Beeston U3A AGM – Committee 2017-2018

The Committee 2017- 2018 is:

Sue Blackley Chair
Margot Gale Vice Chair/Membership Secretary
Richard Eddleston Business Secretary
Malcolm Brookbanks Treasurer
Chris Chater Group Coordinator
Lucy Beardsley Speaker Seeker/ Outings Organiser
Celia Billau Communications Officer
Marie Potts Communications Officer
Elizabeth Le Marchant Brock Minutes Secretary
Breda Cooper Committee Member
Stephen Austin Publicity Officer
Jo Muxlow Social Treasurer
Janis Patterson Events Organiser

May 2017

For details of the AGM click on this link

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Next Open Meeting Thursday 7 December 2017

Beeston U3A’s open meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.

Please be aware that the Public Car Park at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, is now Pay and Display. You must obtain a ticket from the machine or you will receive a Parking Fine

Thursday 7 December 2017. Christmas Meeting.

The meeting will begin at 10.30 – coffee will be available as normal from 10.00.

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Group News Stop Press

Stop Press information on Groups – Possible New Groups (Jazz Appreciation Group, Military History Group, Whist, Physical Geography Group, Astronomy), New Groups (Fifth Book Group, Beginners, German Group, German Conversation Group, Beginners Greek Group, Beginners Italian Group, Second Medium Walks Group, Learn to Program with U3A, Beeston Real Ale Group, Recorder Group, Searching Antiques Group), Current Groups (Ambling, Architecture Group, Art History, Bowls, Buddies, Family History/Genealogy, History Group, Long Walks, Lunch Groups, Mah-Jong, Murder Book Group, Needles and Wool Group (Knitting and Crocheting), Poetry Group, Practical Gardening Group, Quiz Group, Readers Rendezvous,  Scrabble, Scottish Country Dancing, Singing for Fun, Table Tennis Groups, What The Papers Say, Writing for Pleasure).

For the full list of Groups and when and where they meet look on the Groups page. 
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Social Event date for your Diary: Barn Dance With Fish and Chip Supper

Christ Church Hall
Saturday 27th January 2018
Tickets £10.00
Tickets on sale from Janis Patterson

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November 2017 Open Meeting Announcements

Click on November 2017 Open Meeting Announcements to see the presentation running at the meeting.

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Architecture, Let’s Right Shakespeare, Psychology & Sociology

From the September 2017 Newsletter

Di Fischer-Harman writes: I have been asked many times, why? Why take on three groups?
My answer? I am having too much fun and to quote the late Barry Norman “and why not?” The beauty of the U3A is that groups are led by the group. I have found this to be the case in spades – the enthusiasm and willingness to jump right in has been exciting. What do we do? Herewith a brief history in alphabetical order: Continue reading

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Developing Links with Local Universities

From the September 2017 Newsletter

Steve Austin, Publicity Officer Beeston U3A writes: One of the objectives of Beeston U3A has been to engage with local Universities and we have started to make some progress over the past few months, working closely with academics from the National Retail Research Knowledge Exchange Centre (NRRKEC) which is based at nearby Nottingham Trent University.
During June, over 150 Beeston U3A members completed an online questionnaire designed by the NRRKEC team about their shopping habits, including where, when and how they shopped for groceries. This has resulted in lots of fascinating data and useful comments.
I was invited to attend the NRRKEC Annual Retail Symposium on 14 July held at Nottingham Trent University to present some of the findings from the research to delegates from across the UK. (see picture left)
The responses from the questionnaire will now be analysed in detail over the next few weeks by Nottingham Trent University and the Consumer Data Research Centre at University of Leeds. It is now very likely that the research project will be extended later this year to include more detailed interviews with participants, either individually or as part of focus groups.
The final results and findings from the study will then form the basis of articles to be submitted to the leading retail or marketing academic journals.
The collaboration had been very worthwhile. It’s been a really interesting project so far and as a result we now hope to extend our engagement with not just with the NRRKEC team but also with other research groups across Nottingham Trent University.

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Beeston U3A Bulletin No. 3

Click on Beeston U3A Bulletin No. 3

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September 2017 Newsletter

Click on Newsletter No. 26 September 2017 to read it.

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Beeston U3A Bulletin No. 2

Click on Beeston U3A Bulletin No. 2

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