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News 2015 Archive
11 Nov 2015Your regional council urgently requires a secretary and assistant secretary to help with the running of the council. This is your opportunity to become involved in the wider arena of the U3A movement in the region. To print the poster click here
11 Nov 2015Applications can now be submitted for the first East Midlands U3As Summer School which will be held in August 2016 at Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, from Tuesday evening16th August to Friday lunchtime 19th August 2016. Download and print this Application Form.
More information can be found in the Events section where there is a list of the individual courses. Information about the individual courses can be found in this Brochure with Outline of the Courses.
12 Oct 2015The First East Midlands U3As Summer School
Over 60 have registered interest in the proposed Summer School. Some courses (Below Stairs in Country Houses, Churches, Digital Scrapbooking, Lawrence and Walking and Wildlife) have attracted a great deal of interest whilst other courses (Gardening, Participative Learning and Environmental Studies) have attracted less interest. We do have enough expressions of interest to make the Summer School viable but we would like to offer at least 6 courses to make the experience enjoyable and worthwhile for everyone.
24 Aug 2015
Regional Conference and AGM held
on the 29th July 2015
View the photographs taken during the conference here: Flickr - Conference Album 2015.
(more generally photographs taken during the conferences are here: Flickr - Conference Albums)
Refresh your memory of Dr Simon Durrant's presentation: The Sleeping Mind.
Refresh your memory of Dr Kate Porcheret's presentation: Sleep, the Clock and Mental Health.
Read the conclusions of the Breakout Groups in the Feedback from the Breakout Groups.
Read the analysis of the Conference Evaluation Sheets in the Conference Feedback 2015.
Minutes of the 2014 AGM approved during the 2015 AGM and other conference documents have been added to Publications.
20 Aug 2015The First East Midlands U3As Summer School will be held in August 2016 at Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, from Tuesday evening16th August to Friday 19th August 2016.
There is much more information in the Events section. The plan is to run courses on the topics listed there. Information about the individual courses can be found in this Brochure with Outline of the Courses and this Detailed Brochure with one Page per Course .
You can register your interest by sending your full name, U3A, preferred course and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Those without an email address can ring 01526 352239. Please register your interest by the end of October 2015, the final selection of courses will depend on registered student interest.
29 Apr 2015(July update - we now have a new Regional Treasurer!)
Treasurer for the Region
(to print the poster click here)
28 Apr 2015Regional Workshop for Treasurers and Groups' Co-ordinators
A Treasurers and Groups' Co-ordinators Workshop is to be held at Loughborough Town Hall on Tuesday 13 October 2015. The workshop is open not only to Treasurers and Groups Co-ordinators but also to U3A members with an interest in improving their understanding of the way U3A finances are administered, eg Treasurers in Waiting, Group Leaders who handle money regularly for their groups and potential Committee members. Apply now - applications can be submitted online from the Events section.
13 Feb 2015Booking information is now available for the 2015 Regional Conference and AGM to be held on Wednesday 29th July 2015 in Lincoln. The conference has the theme 'To Sleep Perchance to Remember' exploring the links between sleep, memory and ageing. Apply now - the Conference Application Form and the Conference Programme, together with location, accommodation and travel details, are in the Events and the Publications sections.
09 Feb 2015The RRC is delighted to accept an offer from Jane Pavier to act as Secretary for the Region until the AGM. You will all be pleased to know that Jane is now in post after an excellent induction by Margaret Potter, the outgoing Secretary. Everyone on the RRC is unanimous in thanking Margaret for all the time she has spent in dealing so efficiently with the RRC's business matters.
The 2014 News items have been moved to the News 2014 Archive.
The 2013 News items have been moved to the News 2013 Archive.
The 2012 News items have been moved to the News 2012 Archive.