Higham & Rushden

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Welcome to the Higham and Rushden Branch of the U3A
New Group pages posted over the last month -    History, Bird Watching; Handicrafts

On the News Page - (please send in 'stuff'!)
Scams plus What do they know about you?;  Link to Peter Bone's campaign to improve Chouns Mill Roundabout; Cottesbrooke Hall - the new trip details;

discounted rate for Popular Patchwork Magazine; Quaker exhibition in Northampton; Exploring Elgar; May Walking guides; Autumn Brandenburgh Concerts;
Link to various books produced by local U3As and U3A members; Beanstalk - 
support children who are struggling with their reading. 

On the Links Page there is a link to Frixo - a
road travel reporting website, that provides users with the most up-to-date road traffic information

The latest magazine is available from the 'Our Magazine' page -  news from many of our groups.

Latest Membership Application Forms, the Constitution; Dates of Committee meetings etc - all available (and more)  on the Document Download Page - see menu above.

Is it a bird? is it a plane?  Is it a possible Chess Group leader??

(picture from the Bird Watcher page)

The main U3A monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Pemberton Community Centre, H.E. Bates Way, Rushden, Northants, NN10 9YP  to which we invite guest speakers who cover a wide range of topics; the current programme can be viewed by choosing "Monthly Meetings" on the Menu Bar. The atmosphere is always welcoming and friendly and refreshments are available. 

There are lots of links which may prove to be of interest on our Useful Links page including details of our local MPs.  Also keep an eye on the News page for (hopefully) up-to-date items.

A Message from the Chairman

ChairHello everyone,

I thought last month that we enjoyed the celebration of our 5th Birthday very much.  Our speaker, the Rev. Richard Cole gave us a very humorous and at times moving account of his early life in the London Pop Scene to the re-discovery of his faith which led him back to the Church. 
The committee have received many appreciative comments regarding our past two speakers Nick Barratt and Richard Cole and hopefully this month Liam DíArcy Brown will complete the trio.  Liam who has successfully talked to us before on China is going to tell us about Britainís first Chinese island.  I donít know how Margaret Shelton finds our speakers but I think we must all appreciate her contribution to our meetings. 
At our Committee meeting today we totalled up all our members, visitors and potential new members last month and the total was 249 in the hall!  No wonder members of the committee were hunting for extra chairs and two of them had to sit on a bench!  The afternoon finished with the lovely cakes to celebrate the occasion made by Sue Brotherston, a friend of Pat Bird.

This is a link to our constitution


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