Issue number one hundred and sixteen (August 2010) in a series of Signposts from WorldU3A International, sent once a month to any and all U3A members anywhere in the world.
Please send snippets of possible interest to the editor, Tom
|IAUTA, The International Association of Universities of the Third Age, announce their 2010 Conference, to be held in November in Costa Rica in partnership with the University of Costa Rica. IAUTA is anxious to create an event which fulfils its particular needs and ambitions. We are well on the way with a joint programme under the title GERONTOLOGY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE XXI CENTURY: OLDER PEOPLE, EXPERIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. For further information see www.u3a.org.uk/aiuta-2010.html|
Greater London Region: Open Age was established in 1993, - http://www.openage.co.uk/
- it's a user led charity working across Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster
enabling retired older people, from 50 to over 100 years old to sustain
their physical and mental fitness, maintain active lifestyles and develop
new and stimulating interests.
Chappell - retired Piano-teacher in Cape Town, makes this splendid offer
to all U3A members.
Beginner songwriters and musicians will find music theory lessons you can actually use - like which chords go together, and why.
- http://www.myguide.gov.uk -
is a website designed to help people take their first steps with computers
and the internet. Registered users get access to an easy-to-use email
system and a wide range of online courses.
does your local council spend your money on?
Openly Local is a new project to develop an open and unified way of accessing UK Local Government information. So far we have opened up data for over 140 local authorities, and more are being added every week, with more information being opened up too. Click on http://openlylocal.com/ to learn more.
is yet another website for the older agegroup and grandparents, BeGrand.net
offers a rich mix of expert information and advice with a welcoming and
thriving community. Read authoritative articles on a wide range of topics
of interest to grandparents. Once you join, you can create your own profile,
write (and comment on) blogs, join and create groups, use the live online
advisors service, make new friends and more. Take a tour to find out what
else BeGrand.net has to offer.
|Sci/Tech Groups: EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. EurekAlert! provides a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other research organizations can bring their most recent news to the media. It also offers its news and resources to the public. It has lots you can download and discuss at your next group meeting. See http://www.eurekalert.org/|
- A bumper crop from Rick Swindell of U3A
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