“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Cryptic Crossword Course- New
Weekly for 6 weeks from 1/2/2021
Monday 1to 3 @TBC
I have long been an advocate of cryptic clues, saying they are easier than 'straight' clues, since there are really two clues for each answer, one onely has to learn to think 'outside the box'! I know of 14 different methods of solving clues and would like to help you know them too. There are many advantages of this kind of activity, among them just using one's brain which must keep those cells alive and well.
The Slow Food Group’s first gathering on Wednesday, 9 December at Wheelers Restaurant was a great success with the forty-eight attendees enjoying the opportunity to socialise, partake of the delicious food, and listen to the often humorous and informative talk by Paul West that kept everyone entertained.
If you’d like to learn more about the Group you may email Jon and Tracy at:
and they’d be happy to hear from and to share any ideas current members have brought to the group.
Some of our committee members will not be putting themselves up for nomination at the 2021 Annual General Meeting in March. Our Treasurer and Secretary have de- cided to take well earned rests.
As you are all aware, these positions are paramount in the running of our U3A, and without them U3ASC will not be able to operate. We ask all members to think about nominating for these positions at the AGM .
It is now time to renew your U3ASC Membership for 2021. The renewal will be current to 31 December 2021.
You can do this on-line from the home page of the U3ASC Website You can either go straight to the ‘Member Log-in’ button, or if you need instructions you will find them if you go to the ‘Join Now or Renew’ button.
Another way to renew your membership is by visiting the U3ASC Office in person at the Tura Beach Centre on Friday afternoons, between 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Just bring along your $30 subscription and a volunteer member of Team Office will renew your membership. If you prefer to pay by PayPal, the volunteer may be able to assist you to renew your membership on-line, although you will need your log -in password.
Course Leader Mentoring
Do you have an idea for a course you would like to teach or a one-off presentation you could give? Are you a course leader looking for new approaches or ideas for solving issues with your group?
Elizabeth Stacey has been a teacher and academic for over 40 years with her most recent teaching and research in the development of a university course for teachers in adult and higher education. She has provided guidance and mentoring for a number of U3A members setting up new courses or planning presentations and is willing to discuss your ideas with you and recommend strategies to solve issues and help give you confidence in your teaching and presentation. Contact: