Global warming talk for the U3A

U3A's Belinda Singleton and Reg Draper with Dr McIlveen (centre).
U3A's Belinda Singleton and Reg Draper with Dr McIlveen (centre).

Global warming caught the attention of Longridge U3A members at their second meeting through a talk by expert Dr Robin McIlveen.

The topical subject gave members much food for thought as they took part in an informative question-and-answer session.

Plans are now well advanced for the next monthly meeting at 2pm on Wednesday, July 2, at the regular venue of Longridge Civic Hall.

The meeting will give an insight into Music and the Deaf, a charity founded by Dr Paul Whittaker which helps the nine million people in the United Kingdom with a hearing loss to enjoy music.

Paul has been deaf all his life. He gained a music degree from Oxford University and a post-
graduate diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

He plays the piano, the organ, has trained choirs and was awarded an OBE for his work on promoting music for the deaf.

As well as the monthly meetings, U3A provides opportunities for people in Longridge and the surrounding area to join a number of special interest groups. Anyone interested in joining or learning more should visit its website, www.U3a