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University of the Third Age (U3A) - Bingham U3A

Bingham U3A is like good wine. When Peter Thompson and Lorna Wallace first planted the idea 3 years ago, it produced a wonderful harvest. The first meeting in Bingham WI Hall was full-bodied and enthusiastic, suggesting a fruitful venture was underway. Since then it has grown and blossomed, providing comfort and cheer for over 200 members.

The interest groups are as varied as wine, some sparkling like French, travel, cycling and walking. Others are smooth and warming like ambling, poetry, book reading and family history. The U3A bottle provides companionship and enables members to share educational, creative and leisure activities.

The Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2.00pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Union Street, Bingham.

For membership contact  Pat Selby         pselby07@btinternet.com

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University of the Third Age (U3A) - Mansfield U3a Blogspot

Provides information on past and upcoming events.

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Ollerton & District Economic Forum (ODEF)

Ollerton and District Economic Forum (ODEF) is a charitable company that is working to regenerate the former coal mining community of Ollerton. ODEF provides a variety of public services including training, employment and community support. There have also been many regeneration projects led by ODEF that have successfully tackled local issues such as transport and the environment.

ODEF covers Ollerton and the surrounding area for an 8 mile radius.

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Evacuees Reunion Association

The Evacuees Reunion Association is a non-profit making registered charity and has its origin in the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 1995. We aim to bring together all British evacuees of the Second World War. We publish a monthly newsletter, organise reunions and provide information about the evacuees to schools, students etc.

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Trent Discovery Award Group /The Discovery Award

The Award is open to anyone over 50 years of age, regardless of status, state of health and level of ability. It is non-competitive, flexible and achievable.

The challenge is to discover new strengths and hidden talents; new interests or new life in old ones; new and interesting people; the satisfaction of helping others and the joy of unexpected achievement.

Activities :

1)  Service in the community
2)  Hobby or interest
3)  Recreational pursuit
4)  Journey of discovery

For more information please write to the address below or contact
Valerie Lampard via e-mail on valerie.lampard@hotmail.co.uk

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Gringley on the Hill Village Hall - Antiques Class

Wednesday 1.30pm-3.30pm

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University of the Third Age (U3A) - Dukeries Third Age

THE DUKERIES THIRD AGE GROUP was inaugurated in 1992. This Group caters for members from the Ollerton and surrounding areas, including Retford, Worksop, Edwinstowe, Boughton, Walesby and other places in North Nottinghamshire.

The group is one of over six hundred similar groups throughout the UK and other countries. The U3A in the UK has a total membership of approximately 200,500 Local groups, like the Dukeries Group, although affiliated to the National Organisation, are self-governing, within a framework of support provided by the Third Age Trust, a registered charity. The Trust provides various resources for local groups and all members are covered by blanket insurance whilst involved in U3A activities.

We have in the past joined with the Mansfield and District U3A for holidays. As our own group has grown we are now able to make up a viable holiday group from our own members, plus a few friends. In 2006 we had a very successful 5 day trip to Scotland and an overnight theatre trip to London, where we saw an amazing performance of The Lion King.

As the 2006 trip to Scotland was so successful, we went to a different Scottish venue in May 2007 visiting The Royal Yacht and Glamis Castle and other places of interest. The photograph above shows our group outside the Loch Achray Hotel, ready to depart on one of day excursions.

Our 2009 break took us to Cornwall, with visits to the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and St. Ives.

2010 takes us into the IT age. Our new website will be brighter better and more informative. This will enable us to inform you many new features and events on line

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University of the Third Age (U3A) - Mansfield and District U3A - seniors enjoying active retirement together

U3A The University of the Third Age is an international organisation providing educational, cultural and social opportunities for over-50s who wish to enjoy the stimulation of learning new things and/or passing on their knowledge to others. It encourages these groups of like-minded people in their Third Age to remain active in their retirement and to continue with lifelong learning.

Members with similar interests join together to form common interest groups to share their knowledge, skills and experience.

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University of the Third Age (U3A) - Southwell U3A

Southwell U3A is part of the national network of U3As offering people who are no longer in full-time employment the opportunity for life-long learning, fellowship and fun We were formed in 2006, since when we have grown rapidly. However, we are a very friendly organization and we intend to maintain that friendliness in spite of our increasing size. If you are retired or semi-retired, and are interested in joining us, you can be assured of a warm welcome amongst like-minded people.

We are not a university in the modern sense of a body which awards degrees, but in the original sense of a community of people engaged in learning - and learning from each other. Members share their skills, knowledge and interests through meetings and educational, social and recreational group activities. These activities are not normally led by professional teachers but by fellow members of Southwell U3A who are unpaid enthusiasts. Classes are small, informal and interactive. There are no examinations; no qualifications are required or awarded and only enjoyment to be won. You can choose the mix of activities you wish to engage in.

Members also find pleasure and companionship through an active social programme of outings, walks, theatre visits, and lunches.

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University of the Third Age (U3A) - West Bridgford U3A

If you are retired or semi retired you are eligible to join us; there is no minimum age. We provide education, recreation and companionship in a mix that is of your choosing.

We are still a young and friendly organisation but, though we are growing rapidly, we intend to maintain that friendliness. As you might expect, increasing our membership is enabling us to increase the range of activities we can offer.

U3A stands for University of the Third Age though the word university can be misleading. We are not like a conventional university in several important ways, including: we do not ask for any qualifications for entry and we don't give any qualifications either. The educational opportunities we offer are about retired people learning together and, within the boundaries of what our members bring, what they want to learn. Retired people bring so much experience and expertise with them. We are all volunteers and we are a self-help organisation.

