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“I am therefore I think”

“Is this putting Descartes before dee horse?”                                                                            “Rules are Banned

 I used to be indecisive now I’m not so sure

Three things I really hate


2.Lists                                Lions 6 Christians 0


Arsenal are magic they disappeared from the top 4



   Whither atrophy?      Plan B=Make Plan A work

Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour. FC .

Posted by :Jo
November 26th 2016


“All Americans must be accompanied by an adult”

Jean-Paul Satre, writing his ‘Being and Nothingness’ in a café, asks for a coffee without milk. The waitress says, “Sorry, we have no milk; will you take it without cream?”

“Prediction is always difficult, especially about the future”. (statisticians everywhere.)

Posted by Laurie 23rd Nov 2016



How Do We Cope With Being House-Bound?

If we are content to accept that we are in the general purview of U3A members, it is likely that every now and then we shall have times of ill-health which will mean that we are unable to leave the house except to visit doctors, hospitals, therapists etc.  I have just been through, and am gradually coming out of such a time, and I realise that apart from listening to music, radio or TV/DVDs I didn’t do much else.

I accept that when I was coping with the ‘acute’ stage it was hard enough to bear with the illness, so I would probably not have been able to do anything else, but could my personal assistant have found new things for me to listen or see? Could she have tapped into the National Resource Centre to find things of interest, rather than me watch constant re-plays?

Posted: 31.10.16 The author and moderator of this post is is: Hillary Stringer


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



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.

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


Posted: November 19th 2016

Memory Project

The Memory Project

Thank you for joining us . We are not sure where this project is going but the underlying thought is that if we don’t record our memories they will one day be lost forever .Our plan is to capture as many memories as we can and then set about categorising what we have collected. It seems that photographs are a good way of reviving memories so if can upload one with your comments we will and try and add it to the post . Most importantly however we value your recollections so please add a comment.
1.St Theresa’s,South Australia
2.Me and Keith,Dartford
3.Redland Teacher Training College,Bristol
4.Computing in the 70’s

Nostalgia is not what it was

iPad users, try Tap and Hold on the links to Open in a New Tab.

Posted: 31.10.16 The author and moderator of this post is is: Verne

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