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IDDescriptionTypeU3ARegionThird PartyYear started
568U3A-led research (SLP)Ilkley U3AYorkshire and HumberYorkshire Dales Millenium Trust2016
382 Study of the quality of life for carers of people with dementiaExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)Bangor University2011
378 To measure psychological strengths of the well elderly, eg gratitude,hope, optimism, curiosity and forgiveness and how they relate to wellbeingExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)Sheffield Hallam University2011
214 Researching Jewish successes in Olympic Games U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonJewish Museum, Camden2010
671 A study by Salford U3A's local history group of the major changes in travel since early 17th century in East LancashireU3A-led research (not an SLP)Salford U3ANorth West2016?
306 Causes and effects of WW1 battles, conditions and social history, by Northampton U3A World War 1 GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Northampton U3AEast Midlands2014
135 History of 200 servicemen who went to war from the Holmes Chapel area - project by U3A Local History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Holmes Chapel and DistrictNorth West2014
667 Open Access; free (or quite cheap) events in London. This is a list of resources (in person and on-line) which are freely available but not usually listed in one place.U3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A National Research Sub-committeeNational (UK)2012
520 The Thames Discovery Programme is a community archaeology project, training and supporting volunteers to record and monitor archaeology on the Thames foreshore. A recent grant from the City Bridge Trust is for a new project to engage older Londoners, particularly people aged over 75, in the archaeology of the Thames foreshore. External research (U3A as research assistants)Members of London U3AsLondonMuseum of London, Thames Discovery Programme2016
689'Dig-In Doris' Saves an Acre - Since time immemorial, or since as early as 1189 at least, Bachelor’s Acre, a parcel of land in the centre Windsor, was used by the inhabitants of the town for the practice of archery and other pastimes. This usage was confirmed in 1651 when reference was made to ‘where Butts were usually set up’ (Butts are archery targets). Over the centuries, the local council (claiming ownership) sought to encroach upon the land. This was resisted by the townspeople on a number of occasions and in the 1740 the Society of Bachelors of Windsor (leading citizens) was set up to safeguard the amenities. In 1809 an Ox Roast took place to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of King George III, an obelisk commemorating the event was erected (and is still there). The Acre was used regularly for similar Revels and there was an annual October Fair. In 1847, the council attempted to dig a well in the Acre. Some two hundred people took part in the ‘Battle of Bachelors Acre’ in opposition to this and the council confirmed their rights and privileges in relation to the Acre. Despite these events and activities the council gradually took more and more control . . . .U3A-led research (not an SLP)2017
447'Entertainment and Leisure in Minehead's Past', working with Minehead MuseumU3A-led research (SLP)Minehead U3ASouth WestMinehead Museum2015
290'Is Seeing Believing?: The Art and Science of Visual Illusions. We sense with our eyes and perceive with our brain- Psychologist and Neuroscientists still don't know quite how, and visual illusions both clarify and mystify our understanding of the processes.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Watford CentralEast of England2015
506'Learning in the Third Age in the UK' – MA Dissertation by Yuhua ChengiExternal research about U3ASandwell U3AWest Midlands2012
592'Lives that led us to Braintree' is a spin-off from a family history group - the members have traced their own lives and set them in the context that has brought them together in 21st century whilst relating this to the social history and changing attitudes of the times. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Braintree U3AEast of England2016
36010 years of the Science Seminar at AbergavennyU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A Science, Technology & Society NetworkNational (UK)2013
19817th-century merchant's house in Hampstead - project will research the history of 4 connoisseurs who donated their collections of ceramics, musical instruments and pictures to the house U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonFenton House, Ealing (National Trust)2014
3812 year project to research & map Berks & S.Oxon pathways, drove roads and toll roadsU3A-led research (SLP)Berkshire Record Office2015
345400 biographies based on war memorials, researched by Radcliffe's Local Research Project Group. Includes wartime letters, details of deaths and life in wartime Radcliffe.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Radcliffe-on-Trent U3AEast Midlands2014
716A 16-y-o from a local school has created a smartphone app as part of an SLP with Wessington U3A's war memorials group. The app complements the group's 'Wor Poppy Walk'U3A-led research (SLP)Wessington U3ANorth EastBiddick Academy2017 ?
570A Buzz in the Meadows. - Identifying and monitoring the different bumblebees present on a day in the Yorkshire DalesU3A-led research (SLP)Ilkley U3AYorkshire and HumberThe Bumblebee Conservation Trust.2016
577A Study to better understand how ageing affects the eyeExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2016
434A celebration of Sussex for the MillenniumU3A-led research (not an SLP)Sussex U3A Network (SUN)South East1999
530A collection of stories of wartime childhood by members of Alnwick U3AU3A-led research (not an SLP)Alnwick U3A North East2014
693A list of the more unusual U3A study groups in the London Region - about 70 of them - where the number for a specific group within the capital is in single figures or in some cases where there is only one group covering the subject.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Members of London U3AsLondon2017
358A novel hypothesis for atherosclerosis as a cholesterol sulfate deficiency syndromeU3A-led research (not an SLP)Science research reviewNational (UK)2015
714A one day workshop to learn about and discuss the increaingly complex world of digital music. All volunteers were videoed individually. There was a follow up video session and U3A volunteers were on view in a video loop at the RCA Design annual research exhibition.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonRoyal College of Art, Design Dept2017
496A pilot study looking at how both teachers’ experiences of ageing,and their relationships with their pupils, have changed from 1970 to the presentExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South East, acting on request received by the U3ASouth EastOxford University, St.Anne's College
615A project to relate participants' experience of exercise in green spaces and the natural environment in childhood to their resilience in older age, based on cortisol levels which will be tested through saliva sampling, as well as heart monitoringExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Members of London U3AsLondonUniversity of Westminster, Dept. of Psychology2017
610A qualitative study of older people's views on and experience of receiving help from neighbours. Group discussions and semi-structured interviews with 23 people (9 U3A members, 15 voluntary service users) included topics relating to the neighbourhood, interactions with neighbours and getting/giving help.U3A-led research (not an SLP)TynedaleNorth EastNone2014
650A research project that aims to assess whether a very mild, non-invasive form of brain stimulation can improve mood.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonGoldsmiths College, London University2017
601A response to the challenges facing the NHS and society by our ageing population. One proposed solution is to increase social interactions between the elderly and various different volunteering schemes to increase social interaction through various activities. We would like to gain an insight into the different forms of more academic stimulation provided by your services and the impact that they have had on your participants. We hope to develop a structure which could be applicable on a larger scale to help solve issues such as loneliness, depression and isolation that the vulnerable elderly are likely to face.External research (U3A as research assistants)U3A NationalNational (UK)Imperial College, London2016
631A revolution in shipbuilding technology took place in the 1800s, from wooden, sail-powered ships to metal-hulled steam-powered vessels. At the same time, the London shipbuilding industry moved from being on the south bank of the river to the north bank. Why were some companies able to transition to the new technologies when others were not? U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonMuseum of London Archaeology Dept2017
631A revolution in shipbuilding technology took place in the 1800s, from wooden, sail-powered ships to metal-hulled steam-powered vessels. At the same time, the London shipbuilding industry moved from being on the south bank of the river to the north bank. Why were some companies able to transition to the new technologies when others were not? U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonThames Discovery Programme2017
578A study in Parkinson's disease to investigate some of the cognitive and social symptomsExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2016
425A study of the history of Great Baddow through oral historyU3A-led research (not an SLP)Baddow & Galleywood U3AEast of England2002
569A study old documents, based at the museum of the Royal Institution of S.Wales.This work is under the guidance of museum staff, and often involves newly acquired subjects when members of the public contact the museum, perhaps after the death of a relative. One of the ongoing projects concerns a firm of photographers set up in Morriston in the early years of the 20th century.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Swansea U3A WalesRoyal Institution of South Wales2015
642A study which investigates the effect of ageing on sound perception and listening abilities in busy environments (such as a bustling train station or a loud restaurant). External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College London, Ear Institute, Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory2017
430A tapestry made by U3A members to commemorate the millennium in Market HarboroughU3A-led research (not an SLP)Market Harborough U3AEast Midlands1997
618A team of U3A members will transcribe the names of individuals from Registry of the Chartist Land Company and then develop personal history profiles for a number of them.U3A-led research (SLP)North London U3ALondon2017
469Academic study; why does the U3A work and will it continue to do so?External research (U3A as research subjects)Northumbria U3AsNorth EastSunderland University, School of Education and Lifelong Learning2005
117Accessing Ancient DunwichU3A-led research (SLP)East Suffolk U3AsEast of EnglandDunwich Museum, Suffolk
559Acting Up; a collaboration between a theatre company and six U3As in the north west. They produced monologues, dialogues and sketches which were performed for an audience.U3A-led research (SLP)Aughton & Ormskirk U3ANorth WestKaleidoscope Theatre Development Company2016
559Acting Up; a collaboration between a theatre company and six U3As in the north west. They produced monologues, dialogues and sketches which were performed for an audience.U3A-led research (SLP)Warrington U3ANorth WestKaleidoscope Theatre Development Company2016
559Acting Up; a collaboration between a theatre company and six U3As in the north west. They produced monologues, dialogues and sketches which were performed for an audience.U3A-led research (SLP)Cockermouth U3ANorth WestKaleidoscope Theatre Development Company2016
559Acting Up; a collaboration between a theatre company and six U3As in the north west. They produced monologues, dialogues and sketches which were performed for an audience.U3A-led research (SLP)Ellesmere Port U3ANorth WestKaleidoscope Theatre Development Company2016
559Acting Up; a collaboration between a theatre company and six U3As in the north west. They produced monologues, dialogues and sketches which were performed for an audience.U3A-led research (SLP)Hale U3ANorth WestKaleidoscope Theatre Development Company2016
559Acting Up; a collaboration between a theatre company and six U3As in the north west. They produced monologues, dialogues and sketches which were performed for an audience.U3A-led research (SLP)Heatons Reddish U3ANorth WestKaleidoscope Theatre Development Company2016
7Active ageing - including balance, weakness and frailty and physical activity and inactivity in older age.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestCumbria University
644Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing The talk is an introduction to the very diverse and rapidly expanding area of 3D printing, which seeks to produce products by building them up layer by layer rather than by the more traditional methods or cutting, shaving, removing material and then joining parts together. 3D printing is beginning to impact many areas. It is possible to print metals, plastics, human tissue, and food amongst many materials, so it can be used for a new ear or a fancy chocolate! The talk covers the history and basic processes of 3D printing and looks at the diverse materials which can be used and gives examples of some of the revolutionary products produced. The talk also covers the benefits, drawbacks and future of 3D printing. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Bognor Regis U3ASouth East2017
416Age UK wants experiences of health care from over 65s with the aim of reforming the current systemExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)Age UK2011
49Age related studiesExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, Wales¸ acting on request received by the U3AWalesSwansea University
499Age-related changes in remembering and forgetting emotional words: an electrophysiological analysisExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, East of England, acting on request received by the U3AEast of EnglandAnglia Ruskin University, Psychology Dept.2016
70Ageing External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, West Midlands, acting on request received by the U3AWest MidlandsYork University
1Ageing & memory changesExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, Wales¸ acting on request received by the U3AWalesBangor University
17Ageing - weekly research circleExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestLancaster University
5Ageing and well beingExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South East, acting on request received by the U3ASouth EastBuckingham University
38Ageing/HealthExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North East, acting on request received by the U3ANorth EastNewcastle University
585Alnwick U3A's Geology group has made a major contribution to understanding of local geology through its research on the Northumberland coast. They have produced a book of 12 walks with maps, photographs and explanations of local rock formations.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Alnwick U3A North East2016
660Although people talk about family size a lot, there is little research evidence about people's emotions around having children compared to not having children, and especially how much the choice not to have children is related to factors such as health, life stress etc. We also don't know how similar the opinions of men and women are on this subject. Although being a parent is a popular choice for many people, others prefer a life without children, and others find they are unable to have children. This survey is about people’s thoughts about being a parent, what makes people decide to be childless, and feelings around problems in having children.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)University College London2016?
