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29th August 2009

The WorldU3A Conference to be held at Chitrakoot University, India, in February 2010, have now appointed their official travel agents. Click-on http://worldu3aconference2010.org/travel.htm for details.
Richard's question - an invitation to take part into research into changing attitudes. Just a few minutes of your time giving an opinion on how a certain situation should be handled will help our U3A colleague Lesley Newson, who is doing this research with University of Exeter.

For further explanation and details, click here.

ICT Beginners: Exactly what was needed - a brilliant new set of online lessons from U3A Online Australia for those relatives and colleagues that are just getting to grips with their new computer. http://www.necseniors.net.au/tutor/bfs-intro.html

Language Groups: There are 119 languages listed at http://www.word2word.com/course.html - from Abenaki to Xhosa. Word2Word provides these FREE links in the hope of all people developing a better understanding of others through the use of language.

They have attempted to place as many online courses at your disposal as possible. These sites contain lessons to help learn one language from another. The courses vary in quality and the quantity of material presented.

Are you a UK member and over 70? If so, click on the picture at right. Free light bulbs and water saving devices are available to those over 70. Gas central heating grants are available for those on qualifying benefits, tax credits or allowances. Grants for home insulation are available for ALL owner/occupiers and private tenants, whatever your level of income.

These grants will NOT be available forever, once the funding is exhausted, they will cease. Be sure to apply early.

Sci/Tech Groups: In general, we don't value science as much as we should. It lives beneath the surface of everything we touch and taste. So let's look again at science: what is it doing for us already? How is it going to drive us to a better future? So click-on http://sciencesowhat.direct.gov.uk/SSWFindOutMoreFavourites.aspx and see how science is touching you.
TECHNICAL MATTERS: To my surprise I learn that there are still U3A Groups forking out over £100 a year for Website registration and hosting. Some time ago we advised you of a splendid offer of £32 per annum from Handmadepages in Norfolk specially for U3A groups. If you're interested have a look at http://www.handmadepages.co.uk/Hosting_U3A.html
 
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