Issue number eighty-nine (May 2008) in a series of Signposts sent by the U3A International Group UK and U3AOnline Australia, once a month, to any and all U3A members anywhere in the world.

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Web manager Vennela
vennela@holloways.org
11th March 2009

Free do-it-yourself easy websites for local groups or for individual members. Ideal for announcements and newsletters
- http://u3asample.googlepages.com for an example page
- http://mail.google.com to sign up for gmail/googlemail
- http://pages.google.com to make your web page
Amateur Journalists: The Guardian and HelpAge International are running a competition. Submit a 600/1000 word article before May 6th and the 16 finalists get the trip of a lifetime. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/
developmentcompetition
Music Groups: This is a plug for YOUTUBE. Where else could you see and hear Grieg play Grieg, Stravinsky play Stravinsky and Rachmaninov play Rachmaninov? Plus archive clips of Rubinstein, Horowitz, Arrau, Lipatti and Wanda Landowska. Click on www.youtube.com and put your favourite composer/performer in the search bar.
Current Affairs Groups: Social Watch monitors worldwide progress towards equality for the poor and dispossessed. http://www.socialwatch.org/en/
informesTematicos/informesTematicos.htm Some excellent articles on poverty and pensions.
Philosophy/Comparative Religion Groups: This really wonderful compendium - www.sacred-texts.com - covers much more than you might think, every religion (past and present) that you can think of, folk tales, fairy stories, myths, Shakespeare, Tolkien.... A really fascinating resource. (Thank you Paul Hansford - U3A UK)
The Community Sustainable Energy Programme (CSEP) was launched on 7 April. Funded through the Big Lottery Fund, it provides grants towards the cost of energy efficiency measures, such as loft and cavity wall insulation in village halls, visitor centres and other community-based organisations. Visit www.communitysustainable.org.uk for information or tel: 0845 367 1671

 

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