545An excavation searching for a possible Roman town at Sorviodunum. Findings included 1st century pottery, traces of a Roman road and the wall and floor of a structure, probably a house.U3A-led research (SLP)Salisbury U3ASouth WestEnglish Heritage2006
604An experimental study of ageing and memory with some U3A members ( having received training) as experimenters and others as participantsExternal research (U3A as research assistants)Canterbury U3ASouth EastUniversity of Kent2017
695An experimental study of the relationship between memory and balance in an older population External research (U3A as research assistants)Canterbury U3ASouth EastUniversity of Kent2017
474Analysis of focus group transcripts for Singing and Health projectsExternal research (U3A as research assistants)Canterbury U3ASouth EastSidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health2016
707Andrew Collins plans to research the history of riots in Birmingham from the 18th to 20th century, emphasising the variety of underlying causes for these disturbances. Andrew plans to use local archives and libraries to undertake this research, drawing in particular upon local newspaper reports. U3A-led research (SLP)2017
508Annual lecture series provided for the U3A by DANA with current scientific researchersExternal research (U3A as research subjects)U3A NationalNational (UK)DANA Foundation
509Annual lecture series provided for the U3A by National Institute for Medical Research with current scientific researchersExternal research (U3A as research subjects)U3A NationalNational (UK)Francis Crick Institute2009
509Annual lecture series provided for the U3A by National Institute for Medical Research with current scientific researchersExternal research (U3A as research subjects)U3A NationalNational (UK)National Institute for Medical Research2009
507Annual lecture series provided for the U3A by the Royal Institution with current scientific researchersExternal research (U3A as research subjects)U3A NationalNational (UK)Royal Institution, London2003
340Antibiotics Resistance Research - inqury into the historical impact of the introduction of antibiotics and what health care had been like before it.External research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2015
405Archaeology project - under discussion end of 2013U3A-led research (not an SLP)Crossrail
253Archive research from founding in 1732; Royal Opera House in other collections; what users would want from digital archive. U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonRoyal Opera House2004
189Archives of the Brothers of Charterhouse AlmshousesU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonCharterhouse Trust, London2015
324Archiving with Oban MuseumU3A-led research (SLP)Oban U3AScotlandMacDougall Clan Museum
219Art & artists in Adam International Review (arts magazine) at Kings College LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonKings College London2013
711Arthur Maltby has put his past profession as a indexer and archiver to good use, by researching and setting up an index of all the unusual U3A interest groups from around the country. The Index of The Rare covers subjects offered by less than 20 U3As which are unusual and cross references each U3A. So not Art, but ‘Art as Therapy’. Not French but languages like Turkish or Danish. Subjects include Sex in Ancient Times, Bolsheviks, Fungi, Zulu War Studies, Walking Netball and Writing Limericks.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Heswall U3ANorth West2017
539Article in TAM by Ivor Manley on the founding principles of the U3A, including the emphasis on researchExternal research about U3AU3A NationalNational (UK)2013
456Article in U3A News by Alex McMinn (then chair of Research Committee) on the need for the U3A to take a proactive role in university researchExternal research (U3A as research subjects)U3A National Research Sub-committeeNational (UK)2010
452Article in U3A News by Ian Searle (then national chairman) on research and the U3A movementU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)2011
288Article on membership surveysU3A-led research (not an SLP)MANY U3AsNational (UK)2015
398Assessing hydro-plant at Wetherby Weir, YorksU3A-led research (SLP)
251Assistance with Dental Students' Community Engagement Module which involves understanding different sectors of the communities within which they will work External research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2016
237Assisting with evaluation project, Museum of LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonMuseum of London
4Attaching electrodes to legs?? MORE INFORMATION NEEDEDExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South West, acting on request received by the U3ASouth WestBournemouth University
78Aughton and Ormskirk U3A trialled Mindfit, computer-based programme to keep the brain efficient. It is designed to combat the natural slowing of cognitive skills.External research (U3A as research subjects)Aughton & Ormskirk U3ANorth WestCommercial organisation producing Mindfit2008
487Background research on the role of WRENs at Greenwich for their Centenary in 2017.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonOld Royal Naval College, Greenwich2016
478Barnet's Family History Group took on the challenge of researching a genuine but unknown marriage certificate (bought at an antique fair) and used it as a case study to build up a history of the two families involved. This provided basic research knowledge for members to use when tracing their own ancestors.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Barnet U3ALondon2009
238Basic collection care skills in order to help visitors, Museum of LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonMuseum of London
647Bats, A Unique Evolution. Bats have been around for over 50 million years. Currently there are over 1300 species, filling ecological niches on almost every continent. For centuries these ‘creatures of the night’ were rarely seen, often feared and barely understood. This talk aims to explain what's so special about the physiology and lifestyle of bats. With equipment able to render ultrasound audible to humans, awareness of their presence and how they live has grown. With the advent of DNA analysis, more and more species have been found. This talk will look at speciation as well as the three key characteristics that make them special: flight, echolocation and longevity. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Warwick & District U3AWest Midlands2017
482Bedford's Miniatures Group researched the role of the Bedfordshire Regiment in WW1 and using contemporary photographs, built a 1/12th scale trench system including a mine tunnel. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Bedford U3AEast of England2014
651Bee watch, a walking group which identifies bees - we walk, at monthly intervals, a set route of between 1 and 2 km and record the variety and quantity of any bumblebees that we see. Taking note of the caste ie male, female or worker and the vegetation. 5 routes have been surveyed with 4 being recorded on the Bumblebee Conservation Trust website. The other site is at a local garden centre which provides an easily accessible area where less mobile members of the group can take part.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Meopham U3ASouth EastBumblebee Conservation Trust2017
558Best Foot Forward: The science of how we walk (and run!). As a result of disease or accident, some people have difficulty in walking. Gait analysis is the scientific method used to analyse their walking but can be applied to everyone, not just those with walking difficulties. This presentation describes the gait analysis method, details the underpinning mechanisms of gait and applies them to areas of interest to U3A members. Applications include the benefits of walking; the effects of ageing; demands of uphill walking; the advantages of walking poles and the mechanisms of running.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Kendal U3ANorth West2016
484Beverley's Family History Group researched their ancestors' WW1 experiences.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Beverley U3AYorkshire and Humber2014
658Bexley U3A's Life Story group has researched school experiences back to the 1930s, based on reminiscences, including those of members who grew up in Germany and IndiaU3A-led research (not an SLP)Bexley U3ALondon2006
657Bexley U3A's Life Story group has researched the development of holiday experiences from the late 1930s, based on reminiscences, and linked them to worldwide changes in leisure, transport and politics.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Bexley U3ALondon2014
110Biographies of owners of Lacock AbbeyU3A-led research (SLP)Devizes U3A South WestLacock Abbey, Wiltshire (National Trust)2010
504Blandford's Local History Group researched the period up tp WW1 and presented the results to Blandford MuseumU3A-led research (not an SLP)Blandford Forum U3ASouth WestBlandford Museum
299Book of memories of childhood from ww2U3A-led research (not an SLP)Newcastle U3ANorth East2009
121Book of walks near Stow Maries airfield, EssexU3A-led research (SLP)Blackwater U3AEast of EnglandStow Maries Great War Aerodrome2014
121Book of walks near Stow Maries airfield, EssexU3A-led research (SLP)Woodham Ferrers U3AEast of EnglandStow Maries Great War Aerodrome2014
432Book on the U3A in Britain by Eric Midwinter, one of the founders. Describes the origins, development and aspirations of the British U3AU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)2004
440Book on third age by Peter Laslett, one of the founders of U3A in Britain, which argues that it is the age of greatest personal fulfilment.U3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)1991
542Bookham's Military History group have located and researched material on WW2 in Great and Little BookhamU3A-led research (not an SLP)Bookham & District U3ASouth East2012
88Brecon men killed in WW1, from war memorial, by U3A Family History GroupU3A-led research (SLP)Brecon U3AWalesPowys County Council2014
666Britain's most inspiring university - article by India Sturgis for Daily Mail Online, 10th May 2015External research about U3AU3A NationalNational (UK)2015
220British Nursing Assoc's Register, social research on nursesU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonKings College London2013
218British Nursing Assoc's Register, stories of nursesU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonKings College London2012
513Camberley 's Family History group researched the names on the memorial stones of those killed in WW1 from St George's, Camberley, now demolishedU3A-led research (not an SLP)Camberley U3ASouth EastSurrey Heath Museum2014
709Carole Chapman is leading a team from Portsdown U3A that is exploring the Women's Suffrage Movement in the Portsmouth area. The group is looking at some key individuals and the context in which they were working.U3A-led research (SLP)Portsdown U3ASouth East2017
87Catalogue & organise historic artefacts. at BranstonU3A-led research (SLP)Branston U3AEast MidlandsLocal Heritage Rooms
185Cataloguing articles in Post Office house magazineU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Postal Museum2011
250Cataloguing collection of 130 nurses' badges at Queens Nursing Institute & writing a history of each nurse's careerU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonQueens Nursing Institute2012
326Cataloguing costume collection, PerthU3A-led research (SLP)Perth U3A Scotland
377Celebrating the South Downs - lost villages, geology, bonfires, stained glass, paintings & photographyU3A-led research (not an SLP)Sussex U3A Network (SUN)South EastSouth Downs National Park2014
561Celebration of the 175th anniversary of the opening of Cirencester station and its branch line, in use from 1841 to 1965.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Cirencester U3ASouth WestCirencester Civic Society2015
73Changes in Andover 1945-2000U3A-led research (SLP)Andover U3ASouth EastAndover Museum2008
374Changes to the town centre of Stanford-le-Hope from 1950, including shops, industry, financial services, pubs, churches, transport and entertainment, by U3A Local Research Projects GroupNot knownStanford le Hope U3AEast of England2016
351Changing Places; one building, 1000 years - story of Green Howards Museum & Trinity Church RichmondU3A-led research (not an SLP)Richmond (Yorks) U3AYorkshire and HumberGreen Howards Regimental Museum, Richmond, Yorkshire2015
157Changing face of Barnet High StreetU3A-led research (SLP)Barnet U3ALondonBarnet Museum
462Chew Valley U3A history group have put their own life histories in the context of national eventsU3A-led research (not an SLP)Chew Valley U3ASouth West2007
171Children's literature over last 100 yearsU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Library2008
172Children's literature over last 100 years - 2nd projectU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Library2009
572Chorleywood's Local History Group produced biographies of the fifty men named on the WW1 war memorial.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Chorleywood U3AEast of England2016
547Citizens; 800 years in the making. Exploring the history of liberty, protest, power and rebellion from Magna Carta to the suffragettes and beyond. The aim is to highlight local heroes and heroines and local struggles for our rights and liberty.U3A-led research (SLP)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonRoyal Holloway, University of London2017
547Citizens; 800 years in the making. Exploring the history of liberty, protest, power and rebellion from Magna Carta to the suffragettes and beyond. The aim is to highlight local heroes and heroines and local struggles for our rights and liberty.U3A-led research (SLP)Individual U3A members, South East, acting on request received by the U3ASouth EastRoyal Holloway, University of London2017
192City Lit looked for volunteers to train as co-ordinators for informal adult learningExternal research (U3A as research assistants)Members of London U3AsLondonCity Literary Institute, London2010
337Clinical Psychology Research Study: developing more reliable and accurate ways of assessing thinking and behaviour in ageing using questionnaires, computerized tasks and pen-and-paper tasks. Participants included healthy over 60s as well as those with Parkinsons and DementiaExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2015
191Cognition in Aging and Parkinsons Disease. Participants with either a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease or individuals without any known neurological impairment, took part in a study looking at measures of cognitive function and a measures of motor cognition.External research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2016
495Cognitive training and transcranial stimulation in over-60s. Participants will perform several cognitive tasks on computers over eight visits to the Experimental Psychology Department. EEG recordings of brain activity will also be performed.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South East, acting on request received by the U3ASouth EastOxford University, Dept of Experimental Psychology2014
670Collection of fifty autobiographical stories from members of Swansea U3A to ensure that future generations have their eyes opened to when irons had no flexes and cookers ran on coal.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Swansea U3A Wales2016?
