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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


The Cottonopolis Project

A Greater Manchester U3A Network Study Day
Saturday 27th January 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

For more information, Click Here to download the flyer


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 )