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

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Science/Technology Groups: Are you looking for a practical project for your winter programme? Build a wind turbine for just a few pounds, or a solar heater, or a Bicycle Generator (charge your laptop while reducing your weight!). The Green Power Science website is dedicated to the backyard scientist.
Keep Fit Groups: For something different the Social Dance website is just the thing. It has video clips of all the old favourites (Veleta, Quadrille, Two-Step, Charlestone) every dance that you ever heard of and a few you haven't heard of. Latin, Folk, Ballroom, Swing and Vintage -- all shown clearly. For a change, why not learn the 'Bus Stop'?

Welcome to four recent additions to the WorldU3A online project MY U3A. Brighton and Hove U3A - Fetcham U3A - Heswall U3A - Port Hills - just click on the names to learn more.

Would you like to see what U3A Zelenogorsk in Siberia and U3A Lucknow in India are doing? Just click on their links too.

If YOUR U3A group isn't listed on our website at http://worldu3a.org why not join us; it would only take you ten minutes to write something up and send it to tom@worldu3a.org

Passwords: and how to crack them. An informative look at how we may be putting ourselves at risk when we choose yet another password for yet another Internet service. Clickon http://onemansblog.com/privacy-policy/  (Thank you Ron Atkinson, Stockton U3A UK).
Not only Walking Groups: Legs are important -- use them or lose them. The National Trust cares for some of Britain's most beautiful places to take a walk. Whether you're looking for a gentle stroll or an energetic hike, there are countless places to explore. Be inspired by their downloadable walk leaflets.


Congratulations to all who took part in the recent Sussex U3A Regional Arts and Crafts Festival in Burgess Hill. More than 30 U3A Groups were represented and there were about 1,000 visitors.

The range of exhibits was so great that one could fill a whole website with examples of creativity and flair. For a representative selection of images please click here. (Thank you Jon Diamond - U3A Sussex).

US Deaths in Afghanistan: Obama vs Bush. Click here to learn more.World Affairs Groups: It is generally considered inadvisable to introduce politics into our communications. However, the meter from http://www.justforeignpolicy.org shown at left monitors a statistic that is rarely shown or discussed. I include it on the grounds that it is factual, topical, and is a statistic that is ignored in most discussions on current affairs. I hope that those who believe it shouldn't be here will forgive this one lapse.
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