104Coming of the railways and their impact on Crawley by U3A History GroupU3A-led research (SLP)Crawley U3ASouth EastCrawley Museum Society2014
433Community history of Cranleigh in 19th and 20th centuries - topics include communications, families, the hospital, school and High St.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Cranleigh U3ASouth East1998
502Comparative study of two non-credit educational organisations for older people; the University of the Third Age (U3A) in the UK and the Senior University (SU) in South Korea - a PhD thesis by Julian Zerfahs External research about U3A2014
683Comparison of cognitive profiles of individuals over the age of 50 with and without ASD. Although a lot of research has been done with younger people with autism, very little research has looked at older people with and without autism. Developing a better understanding of the memory and cognitive abilities of older adults with ASD will aid understanding of potential cognitive decline in this group and tailoring of psychosocial and support interventions for them. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College London, Dept of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology2017
342Compilation of WW2 memoriesU3A-led research (SLP)Ponteland U3A North East
63Comprehension of languageExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Psychology & Language Services2015
125Confirm site of walled garden & layout at Erdigg Hall and identify historical vegetablesU3A-led research (SLP)Flintshire U3AWalesErddig Hall, Wrexham (National Trust)2011
93Conservation of the Shining Ramshorn SnailExternal research (U3A as research assistants)Canterbury U3ASouth EastCanterbury Christ Church University2015
602Conserving and recording of coins from Roman hoardU3A-led research (SLP)Malmesbury & DistrictSouth WestAthelstan Museum, Malmesbury2016
56Control participants for a study of Parkinson's diseaseExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience2013
314Conversations with contemporary Ulster artistsU3A-led research (SLP)North Down & Ards U3ANorthern IrelandUlster Museum, Belfast2005
314Conversations with contemporary Ulster artistsU3A-led research (SLP)Belfast U3ANorthern IrelandUlster Museum, Belfast2005
141Convict transportation, links with Lancaster by U3A Local Research GroupU3A-led research (SLP)Lancaster & Morecambe U3A North WestLancaster Maritime Museum2011
565Could Wetherby Weir provide a reliable, sustainable cost effective energy supply from hydro-power to meet local community needs.External research (U3A as research subjects)Wetherby U3AYorkshire and HumberUniversity of Leeds. The Enviromental Agency- River Hydro Projects2014
72Could techniques athletes use after injury could be adapted for older people?U3A-led research (not an SLP)Alnwick U3A North EastNewcastle University2012
252Creating a walk based on philanthropy in City of LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonRed Kite Learnng
151Creating inventory of archived material, Leigh on Sea, Essex and of contents of museum and fisherman's cottage by U3A Local History GroupsU3A-led research (SLP)Thorpe Bay U3AEast of EnglandLeigh on Sea Heritage Centre2012
151Creating inventory of archived material, Leigh on Sea, Essex and of contents of museum and fisherman's cottage by U3A Local History GroupsU3A-led research (SLP)Leigh U3AEast of EnglandLeigh on Sea Heritage Centre2012
210Creating resource material at Hunterian Museum, London. To create inter-generational learning, eg Top Ten Highlights guide, quizzes for children, CD-ROM of imagesU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonHunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons2006
209Creation of resource material, trails for visitors at Hunterian Museum, LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonHunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons
534Creative problem solving - to get a better understanding of the interaction between language, culture and creativity in a sample of British native speakersExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonGoldsmiths College (University of London)2016
316Crewe & Nantwich Local History Group studied their town by working back in time from the present day to build up a chart of the area. Members researched in libraries, museums and archives and on the internet.U3A-led research (SLP)Crewe and Nantwich U3ANorth West2005
567Dementia Outdoors. Taking dementia patients and carers a walk in the Yorkshire DalesU3A-led research (SLP)Ilkley U3AYorkshire and HumberYorkshire Dales Millenium Trust2016
339Department of Health Study into the diversity of providers in health care and their effectivenessExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2015
328Details requiredU3A-led research (not an SLP)Plymouth U3ASouth WestUniversity of Plymouth
194Developing Computerised Measures of Cognition in Aging. Individuals without any known neurological impairment took part in a large scale study validating the use the computerised assessments of cognition. This study will in part help inform the develop of tasks to aid early detection of cognitive decline. Participants were asked to compete a range of computerised tasks and paper and pen tasksExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2016
357Development of archaeological collections, SalisburyU3A-led research (SLP)Sarum U3ASouth WestSalisbury & S.Wilts Museum
68Development of garments for active walkers, especially over age 65External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestWestminster University, Dept of Psychology2011
289Digging test pits at Flambards Manor, Cambs under supervision of Dr.Carenza Lewis of Cambridge UniversityU3A-led research (SLP)Melbourn U3AEast of EnglandMeldreth Local History Group2014
187Documenting photographs 1930-60 at Postal MuseumU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Postal Museum2010
475Dorchester and Purbeck Natural History groups recorded the plants of the local parks and open spaces in the local areaU3A-led research (not an SLP)Dorchester U3ASouth West2005
475Dorchester and Purbeck Natural History groups recorded the plants of the local parks and open spaces in the local areaU3A-led research (not an SLP)Purbeck U3ASouth West2005
549Doves and Fairies - using bottles of Dove shampoo and Fairy Liquid, the chemistries of colours, plastics and the ingredients are explained. The talk includes: history, for those who like to study the past; science for those who like to know how the world works; cleaning for those who like washing and housework.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Branston U3AEast Midlands2016
702Dr Peter Borrows is leading a team in Amersham, working with the local museum, exploring the history of the Amersham Martyrs, persecuted for wishing to read the Bible in English during the reign of Henry VIII. In all, about 200 people were implicated in the investigation and five men and one woman were burnt to death.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
67Driving Choices Survey: Keeping Older Drivers Safe and Mobile - online study External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, West Midlands, acting on request received by the U3AWest MidlandsWarwick University 2015
410Dummy project for testing of editing functions - will be deleted or recycled after useU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A National Research Sub-committeeNational (UK)Greenwich University, Rochester2016
410Dummy project for testing of editing functions - will be deleted or recycled after useU3A-led research (not an SLP)Malling and District U3ASouth EastGreenwich University, Rochester2016
501Early background and history of the creation of the U3A in the UK 1960-1989 by Brian GroombridgeExternal research about U3A2003
677East Kilbride's family history group has researched the Hunter family, local residents amongst whom were the eminent physician, William, and his son John Hunter, the surgeon.U3A-led research (not an SLP)East Kilbride U3AScotland2016?
522East Lothian's archaeology group were involved in a dig at the site of a building on the Green at DirletonExternal research (U3A as research assistants)East Lothian U3AScotlandWorking with professional archaeologists
211East Lothian's archaeology, history and genealogy groups studied the ruined Yester Castle, near Gifford. The study of the condition of the surviving parts of the castle and the threats to their preservation was passed to Historic Scotland.U3A-led research (SLP)East Lothian U3AScotland2015
523East Lothian's history group has helped with the recording and mapping of graveyards at Garvald, Morham, Tranent and Pencaitland.External research (U3A as research assistants)East Lothian U3AScotlandWorking with others, not named2014
371Ecological monitoring & photography at Southwell Hall, NottsU3A-led research (SLP)Southwell U3AEast MidlandsNotts Trent U, Sch of Env'l Science2012
202Education of Foundlings, whether boys and girls were treated differently and if girls were educated to a level that would fit them for jobs other than domestic serviceU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonFoundling Museum, London2009
662Education plays a key role in the fight against isolation and loneliness among older citizens - article by Ian Nash in Education Journal, 1st March 2016, Issue 261. It includes a reply to the main article by Pam Jones, National Chair of U3AExternal research about U3AU3A NationalNational (UK)2016
367Effect of local gentry on the community, LancashireU3A-led research (SLP)South Lancashire U3As North West
9Effects of technology in over fiftiesExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, Scotland, acting on request received by the U3AScotlandDundee University
497Energy efficient housing. We aim to investigate the energy efficiency of our homes, to find out what schemes our local authorities are running to improve the efficiency of the housing stock, and what research is being carried out by our local universities into energy efficient buildings.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Cambridge U3AEast of England2016
74English St in ArmaghU3A-led research (SLP)Armagh U3ANorthern IrelandFederation of Ulster Local Studies2012
423Entertainment in Sussex - includes games, theatre, Butlins, silent film, horse racing, pubs, joy rides in early flying machines, dance, fairs, galleries, books and home entertainmentU3A-led research (SLP)Sussex U3A Network (SUN)South East2005
179Evaluating 'Enlightenment' & 'Living & Dying' galleries at BMU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Museum2004
94Evaluating care at the Hospice External research (U3A as research assistants)Canterbury U3ASouth Eastlocal Hospice2016-2017
183Evaluating two Museum galleries: The Enlightenment Gallery & Living & Dying GalleryU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Museum2004
412Evaluation of move of Totton's meeting venue to Colbury Memorial Hall including survey of members' views U3A-led research (not an SLP)Totton South U3ASouth East2015
694Evaluation of reading at home scheme by interviewing parents, children and teachersExternal research (U3A as research assistants)Canterbury U3ASouth EastKent Messenger2017
472Evesham's Local History Group studied English place names, their origins, development and interretation and what they tell us about the language left by five invasions of these islands.U3A-led research (SLP)Evesham & DistrictWest Midlands2005
167Examining artefacts for inclusion in new Bethlem museum, Beckenham, and research to produce captions and guides. U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham, Kent2014
12Examining police procedures in cases in which older adults are victims of crime External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonGreenwich University2015
129Exploring barriers to lifelong learning - aim of improving the inclusivity of U3AU3A-led research (not an SLP)Hartlepool U3ANorth EastNewcastle University, Institute of Health and Society2014
489Exploring how brain processes memoryExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Brighton and HoveSouth EastSussex UniversityMay 2016
175Exploring natural history of London within 20-mile radius of St Paul'sU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Library2011
319Exploring social inclusivity within the University of the Third Age (U3A): a model of collaborative research - NewcastleU3A-led research (not an SLP)Northumbria U3AsNorth EastVOICENorth (Valuing Our Intellectual Capital & Experience)2015
69Exploring what people know and understand about cognitive impairment Paper and online versionsExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South West, acting on request received by the U3ASouth WestWorcester University2015
665Extract from an an article in the Times about U3A including an interview with Barbara Lewis (previous National Chair)U3A-led research (SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)2016
684Face blindness is a neurological condition which is little known but surprisingly common - about 2% of the population have it at a severe level. This talk explains the impact of it on daily and social life for the million people in this country who have the condition and looks at current research by universities.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Bexley U3ALondon2008
154Family & village history, farming & machinery in LincolnshireU3A-led research (SLP)U3A Lincolnshire NetworkEast MidlandsHeckington Windmill Info Centre, Lincs
281Famous people from the past who lived in SW LondonU3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondon2013
718Faringdon's quilting group presented the mayor with a set of nine panels representing the history and heritage of the town of Faringdon. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Faringdon & District U3ASouth East2017 ?
321Fauna & flora of gardens, BathU3A-led research (SLP)Norton Radstock U3ASouth WestBath & NE Somerset Council2015
270Fiction & cultural mediation of ageing - research into leading British novelists' (David Lodge and Jim Crace) depiction of ageingU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBrunel University, Centre for Contemporary Writing2010
385Financial questionnaire given to all U3A members in Tiverton by U3A Personal Finance GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Tiverton U3ASouth West2008
205Finding lost Londoners, black & Asian, 16-19CU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonGuildhall Library2008
386Fishing trade between Teignmouth and Newfoundland 16-19th centuryU3A-led research (SLP)Torbay U3ASouth WestTeignmouth & Shaldon Museum2015
591Five U3As known as CHaTTR U3As, in the Thames Valley network, have researched the River Thame, a tributary of the Thames. Many different groups looked at historic buildings, footpaths and walks, the flora and fauna and the geology while others produced photographs, paintings, poetry and a banner.U3A-led research (SLP)Thames Valley U3A networkSouth East2016
591Five U3As known as CHaTTR U3As, in the Thames Valley network, have researched the River Thame, a tributary of the Thames. Many different groups looked at historic buildings, footpaths and walks, the flora and fauna and the geology while others produced photographs, paintings, poetry and a banner.U3A-led research (SLP)Chinnor U3ASouth East2016
591Five U3As known as CHaTTR U3As, in the Thames Valley network, have researched the River Thame, a tributary of the Thames. Many different groups looked at historic buildings, footpaths and walks, the flora and fauna and the geology while others produced photographs, paintings, poetry and a banner.U3A-led research (SLP)Haddenham U3ASouth East2016
591Five U3As known as CHaTTR U3As, in the Thames Valley network, have researched the River Thame, a tributary of the Thames. Many different groups looked at historic buildings, footpaths and walks, the flora and fauna and the geology while others produced photographs, paintings, poetry and a banner.U3A-led research (SLP)Greater Thame U3ASouth East2016
591Five U3As known as CHaTTR U3As, in the Thames Valley network, have researched the River Thame, a tributary of the Thames. Many different groups looked at historic buildings, footpaths and walks, the flora and fauna and the geology while others produced photographs, paintings, poetry and a banner.U3A-led research (SLP)Ridgeway U3ASouth East2016
591Five U3As known as CHaTTR U3As, in the Thames Valley network, have researched the River Thame, a tributary of the Thames. Many different groups looked at historic buildings, footpaths and walks, the flora and fauna and the geology while others produced photographs, paintings, poetry and a banner.U3A-led research (SLP)Thame & DistrictSouth East2016
560Five members of Ilkley U3A have produced a collection of articles on assisted dying.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Ilkley U3AYorkshire and Humber2016
403Flintgill project MORE INFORMATION NEEDEDU3A-led research (SLP)Worcester U3AWest Midlands
645Florence Nightingale and Medical Statistics - this presentation looks at the position in the early 19th century as the background to Nightingale’s life and work, including medical knowledge and practice, statistics and their use and education. It considers her life and work against this background – family, friends, contacts, beliefs - leading to her well-known role in the Crimean War, and explores the way in which she used her fame politically. It shows that she was very much more than “the Lady with the Lamp” and evaluates the lasting effects of her life and work.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Rugby U3AWest Midlands2017
114Follies, grottos & crinklecrankle walls in Norfolk and Suffolk by U3A Architectural GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Diss U3AEast of England
82Food & drink in N.DevonU3A-led research (SLP)Barnstaple U3A South WestNorth Devon Biosphere Group
514Four decades of Universities of the Third Age: Past, present and future (Marvin Formosa)External research about U3ANoneNational (UK)2012
239Framing the Future, Museum of LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonMuseum of London2011
195Gallery accessibility for older and disabled visitors at DulwichU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonDulwich Picture Gallery2006
8Gaze & walking - how visual problems may limit physical activityExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestCumbria University
516Gender issues in older adults' participation in learning - viewpoints and experiences of learners in U3A (Alan Williamson)External research about U3ANoneNational (UK)2000
6Genetics of Alzheimers diseaseExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, Wales¸ acting on request received by the U3AWalesCardiff University
548Georg Christoph Lichtenberg and Étienne Léopold Trouvelot worked on the same subject and published scientific papers on it, but lived a century apart and never met. What they both worked on are called to this day Lichtenberg figures, the strange, beautiful, almost organic shapes formed when a pulse of high-voltage electricity passes over the surface of an insulator. Lichtenberg was the first to describe these figures, and Trouvelot one of the first to record them photographically. I have researched the history of two men who were interested in both science and art, and have also created Lichtenberg figures myself.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3ASouth West2016
91Glow worm survey by Burnham on Crouch Wildlife GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Burnham on Crouch U3AEast of England2015
284Good Neighbours - unsung heroes of BatterseaU3A-led research (not an SLP)Wandsworth U3ALondonBattersea Arts Centre2014
627Greenham Common and the Bomb - an assessment of the extent to which women protesters were responsible for the eventual US withdrawal from the base.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
184Groups at East Lothian have studied the damage to St.Mary's Kirk, at Haddington during the Scots-English conflict of the 1540s. U3A-led research (SLP)East Lothian U3AScotlandCollaborator mentioned but not named
297Growth of U3As & distribution across the UKU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)2015
170Guide to BFI Mediatheque films about East End of LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Film Institute, South Bank, London2010
598Halstead U3A's 21st Century group tries to preserve the past for the future. They are working to conserve air raid shelters erected by Courtaulds for their workers.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Halstead U3AEast of EnglandEssex Industrial Archaeology Group2016
182Handling collection at BMU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Museum2015
302Health, housing, cinema, photography & suffragettes in Victorian times, N.IrelandU3A-led research (not an SLP)North Down & Ards U3ANorthern IrelandUlster Folk & Transport Museum2009
60Healthy volunteers needed for a research study into the optimal design of visual field test stimulus for the detection of retinal changes in glaucoma.researchExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonCollege of Optometrists 2015
60Healthy volunteers needed for a research study into the optimal design of visual field test stimulus for the detection of retinal changes in glaucoma.researchExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonMoorfields Eye Hospital2015
60Healthy volunteers needed for a research study into the optimal design of visual field test stimulus for the detection of retinal changes in glaucoma.researchExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College London - Institute of Opthalmology 2015
605Heckington Mill Renovation Project: historical research and conservationU3A-led research (SLP)Sleaford U3AEast MidlandsHeckington Windmill Trust2015
688Henry Hetherington and the Paupers' Press - Henry had trained as a printer with Luke Hansard and by 1822 was able to set up his own printing and book-selling business. Throughout the 1820s he was already involved in cooperative and radical movements. In particular, he supported the early London Cooperative bodies based on the ideas of Robert Owen, including the London Mechanics’ Institute (now Birkbeck College, University of London). From 1830 to 1835 he published newspapers priced at one penny, first the Penny Papers for the People (a daily published from 1830 – 31) then the Poor Man’s Guardian (a weekly published from July 1831 to December 1835). Hetherington made clear his intention to defy the tax, giving the paper a heading saying “Published contrary to ‘law’ to try the power of ‘might’ against ‘right’ . . . . ..U3A-led research (not an SLP)2017
406Heritage trail?U3A-led research (not an SLP)Hoddesdon Museum?
