Category Archives: General News/Events

General news from Hucknall U3A including announcements and events

General Group Request

Please think carefully before putting your name down to take part in an activity with any of the interest groups.
Recently there have been a number of instances where there appears to be a viable number of members for a group and then on the day when the group is to take place people do not turn up without letting Siobhan or the Group Leader know they are not able to attend.
There may be some occasions when this is unavoidable but please show some consideration and make contact if you know that your circumstances have changed and you can no longer attend.

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Energy and Smart Meter Workshop 23rd March

19 members attended this workshop which was run by RCAN (Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire) assisted by Citizens Advice.
We learnt about the multiplicity of providers and the wide range of tariffs of each provider who all charge different amounts for the same product- energy in the form of gas and electricity.
A live example of these different rates was demonstrated online.
There was some discussion of how to change and the pros and cons of ‘smart meters’.
It allowed members to share their own experiences and 1:1 follow up session were offered to individuals.

David Rose

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Free Online Courses

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of free courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. They are from two to ten weeks long on a wide range of subjects.
These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
FutureLearn believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so their courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.

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'I love Hucknall' survey

I Love Hucknall is the newly formed group of Hucknall businesses, residents and other interested parties, with the aim of improving Hucknall town centre and surrounding areas for all.
Find out more at I Love Hucknall

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Jazz Night

On Friday 19th April Hucknall U3A hosted a Traditional Jazz night at the John Godber Centre. The Band was the marvellous George Huxley All Stars and they provided us with a memorable night of music.
About 130 people attended not only from Hucknall but Ashfield, Mansfield and the Nottingham Rhythm Club. Jazz lovers and newcomers alike all reported how much they had enjoyed the occasion, what a great night it was and when were we going to do it again.
Thank you to Rose Ridley for the beautiful table decorations and to the whole social committee for making it such a successful evening.
Val Kelly

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