ISSUE No. 46 www.salisburyu3a.org.uk MAY 2006
Brian and Audrey Mould
U3A Science & Technology Network
Engineering. Past, Present and Future
A seminar Open to all U3A Members at
Ty'r Morwydd Environmental Study Centre, Abergavenny, Wales
MONDAY 21st to THURSDAY 24th AUGUST 2006
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Quiz supplied by Mark and Margot (they have the answers!)
Find the events that relate to the dates below: e.g. 1066 B of H - Battle of Hastings.
1. 1215 S of the MC at R
2. 1431 J of A was B A T S
3. 1666 G F of L
4. 1649 O C becomes P
5. 1746 B of C M
6. 1815 B of W
7. 1871 F F. A. C M
8. 1914 O of F W W
9. 1953 M E C by H and T .
10. 1961 B W was E .
11. 1963 G T R .
12. 1978 J P the S was E P .
13. 1990 N M was R from P .
14. 1997 P D was K in P .
15. 1999 C
K becomes L of L D
NEWS FROM THE GROUPS
The May meeting of the group is a coach trip to Avebury. Fully booked.
The meeting on June 27th will be exciting with a talk by Mark Corney who is an expert on the Romans and will talk about Sorviodunum. This is the site in which members of the group have already been involved.
Rex Sawyers talk on The Villages of the Plain will now be on July 25th.
For any new members it is worth repeating that meetings are on the last Tuesday of the month and are open to all U3A members and are held in the Harnham Memorial Hall starting at 10am.
Using your Camera for Beginners
Starting on Friday 9th June at 12, Chiselbury Grove at 10 am.
The rules of good composition are the same for film or digital cameras so both kinds are welcome. The first meeting will be a discussion on the cameras each member has brought and what the course will entail. Held during the summer months, weather permitting, outings for half or full day will be arranged. Fridays will be the usual day, every 4 weeks. Outings however may be planned for other days according to members wishes. Phone 01722 501218 Sheila and Peter Read.
When I joined Spire U3A about 6 years ago AGMs consisted of a brisk run through of business followed by a speaker. How different from the pattern of the last few years. This years AGM took so long there was practically no time to view the excellent group presentations. What a pity that was. Could we not have group presentations to enjoy while circulating with the wine and snacks at the Christmas meeting? All the work done for this year's AGM would surely be welcomed by old and new members alike. Whatever the committee decides I'd like to give my thanks to all the groups who put on such a good show I just wish I'd been able to see it all.
U3A ACTIVITIES ON HOLIDAYS ABROAD
How many of our U3A members
must pass holidays abroad but regret the time spent away from their U3A activities as we
have often done?
Malcolm and Jo Simmons, Spire U3A.
|We can recommend this sort of approach to meeting like-minded people in other countries. We have not tried contacting U3A's but have contacted camera clubs. Like you we used the Internet to find clubs down under' and enjoyed each visit. Their welcome proved they feel the same. Editor|
These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said
in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment
of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan.
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.