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Christmas Cheer

Wednesday 4th December 2019

On the 4th December we had our traditional Christmas Cheer event which started with short talks on the theme of the deep mid-winter: the effects of freezing, when is it actually winter?, the effect of day length on plants and a new slant on the birds of the twelve days of Christmas; plus a quiz and of course Christmas refreshments with mulled wine.  A good time was had by all!

Magazine Deadline

Note that the deadline for the next U3A Magazine is now past. If you missed, there is still time to send your item in to appear in the next enews.  And remember,  you can additionally / alternatively have your info appear on both this website or the U3A facebook page at any time.

See the latest U3A Magazine and the Communications webpage for timing of the various publicity methods, editor contacts and other detail.

The 100,000 Genomes Project

Thursday, 6th October 2016 – Special Monthly Talk at 10.30 am in Christ Church

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Vivienne Parry (journalist and former Tomorrow’s World TV presenter) is Head of Engagement at Genomics England and a seasoned presenter.

The project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer. The aim is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for. Patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn’t one before. In time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.

Will a very good turnout in the church, she explained the way the project was organised, the safeguards built in, and how the results might lead to personalised medicine.

For more information about the project see the Genomics England website.

News from the Drama Group

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The Drama Group’s next production is on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April at Aughton Village Hall at 7.30 pm.

We are performing a one act play called “Acting, It’s Not Plumbing” followed by “Let’s Go To The Movies”, a revue of songs and music featured in films.

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