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11th March 2009

The World Conference organised by the Indian Society of U3As in association with Chitrakoot University and WorldU3A.org now has a website. See http://worldu3aconference2010.org
ALL SUBJECTS: Laptop-PLUS-projector-PLUS http://academicearth.org/ gives any serious subject group an incredibly rich resource, namely 'Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars" entirely free of charge. (Another reason for a U3A Group to find the money for a projector).
LANGUAGES: Groups studying Japanese might find the list of Anglo-Japanese Societies at http://www.japanese-society.org.uk/ useful.
JOURNEYS: http://www.transportdirect.info/ have greatly improved their search facilities and now include all forms of public transport within the UK.
This is Money - http://www.thisismoney.co.uk - aims to help its 1.6m-plus monthly readers to save and make money in all aspects of their lives. They do this by delivering news plus advice-packed features, analysis and predictions.
OpenStreetMap is a free map of the whole world. Like a 'wiki' it allows users to view and to edit geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth. Click on or go to
http://openstreetmap.org/
TECHNICAL MATTERS
File sharing and backup:
Groups needing to share documents will find http://www.filephile.net/about.html useful. Files of any size or format easily shared by any size of group; confidential, secure and also free to use.

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