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Not Just Books

Not Just Books

This post is the place to suggest books or other media which have changed the way you think about things.
The first contribution is Being Mortal: Medicine & What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande 2014.

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The second contribution is The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan 2015

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This book, Fall down 7 times, get up 8, by Naoki Higashida who is a 24-year-old man with severe, largely non-verbal autism.

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This book, Do no harm, by Henry Marsh , covers material which is important to us all. It is written in somewhat paternalistic style which often grates with this reviewer.

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Calais to Carcassonne

Calais to Carcassonne

The Journey from Calais to Carcassonne will eventually be accomplished in stages each covered on a separate page, with our discussion focussed here.
The idea for this “Calais to Carcassonne”, arose from a trip through France and noting that many places, not just Calais, share British & French Connections; history, religion, geography and geology, science & maths, industrial archaeology, language, genealogy, sociology, politics – they’re all here so there is the opportunity for you to contribute if you want to do so. We hope that you will.

The route is not predetermined; we began the journey at Calais
in October 2016.

Page 1 Previously at Amiens
Page 2 Rheims
Page 3 Chemin des Dames
page 4 Troyes
page 5 Orléans
page 6 Le Mans

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Posted: 31.10.16 Updated March 2018. The author and moderator of this post is is: Jo

Bristol U3A

Bristol U3A

This post was originally developed as input to the U3APlus programme. We hope that it remains generally relevant.

clifton_suspension_bridge-9350Here is some information for those of us with Age-related issues, Sensory issues and Mobility issues.

I am a member of Bristol U3A.  Our monthly meeting place is Broadmead Baptist Church Hall, Union St. Bristol.   There is a lift to the meeting room which has a good PA system and a Hearing Induction Loop (AFILS). Toilets, including for disabled, on the same floor.

Our Annual Bulletin, distributed to members by post, includes symbols for each group or activity indicating: Disabled or Easy access; Some steps; Parking possibilities; Time to nearest bus stop, Venue size and a phone contact number.Our home page, http://u3asites.org.uk/bristol/home has the annual groups’ programme too, and each group (at least all the ones I checked) also includes the information on access, parking transport etc.
Here. on this website, is a place where you can ask a question about the issues listed under the photo,  or engage in a conversation about how you, or your own U3A are dealing with these issues.  This page is not directly linked to the Bristol U3A, so if you want to contact them you can do so so via the home page. http://u3asites.org.uk/bristol/home.

The author and moderator of this page is is: Jo Corke

updated 13.9.17

Calais to Carcassonne v1

Calais to Carcassonne

 

amiens-couleurs

A page which I hope will be of interest; on verra.

The idea for this “Calais to Carcassonne”, arose from a trip through France and noting that many places, not just Calais, share British & French Connections; history, religion, geography and geology, science & maths, industrial archaeology, language, genealogy, sociology, politics – they’re all here so there is the opportunity for you to contribute if you want to do so. We hope that you will.

The route can be wherever we want to go; We began the journey at Calais in October 2016.

Amiens: on the A16, half way between Calais (October’s town) & Paris, is this month hosting the 36th Amiens International Film Festival. Douglas Trumbull is guest of honour. You may not know his name, but I think you will know his work.

Trumbull revolutionised science-fiction cinema by directing the special effects for three landmarks in the genre’s history: “2001: A Space Odyssey” (Stanley Kubrick), “Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg) and “Blade Runner” (Ridley Scott). He has also made films that renewed the themes of science fiction, notably with ecological issues in “Silent Running” or the forms of cinema entertainment itself in “Brainstorm”.

Et pour les enfants, Le Petit Prince est une œuvre de langue française, la plus connue d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Publié en 1943 à New York simultanément à sa traduction anglaise. Le bande-annonce

Chances are that if you visit Amiens you will see the cathedral, at least from the outside. A spectacular light show “Amiens la cathédrale en couleurs” runs in the summer; it is also scheduled daily at 7pm from 1st December 2016 to 1st January 2017.

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Posted: November 19th 2016

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