Hayling Island U3A - January Update

In this update:

  • Tickled to death - a presentation by Simon Brett
  • U3A Science network annual meeting
  • National U3A email newsletter

Tickled to death - a presentation by Simon Brett

Simon is a well known crime writer having authored many books including the Charles Paris novels. His web site provides a list of 102 books! He has also written for radio including the 'After Henry' comedy series.

Next Thursday - January 17th - at 2pm in the Hayling Island Community Centre, he will tell us about his writing life in crime and comedy, from early schoolboy attempts, via twelve years of gainful employment, to being a full time writer, something he has now done for thirty-eight years. He'll cover the ups and downs of his profession, and talk about some of the fascinating people he has met along the way.

More details here.

U3A Science network annual meeting

This year's meeting takes place at Aston University between Monday 5th and Thursday 8th August. Topics include:

  • The Fascinating World of Radiology : Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Mysterious Water
  • The Science of Frankenstein
  • Scare Stories: Risk and Perception
  • Liquid Amps
  • Why doesn’t your nose grow an ear?
  • As old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth (Robotics)

Organisers this year have a challenge planned and are asking members to let them know if they’re interested in Robotics.

More details, including a booking form here.

National U3A email newsletter

The U3A Trust produces an email newsletter each month to supplement Third Age Matters. As well as U3A news it provides details of events like the one above. If you would like to receive a copy, you can sign up for one here.

Andy Henderson
Web site editor, Hayling Island U3A

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