News for members of the science and technology group

U3A national summer schools 2018

The U3A Trust is running two summer schools this year. The first will run from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th July at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire. The second will run from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th September at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.

The full programme covers 19 courses including:

  • Opera
  • French
  • Cryptic Crosswords
  • Maths
  • Art Between the Wars
  • Musicals
  • Writing a TV Soap

Click here for more details including programme details, costs and booking arrangements.

South East U3A Forum summer school

The South East U3A Forum is running a summer school in Chichester from Monday 18th June to Thursday 21st June.

Sessions include:

  • Bridge Refresher Course
  • Culture & Rituals
  • Knitting
  • Mah Jong
  • The Joy of Maths
  • Jazz – The Sound of Surprise
  • Pagham, Parham and a Palace
  • Discovering Techniques in Water Colour Painting (subject to cancellation)
  • Portrayal of People, Events & Nature
  • Ukulele Tutor
  • Walking
  • Writing Your Life Story

Click here for more details.

Secrets of staying sharp in later life

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A U3A Royal Society Healthy Ageing Lecture 2017 in association with The European Alliance for the Brain, presented by Professor Ian Deary, Professor of Differential Psychology, Director, MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology University of Edinburgh.

Professor Deary is an entertaining and informative speaker, familiar to some U3A members. He will explore the reasons why some people’s brains and thinking skills age better than others, as described in The Disconnected Mind, a research project which is helping to find some answers.

Click here for more details and a booking form.

Live Longer, Live Well – Seize the Day!

This event is organised by the Third Age Trust.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

U3A Royal Society ‘Staying Sharp’ Lecture in association with The European Alliance for the Brain.

Speaker: Professor Richard Faragher, ARCS DPhil FSB

  • Chair, British Society for Research on Ageing
  • Professor of Biogerontology, University of Brighton

Professor Faragher is an entertaining and informative speaker, familiar to some U3A members. He will explore the potential to transform health in later life, the current state of research and dispel false myths about ageing, among other topics - helping us to ‘seize the day’.

£15 including refreshments in The Royal Society’s City of London Rooms, The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Book a place on this event