01954 211320.

Or to apply please email us with your CV, and a covering letter explaining why you would like to be a trustee.

Status: Current as at 22 February

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of North Carolina are conducting a study requiring focus group participants. As a voluntary focus group participant, all information you provide will be anonymized. Anonymized data may be used in publications or other forms of outreach.
As a thank you for your participation, you will receive £20 after the focus group.
The focus group will run from 5:10 to 6:40 pm on Monday, 27 February, and will be held in Seminar Room A of the Margaret Wileman Building at Hughes Hall:
Hughes Hall
Wollaston Road
Cambridge, CB1 2EW
Please sign up via the following form:
The first ten people to sign up will be selected to participate.
Thank you for your time and help. Please contact Rosemary Ostfeld at [email protected] or +44 7722 501041 if you have any questions.

Status: Current as at 20 February

All Ages Dance
10.30 to 12.00  generally on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at St Paul’s Primary School, Coronation Street, Cambridge, CB21HJ
Our friendly 5 Rhythms dance session for everyone, whatever age or ability continues in 2017. Designed as an affordable and inclusive dance activity led by trusted Cambsdance teachers. We welcome all ages, babies to 100 years, or more.
5Rhythms is a form of dance that anyone can do whatever their age, shape, mobility, gender or fitness level. You will be guided with music and the teacher’s suggestions to support your body, this can include playful movement and connecting to others, as well as dancing solo. Or tapping your toes while sitting in a chair. No prior knowledge is needed.
For further information see or email [email protected]

Status: Current as at 20 February

CirculART 2017 – artist applications now open
This year, Cambridge Carbon Footprint is hosting the second edition of CirculART. CirculART is a project in which the work of local artists who work with repurposed materials is showcased in the windows of Cambridge’s finest charity shops.

For 3 weeks from the 8th of June 2017, the public will be able to pick up a CirculART Trail map from participating shops and other select locations around Cambridge. Using the printed trail map or its online version members of the public can follow the CirculART trail, visiting charity shops around Cambridge and enjoying beautiful artworks, all made by recycling, re-purposing and reclaiming. In the 2016 edition there were 20 artists and charity shops involved.

For the 2017 edition we are looking for new artists to get involved in this project. The artist application form is now live. Applications will close on the 6th March. It would be great if you could send this message through to anyone within your organisation or network that it might be of interest to. The link to the application form is:

Wanting to walk?
We are a small friendly walking group of about 15 members who are looking to welcome a few more members.   We walk 5 miles weekly on Tuesdays during 3 terms, starting within 20 miles of Cambridge.  We meet at a pub to order lunch before walking at 10.00, and aim to be back by 12.30-13.00. Members are encouraged to act as deputy leader about once a term; walks are provided. Communication is by email.  Do be in touch if you would like to try us out.  Contact: John & Jean Harding, email [email protected] or Peter Friend, [email protected]

Status: Current as at 1 February

Under Fives Roundabout preschool and toddler group in North Cambridge is seeking a Treasurer to sit on its committee. This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in setting the strategic direction of the organisation. The role of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of Under Fives Roundabout’s affairs, ensuring its viability and that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.  This is a voluntary, unremunerated role, which would suit someone with previous accountancy experience/knowledge or currently studying/qualifying to become an accountant. For more information please read the job description provided or contact Sam Capes, Manager at Under Fives Roundabout, at [email protected]. To apply, please contact Sam Capes as above, stating why you would like the role and your suitability. For more information regarding the organisation, please look at our website:

Status: Current as at 27 January

Volunteering Opportunities at Cambridge Re-Use

Cambridge Re-Use is a well-established charity that helps individuals and families that are struggling financially to buy household goods and furniture at a low cost. We rely on a team of 30 volunteers to help deliver our service.
We have volunteers in many different roles from, receptionists, van crew, van drivers, to Pat testing, data entry, marketing, fundraising, social media, research projects and more.
We offer a warm friendly family atmosphere, lunch and travel expenses, a 25% discount on furniture and lots of tea, coffee and biscuits.
We are currently recruiting new volunteers for various roles within our team. For further information and an application form please contact Cara (Manager) on 01223 414554 or email [email protected].

Status: Current as at 26 January

Let’s talk about ageing and car driving!

When growing older, especially car driving can be an important factor for an independent, social life.

The online questionnaire “Older People and Night Driving” is about your insights. This student project is about what kind of experiences older people (age: 60 years and older) have and how future research could improve the driving situation for older people.

It doesn’t matter if you

•          already stopped driving or

•          still drive,

tell your story by filling out the following survey.


More information: Online Questionnaire

Please notice that this study is completely anonymous.


If you have any questions, please contact Elisabeth Stein via [email protected] or visit our Facebook Page.

Status: Current as at 17 January

Are you passionate about making sure every person has an equal voice, has rights that are upheld and has greater control of their own life?

Total Voice Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s volunteer programme needs you!

If you have experience of or interest in:

  • disability (including learning disability, autism and sensory impairments),
  • mental health issues,
  • equality and rights
  • speaking out for the young, people with a disability, or older people.

Then we would love you to hear from you.

Just email us at [email protected], call 01223 5558 or visit us (until summer 2017*) at Mount Pleasant House, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge, CB3 0RN.

*Please note from summer 2017 our Cambridge office will be moving to elsewhere in Cambridgeshire, our email address will remain the same*

Status: Current as at 17 January

Literature Cambridge and Stapleford Granary present dynamic one-day and half-day courses on great literature. The courses are taught by leading Cambridge academics.


Sun. 11 June. Reading The Waste Land. With Michael Hrebeniak and Sarah Cain

All courses are held at Stapleford Granary. Book via their website (under Events):


The Cambridge Roar’s Afternoon Tea: Friday 30th June 2017, £20 per person

The perfect afternoon out, a heavenly Afternoon Tea, this event is in aid of The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridge United Community Trust and East Anglian Air Ambulance, raising funds to allow these charities to continue to do their fantastic work.

Guests will enjoy a leisurely afternoon, with the chance to browse an array of beautiful items from our pop up shops (champagne in hand), catch-up with friends over scones and jam, and relax with a scrumptious sweet, all accompanied by live entertainment in our purpose-built marquee (perfect on a beautiful sunny day).

As ever it’s all about raising funds for our three worthy charities so it’s not just a lovely day out, it’s all for a good cause!

For more information about the event, and to book tickets please visit or call the Roar Team on 01223 293 383.

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