News of general interest to all members

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.

Spring newsletter now available

The Spring edition of the Hayling Island newsletter is now available in electronic form.

You can:

  • Read the newsletter online using a version designed for use on the web; for example, you can resize the text without having to scroll left and right to see the whole page;
  • Read the newsletter online exactly as it will appear in the printed version; or
  • Print your own copy of the newsletter to read at any time

Click here to see the electronic version. Note that you will need your username and password. Your username is log in to the members' area to see your user id. I cannot tell you your password (no-one can) but, if you have forgotten yours, you can get a new one; click here to find out how.

You will also receive a printed copy of the newsletter in due course unless you have opted out. If you haven't opted out, please take a look at the electronic version and see if you need a printed copy. The newsletter page explains how opting out from the printed version will benefit you and Hayling Island U3A. It also provides a simple way to opt out.

Regards,

Andy Henderson
Web site editor

Sing Out!

The Ambassador Theatre Group’s West End Creative Learning team has created this one day bespoke event to bring together up to 150 U3A members from across the UK to enjoy the experience of working together with a professional West End Musical Director.

The group will fill the auditorium of one of our West End Theatres with a series of songs from various West End musicals.  You’ll be taken through a series of warm-up exercises , spend time learning songs, working with the MD on vocal qualities, tone and harmonies in preparation for a recording of the pieces before the end of the day, a CD copy of which will be sent to you after the event.

Previous choir experience and the ability to read music is not necessary and the Sing Out is designed for all abilities and all voices.

The event takes place on May 1st 2017 and tickets cost £36.50 per person.

Click here for more details and a booking form.

Bell Canto in concert

Bell Canto - our hand bells group - is once again joining with the Solent Fellowship band of the Salvation Army to perform a concert at the Hayling Island Community Centre in West Town at 7.30 on Friday 10th March.

Tickets are £7 and can be purchased from the Community Centre at any time it is open, or on the door on the evening of the concert.

All proceeds will go to the Community Centre brick appeal fund.

Contact Derek Dunn for more information.

U3A summer schools - 2017

Click here to see the programme for the 2017 U3A summer schools.

The courses available are extremely varied:

  • Cryptic crosswords for beginners
  • Regards sur la France actuelle
  • Globalisation
  • History of the workhouse
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Look back in anger? School maths from an adult perspective
  • Recorder ensemble playing
  • Sexuality in the ancient world
  • Creative writing - erotic genre
  • Key influences on English Garden Design
  • Latin in context
  • Dickens and Great Expectations
  • Music before the microchip
  • Exploring English poetry
  • Boys Will be Girls [and vice versa]…cross-gender casting in Shakespeare’s plays
  • Singing for pleasure
  • La Belle Epoque France 1890-1914
  • Creative writing for radio
  • Drama - from ‘The Living Room’ to ‘The Room’
  • Exploring English
  • Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Roots of popular music
  • Opera of the ‘Early Romantic’ period
  • Intermediate-advanced Spanish
  • The Russian revolutions a hundred years on

Click here for more detail including costs and booking.