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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

This page lets you know about wider U3A events, and other opportunities that may interest you.

Research Projects
As many members wish to volunteer for local organisations or as subjects for university research studies we include these opportunities in the twice monthly Bulletin to members. Specific requests from researchers for support from U3A members are listed here:

July 2018: This is a request from a researcher from Imperial College who we worked with last year on a similar project called The All Adenomas Study. The group is currently in the planning stages of a new study called FIT for Screening and once again is looking for volunteers to become Patient and Public Representatives. They were very pleased with the response last year and hope the U3A can help with this new project. All the details are in the two attachments: FIT Screening Poster, FIT Screening Role Description

Sept 2018: Ph.D student Curie Kim, from King's College London, is doing research on aging. The trial involves a dietary intervention in which eligible participants will be asked to either follow the 5:2 diet or chew gum for 12 weeks. Participants will attend the research unit near Waterloo station where they will have taken some body measurements, do a computer-based memory task and take a blood sample. Any improvements in memory that are associated with a brain region called the hippocampus, which is currently the only part in humans which continues to produce new brain cells throughout life, will be investigated. Details here.

Sept 2018: Pei-Chun Tsai of University College London is also doing research on human memory across the lifespan. Details here.

Shared Learning Projects
Charterhouse - Great Chamber The project underlines the Charterhouse’s commitment to sharing its heritage assets with the public in a way that maximises public engagement and enjoyment. See more information here: SLP Charterhouse Grt Chamber-Exec Sum or here:SLP Charterhouse Grt Chamber-Flyer. THIS SLP IS ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS OF ISLINGTON U3A. If you are interested please complete an application and email it off (address in the form) here: SLP Charterhouse Grt Chamber-Application

For general information and details of some of the previous Shared Learning Projects supported by iU3A see here.


London Regional of U3As

There is a forum, a 'network' of all the 43 London based U3As. This forum organises study days and other events in London. To find our what’s on and to book for an event click here.


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