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    LEARNING BY NUMBERS - NIcholas Daws 

    Looking to start this potential new group in January on 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 2.00pm - 4.00pm.   Interested members should contact Nicholas on 07966 775636 or email nicholasdaws@gmail.gov.uk.  Below is a description of the planned activity.

    To explore topics that illuminate key ideas in the development of and/or current thinking in mathematics, science and the social sciences using logical / numerical / approaches with reference to methods of measurement and empirical evidence where appropriate. I have in mind the range of content that is covered in the magazine New Scientist. E.g. cosmological ideas re the nature of the universe, advances in brain science and cognition, key experiments / theories in the development of understanding in the sciences / branches of mathematics / technologies such as information technology. The journalistic style of articles in the magazine enables engagement by interested readers who may come from a wide range of backgrounds. I would to hope to emulate this inclusive approach in the presentations and in the way the meetings are conducted

    MAH JONG - is there any members who would be willing to lead a Mah Jong group, we have had 3 sets of Mah Jong bequeathed to us and are looking for someone to start a new activity.   Interested then please contact Carol Keogh on 01785 615200 or e-mail keogh_carol@yahoo.co.uk


    Members of the group recently took photos of their members attending a course at Stone Community Fire Station on the the use of defibrillators.


    Classes 2017 
    Computer Workshop starts Tuesday 17th October.. This again is a 4 week course and does include use of Computers, Tablets plus connection to other digital devices. We have also found some members now want to know about Audio Visual and Movie (iPad) this will be included. 
    Computer Workshop starts Tuesday 14th November This again is a 4 week course and does include use of Computers, Tablets plus connection to other digital devices. We have also found some members now want to know about Audio Visual and Movie (iPad) this will be included. 
    Classes 2018 
    Computer Workshop starting Tuesday 9th January  as before 
    Tablet Course starts on Tuesday 6th February this is a 4 week course covering aspects of using a Tablet either iPad or Samsung etc. 
    All courses take place at Hilderstone Village Hall 10-12noon. The cost of courses have now changed due to the new Membership requirements. Everyone attending must be a newly enrolled Stone & District U3A Member and there will be a small charge of £5 for the 4weeks to cover the cost of using the broadband and refreshments. 
    For further details contact Roy on 01889505676 or email clark.roy2@yahoo.co.uk 


    Starting their new season:

    Family History starts 20 September St. Dominic's Social Centre 1.45pm - 3.15pm and third Wednesdays.

    Drawing Class starts Friday 8 September, Stone Community Fire Station 2pm - 4pm.

    Yoga Class starts  Tuesday 3 October, President's Hall, Walton Community Centre 10.30am - Noon. (sorry no Yoga in September).

    Enquiries to the group leaders 



    An agreement has been secured with Mount Nurseries at Spotacre, Hilderstone that any member of our U3A group, on the production of a valid membership card, can obtain a 10% discount.


    It has been pointed out that to receive a discount on stationery items at Rymans, Stafford one has to sign up to a "student discount card". Your U3A membership card is not acceptable.


    Cheadle (Staffs) U3A arrange film showings at Uttoxeter Cinebowl from time to time and members of Stone, Stafford and Uttoxeter U3As are invited to attend.

    The latest film showings are listed on the Cheadle U3A website which can be accessed via this link here.


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