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Tech support scam

Seen an item about the latest scam email which purports to come from Microsoft and tells people to update Windows 10 by downloading a file. Needless to say this contains a nasty “ransomware”. It’s a good idea to remember that Microsoft will NEVER email you asking you to update, it’s all done through the Windows Defender app which downloads updates automatically. Here’s a page from Microsoft explaining these scams and how to protect yourself:

Research project for U3A

My name is Georgina Floridou and I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Music at the University of Sheffield. My research is about the thoughts that appear unintentionally in the mind and how their characteristics might change across the adult lifespan.

Currently, I am conducting a study about music that appears involuntarily and repeatedly in the mind and how ageing might affect its characteristics.

Are you more than 60 years old, healthy, and own an Android phone or tablet? Do you want to contribute to science and win a £5 Amazon voucher? You are cordially invited to take part in an ethically approved research study of the University of Sheffield, which is funded by the British Academy, about music that appears in the mind unintentionally and repeatedly. We are very much interested in your experiences either they are frequent or not so frequent – even if you don’t have that kind of experiences, you can still participate.

You will be asked to download an application on your phone/tablet and complete a short questionnaire (each one takes about a minute to complete) in response to 8 push notifications per day for 4 days. You can participate from anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in taking part contact us at to arrange the details. All your responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. You contribution is invaluable and your help is much appreciated as your responses will help us understand how everyday thoughts unfold across the adult lifespan. You will be notified about the results of the study as soon as our findings become publicly available.

Dr Georgina Floridou,
Music and Wellbeing Research Unit,
The University of Sheffield”

New Year’s Lunch

A New years lunch is proposed for 12th January 2020.

2 course menu with tea or coffee £22 Menu details will follow

There will be around 60 places at around £25-30 per head. Please contact Cliff Dammers if you are interested – places will be reserved on a first come first served basis.
Cliff Dammers
01327 358708


Christmas Party Friday 13th December

Please join the U3A Line Dancers, Folk Dancers and Ukulele players for
Friday 13th December
Buckingham Community Centre
7pm – 10.30pm
Cost £5
Please bring food to share and your own drink. Your ticket will also be entered into a prize draw on the night.
For further information please contact Joanne Thompson – – or tickets will be available at the October and November open meetings.