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29th August 2009

Congratulations to U3A West bridgford. Their very interesting 8-minute video clip of the many activities of their U3A group can be seen on Youtube. Music, fitness, history, poetry, theatre visits, art, yoga, cooking, dancing, politics, word games, computing, creative writing, walking, something for everyone.

This is strongly recommended viewing for people hoping to join a local group, but not exactly sure what sort of things we do. Just click on

An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown.

The chemical - curcumin - has long been thought to have healing powers and is already being tested as a treatment for arthritis and even dementia. Now tests by a team at the Cork Cancer Research Centre show it can destroy gullet cancer cells in the lab. For more details click on

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

Alan Russell studies regenerative medicine -- a breakthrough way of thinking about disease and injury, using a process that can signal the body to rebuild itself.

In the fight against disease, defect and injury, Alan Russell has a novel argument: Why not engineer new tissue and organs to replace sick ones? Click-on

WorldU3A Conference News
The Delhi Welcome Committee has now been formed and all foreign delegates will be met on arrival at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. Those arriving early and wishing to stay with an Indian family (U3A member) will find a wonderful welcome. Dreamz Travel have been appointed for Hotel and Tour arrangements.
The Committee are (back row from left)....
Commander Jaggi Malhotra - Chairman of Welcome Committee
Jitin Batra - Manager of Dreamz Travel -
J R Gupta - President of Delhi U3A Seniors
L R Garg - Delhi U3A - Managing Hosting scheme -
(Front left) Devika Marchanda - Director of Dreamz Travel
Jayashree Manglik - India U3A Communications -

Painting: John Duffield of Rugby U3A, Warks wrote to say.... "you asked me to investigate free on-line painting courses, and I have been trawling the web. Generally there appear to be none that don't require a subscription. One exception, however, is :
which does offer good instruction in building a watercolour or oil painting. I do have to confess an interest, since Kim Loydall is an ex-student of mine, but I can really recommend his free courses to U3A painting groups. I hope this is useful".

Yes it certainly is, and thank you.