692Hertford and District U3A celebrated their first ten years by producing a booklet for their members.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Hertford and District U3AEast of England2002
186Hidden heroes of the postal serviceU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Postal Museum2012
282Hillcroft College in WW1U3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondonHillcroft College/Oakhill Community Heritage Project
130History and memories of Electric Palace cinema at HarwichU3A-led research (SLP)Harwich Peninsula U3AEast of EnglandHarwich Electric Palace Trust2013
111History of 15th century cruck house, DevizesU3A-led research (SLP)Devizes U3A South WestDevizes, Wiltshire (National Trust)
276History of Earlswood, Surrey & other local asylumsU3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondonLangdon Downs Museum of Learning Disability2014
116History of EyemouthU3A-led research (SLP)East Berwickshire U3AScotlandLocal Heritage Group, Eyemouth
287History of French soldiers in LymingtonU3A-led research (SLP)Lymington U3ASouth EastSt Barbe's Museum
393History of Lytes Cary house & gardens, estate and families who owned itU3A-led research (SLP)Cheddar U3ASouth WestLytes Cary (National Trust)2009
393History of Lytes Cary house & gardens, estate and families who owned itU3A-led research (SLP)Somerton U3ASouth WestLytes Cary (National Trust)2009
393History of Lytes Cary house & gardens, estate and families who owned itU3A-led research (SLP)Wells U3ASouth WestLytes Cary (National Trust)2009
293History of Minehead hospitalU3A-led research (SLP)Minehead U3ASouth WestMinehead Dev't Trust & Museum Gp2013
233History of N.Islington child welfare from 1913 - Manor Gardens Centre began as a School for Mothers and its history covers the period before the start of the NHS.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonManor Gardens Centre, Islington2005
234History of N.Islington child welfare, 1945-2000History of N.Islington child welfare from 1913 - Manor Gardens Centre began as a School for Mothers and its history covers the period before the start of the NHS.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonManor Gardens Centre, Islington2010
152History of NHS through eyes of its users based on Mass Observation archivesU3A-led research (not an SLP)Brighton U3ASouth EastSussex University2011
152History of NHS through eyes of its users based on Mass Observation archivesU3A-led research (not an SLP)Lewes U3ASouth EastSussex University2011
277History of Normansfield’s buildings & development of site from 1868. Create site maps, timeline with photographs, research in archives and talk to local residents.U3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondonLangdon Downs Museum of Learning Disability2015
115History of Pippbrook House, Surrey, a mansion in danger of demolitionNot knownDorking U3ASouth East2014
158History of Rangers House, Blackheath, its architecture and room layout and its occupants from 1700 as well as history of the Rangers of Greenwich ParkU3A-led research (SLP)Bexley U3ALondonRangers House Blackheath2006
280History of Victorian mental health Institutions for people with learning disabilitiesU3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondon2014
384History of Wallasea IslandU3A-led research (SLP)Thorpe Bay U3AEast of EnglandRSPBthis project was not started
245History of healthcare in Surbiton, for websiteU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonOakhill Community Heritage Project
579History of local shops and shopping in south west LondonU3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondon2016
258History of postal printing, perforation etc in UK. In 1911 Grover & Co Ltd started making perforating machines and rapidly became the leading supplier and developer of this technology in the UK. In 2001 their archive was donated to the RPSL. The U3A project researched the archive and the social context of the firm.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonRoyal Phitatelic Society2015
176History of science in LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Library2013
418History of street names in Shoreham, Sussex - about 30 people took part and researched and wrote a short article on their allocated name.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Lancing & Sompting U3ASouth East2015
608History of women's war work by analysing films and magazinesExternal research (U3A as research assistants)Canterbury U3ASouth EastUniversity of Kent2017
606Home for Good Project: exploring the history of social housing in ChesterfieldU3A-led research (SLP)AIUTA (Assoc of U3As)InternationalThe Derbyshire Law Centre2016
606Home for Good Project: exploring the history of social housing in ChesterfieldU3A-led research (SLP)Chesterfield U3AEast of EnglandThe Derbyshire Law Centre2016
375Home front in Stoke during WW1, researched by U3A WW1 History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Stoke South U3AWest Midlands2014
648Horology - the art & science of timekeeping. The development of increasingly accurate time keeping devices has been one of the great achievements of mankind which has stretched the ingenuity of scientists, engineers and craftsmen. As civilizations developed, there was a need for more accurate devices, leading to the development in the last millennium of mechanical devices, then electrical and currently atomic.U3A-led research (not an SLP)North London U3ALondon2017
325House to Mouse; a history of shopping in Perth from Middle Ages to presentU3A-led research (SLP)Perth U3A ScotlandPerth Museum2008
35How ageing affects our ability to combine information from our senses (see, feel and hear)External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, School of Psychological Sciences2014
143How effective is the U3A informal learning model in the 21st Century?U3A-led research (not an SLP)Lancing & Sompting U3ASouth East
241How older people approach the learning process and make use of the facilities, GreenwichU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonNational Maritime Museum, Greenwich2003
2How people can keep and update emotional and neutral information in working memoryExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonBirkbeck College (London University)2014
44How people have their blood pressure measured during routine GP appointments which will involve 2 short online surveys. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South East, acting on request received by the U3ASouth EastOxford University - Nuffield Dept of Primary Care Health Services2015
11How people use strategies to complete memory based tasksExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonGreenwich University2014
36How people with & without Parkinson's disease respond to objects and movements in their environmentExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, School of Psychological Sciences2015
31How the brain processing of information from hearing changes with ageExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, Audiology Dept.2010
366How the gentry affected lives of families in S.LancashireU3A-led research (SLP)South Lancashire U3As North West
37How various cognitive processes (e.g., memory) change over the lifespan.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonMiddlesex University2014
51How various cognitive processes (e.g., memory) change over the lifespan.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - (Dept not known)2011
691Ian and Sue Nash carried out a long research and interviewing project and produced a 64-page booklet for Hertford and District U3A as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Hertford and District U3AEast of England
101Idea for emergency alarm system for mobile phonesU3A-led research (not an SLP)Chester-le-Street U3ANorth EastNewcastle University2012
394Identify site of Roman villa, mediaeval village & ancient hedges at Lytes CaryU3A-led research (SLP)Cheddar U3ASouth WestLytes Cary (National Trust)2007
394Identify site of Roman villa, mediaeval village & ancient hedges at Lytes CaryU3A-led research (SLP)Somerton U3ASouth WestLytes Cary (National Trust)2007
394Identify site of Roman villa, mediaeval village & ancient hedges at Lytes CaryU3A-led research (SLP)Wells U3ASouth WestLytes Cary (National Trust)2007
123Identifying objects for work with children, ExeterU3A-led research (SLP)Exeter U3A South WestMuseum
62Impact of ageing on speech communicationExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Psychology & Language Services2015
376Impact of industrial revolution in SuffolkU3A-led research (SLP)Suffolk U3AsEast of EnglandUniversity Campus Suffolk History Dept
663In Praise of U3A - article by Andrew Brown in the Guardian, 11th April 2015External research about U3AU3A NationalNational (UK)2015
554In Search of Echoes: Distinct echoes are often heard when sound is reflected. In this talk it's explained how echoes come about and describes some unusual examples including flutter echoes, musical echoes, culvert whistlers, whispering galleries, reverberation, as well as how to have a dialogue with an echo and much more. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Merton U3ALondon2016
544In this study we are looking at how different brain areas work together to help us remember events. In the future this might help professionals to diagnose diseases that cause memory problems and to develop strategies to help with these problems.External research (U3A as research subjects)Arun East U3ASouth EastUniversity of Sussex, School of Psychology2016
636Individual cognitive stimulation therapy (ICST) for people with movement disordersExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University2017
30Individual differences in the preference for musical consonanceExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, Audiology & Deafness Group2014
137Industrial revolution, effect on locality of IlkleyU3A-led research (SLP)
66Influence of personality and perception on eyewitness identification performanceExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestWarwick University 2015
459Inquiry into the future of lifelong learningExternal research about U3AU3A NationalNational (UK)National Institute of Adult Continuing Education2007
471Inter-generational projectU3A-led research (not an SLP)North Down & Ards U3ANorthern IrelandSouth Eastern Regional College2015
471Inter-generational projectU3A-led research (not an SLP)North Down & Ards U3ANorthern IrelandUFTM and other voluntary organisations2015
471Inter-generational projectU3A-led research (not an SLP)North Down & Ards U3ANorthern IrelandUlster Folk & Transport Museum2015
232Intergenerational memory project working with children to promote understanding of WW2U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Metropolitan Archives2008
83Interviewing local people to develop website on history of Wickford. Pages relate to road transport, railways , schools and WW2 bombs.U3A-led research (SLP)Basildon & Billericay U3AEast of EnglandWickford Community Archive Group2013
138Interviews about memories of Kirkby in 1940s, 50s and 60s, before Kirkby became a New Town. Photography and art groups researched old images of Kirkby and new paintings were produced.U3A-led research (SLP)Kirkby U3ANorth WestKnowsley Borough Libraries2015
255Interviews with Royal Opera singers & dancers from re-opening 1946U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonRoyal Opera House2007
166Interviews with U3A members who grew up in London 1930-60U3A-led research (not an SLP)Members of London U3AsLondon2015
401Interviews with people at a day centre by Woking U3A Writing GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Woking U3ASouth EastRunnymede Council day centres2002
400Interviews with people at day centre by Woking U3A Writing GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Woking U3ASouth EastWoking Council day centre1997
557Intolerance of uncertainty, worry and engagement in personally meaningful activities in older adultsExternal research (U3A as research subjects)U3A NationalNational (UK)Newcastle University, Institute of Neuroscience2016
421Introduction to archives at LMA - acquisitions, cataloguing, reprographics, conservation, cleaning processes and storage.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Metropolitan Archives2005
719Investigating Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespanExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonGoldsmiths College, London University2017
285Investigating memories of evacuees in WW2 - intergenerational project in Battersea schoolsU3A-led research (SLP)Wandsworth U3ALondonBattersea Arts Centre2015
641Investigating the impact of ageing on speech communication in good and difficult listening conditions. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College London, Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences Dept2017
364Investigation into age and well beingExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Sheffield U3AYorkshire and HumberSheffield Hallam University2015
721Investigation of Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespanExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonGoldsmiths College, London University2017
168Investigation of BFI films featuring older women, involving Wembley Film Group from Brent U3A. U3A members nationwide involved via questionnaireU3A-led research (not an SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Film Institute, South Bank, London (Until end of 2006 it was known as National Film Theatre)2006
521Investigation of a family burial chapel at Yester, near GiffordExternal research (U3A as research assistants)East Lothian U3AScotlandAssisting professional archaeologists
723Inviting submission of facts and ideas to inform about the Welshcoastline and celebrate it.U3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A Wales RegionWales2017
300Ireland in Tudor Times - Bagenal's Castle and the Flight of the EarlsU3A-led research (SLP)North Down & Ards U3ANorthern IrelandNewry and Mourne Museum2013
300Ireland in Tudor Times - Bagenal's Castle and the Flight of the EarlsU3A-led research (SLP)Newry U3ANorthern IrelandNewry and Mourne Museum2013
556James Clerk Maxwell is considered to be the greatest 19th-century scientist, as important as Newton and Einstein, but his ideas were ahead of his time. Can we imagine modern life without radio, TV, X-rays and more? They all have their origin in his work, as do ideas that led to the theory of relativity and the birth of the quantum theoryU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A in LondonLondon2016
706Joanne and Renate Anderson are examining the life of Ada Salter (1866-1942), socialist, suffragist, union organiser and environmentalist. She worked and lived throughout her adult life with and for the poor of Bermondsey. She was the first women to be elected to Bermondsey Borough Council and the borough's first Labour woman Mayor. U3A-led research (SLP)2017
705John Croxford and fellow researchers in Richmond are exploring the life and work of Barbara Bodichon, a nineteenth century campaigner for women's rights, author of a Brief Summary of the Laws of England concerning Women and founder of the English Women's Journal.U3A-led research (SLP)Richmond U3ALondon2017
