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New Committee for Cardiff U3A

Following the AGM on 12th November, the U3A Committee elected members to the following posts:

  • Chair: Owen Parry
  • Secretary (caretaker): Nonn Vaughan
  • Treasurer: Alison Firth
  • Membership Secretary: Kirsten Freeman
  • Talks (Monthly meeting) Organiser: Mario Greening
  • Groups Coordinator: Nonn Vaughan
  • Beacon & Website Administrator : Owen Parry

It is hoped that new members will join the committee shortly and take over some of the tasks that need to be undertaken.

Walking Group Trip to Guernsey

Fourteen members of the Walking Group visited Guernsey in September - full details in the Guernsey U3A Newsletter

The Science of Happiness

Science Group meeting on 20th November : Professor Neil Frude talks on The Science of Happiness!

2pm in the Sir Martin Evans Building of Cardiff University

Everyone wants to be happy, although “happiness” means different things to different people. Questions about the nature of happiness, and its causes and effects, have been debated for centuries, but in recent years Positive Psychology has provided firm scientific answers to many age-old controversies.

This lecture will explore positive psychology in a lively and engaging way and will include a number of suggestions for simple strategies that people can use to increase their own optimism, happiness and resilience. The relevance of positive psychology to mental health, children’s wellbeing and retirement will also be explored.

People who have attended previous versions of the lecture have reported:

“… I found it really inspiring”, “… opens up a whole new way of thinking”,

“… fascinating, amusing, so engaging” and “… motivated me to work on becoming happier”.


Bus Passes

Those of us with Bus Passes will have to reapply for these before the end of December. You can apply online or pick up a form and/or ask for help at the library. Alternatively, telephone 03003034240 to find out where local support is available but you cannot apply over the telephone. To reapply you’ll need: the 19-digit card number printed on the front of your (green) bus pass; your date of birth; the postcode your current card is registered to; and your National Insurance number. New photos can be uploaded online if you wish https://tfw.gov.wales/QandA .


Christmas lunch - seats still available

This year our Christmas lunch moves to a new venue (tried and tested by the Sunday Lunch Group). It will be on Friday 6th December at Jurys Inn, Cardiff. The bar will be open from 12 noon, and lunch will be served at 1.00pm. Cost is £22.50 per head which includes: Sparkling welcome drink, Main course, Desert, Tea / coffee and Mince pies. Pre-orders are necessary. You can download the form bit.ly/cu3a00CL, pick one up at the next monthly meeting or contact Shelagh on 029 2049 4664 or sunday.lunch@cardiffu3a.org.uk .