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EMILY ATHERTON ON THE HERALD

EMILY ATHERTON ON THE HERALD

Date of Meeting:- 18th February 2021 The monthly speaker at February’s meeting of the Penrith and North Lakes U3A group was Emily Atherton, editor of the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. She took the group through the trials and tribulations of the local press over the past few years, indicating the particular issues our own Herald has faced.  Local newspapers have been in the doldrums for several years with a few giants such as Newsquest buying up the smaller businesses and…

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DR THEO WESTON ON LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES

DR THEO WESTON ON LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES

Dr Theo Weston gave an excellent illustrated talk today with 70 members participating, a record number for our monthly Zoom meetings. His subject was local emergency services, embracing BEEP, Mountain Rescue and the air ambulances, particularly the GNAAS. We heard that between 30, 000 and 40, 000 people are seriously injured in Britain each year, many of whom die as a consequence of inadequate or delayed treatment, so the role of such services is vital in helping more to survive…

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GLACIATION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE LANDSCAPE

GLACIATION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE LANDSCAPE

Dr Richard Waller, senior lecturer in Geography at Keele University, gave a fascinating and informative account by Zoom of the formation, movement and effects of glaciation to an audience of over 60 members of Penrith and North Lakes U3A group last week. He explained that 10% of the world’s land surface is covered by glaciers and ice sheets, showing illustrations of well-known examples including La Mer de Glace in France and Grosser Aletschgletscher in Switzerland. Seeing his first glacier at…

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U3A ROCKS AND MINERALS TALK BY ROGER LEECH VIA ZOOM

U3A ROCKS AND MINERALS TALK BY ROGER LEECH VIA ZOOM

U3A ROCKS AND MINERALS TALK BY ROGER LEECH VIA ZOOM Penrith and North Lakes U3A had their first monthly meeting via Zoom with about 50 members taking part. This was an excellent, lively and well-illustrated talk with an exploration of rocks and minerals both above and below ground. With a father who was an engineer, Roger Leech’s early family experiences in Africa and elsewhere sparked his interest in rocks and minerals. His own career was as a scientist, initially focusing…

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Penrith and North Lakes U3A members.

Penrith and North Lakes U3A members.

Email sent to Penrith and North Lakes U3A members. This has been sent to all members with an email address and if you haven’t received it do check your junk mail. Dear Members This has been a very difficult year for us all.  When lockdown started in March, Penrith and North Lakes U3A had to suspend its activities.  We hoped to be able restart our monthly meetings when the situation improved but unfortunately the current situation is a deteriorating one…

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