U3A is a wonderful creation. It is a phenomenon of our age with nearly 251462 members nationally and 792 U3A?s and West Bridgford have 504 members . It has doubled in membership over the last five years. It?s enjoyable and it's fun.

?Come and talk to us and see if you would like to join.

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University of the Third Age (U3A) - Retford

General meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every month at The Well, Hospital Road, Retford from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

U3A is a learning co-operative which enables members to learn from each other by sharing their knowledge, skills and experience.  There is no specific age limitation, but membership is restricted to those who are no longer in fully-time employment.

Annual membership is £20 which covers monthly general meetings and a wide variety of interest groups, such as Architecture, Gardening, Walking, Bridge, Luncheon Club and French.  Social events and theatre are also arranged.

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University of the Third Age (U3A)

Nottingham U3A has drawn together men and women of diverse backgrounds and with varied experience who might not otherwise have had the chance to meet. We enjoy one another's company and friendship as well as the very varied learning experience.

Nottingham U3A is an active society with lots of different groups to get involved in. Interest groups include wine tasting, rambling, Shakespeare, opera, French Literature, sport, and groups who enjoy cinema visits, lunch clubs, book clubs, and going to concerts and plays.

There is a timetable of events classes and clubs available on the website. Depending on the activity the society meets in several venues across Nottingham.

Anyone who is retired from full-time gainful employment is welcome to join us. We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteer members, and encourage our members to get out and about on a wide variety of visits and activities.

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Newlink

NewLink is an Educational and Vocational Training provider whose aim is to deliver, primarily to people with a disability, the skills required for them to feel confident and be competent with computer-based technology.

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Workers Educational Association - Newark

The WEA is Britain's largest provider of voluntary adult learning opportunities.

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Mattersey Thorpe Community House - Computer Classes

Monday 7pm-9pm

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The Acacia Centre (Community Centre) Ashfield Community Radio & Media Training (Course Provider)

The Acacia Centre with ACRMT (Ashfield Community Radio & Media Training) is a modern build and hub at the heart of Annesley Communities offering involvement opportunities and services to the public...

Open Days & Special Events >>
A hive of activities that include Dog Shows, Arts and Crafts, Information and Bric-a-brac Stalls, Games, Tombola, Bouncy Castle and Music as well as live Acacia Radio coverage and Hot and Cold Food and Drinks to enjoy.

Weekly Activities >>
An expansive range of activities for adults and children of all ages including Exercise, Health & Wellbeing, Arts & Crafts, as well as clubs for other hobby and interest groups attended and / or run by organisations, community groups and individuals from local communities and beyond.

Coffee Shop >>
A selection of hot and cold food and drinks at affordable prices.

Acacia Radio >>
Hosted by its strong presenter-base and broadcasting on 1287 A.M and around the world on the Internet, Acacia Radio offers a platform for communicating the Acacia Centre’s activities, social and recreational topics as well an eclectic mix of music.

Room Hire >>
Rooms are bookable at competitive rates for community, social, statutory or commercial use, with discounts for block-bookings and package deals for parties available. Buffets to accompany your booking can be catered for on request.

Courses & Workshop >>
Advancing the education and wellbeing of the public through demand-led courses covering Arts & Crafts, Media & Publishing, Information and Communication Technology, Leisure, and more. Some courses are accredited to help support professional development.
 
Online Course Survey available at http://www.theacaciacentre.co.uk/course-survey

ACCS >>
Acacia Centre Computer Services (ACCS) based at the Acacia Centre is a service for those with PCs & Laptop troubles.

Work Club >>
A self-organised group that helps people to look for work by building new contacts, sharing job hunting experiences and ideas, and talking to guest speakers.  Stationery, use of equipment and other useful resources are provided.

Volunteering/ Work Experience >>
Being a part of the Acacia Centre with ACRMT brings opportunities for both social and professional involvement which may help on the road to finding employment.
We have worked with individuals from Universities, Schools and Job Agencies 
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UK Online Centres

Want to use a computer and the internet but don't know how?

Save yourself time, hassle and money by getting online at a UK online centre.

UK online centres provide people whoever or wherever they are with free or low-cost access to computers and the internet, together with help and advice on how to use them.

Whatever you're interested in, the internet can help. Shopping or paying bills, getting a TV licence or even booking a holiday, you can do it all online at a UK online centre.

Even if you've never been near a computer or the internet before, well show you how to get started in easy-to-follow steps!

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The Langold Centre

We are a group of local people who have volunteered our time to help you. We have formed an organisation called the Langold Centre and have accessed funding to spend on helping you back to work and further your career prospects.

The following outlines the services available:

  • help with job applications and curriculum vitae writing service
  • local and national job vacancies database
  • local government job vacancies
  • free stationery and postage for job applications
  • 6 computers with high speed broadband access available free of charge
  • a variety of training courses to suit the individual
  • video conferencing facilities including the processing concessionary travel passes
  • citizen's advice bureau services via our video conferencing unit
  • Bassetlaw help point
  • Tax Aid services available via our video conferencing Unit
  • Disability information and advice service including help with completing and submitting claim forms
  • free tea and coffee is available at the centre
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Newlink - Mansfield

The Mansfield centre provides a range of training including computer training for beginners to advanced, courses in literacy and numeracy are also available. There is also a desktop publishing workshop run by Newlink which operates as a small business providing facilities for students to take NVQ Using Information Technology and NVQ Administration course at various levels.

All NewLink centres are fully accessible to disabled people.

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Mansfield and Community Voluntary Service - Training Team

The training team has developed an excellent reputation by delivering high quality, interactive and relevant training to our clients. Courses are professionally presented with supporting resources to ensure learning takes place in a fun and stimulating environment. Sessions are evaluated for continuous improvement and certificates are awarded upon completion.

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