479Kingswinford's Architecture Appreciation Group have researched their favourite buildings in Dudley town centre and also the work of famous architects, such as Gaudi and Pugin.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Kingswinford & District U3AWest Midlands2011
407Knitting groupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Costume Museum, Bath
477Lancaster and Morecambe's Architecture Group experienced the practical problems of designing a building by researching the issues of a (fictional) new library which had to be located in a vacated shop.U3A-led research (SLP)Lancaster & Morecambe U3A North West2006
361Learning languages in the third ageU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A Scotland RegionScotlandEdinburgh University, Neuroscience Research Team
77Learning package for retired people on sustainable development in collaboration with UnescoNot knownAughton & Ormskirk U3ANorth WestUNESCO2005
540Lichfield's Local History Group has produced five studies of the city's history, working over several years.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Lichfield U3AWest Midlands
387Life & work of Devon naturalistsU3A-led research (SLP)Torbay U3ASouth WestTorquay Museum2011
131Life and Times of Hayling Island 1914-1919U3A-led research (not an SLP)Hayling Island U3ASouth East2014
431Life histories collected by U3A Living Memories Group, to preserve experiences and ways of life which would otherwise disappearU3A-led research (not an SLP)York U3AYorkshire and Humber2013
203Life of a Victorian governess, Geffrye Museum, ShoreditchU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonGeffrye Museum, Shoreditch2004
699Linda Hampson has proposed to research Jayaben Desai, a leader of the Grunwick strike which took place in the borough of Brent between 1976-78. The strike was a landmark event in that the majority of strikers were low paid,black and Asian women, being led by an Asian woman.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
704Linda Walton is exploring the Women's Suffrage movement in South Buckinghamshire and in particular the differences between the NUWSS and the WSPU. This will be illustrated through the lives of two leading local campaigners, Dame Frances Dove and Emily Brandon.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
573Literary journey through the history, collective memory and new imaginings of some of the most atmospheric locations in SheffieldU3A-led research (not an SLP)Sheffield U3AYorkshire and Humber2016
343Lives of 8 men on Pentrefelin War MemorialU3A-led research (not an SLP)Porthmadog U3AWales
246Lives of conscientious objectors in London, WW1U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonPeace Pledge Union2014
391Local church building's Statement of Significance describing its history & function, Upholland, LancsU3A-led research (SLP)Upholland U3ANorth WestSt Theresa's RC Church, Upholland, Lancashire2012
715Local heroes and eventsU3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondonRoehampton University2018
155Local windmills, LincolnshireU3A-led research (SLP)U3A Lincolnshire NetworkEast Midlands
352Local windmills, RutlandU3A-led research (SLP)Rutland U3AEast Midlands
419Local worthies and their influence on the community in south LancashireU3A-led research (SLP)Aughton & Ormskirk U3ANorth West2008
98Locating artefacts from Cheltenham site in other museumsU3A-led research (SLP)Cheltenham U3ASouth WestGloucestershire Wildlife Trust2015
679Locating the lost histories of south east London in the late 17th century through the Restoration Hearth Tax and other historical sources. The Hearth Tax provides evidence of who lived in every property, its taxable wealth and location. Volunteers will be provided with core hearth tax data which will be used as a basis from which to explore the early modern history of the area and the lives of the local people..U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonUniversity of Roehampton2017
678Locating the lost histories of the City of London in the late 17th century through the Restoration Hearth Tax and other historical sources. The Hearth Tax provides evidence of who lived in every property, its taxable wealth and location. Volunteers will be provided with core hearth tax data which will be used as a basis from which to explore the early modern history of the area and the lives of the local people..U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonUniversity of Roehampton2018
680Locating the lost histories of the west midlands in the late 17th century through the Restoration Hearth Tax and other historical sources. The Hearth Tax provides evidence of who lived in every property, its taxable wealth and location. Volunteers will be provided with core hearth tax data which will be used as a basis from which to explore the early modern history of the area and the lives of the local people..U3A-led research (SLP)U3A West Midlands RegionWest MidlandsUniversity of Birmingham2017
272Logging & photographing graves & researching family histories at Margravine CemeteryU3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondonMargravine Cemetery2014
226Looking at a wide range of archaeological materials and object types from various sites in LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Archaeological Archive & Research Centre2010
221Looking at lives of Victorian staff at Kings College London to contribute to a database, including the father of D.G.Rosetti, a cousin of Virginia Woolf and an archdeacon alleged to be Jack the Ripper. U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonKings College London2015
108Lost letter experiment by U3A Psychology GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Davyhulme U3ANorth West2014
242Lost stories of those directly affected by the Battle of Jutland, to be used as the core of the National Maritime Museum exhibition narrative. U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonNational Maritime Museum, Greenwich2016
696Maggie Jones has proposed to research the life and campaigning of Annie Bessant prior to her well-known involvement in the Matchgirls strike. Drawing upon archival material held by the Bishopgate Institute, Maggie will examine Annie's earlier writings on subjects including morality, liberty and equality, punishment, landowners and farm workers, and English republicanism.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
28Managing your health together: voluntary organisations, community groups and local networks of supportExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, Applied Health Research & Care (CLAHRC)2013
408Mapping Hadrian's Wall & guidebksU3A-led research (not an SLP)
581Maps and MoreU3A-led research (SLP)Epping U3AEast of EnglandEpping Forest District Museum2017
603Maritime History of MineheadU3A-led research (SLP)Minehead U3ASouth WestMinehead Museum2016
697Mary Butcher is investigating the link between William Marshal and Caversham Park and Court, especially towards the end of his long and successful life. Marshal, who had served the Plantagenets all his life, is credited with the survival of Magna Carta, taking this failed peace treaty under John and as his son's regent turning it into a last manifesto of good government.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
181Materials and Motives, 100BC to 100AD - description of objects from India, Africa, the Americas, China, the Middle East and EuropeU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Museum2005
708Max Beran is exploring the history behind a note posted in his home village in 1795 threatening arson against local farmers and bakers. Max is comparing this incident with similar events elsewhere to identify the social, political, agricultural, and legal circumstances behind this threat, drawing upon newspapers, court and parliamentary proceedings, and vestry reports.U3A-led research (SLP)Didcot & District U3ASouth East2017
23Measuring the benefits of participation in U3A art and creative groupsExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester Metropolitan University, Social Work Dept.2012
600Members of Lichfield U3A's Local History group have researched important characters from the city's histroy. They include Dr.Johnson, Elias Ashmole, David Garrick, Erasmus Darwin and George Gilbert Scott.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Lichfield U3AWest Midlands2016
717Members of Ludlow U3A visited hydro projects, solar arrays, biomass plants, anaerobic digesters and various sustainable building projects.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Ludlow U3AWest Midlands2017 ?
388Members of Trowbridge U3A are to help museum staff raise the profile of the important history of West of England cloth, as woven in the County Town. This will feed into plans to move and expand the museum, creating a centre of excellence for the study of the woollen cloth industry as well as a fun venue for local history displays and activities. U3A-led research (SLP)Trowbridge & W.Wilts U3ASouth WestTrowbridge Museum
178Members of group each chose a museum object, researched it and gave a talk on it - at BMU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Museum2002
589Members of the Bearsden & Milngavie Genealogy group researched the lives of five young men who had connections with Bearsden and died in the Battle of the Somme.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Bearsden & Milngavie U3AScotlandCommonwealth War Graves Commission Living Memory Project2016
713Members of the Cultural Activities in Care Homes project work with local care homes to arrange events to enhance the quality of residents’ lives and encourage their inclusion in meaningful activities. The project offers a range of cultural and leisure opportunities to residents and includes performances by local musicians and school children; reminiscence sessions with small groups and life story work with individuals.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Forth Valley U3AScotlandLocal care homes2008
260Members studied an object or theme from Science Museum collectionU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonScience Museum2002
127Membership Survey, FurnessU3A-led research (not an SLP)Furness U3ANorth West2014
139Membership Survey, LancasterU3A-led research (not an SLP)Lancaster & Morecambe U3A North West2015
519Membership survey U3A-led research (not an SLP)Kington U3AWest Midlands2014
89Membership survey (on-line), BristolU3A-led research (not an SLP)Bristol U3ASouth West2013
458Membership survey by Haywards Heath to find out how they wanted their U3A to develop in the futureU3A-led research (not an SLP)Haywards Heath & DistrictSouth East2008
488Membership survey to discover views and preferences, Islington U3A-led research (not an SLP)Islington U3ALondon2014
526Memorandum of Understanding between University of Exeter and Exeter U3A which will allow U3A members to collaborate with academics in research projects, as well as attend lectures and become involved in events. Members are already acting as lay members on university committees and help with Medical School trials. External research (U3A as research assistants)Exeter U3A South WestUniversity of Exeter2016
105Memories leading to book by U3A Local History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Crewe and Nantwich U3ANorth West2015
438Memories of Hull in 1930s, collected by U3A Local History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Hull U3AYorkshire and Humber1988
445Memories of WW2U3A-led research (not an SLP)Porthcawl U3AWales2000
86Memories of holidays in Bognor, 1950sU3A-led research (SLP)Bognor Regis U3ASouth EastBognor Regis Local History Museum2013
427Memories of racing and racecourses recorded by Lewes U3A Oral History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Lewes U3ASouth East1993
79Memory CourseU3A-led research (not an SLP)Aughton & Ormskirk U3ANorth West2014
46Memory and emotion in ageingExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonRoehampton University2013
637Memory problems and sensory impairmentExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University2017
503Mental Wellbeing and Quality of Life researchU3A-led research (SLP)Individual U3A members, North East, acting on request received by the U3ANorth EastNewcastle University, Institute of Neuroscience2014
330Mention in Sources of possible project - more information neededU3A-led research (SLP)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth Aquarium2005
333Mention of possible project on Barbican (Plymouth) history, using recovered documentsU3A-led research (SLP)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth Art Gallery
332Mention of possible project on local buildings, PlymouthU3A-led research (SLP)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth Art Gallery
510Merton U3A Membership Survey 2013. Questionnaire included questions on sources of information on U3A, reasons for joining and preferred methods and venues for learning .U3A-led research (not an SLP)Merton U3ALondonNone2013
511Merton U3A New Members' Survey 2014. Questionnaire used in Merton 2013 Membership Survey was given to members who had recently joined.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Merton U3ALondonNone2014
512Merton U3A Non-Renewal Survey 2015. Telephone interviews to establish why ex-members chose not to renew their membership.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Merton U3ALondonNone2015
710Merton and its groupsU3A-led research (not an SLP)Merton U3ALondon2014
315Meteorite collection - Researching sourcesU3A-led research (SLP)North Down & Ards U3ANorthern IrelandUlster Museum, Belfast2005
571Methodology was to have participants react to stimuli provided by a computer programme and a DNA swab was taken. The research concerned researching the risk factors relating to memory as aging occurs. The risk factor being considered was a particular gene which was thought to affect memory loss.External research (U3A as research subjects)Brighton and HoveSouth EastSussex University
304Microscope for third world - research by U3A Science GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Northampton U3AEast MidlandsStanford University, California2015
654MindEd - e-learning to support healthy minds; this project is about providing resources specifically written with older people in mind who may be experiencing distressing mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, confusion and addictions. Previously we have provided free, online, education about child and teen mental health for any adult; professional, volunteer or parent, who works with or cares for children or teens.We have recently been commissioned by NHS England and Health Education England to extend the scope of our learning and advice to cover aspects of the mental health of older people.External research (U3A as research assistants)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonRoyal College of Psychiatrists2017
334Museum items for world ethnic events, PlymouthU3A-led research (SLP)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth Art Gallery??
