In these days of rapidly increasing Cyber Crime the presentation made by Aimee Payne to a group of our members recently proved a valuable aid to helping us protect ourselves when we go online.
Aimee has provided a very useful document which lays out in very clear language what to look out for and how to avoid problems. A copy of this can now be viewed or downloaded using this link Little Book of Scams
Click on the triangle in the image below to view the video of the Pembury U3A painters annual exhibition held this weekend. Our thanks to David Doré for making the video and for giving us permission to stream it here.
We are putting on our second painting exhibitio
On Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th MAY
At Pembury Baptist Church in Romford Road
From 10am to 5pm each day.
Free tea/coffee and cakes will be served.
Cards will be on sale too.
All the painting groups continue to meet twice a month. We have extended our painting from just watercolour to include pastels, pen and ink, acrylic as well as mixing them up to experiment.
The groups also paint outside in the summer.
Documents giving full details of the 2019 Summer School at Chichester University have now been published by the U3A SE Network and can be viewed and downloaded using the links below.
If you require any further details please contact Roger Gardner
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 01892 823811
The Italian group are offering to share their expertise by planning five sessions from January to March 2019 on the topic of ‘Holiday Italian’. These are aimed at those who may be planning a holiday next year and would like some encouragement about how to ask for a beer or a coffee or where the loo is? Or maybe some who would like to give learning Italian a try in a supportive and friendly environment. Participants would join the twice monthly sessions on Thursdays, each of which would be focused on a topic useful for travelers at a basic level.
Just to let you know that the new address for the Third Age Trust will be 52 Lant Street, London, SE1 1RB.
The telephone number 020 8466 6139 is unchanged.
Further details are available from the document linked here 10 years of Patchwork & Quilting
The Third Age Trust have issued a new 28 page guide entitled ‘Getting Involved in Research’. The Guide aims to encourage U3A members to get involved in research and provides the basic guidelines on developing a research project. To further demonstrate the interest in research we are directed to projects already in the National Research Database at http://u3aresearch.org.uk
In the same vein, the South East Region Research meting will be held on 5th July at the Royal Holloway University of London in Egham. Cost £5. Places can be booked online or by calling 0208 4666139.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your domestic waste? Philip Murrell did wonder and he arranged the February monthly meeting of the Science and Technology group to find out more at a disused rag stone quarry next to the M20 motorway! Read on to find out more. Continue reading What A Load of Rubbish!
Time to Review Your Internet Security
The current trend for more and more organisations to operate mainly (or even exclusively) online means that we are forced to share some of our information via internet websites. Cyber criminals are keen to take advantage of this and we all need to be aware of the risks and how to avoid them.
By observing a few fairly simple rules we can very much decrease our chance of being ‘hacked’ and bring us some peace of mind while operating online.
In addition to the information below, the website at https://getsafeonline.org has very comprehensive advice to help you review and secure your system. Continue reading Review Your Internet Security