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Issue number one hundred and sixty-three (July 2014) from the WorldU3A Service, sent on the first of every month to U3A members anywhere in the world.

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Cycling Groups: This is a 15-minute video for an evening meeting. In 1933, Horace Dall, engineer and astronomer from England set out to make the first wheeled crossing of Sprengisandur, a landscape so rough, raw and remote that it was used by NASA to train their astronauts for the moon landing.

A piece of paper, not much bigger than his hand, showed the entire island of Iceland and was his only map. Dressed in a suit, with supplies, which would hardly have been sufficient for half of his planned trip, he crossed the river Þjórsá - and stood alone in the desert.

Forgotten Books features extensive works in many esoteric subjects, ancient knowledge, sacred texts and secret history.

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"My name is Vlatko and I'm the owner of this site. It all started some time ago when I "fell in love" with documentaries in quest for more knowledge. I then started searching for documentaries and found a whole bunch and decided to put them all on this site. It's just an information scattered around the web and then assembled and categorized in an easy to use website called Top Documentary Films.

"TDF offers full watchable documentaries in hope to provide a valuable resource to those with an interest in documentary films and to help independent documentary filmmakers and festival coordinators promote their films and events".

To recognize the centenary of World War I, the British Library is undertaking to archive a collection of topically-relevant Web sites, and wants your help finding them.
Our U3A Members in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Savaram Ramakrishna Rao and Shri KV Shastri joined in the Rally on Beach Road Visakhapatnam on 15/06/2014 during the event of WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY. KV Shastri, Member U3A Visakhapatnam.

On the invitation of Shri Virendra Gupta, Indian High Commissioner in South Africa, a 29 members goodwill delegation of Senior Citizens Council of Delhi led by its President, J.R. Gupta visited South Africa between 16th & 27th June, 2014. A full report on the visit can be found here >>>
Gardening Groups: is a BBC CLICK video detailing several useful website sources for gardeners.

U3A Online: A complete GEMs Archive - Rick Swindell's newsletter - pdf printouts of all prior editions can be found at

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