613Museum memories - this study is exploring what makes for a memorable museum visitExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Members of London U3AsLondonUniversity of Westminster, Dept of Psychology2017
197Mythology in the European Housewife's Shopping Basket - study of shopping baskets by teams fom six European countries, involving a total of 12 trips to different parts of Europe by the participants.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonEuropean Union Lifelong Learning Programme aka Grundtvig (funded)2010
607National Holocaust Centre Notttinghamshire Study DayU3A-led research (SLP)Arnold U3AEast MidlandsThe National Holocaust Centre2016
298National Research Database - to discover all research involving the U3A, using a variety of sources, and create a searchable databaseU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A National Research Sub-committeeNational (UK)2015
448National Survey - composition of membershipU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)2008
164Nationwide survey of children's literature, using U3A membersU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)2008
165Nationwide survey of memories of school, using U3A membersU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)2011
45Nautical studies, PlymouthExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South West, acting on request received by the U3ASouth WestPlymouth University
140Naval vessels named HMS Lancaster 1694-1900 by U3A Local Research GroupU3A-led research (SLP)Lancaster & Morecambe U3A North WestLancaster Maritime Museum2011
531Neural correlates of face blindness across different age groups to show a developmental trajectory.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonGoldsmiths College (London University)2016
668New technology revolution brings "learning windfall" to 500,000 third-agers - article by Ian Nash in Education Journal, 6th July 2016, Issue 239External research about U3AU3A NationalNational (UK)2015
590Newmarket U3A's History group has investigated the history of the nearby village of Chippenham, which originated in the bronze age, once had a preceptory caring for wounded crusaders and includes Chippenham Park, a large estate created by a sugar plantation owner.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Newmarket U3AEast of England2016
265Nightingale FellowshipU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonSt Thomas' Hospital2009
476North London's Architecture Group looked at The Shape of London, specifically at typology (the study of the evolution of a particular built form). The main focus of the study was theatre buildings.U3A-led research (not an SLP)North London U3ALondon2006
485Northampton History Group wrote biographies of each of 137 men and one woman buried in the Commonwealth War Graves in NorthamptonU3A-led research (not an SLP)Northampton U3AEast Midlands2014
481Northampton's Practical Philosophy Group researched how individuals can influence the direction society takes by presenting ten ways of becoming politically active.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Northampton U3AEast Midlands2013
278Norwood U3A has worked with their local theatre to catalogue their costume collection. Each of the 1,256 costumes was inspected, measured, categorised according to period, style and colour and recorded on a database.U3A-led research (SLP)Norwood U3A LondonSouth London Theatre2015
461Not Old but Gold - The Positive Contribution of Older People to SocietyU3A-led research (not an SLP)Isle of Man U3ANorth West2015
43OPTIMA project on ageing brainsExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South East, acting on request received by the U3ASouth EastOxford University
150Oakwood Clock oral project, LeedsU3A-led research (SLP)Leeds U3AYorkshire and HumberRoundhay High Historical Society. Roundhay School2011
81Object based research project, BangorU3A-led research (SLP)Bangor U3AWalesBangor Museum2008
294Object research at Minehead museumU3A-led research (SLP)Minehead U3ASouth WestMinehead Dev't Trust & Museum Gp
50Older people and the internetExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North East, acting on request received by the U3ANorth EastTeesside University
122Olympic walk along north bank of Thames from estuary to Stratford. Various U3As led sectiions of route from Shoeburyness to StratfordU3A-led research (SLP)East of England U3AsEast of England2012
273Olympic walk along the Thames from west of London to StratfordU3A-led research (SLP)Surrey U3AsSouth East2012
132Olympic walks along Hertfordshire Way & Lea Valley Walk to StratfordU3A-led research (SLP)Hertfordshire Network of U3AsSouth East2012
517Online membership surveyU3A-led research (not an SLP)East Berwickshire U3AScotland2014?
518Online membership surveyU3A-led research (not an SLP)North London U3ALondon2015
14Online research study to gather data for dementia prevention. 'Protect' study will examine how genes and lifestyle affect cognition in older adults over timeExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)Kings College London, Biomedical Research Unit for Dementia2015
18Online survey to show how memories of the Beatles shape personal identitiesExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, West Midlands, acting on request received by the U3AWest MidlandsLeeds University, Memory Group2008
323Oral history of 4 schools in NuneatonU3A-led research (SLP)Bedworth U3AWest MidlandsNuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council2011
323Oral history of 4 schools in NuneatonU3A-led research (SLP)Bulkington U3AWest MidlandsNuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council2011
323Oral history of 4 schools in NuneatonU3A-led research (SLP)Nuneaton U3AWest MidlandsNuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council2011
286Oral history of Wellworthy's, Lymington - the main employer in the town from 1919 to 1989 - manufacturer of piston rings. Study was mainly oral history.U3A-led research (SLP)Lymington U3ASouth EastSt Barbe's Museum2013
292Oral history of old hospital, Minehead, SomersetU3A-led research (SLP)Minehead U3ASouth WestMinehead Dev't Trust & Museum Gp2013
498Oral history project to provide a means for Cambridge members to talk about their lives whilst being videoed, giving them a record which they could give to their descendants and to provide an in-depth body of knowledge about the current and future membership of the U3A, which could be used in research projects in the futureU3A-led research (not an SLP)Cambridge U3AEast of England2016
463Origins of rural nursing service in Gloucestershire, founded by Elizabeth MallesonU3A-led research (not an SLP)Cheltenham U3ASouth West2007
99Ornithological project, CheltenhamU3A-led research (SLP)Cheltenham U3ASouth WestGloucestershire Wildlife Trust
21Osteoporosis in men over 55External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, East Midlands, acting on request received by the U3AEast MidlandsLoughborough University
10PACE dept / ageingExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonGoldsmiths College (London University)
95Pack for schools at Newark MuseumU3A-led research (SLP)Newark Museum
71Part of 'Museum of My Life' project based on six Northumbrian museums U3A-led research (SLP)Alnwick U3A North EastBailiffgate Museum2008
527Partnership between Plymouth University and Plymouth U3A which will encourage U3A members to work with the university on a variety of projects. External research (U3A as research assistants)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2010
365Passage Theatre Group, SheffieldU3A-led research (not an SLP)Sheffield U3AYorkshire and HumberSheffield University2012
701Pat Krivine is proposing to explore the 1984/5 strike at the Betteshanger Colliery in Kent, specifically the role of the Women's Support Group. The group, among other activities, collected food to send to the strikers' families in Kent.U3A-led research (SLP)Harrow U3A London2017
703Patsy Clarke is researching the life of Gertrude Von Petzold, the Prussian born first women church minister in England (1904). Gertrude had travelled to England, 'a land of freedom', in 1897, studying medicine at Edinburgh and then for the Unitarian ministry at (Harris) Manchester College in Oxford.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
305Philanthropy of shoe manufacturers, interviews with descendants, Northampton, by U3A Buildings GroupU3A-led research (SLP)Northampton U3AEast MidlandsNorthampton Museum2011
256Philatelic exhibition medals from 1897. This was a project to understand and document the 800 medals held by the RPSL, including what the medals were awarded for, their historical context and even what they were made from. U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonRoyal Phitatelic Society2013
576Physiotherapy Research Project: a study of active older adults to investigate why people choose to be physically activeExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2016
338Physiotherapy research project: To what extent are different sensations in the foot and ankle impaired as part of the ageing process?External research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2015
424Pictorial history of Cheddar through photographs and images, collected by the Cheddar Valley History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Cheddar Valley U3ASouth West2005
254Pilot project to collect oral histories at Royal Opera House - training given for interviewingU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonRoyal Opera House2006
248Pioneering women in archaeology: lives of Amelia Edwards & Margaret MurrayU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonPetrie Museum2009
279Places to visit in SW LondonU3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondon2012
389Planting new garden for residents, Dunwhinny LodgeU3A-led research (SLP)Tweeddale U3A ScotlandDunwhinny Lodge
240Possible future project DID THIS ONE HAPPEN?U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonMuseum of London
207Possible future project as part of Tales of the Thames - waiting for funding decision. June 2016: now unlikely to happenU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonHammersmith Urban Studies Centre
236Possible future project on contemporary garden design archiveU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonMuseum of Garden History, Lambeth
160Possible future project on notable residents of boroughU3A-led research (not an SLP)Beckenham U3ALondon
160Possible future project on notable residents of boroughU3A-led research (not an SLP)Bromley U3ALondon
160Possible future project on notable residents of boroughU3A-led research (not an SLP)Orpington U3ALondon
348Possible project researching aspects of ReadingU3A-led research (SLP)Reading U3ASouth East2005
169Preparing guide to BFI Mediatheque film archiveU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Film Institute, South Bank, London2008
399Project 16 - Major intergenerational project with A-level students from local secondary school on theme of 'being 16' - Witney, OxonU3A-led research (not an SLP)Witney U3ASouth EastLocal school2013
118Project based at Edinburgh MORE INFORMATION NEEDEDU3A-led research (SLP)Edinburgh U3AScotland2007
134Project based at Hoddesden MORE INFORMATION NEEDEDU3A-led research (not an SLP)Hoddesdon U3AEast of England
47Project on active older peopleExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonRoehampton University
307Public art in Northern IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)U3As in N.IrelandNorthern IrelandArts Council for N.Ireland2015
347Reading Town Study Group researchers take 3 towns each year - 2 months study plus visitU3A-led research (not an SLP)Reading U3ASouth East2003
40Recent project on getting olderExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North East, acting on request received by the U3ANorth EastNewcastle University
633Recognition memory for visual stimuliExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, Memory Research unit2016
460Recollections by local people of the lives of Major & Mrs Stewart of Burnby Hall and of the impact of WW2 on the people of Pocklington U3A-led research (not an SLP)Pocklington U3AYorkshire and Humber2009
442Recollections of Fife collected by U3A Oral History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Fife U3AScotland2004
446Recollections of VE Day by U3A Lifelong Learning GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Salford U3ANorth West1993
640Redditch U3A's photography group collaborated with Redditch History Society to chronicle the visual history of the town's evolution from agriculture to industry.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Redditch U3AWest MidlandsRedditch History Society2017
586Reigate & Redhill decided to survey their members' opinions after a period of rapid growth and several new initiatives including evening events.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Reigate & Redhill U3ASouth East2016
639Remembering 1960s British cinema-goingExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)University College London, Dept of History2017
148Reminiscence boxes - memory project in residential home in Lea Valley for dementia patients. The aim was to provide objects that could be handled to stimulate memory. Various themes eg Toys, Kitchen, Ladies' items, Gentlemen's items, Handicrafts etcU3A-led research (SLP)Broxbourne U3AEast of EnglandLowewood Museum, Hoddesden2015
148Reminiscence boxes - memory project in residential home in Lea Valley for dementia patients. The aim was to provide objects that could be handled to stimulate memory. Various themes eg Toys, Kitchen, Ladies' items, Gentlemen's items, Handicrafts etcU3A-led research (SLP)Lea Valley U3AEast of EnglandLowewood Museum, Hoddesden2015
308Reminiscence, N.IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)U3As in N.IrelandNorthern IrelandCentre for Migration Studies, Omagh
428Reminiscences of shopping in Lewes, recorded by U3A Oral History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Lewes U3ASouth East1998
124Remiscences about the WW2 and 1950s, FlintshireU3A-led research (not an SLP)Flintshire U3AWalesFlintshire CC Social Services
422Renewable sources of energy, looking at solar, photovoltaic cells, underground coils etcU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonScience Museum, London2003
470Renovated nature gardenU3A-led research (SLP)Downe U3ANorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland Environment Agency2015
223Repack artefacts from excavation for Limehouse Link Project 1989U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Archaeological Archive & Research Centre2007
465Request for photographs or transcripts of personal WW1 memorabilia as part of online archiveExternal research (U3A as research subjects)U3A NationalNational (UK)Oxford University, English Faculty2008
450Request from Bradt Travel Guides for members' favourite bus pass routesExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)Bradt Travel Guides2011
413Request from Newark Air Museum for information about the site before RAF Winthorpe opened in 1940External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)Newark Air Musem2012
317Research Ideas from the Third Age (RITA) submitted by 15 U3As in North East Region U3A-led research (not an SLP)Northumbria U3AsNorth EastNewcastle University2012
259Research artwork and design a 'Cinderella' stamp to promote a U3A group. Volunteers will learn about Cinderella stamps and stamp design from an external speaker and will use photography, drawing, painting or other art forms to create the stamps. U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonRoyal Philatelic Society2016
417Research at Transport Museum in two formats - oral history through interviews about people's memories of travelling on or working for London Transport. Another group was based at the Museum researching objects for a planned Handling CollectionU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonTransport Museum, London2004
593Research by the Radcliffe U3A Archaeology group, including five test pits, a parish hedgerow survey and the historic layout of gardens and orchards.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Radcliffe-on-Trent U3AEast MidlandsCouncil for British Archaeology East Midlands Parish Boundaries Project2016
672Research by viewing a video about robotic home companions and specifically on how novice users can quickly learn to teach/programme such a robot. We are interested in how members of the public respond after watching this video of a real robot performing tasks that we might expect to see carried out by robots in the future. To assess this response, we have created a short questionnaire which we would ask you to complete after watching the video.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, East of England, acting on request received by the U3AEast of EnglandUniversity of Hertfordshire2016
263Research into frost fairs held on Thames in 1680s, to provide background for a Fair, based on 17th century ice fairs, on terrace of Somerset House at Christmas 2005.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonSomerset House2004
