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Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour


My name is Kayleigh Warrington and I am a researcher from the department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour at the University of Leicester. We are conducting a research project looking at reading in older adults (age 65+).

The experiment involves reading sentences and answering simple comprehension questions on a computer. In order to provide us with detailed information about the reading process, your eye movements will be monitored throughout using an eye-tracking device.
 Eye tracking is completely harmless and simply uses an infrared camera to record where you are looking. No computer knowledge is required in order to take part.

To take part you must:

• Be aged 65 or over

• Be a native UK English speaker (learnt English as your first language in the UK)

• Have no history of dyslexia

• Have no serious eye disorders (e.g. macular degeneration, advanced cataracts)

The study takes place at the university and will take around 1.5/2 hours to complete. In exchange for participation, we are offering a £25 payment, as well as reimbursement of any travel expenses.

If you have any questions, or are interested in taking part, I can be contacted via email (klw53@le.ac.uk) or telephone (0116 229 7176).

Your participation could ultimately help us to understand the reading difficulties experienced by older adults.

Thank you very much.

Kayleigh Warrington

Research Assistant and PhD Student

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour,


Centre for Medicine

University of Leicester

LE1 7HA


 

 

AGE UK DIGITAL CHAMPION PROJECT



Age UK is running a programme of 4 classes for over 50s to assist people in using their Tablets, Lap-top computers and other digital devices.


Venue: MARKET HARBOROUGH LIBRARY

Time: 10am – 12 noon

Dates: Wednesdays 7th, 14th, 21st June and 5th July.


To book a place phone: SUMAYYA KARA 0116 2237371


It is advisable to take your own tablet etc, although there will also be some equipment available at the library.
 


Special Offer to U3A groups

From 7 to 23 July 2017, Buxton plays host to the Buxton International Festival - a packed programme of Opera, Music and Books with something for everyone, in the beautiful heart of the Peak District.

We have our own, unique operas, in productions performed nowhere else in Britain, this year including Verdi's Macbeth, Britten's Albert Herring and Mozart's Lucio Silla. We have music recitals from world-renowned names such as Paul Lewis, Sarah Connolly, Imogen Cooper and The Fitzwilliam Quartet. And we have talks from fascinating authors and personalities with great stories to tell. To see the full range of events we have on offer, click here.

We would like to make an offer to members of the University of the Third Age - if you book for a group of 10 or more, you receive a discount of 15% on the ticket price. To take advantage of this offer, phone the Box Office on 01298 72190, quoting the offer code U3A2017.

If you would like a copy of the Festival brochure listing all the events at Buxton International Festival, email info@buxtonfestival.co.uk

We hope you will find something to tempt you and your members to this year's Buxton International Festival and to see you in July.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

U3A Governance Consultation Survey




Governance Consultation Survey



Please find below a link to the Findings and Recommendations of the Working Group into the future structure of the Third Age Trust.

 Please forward this on to any interested U3A members.

Many thanks,


The Third Age Trust

Findings and Recommendations

 



 

 

Summer Schools 2017

This year we are running three National Summer Schools and currently we have places on :
 
Summer School 1 – Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire  – 17-20 July
History of the Workhouse
Literature – Elizabeth Gaskell
Maths
Sexuality in the Ancient World
 
Summer School 2 – Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester – 14-17 August
Creative Writing – Erotic Genre
Literature – Dickens & Great Expectations
Music Before the Microchip
 
Summer School 3 – Royal Agricultural University – Cirencester – 11-14 September
History – Law & Order in Anglo-Saxon England
Opera  of the ‘Early Romantic’ Period
The Russian Revolutions a Hundred Years on

 

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