Sadly the group Coordinator has decided to step down and in the absence of volunteers the group has been cancelled. If you are interested in becoming a coordinator contact Lilia Group.firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively – there is a Monday/Wednesday group and a Tuesday group
I’m just letting you know that there is a general interest talk being given next Wednesday 26th April at 7 p.m. in Luton, titled ‘LIDAR – the new illuminating the past’.
The speaker is excellent (a former colleague of mine) and he will be demonstrating case studies of a village in Buckinghamshire (possibly Emberton, but I’m not certain) and also the Luton area showing how LIDAR can highlight archaeology and geology. I’ll attach a flyer which I’m more than happy for you to circulate to your members in case it is of interest to them.
The location is Eaton Electric Ltd, Great Marlings, Butterfield, Luton LU2 8DL.
It is easy to find by taking the turning off the Hitchin Road by The Hilton Garden Inn.
I know it’s a bit far to go from Buckingham, but I thought you might like to know anyway.
The talk is open to anyone and is free. There is an excellent buffet afterwards for which we ask a donation of £2.
If anyone is interested, it would be useful to know in advance for catering purposes. They can contact me at this email address, or go to the website and register there.
AMcG LIDAR talk details 26-04-17
Grafton Regis has some places available for the above event, which takes place on Saturday May 6th at Grafton Regis in south Northamptonshire, and also for Saturday June 17th and Saturday October 7th. We would welcome any of your members who are interested in walking round our small village and experiencing our amazing history.
The event begins at 2.30pm in the colourfully decorated Village Hall, where you will meet some of the famous people from medieval times who have links with the village, including the White Queen, Elizabeth Woodville, and Richard III, all in authentic costume. We then take a leisurely walk through the village to the beautiful Church of St Mary the Virgin, meeting Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey, Elizabeth I and other characters from the Tudor period en route.
More events from village history, including the sacking of Grafton House during the Civil War, the creation of the Dukedom of Grafton, and the discovery of the Grafton Portrait of Shakespeare, are recounted in the Church. We also meet characters from more recent times back at the Village Hall.
Finally, tea and cakes are served in the Village Hall. The cost is £8.50 for adults, £1.00 for under 16s, and under 5s free. All profits are divided equally between the funds for the maintenance of the Village Hall and of the Church.
Booking is essential. To book or for further details, please phone Kathy on 0791 009 2132 or email email@example.com
Also see information on Grafton history at
www.grafton-regis.co.uk and follow us on twitter @GRWhiteQueen and on facebook @graftonregis1464
Summer Schools 2017
This year we are running three National Summer Schools and currently we have places on :
Summer School 1 – Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire – 17-20 July History of the Workhouse
Literature – Elizabeth Gaskell
Sexuality in the Ancient World
Summer School 2 – Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester – 14-17 August
Creative Writing – Erotic Genre
Literature – Dickens & Great Expectations
Music Before the Microchip
Summer School 3 – Royal Agricultural University – Cirencester – 11-14 September History – Law & Order in Anglo-Saxon England
Opera of the ‘Early Romantic’ Period
The Russian Revolutions a Hundred Years
Jane Walker – current coordinator of the play reading group is going to step down, so why not volunteer and help continue the group. Jane will remain a member so I’m sure she will be able to provide support. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Janti steps down from his post in a year’s time, we need someone with database skills (if possible) to shadow him with a view to taking over when he steps down.
For more information contact Janti email@example.com
Working together for a great future.
We are a network of energy, enthusiasm and great ideas. We are looking forward to a conference of discussion and innovation. Everyone will be involved in discussions and workshops which will hope will be lively and full of ideas and experiences, bringing the best of our network to the future. We have been set a challenge by our founder to reach the next 1000 U3As, we need to keep our current network strong, and attract the membership for the future. The conference will be an opportunity to bring forward your experiences, as well as talk through some of the daily operational matters that face U3As. We will have some great speakers too. Please come and join the discussion.
East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham