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New U3A Event at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

 

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2019 High Lane U3A Calender

 

The 2019 High Lane u3a Calendar produced by the Photography Group will be on sale at the September monthly meeting.  It will be priced at £5 complete with envelope, or £4.75 without envelope.

 

Social Dances to be held at the Village Hall


The Sequence Dancing Group will be holding some social dances on Sunday afternoons , at High Lane Village Hall , 2.30 - 4.30, open to all U3A members .

 

Dates are second Sunday of each month , Sept 9th , Oct 14th , Nov 11th and Dec 9th . The programme will be a mixture of sequence , ballroom and fun dances , hopefully to suit everyone !

 

Ring Ian and Kate for further details 0161 449 8830

 

 

 

Cottonopolis Events: What Where when
Your round-up of this summer's Cottonopolis events

Tuesday 31st July 6.30 pm: Finding the Cotton Famine
Portico Library, Mosley Street, Manchester
Marking the launch of the accessible database of Cotton Famine poems, with recitations and song drawn from the original poems sent into local newspapers. Ideal for anyone wishing to join the Cotton Famine Poetry research project (below). This is a free event but please book online .

Mid-August, location to be confirmed: How to join in with the Cotton Famine Poetry research
Free to GMU3A network members - open to all U3A members - register interest to secure a place
For our members who want to experience first hand the buzz of finding a piece of real history,  Dr. Simon Rennie will show what to look for, how to record and submit your findings and - crucially - how to use the microfilm readers to be found in our public libraries. Discover more and book Online here

Monday September 3rd: Manchester Mass Motoring

MMU, 70 Oxford Road (near Oxford Road Station), 10.30 am - 2.30 pm
Free to GMU3A network members - open to all U3A members
Dr Craig Horner will lead you through his 'living history' project, which recognises the contribution of motoring and car ownership to the development of Manchester and its suburbs. Your memories of your first car, trips and journeys can contribute to a historical database, and you will learn how to replicate the methods for gathering these accounts back in your own U3A. Discover more and book online here

Members of U3As in the Greater Manchester Network can attend free - but you must nonetheless book.
Any other U3A member can attend for a £5 fee. If your U3A joins the network, you may attend free of charge.
We're happy to answer your queries

Maggy Simms
Tony Pearson
Jenny Carley

The Cottonopolis working group
Part of the Greater Manchester Network of U3As

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May Newsletter.

 

Please note that if your email address is "btinternet", you may be unable to access the May Newsletter. The problem is due to BT internet not accepting our email - they might be treating it as "spam".

 

If so, remember you can access the Newsletter by clicking on the "Newsletter" link.

 

http://www.highlaneu3a.org.uk/NewNewsletters.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Boat trip on Manchester Ship Canal

A few spaces are available on a trip on Manchester Ship Canal on Friday 29th June. The trip is organised by a local probus group.

A coach will pick up in High Lane at 7:45am. Contact Neville Pixton at nevpixton@gmail.com for further details or to book a place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institute of physics Science day

Join musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music, scientists and psychologists from the University of Manchester to explore the passage of time in music, physics and psychology. With a mix of live music, short talks and drama, you're sure to come away with a very different view of what time actually is and how our idea of how quickly it passes might just depend on your age or even what kind genre of music you're listening to…

 

This event is free to attend and requires no prior knowledge – we only ask that you are over 16 and are open to participating with people of all ages and backgrounds! You may register here and please do share amongst your friends and family.

 

Hannah Renshall from the Institute of Physics would like to offer U3A members to attend this event.

 

Hannah is the Outreach officer for the North West and will be a guest speaker at the Science day which is being organised by Deeside and Wirral network

We'd like to invite you to “What's time? – explore with music, physics and psychology” - a free event on Tuesday 10 th April from 4 – 6pm at the Google Digital Garages in Manchester .

 

Hannah Renshall

Regional Officer: North West

 

 

Entertaining talk by retired consultant surgeon
Mr Peter Sykes

The first meeting of the year took place on Wednesday 10th January. To a large audience, Mr Peter Sykes described briefly what medicine was like in the early 60s when he qualified, and then described a modern gall bladder removal operation, using "keyhole surgery", ably assisted by Carole Clulow.


He has recently started his own "BLOG" with amusing medical stories www.medicaltales.org

 

 

1000 Mile Walking Medal Winner    

At the start of 2017, HL U3A Walking Group member Merlyn Young resolved to walk 1000 miles during the year. He achieved his 1000 miles with time to spare on 5th November 2017, some feat, or should that be feet!

His medal was awarded by Country Walking Magazine. Merlyn's wife Joyce accompanied him on some of the walks' with a total of 718 miles. Many congratulations to both of them, a great achievement and worthy example to the rest of us. Well, it is a time of year for new resolutions!

The Latin inscription on the medal reads :- AMBULO ERGO SUM (I walk  therefore I am )