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11th March 2009

The Virtual U3A of the United Kingdom is now available at http://vu3a.org It is intended to serve the needs of those who, by reason of location, health or other commitments, are unable to attend a local U3A. Participants must have a computer and some basic skills. Contact wariner@waitrose.com
U3A Online of Australia announce their programme for 2009, click-on http://www.u3aonline.org.au -- 42 short online courses and many other useful resources for older people, especially those who are geographically, physically or socially isolated. They are mostly of 8 weeks duration.
Collectors of porcelain and those interested in the subject will find www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/0pages/list-a.php to be a useful resource.
ibiblio is Not Your Average Library. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, www.ibiblio.org is a source of freely available information, including software, art, music, literature, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.
Walking isn't just the perfect form of physical exercise for the over-60s it could also "Save your sanity" according to Italian studies in dementia. See http://www.nhs.uk/news/2007/December/
Pages/Exerciseanddementia.aspx
TECHNICAL TOPICS WinAudit is easy to use, no special knowledge is required to use the programme. It is a self-contained single file that needs no installation or configuration. It can be run from a floppy disk or USB stick -- see http://www.pxserver.com/WinAudit.htm PC audit and inventory of software, licenses, security configuration, hardware, network settings...

 

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