580Research into housing for working women after WW1, using a recently discovered archive belonging to Women's Pioneer Housing. This project was the brain child of a prominent suffragist, Etheldred Browning.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonWomen's Pioneer Housing2017
257Research into infamous stamp forger Jean de Sperati & his hand printing press. The RPSL has Sperati's printing press and a set of his forged stamps. Research included understanding his complex techniques, his life and background and getting his printing press working U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonRoyal Phitatelic Society2014
201Research into musical education & future army careers of Foundling boysU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonFoundling Museum, London2010
109Research into names on village war memorials, W.MidlandsU3A-led research (not an SLP)Dene Valley U3AWest Midlandssee Notes2014
439Research into names on war memorial at Market Drayton, by U3A Local History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Market Drayton U3AWest Midlands2013
443Research into old buildings in Somerton by U3A Local History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Somerton U3ASouth West2003
490Research into the Cold War and how it affected our lives; the public’s experience of the Cold War from 1945 – 1962 through oral history interviews with men and women about their daily lives, families, jobs, leisure time and awareness of the Cold War especially in the 1950sExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)Strathclyde University2016
55Research into the effect of ageing on the immune system - to understand why this declines as people get older. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Division of Infection and Immunity2015
596Research into the site of what was once a country house, known as the Hall, using contemporary maps and the 1851 and 1901 censuses.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Forest Town & District U3AEast Midlands2016
268Research into the use of web based support for GP Exercise Referrals. The aim of the e-coachER study is to find out whether having access to a web-based support package in addition to the exercise referral encourages people to attend their exercise scheme, and helps to increase physical activity even more than just attending the scheme.External research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2016
653Research into why some speakers are easier to understand than others are, and how age and hearing levels influence speech intelligibility.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College London, Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences Dept2017
494Research looking at how ageing influences muscle function and thus balance and mobility. We are looking to enrol frail men over 65 years old who suffer from weak muscles and are not as active and mobile as they used to be. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University2016
13Research looking at how older people make plans and how these changeExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonKings College London2010
52Research on Parkinsons diseaseExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - (Dept not known)2014
455Research on River Emergency Service, formed in 1939 to assist damaged ships and clear the Thames of minesExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)University College London, Riverpedia Project2010
274Research on Surbiton citizens as soldiers, auxiliary workers & COs in WW1, also women doing war workU3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondonHillcroft College/Oakhill Community Heritage Project2015
112Research on grotto & vanished 18thC water gardens at Lacock AbbeyU3A-led research (not an SLP)Devizes U3A South WestLacock Abbey, Wiltshire (National Trust)2000
113Research on grotto & vanished 18thC water gardens at Lacock AbbeyU3A-led research (SLP)Devizes U3A South WestLacock Abbey, Wiltshire (National Trust)2006
454Research on names of common soldiers who fought at Battle of Flodden, 1513, in order to compare the effect on small communities with that of WW1U3A-led research (SLP)Northumbria U3AsNorth East2010
415Research on paintings by William Hodges, official artist on Cook's second voyageU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonNational Maritime Museum2004
441Research on saints of the Fife region of Scotland by U3A Local History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Fife U3AScotland1997
19Research on the consolidation of memory in sleepExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, East Midlands, acting on request received by the U3AEast MidlandsLincoln University
126Research on tithe maps for Flintshire from 1836U3A-led research (SLP)Flintshire U3AWales
80Research programmeU3A-led research (not an SLP)AIUTA (Assoc of U3As)International
59Research project to understand neurological problems called movement disorders especially Parkinson’s diseaseExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Institute of Neurology2015
136Research projectsU3A-led research (not an SLP)Horncastle U3AEast MidlandsUniversity of Lincoln2014
42Research study on memory in the elderly, using brains scans and simple tasksExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South East, acting on request received by the U3ASouth EastOxford University, Division of Clinical Neurology2016
341Research to compare eye movement control in healthy people with people who have Multiple Sclerosis.External research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2016
493Research to develop a training programme to improve the use of memory for past events in healthy older adults. We are looking for volunteers over the age of 70 to take part in this autobiographical memory training. The results of this work may help us to develop a programme that could one day be used to prevent further decline in people with more significant memory problems. Autobiographical memory also has links to emotional and social functions, therefore we think that training this particular type of memory can have multiple benefits to overall wellbeing in later life. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, West Midlands, acting on request received by the U3AWest MidlandsAston University - Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing2015
370Research to establish value of U3A for both members and communitiesExternal research (U3A as research assistants)South Wales & Severside U3A NetworkWalesUniversity of South Wales2014
564Research to find out about soldiers who died in 1914/1918 war and are listed on graves in Beckett Street Cemetery.U3A-led research (SLP)Wetherby U3AYorkshire and HumberFriends of Beckett Street Cemetery.2014
264Research to provide an archive about Somerset House, from images and information in other institutionsU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonSomerset House2005
566Researching & commemorating men lost in World War 1 listed on town memorial in HORNSEA.U3A-led research (SLP)AIUTA (Assoc of U3As)InternationalHornsea Museum. Hornsea & District British Legion2014
103Researching 1843 riotsU3A-led research (SLP)Cirencester U3ASouth WestCarlton Trust
262Researching Regency costume & making models to be part of Soane Museum's handling collectionU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonSir John Soane Museum, Lincolns Inn2012
162Researching St Katherine's Dock, food in war time, pleasure travel on Thames & Sainsbury ArchiveU3A-led research (SLP)London Kent & Essex U3As LondonMuseum of London in Docklands2008
196Researching Visitor Book 1867-8 at Dulwich. This was a pilot project of one volume to assess whether scanning all 49 volumes would be practical or worthwhile.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonDulwich Picture Gallery2007
173Researching detective fictionU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Library2009
128Researching former Fairford Gas WorksU3A-led research (SLP)Gillingham U3ASouth East
320Researching gardens & winter plants at Belsay Hall, NorthumberlandU3A-led research (SLP)Northumbria U3AsNorth EastBelsay Hall, Northumberland (English Heritage))2011
144Researching history of Pencarrow wireless station, CornwallU3A-led research (not an SLP)Lands End U3ASouth WestPencarrow Wireless Station, Cornwall
92Researching history of mediaeval port of Fordwich for display boards in new Visitors CentreU3A-led research (SLP)Canterbury U3ASouth EastTrutees of Fordwich Charities2010
395Researching lives of 100 Wem residents from WW1 - Shropshire, by U3A Family History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Wem U3AWest Midlands2015
84Researching objects in museum, BathU3A-led research (SLP)Bath & Wells U3ASouth WestMuseum
303Researching original and replica objects from WW2 in a Newcasle museum, including newspapers, medals, ration books, blackout curtains & an ARP helmetU3A-led research (SLP)U3A North East Region North EastDiscovery Museum, Newcastle2011
331Researching paintings from the Maritime Exhibition, PlymouthU3A-led research (SLP)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth City Museum and Art Gallery2005
327Researching people of Peterborough - famous, infamous and interesting people from the town's historyU3A-led research (SLP)Peterborough U3A East of EnglandPeterborough Museum2008
76Researching six mills in Ashfield areaU3A-led research (not an SLP)Ashfield U3AEast MidlandsAshfield Mill Restoration Project
420Researching the artist-keepers of Dulwich Picture Gallery, Ralph Cockburn and S.P.Denning, in nineteenth centuryU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonDulwich Picture Gallery
575Researching the history of Kingston Hill Campus with reference to centenary of Gipsy Hill College in 2017U3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondonKingston University2016
102Researching the lives of 98 men on war memorials in AmershamU3A-led research (not an SLP)Chiltern U3ASouth East2015
243Researching the nursing archivesU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonNightingale Fellowship
630Researching the staff who worked at Normansfield between 1868 and 1997 and creating a series life stories of people in different periods of time with photographs and documents. U3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondonLangdon Down Museum of Learning Disability2017
346Researching war memorial, RamsayU3A-led research (not an SLP)Ramsay U3A East of England
329Researching who is buried at Ford Park, PlymouthU3A-led research (SLP)Plymouth U3ASouth WestFord Park Cemetery
275Residents of Normansfield 1868-1997U3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondonLangdon Downs Museum of Learning Disability2013
396Residents of Wessington killed WW1 from the Harraton War Memorial, by the U3A War Memorials GroupU3A-led research (SLP)Wessington U3ANorth EastTyne & Wear Archives2011
146Restoration & maintenance of garden borders at Lawrence House museum, LauncestonU3A-led research (SLP)Launceston U3ASouth WestLawrence House Museum2009
145Restoration of exhibits & displays & transcription of wills etc at Lawrence House, LauncestonU3A-led research (SLP)Launceston U3ASouth WestLawrence House Museum2009
177Restoration of green LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Library2012
149Review & assessment of literature of learning methodology a & its usefulness to U3AU3A-led research (not an SLP)Learning Research GroupNational (UK)2007
617Ripley U3A Genealogy Group has researched the names of 203 men on the town's war memorialU3A-led research (not an SLP)Ripley U3AEast Midlands2016
283Role of Battersea Town Hall in WW1U3A-led research (not an SLP)Wandsworth U3ALondonBattersea Arts Centre2013
363Role of horses in WW1U3A-led research (not an SLP)Sevenoaks U3ASouth East
322Roman Beau St Hoard, BathU3A-led research (SLP)Norton Radstock U3ASouth WestBath & NE Somerset Council
26SAMS (Software Architecture for Mental Health Self-management)External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestLancaster University & Manchester University jt project
486SE London's Photography Group is working with the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The project will involve taking pictures over a period of 18 months whilst the ceiling in the Painted Hall is being restored.U3A-led research (SLP)South East LondonLondonOld Royal Naval College, Greenwich2016
541Salisbury U3A has produced a short history of its development over 25 yearsU3A-led research (not an SLP)Salisbury U3ASouth West2013
215Saltash U3A's Geology group worked with local organisations on the Mapping the Sun project to locate and research a fourth stone circle near the existing three, known as The Hurlers. The circles are thought to be neolithic.U3A-led research (SLP)Saltash U3ASouth WestCamborne School of Mines2015
215Saltash U3A's Geology group worked with local organisations on the Mapping the Sun project to locate and research a fourth stone circle near the existing three, known as The Hurlers. The circles are thought to be neolithic.U3A-led research (SLP)Saltash U3ASouth WestDartmoor National Park2015
335School Transport. This research project (which forms part of a wider study on school transport and choices in education) hopes to make a contribution to the development of understanding about how decisions made about schooling impact on one’s life course and how the physical journey from home to school affects families choices of schooling for their children, the school experience and future education and work decisions. To start this project, we would like to speak with people who consider themselves life-long learners and listen to their experiences of education. External research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2013
261Science Museum based project on unknown women in science - in aeronautics, engineering, medicine, physics etc - where they may not be the famous names but where women have played a crucial role.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonScience Museum2005
336Sensory re-weighting for balance control and the effects of ankle foot orthoses and stance width: A comparison of people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and healthy participantsExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Plymouth U3ASouth WestPlymouth University2014
444Series of publications on the history of York - see list of titles in OutputU3A-led research (not an SLP)York U3AYorkshire and Humber2012
436Set of articles about Market Drayton in 19th century by U3A Local History Group - topics chosen by participantsU3A-led research (not an SLP)Market Drayton U3AWest Midlands2012
690Sheffield U3A produced a booklet looking at their first ten yearsU3A-led research (not an SLP)Sheffield U3AYorkshire and Humber2002
646Shops, Slums and Sanitation - Watford 1849 and beyond. The 1848 Public Health Act was the first step to improved public health and to stemming outbreaks of cholera, which were to claim in excess of 52,000 lives in the 19th century. Many towns set up Local Boards of Health which assumed responsibility for drainage, water supplies, removal of nuisances, and setting down new paving. Watford is presented as a case study, and illustrations with archive photos and drawings of some of the slum dwellings allow you to 'savour' conditions. Quite radical and surprising changes came about in terms of local governance, and in how High Streets looked and operated, as well as huge improvements in health and welfare. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Watford CentralEast of England2017
153Sleep questionnaire for older peopleU3A-led research (SLP)Lincoln U3AEast MidlandsUniversity of Lincoln2015
22Sleep researchExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, East Midlands, acting on request received by the U3AEast MidlandsLoughborough University
193Social history of Croydon airport, esp.1928-39 & impact on surrounding areaU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonCroydon Airport2015
100Social history of Ware? U3A-led research (not an SLP)Cheshunt U3AEast of England
212Social history of objects at Imperial War Museum, using the resources of the museum to find the relevant storiesU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonImperial War Museum2006
249Socks & More; weaving and knitting at the Petrie Museum and making ancient Egyptian socks from scratchU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonPetrie Museum2010
355Sorting archaeology items, SalisburyU3A-led research (SLP)Salisbury U3ASouth WestSalisbury & S.Wilts Museum2013
368Source to Sea - story of east & west Okement Rivers, DevonU3A-led research (SLP)Launceston U3ASouth West2011
368Source to Sea - story of east & west Okement Rivers, DevonU3A-led research (SLP)Okehampton U3ASouth West2011
368Source to Sea - story of east & west Okement Rivers, DevonU3A-led research (SLP)Tavistock U3ASouth West2011
368Source to Sea - story of east & west Okement Rivers, DevonU3A-led research (SLP)West Dartmoor U3ASouth West2011
217Staff & students on Kings College London war memorialsU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonKings College London2011
