Issue number one hundred and nineteen (November 2010) in a series of Signposts from WorldU3A International, sent once a month to U3A members anywhere in the world.

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The Royal Society's 350th anniversary is being celebrated by our partners in events all year and all over the country, ranging from cutting-edge scientific debate to fun days out for all the family. We have gathered all the details at and provided an explorable map. You can also find events run by the Royal Society in our main events diary.

Archaeology Groups: Planning your future programme? The CBA is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations. and it includes CBA Briefing - a comprehensive round-up of archaeological events, fieldwork, exhibitions and conferences. It also contains some course information, and links to the latest grants and awards and even a list of funding ideas.

All Subject Groups: PODCASTS are a brilliant way to record and play back to any audience, large or small, talks or radio programmes, lectures, stories, reports, documentaries, the list is endless.

For the excellent BBC guide to how to use them, go to or click-on You can see the BBC offerings at and the utterly stunning collection of lectures freely available to you from the University of Oxford must be seen to be believed -- in fact, ALL the major Universities now offer their lectures as podcasts.

Maggie Roberts of Shoreham & Southwick U3A says.... "Newcastle City Library run an author events programme, which they post on-line as podcasts. These may be of interest to book groups - especially if, like me, they run a murder mystery book group".

Walkers and Non-walkers: With a new website the Ramblers Association have shifted their attention to the needs of city dwellers. It has some interesting and useful features; for example, recommended walks in major cities, and even a scheme for regular walkers to volunteer to encourage others.

A free 'Walkers Pack' is available from

Reducing the clutter?: Here's one way to do it that might also earn you the air fare to the U3A International conference in Singapore next year.

Every item you own has precious memories attached of course, but will your grand-children share those memories? Anyway is worth a look.

Bookclubs: BBC Bookclub have been in touch with a special offer of tickets for their recording with Man Booker prize-winner Howard Jacobson on Wednesday 1 December, when he’ll be talking about his novel The Mighty Walzer:


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