U3A Science Network Annual Meeting 2018

U3A Science Network Annual Meeting
Monday 6 – Thursday 9 August 2018
Jubilee Campus, Nottingham
Open to all U3A members



The format of the annual meeting is a mixture of talks, visits and socialising.  Talks are at a general interest level so no specialist scientific knowledge is needed – just a general interest in the world around you.  Visits are being arranged for the Tuesday (details and cost later).

The full programme will be available in June/July.

Cost  The residential cost is £265 per person in single en suite rooms with meals as stated on the programme.  There may be a limited number of places for day visitors at £100 including some meals (except breakfast).

Accommodation is in single student bedrooms with en suite facilities.  There are lifts in the residential blocks.

If you wish to stay at Nottingham on the night of Sunday 5 or Thursday 9 August, please indicate on the Booking form.  If there is sufficient demand this can be in the student accommodation for an extra charge of £50 for Bed and Breakfast but there is hotel accommodation available on site.

Meals  Our first meal will be an evening meal on Monday 6 August.  Thereafter the price includes cooked breakfast, evening meal, coffee/tea for the breaks between talks.  There will also be lunch on Wednesday and before we depart on Thursday.

Please advise us if you have special dietary requirements.

Other facilities  The campus is wheelchair friendly and there are lifts in the teaching block.  There is a small number of rooms for the disabled.  If you require this please indicate under “Any Other Requirements”. There is a small shop on site, café and a bar which is open in the evenings.

Bookings  Send a deposit of £100 – by bank transfer (details on the booking form) or cheque payable to Third Age Trust – to Jill Gigg, 39 Ashley Road, Bathford, Bath BA1 7TT.  NB We are happy to accept the full amount with booking form or just the deposit with balance due by 1 June.  Please book early: we will try to accommodate late bookings, but it may not always be possible.

Refunds for cancellations made after 30 April will be at the Third Age Trust’s discretion.

Queries  Organised by a team of the U3A Science Network:
Jill Gigg (Chair and bookings), Chris Read (publicity) Jane Whitehead (speakers), Michaela Moody (visits) and Ralph Timms (website).  Questions received on the gmail below will be forwarded at once.

Please address all enquiries to the organisers: The Third Age Trust and Nottingham are supportive of the Seminar but unable to answer queries or deal with bookings.

Updates will be on the website and full joining details will be sent out in June/July.
Correspondence will be by email.  If you want postal acknowledgement, please send a sae.
Web site: www.u3asciencenetwork.uk
Email: bookings@u3asciencenetwork.uk