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This page lets you know about wider U3A events, and other opportunities that may interest you.

Shared Learning Projects
Old Hampstead Town Hall
In collaboration with Wac Arts, who are the current owners of Hampstead Old Town Hall, we are planning to investigate the building's history and architecture and the famous people associated with it. There is a two page flyer with all the information on it - most of the relevant dates being on the second page ... so keep going: SLP Old Hampstead Town Hall Flyer. The project will run from January to March 2019. There will be an introductory meeting at the Old Town Hall on Tuesday 11th December at 11.00am. Brian Levy will lead the project and is happy to answer any queries you may have. You can contact him at: brianglevy5@gmail.com An application form is on the website here: SLP Old Hampstead Application Form or available from: jo.walters.slp@gmail.com

Citizens 800 SLP — Suffragette Militancy — Research Retreat Day: This is part of the new programme for Citizens 800 a U3A Shared Learning Project with Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham in Surrey. If you click on this link you can then go to the page devoted to U3A: Citizens 800

During 2017 and 2018 U3A researchers sent in pieces of information about individuals in their community who had contributed to the history of liberty and reform and articles about local instances of protest and rebellion. Examples of these can be seen on the website. It has been a very good project and many contributions from U3A members have been used, although there were some delays in Royal Holloway dealing with members' contributions.

The next phase of the project is to offer Research Days to U3A members. This first one will be looking into newspaper archives about Suffragettes. It takes place at Royal Holloway on Wednesday 7th November from 12 noon until 4.30 pm. This session will provide an insight into using newspaper archives and the findings will eventually feed into the open online course "Beyond the Ballot". Lunch is provided. Please see attached flyer: Suffragette Militancy by Dr. Matthew Smith, the Royal Holloway lead on Citizens 800. For further information please email Jennifer Simpson, U3A National Shared Learning Project Coordinator jennifer.simpson176@gmail.com

Charterhouse - Great Chamber The project underlines the Charterhouse’s commitment to sharing its heritage assets with the public in a way that maximises public engagement and enjoyment. See more information here: SLP Charterhouse Grt Chamber-Exec Sum or here:SLP Charterhouse Grt Chamber-Flyer. THIS SLP IS ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS OF ISLINGTON U3A. If you are interested please complete an application and email it off (address in the form) here: SLP Charterhouse Grt Chamber-Application

To find out what’s on across the London Region click here.

Research Projects
  As many members wish to volunteer for local organisations or as subjects for university research studies we include these opportunities in the twice monthly Bulletin to members. Specific requests from researchers for support from U3A members are listed here:

Sept 2018: Ph.D student Curie Kim, from King's College London, is doing research on aging. The trial involves a dietary intervention in which eligible participants will be asked to either follow the 5:2 diet or chew gum for 12 weeks. Participants will attend the research unit near Waterloo station where they will have taken some body measurements, do a computer-based memory task and take a blood sample. Any improvements in memory that are associated with a brain region called the hippocampus, which is currently the only part in humans which continues to produce new brain cells throughout life, will be investigated. Details here.

Sept 2018: Pei-Chun Tsai of University College London is also doing research on human memory across the lifespan. Details here.

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