712Stapleford and District U3A has pioneered a local history research project documenting the names and personal details of every grave in the old part of the town’s Cemetery.  The Shared Learning Project involved around 18 U3A members who spent five months this year transcribing every detail of the headstones in the cemetery which dates back to 1884. This included using different research techniques to fill in the missing details which had been weathered away over time. U3A-led research (SLP)Stapleford & District U3AEast Midlands2017
686Starting in January 2018, members of the U3As of South West London who sign up for this project will identify events and people in London, particularly but not exclusively in South West London, which have contributed to the history of liberty, protest, rebellion and reform. You will be given some ideas for your research and you will find more in local libraries, archives and on the web: the aim is to identify and explore topics which are not well known nationally but were of importance locally.U3A-led research (SLP)South West London U3A NetworkLondonRoyal Holloway University2018
643Stem Cell Research This is a brief overview of “the State of the Art” regarding stem cells and their role in medicine in the 21st century, introducing what stem cells are and where they originate. Stem cell classification covers totipotent, pluripotent and multiple potent stem cells and their origins. What adult and embryonic stem cells including cord blood cells can provide to medicine is covered and the stem cell bank and some of the diseases potentially helped by treatment with stem cells is discussed. The talk includes the challenges posed by an ageing population and the use of stem cells in diseases that are becoming more prevalent, as the life expectancy of individuals increases, e.g. Parkinson’s disease with all its associated morbidity. Where research is likely to develop next for stem cells concludes the presentation. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Lancaster & Morecambe U3A North West2017
159Stories of American GIs based at Hall Place, Bexley in 1944 (Station Y in Operation Ultra) U3A-led research (SLP)Bexley U3ALondonBexley Heritage Trust2014
291Stories of men from Sussex villages who fell in WW1 and families left behindU3A-led research (not an SLP)Midhurst U3ASouth East2014
97Stories of people who founded Chelmsford MuseumU3A-led research (SLP)Chelmsford U3A East of EnglandChelmsford Museum2008
426Stories of the people of Lewes in WW2 as recorded by U3A Oral History GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Lewes U3ASouth East1992
90Stowe House MORE DETAIL NEEDEDU3A-led research (SLP)Buckingham U3ASouth EastStowe House
587Students from Duksung University in Seoul, South Korea visited Plymouth U3A as part of their research into educational fulfilment in the third age.External research (U3A as research assistants)Plymouth U3ASouth West2016
271Studies of birds, insects and plants in Eltham Palace gardensU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonEltham Palace, London (English Heritage)2012
65Study investigating personality and perception (on-line test)External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonWarwick University 2014
632Study investigating the effects of multilanguage acquisition on cognitive development. In particular, we are interested in how the brain learns to speak multiple languages. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College London, Dept of Psychology & Human Development2017
532Study looking at whether brain stimulation can improve moods in healthy older adultsExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonGoldsmiths College (University of London)2016
107Study of Farningham Woods, KentU3A-led research (not an SLP)Dartford U3ASouth East1999
525Study of Haddington's churchesU3A-led research (not an SLP)East Lothian U3AScotland2016
216Study of Hampstead, local people & their trades at time of Keats and are any of them still operating, which families lived there, are any of their descendats still there, what houses were built in 1818?U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonKeats House, Hampstead2010
120Study of River Blackwater. Members travelled on foot and by boat, met local experts, visited areas of scientific importance and spoke to local people who work on the river and earn their living from it.U3A-led research (SLP)Blackwater U3AEast of England2008
200Study of apprenticeship records of Foundlings 1751-62 - LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonFoundling Museum, London2007
119Study of only surviving WW1 airfield at Stow Maries, EssexU3A-led research (SLP)Blackwater U3AEast of EnglandStow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Essex2014
119Study of only surviving WW1 airfield at Stow Maries, EssexU3A-led research (SLP)Woodham Ferrers U3AEast of EnglandStow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Essex2014
529Study of the Fair Maid's House in Perth (linked to Walter Scott's novel) which is claimed to be the oldest secular building in the cityU3A-led research (SLP)Perth U3A ScotlandRoyal Scottish Geographical Society2012
380Study of the Teign estuaryU3A-led research (SLP)Teign U3ASouth WestTeign Estuary Partnership2008
435Study of the U3A in ChepstowU3A-led research (not an SLP)Chepstow and District U3AWales1997
437Study of the U3A in SheffieldU3A-led research (not an SLP)Sheffield U3AYorkshire and Humber2002
429Study of the history of postal services in SalisburyU3A-led research (not an SLP)Sarum U3ASouth West2004
311Study of the land around Shrewsbury inundated by recent floods and how it had been affected in the pastU3A-led research (SLP)Dorchester U3ASouth West2005
311Study of the land around Shrewsbury inundated by recent floods and how it had been affected in the pastU3A-led research (SLP)Purbeck U3ASouth West2005
480Study of the life and works of C.S.Lewis, linked to the 50th anniversary of the death of the authorU3A-led research (not an SLP)Preston Park U3ASouth East2013
451Study of the loss of lifeboat George Elmy and her crew at Seaham in 1962, as well as the fishing boat she had gone to rescueU3A-led research (not an SLP)Seaham Harbour U3ANorth East2011
468Study of the period between death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658 and the restoration of the monarchy in 1660U3A-led research (not an SLP)Bury St Edmunds U3AEast of England2005
409Study of the relationship between brain functions and speech/hearing performances in both elderly normal-hearing and hearing-impaired individuals and try to establish frameworks to help improve hearing performances of elderly people.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Psychology & Language Services2016
58Study on pathophysiology of dystonia - controls wantedExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Institute of Neurology2014
535Study to assess how older listeners perform in a speech test compared to younger listeners. The aim is to look at the processes people use to understand speech in difficult situations. The work may have important implications for older adults who experience increased difficulties communicating in a noisy environment. We hope that this study will provide guidance to future methods of diagnosis and rehabilitation in Audiology.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Psychology & Language Services2016
309Study to scan hearts of healthy men over 80, to look for abnormal protein deposits occurring in a condition called ATTR amyloidosis.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonRoyal Free Hospital, sponsored by University College London2016
453Study to track 50,000 Scots to understand why cancer, heart disease and mental health problems often run in families.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)Glasgow University, Scottish Family Health Study2010
359Sugar-Damage in the Lipid Nutrition CycleU3A-led research (not an SLP)Science research reviewNational (UK)2010
483Sully Remembers 1914-1918. Continuation of previous research into names on war memorial in Sully church, with input from children at the local primary school with a Design a Medal competition.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Sully U3AWalesSully Primary School2014
244Surbiton in WW1 & Hillcroft CollegeU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonOakhill Community Heritage Project2013
349Surrey in Great WarU3A-led research (not an SLP)Reigate & Redhill U3ASouth EastSurrey Family History Centre
464Survey by U3A News Editorial Board on readers'views and wishes for the magazineU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)2008
466Survey by U3A's Information and Communications Technology Advisory Group to establish use of technology in running U3AsU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)2007
353Survey of U3A members in Salisbury to identify patient healthcare concerns, by U3A Combined Healthcare GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Salisbury U3ASouth WestSalisbury Healthcare Trusts2004
353Survey of U3A members in Salisbury to identify patient healthcare concerns, by U3A Combined Healthcare GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Sarum U3ASouth WestSalisbury Healthcare Trusts2004
353Survey of U3A members in Salisbury to identify patient healthcare concerns, by U3A Combined Healthcare GroupU3A-led research (not an SLP)Spire U3ASouth WestSalisbury Healthcare Trusts2004
354Survey of hospital wards to check infection control, SalisburyU3A-led research (not an SLP)Salisbury U3ASouth WestSalisbury District Hospital, Infection Control Team2004
354Survey of hospital wards to check infection control, SalisburyU3A-led research (not an SLP)Sarum U3ASouth WestSalisbury District Hospital, Infection Control Team2004
354Survey of hospital wards to check infection control, SalisburyU3A-led research (not an SLP)Spire U3ASouth WestSalisbury District Hospital, Infection Control Team2004
537Survey of members of Wooler U3A to identify how we could improve what we do - by the Wooler's Enquiring Minds group U3A-led research (not an SLP)Wooler U3ANorth East2015
296Survey to find out relative numbers of men and women in U3AU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A NationalNational (UK)2009
524Surveying and investigating lookouts from the Napoleonic War and the two World Wars on top of North Berwick Law.U3A-led research (not an SLP)East Lothian U3AScotland2016
85Surveying cemetery chapels in Bath areaU3A-led research (not an SLP)Bath U3ASouth West
222Surveying plants & insects in Great Meadow, Waterworks Nature Reserve, Leyton, E.LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLea Valley Regional Park2013
379Swansea markets 1194-1900U3A-led research (SLP)Swansea U3A Wales2008
669Talk to a computer - researcher looking for over-fifties to test a computerised problem solving programExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)University of Sheffield2017
614Talking about Technology - web-based presentations telling the story of a particular technological process from the point of view of those living or working with it. The teams were taught interview techniques.U3A-led research (SLP)Basildon & Billericay U3AEast of EnglandBournemouth University2000
614Talking about Technology - web-based presentations telling the story of a particular technological process from the point of view of those living or working with it. The teams were taught interview techniques.U3A-led research (SLP)Wokingham U3ASouth EastBournemouth University2000
614Talking about Technology - web-based presentations telling the story of a particular technological process from the point of view of those living or working with it. The teams were taught interview techniques.U3A-led research (SLP)Stamford U3AEast MidlandsBournemouth University2000
614Talking about Technology - web-based presentations telling the story of a particular technological process from the point of view of those living or working with it. The teams were taught interview techniques.U3A-led research (SLP)Melton Mowbray U3AEast MidlandsBournemouth University2000
614Talking about Technology - web-based presentations telling the story of a particular technological process from the point of view of those living or working with it. The teams were taught interview techniques.U3A-led research (SLP)Southampton U3ASouth EastBournemouth University2000
41Technology and older peopleExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South East, acting on request received by the U3ASouth EastOpen University
54Tests of memory, visuospatial & language ability External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Clinical, Ed & Health Psych2011
383Thames Riverside Project is a mix of walks of different lengths, focusing on industrial history, wildlife, the arts and photographyU3A-led research (SLP)Thames Valley U3A networkSouth East2011
625The 'Battle of Lewisham' in August 1977 when 500 members of the National Front and a large force of police were confronted by 4,000 counter-demonstrators, leading to violent clashes.U3A-led research (SLP)South East LondonLondon2017
722The All Adenomas Study aims to examine the long-term risk of bowel cancer and the requirement for regular bowel examinations in patients diagnosed with adenomas, which are benign (non-cancerous) polypsExternal research (U3A as research assistants)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonImperial College, London2017
624The Battersea Redevelopment Action Group was set up in the late 1970s to challenge the local authority's planning strategies and to campaign for the building of new homes for local people.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
551The Bible and the Rise of Modern Science – there was a crucial shift in the worldview of northern Europe, partly brought about by the work of 16th century humanists. They brought a study of 1st century classical texts to the translation of the Bible into European languages. They promoted a shift in authority in matters of religion. The invention of printing spread these ideas and sparked the Protestant Reformation. This, in turn, facilitated a shift in science from trust in ancient authorities to trust in the experimental method. I particularly looked at the effect on the rise of science in Britain by the translation of the Bible into English.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Swindon U3ASouth West2016
673The Cambridge BioResource is a panel of around 16,000 volunteers, both with and without health conditions, who are willing to be approached to participate in research studies investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease. Volunteers who join the Cambridge BioResource donate their DNA via a blood or saliva sample which is used together with other information, such as gender and ethnicity, to match them to specific research studies. Volunteers are free to choose which studies they would like to take part in, allowing the CBR to provide researchers with groups of participants, tailor-made to the research study.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, East of England, acting on request received by the U3AEast of EnglandCambridge University
655The Colour Blue - We know that, in mediaeval and classical art, the only thing that was really blue was the cloak of the Virgin Mary, because blue pigment was so very expensive. In this talk we look at the science of colour – what it is, and how it is perceived – to show that blue is something of an outlier in the spectrum. Then considering the history of the use of blue pigments and the scientific, technical, economic and even political factors driving their development, we show that the colour blue is indeed special.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Rugby U3AWest Midlands2015
582The Dept. of Psychology at the University of Westminster, in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, is seeking volunteers for a project investigating how combining information from different senses (seeing and hearing) impacts on memory in older adults with and without age-related memory differences. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity of Westminster2017
546The Design Age Project - looked at such design issues as Arriva buses, lines painted in hospital corridors and many other itemsU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A in LondonLondonRoyal College of Art, Helen Hamlyn Research Centre2002
491The Disappeared Shops of Shetland, especially the Scalloway shops 1851-1901U3A-led research (not an SLP)Shetland U3AScotland2016
96The Earl Bishop Hervey and the north coast of Northern IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)Causeway U3ANorthern IrelandNational Trust2014
96The Earl Bishop Hervey and the north coast of Northern IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)Causeway U3ANorthern IrelandNorthern Region College2014
96The Earl Bishop Hervey and the north coast of Northern IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)Causeway U3ANorthern IrelandSt Columb's Cathedral, Derry2014
96The Earl Bishop Hervey and the north coast of Northern IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)U3A FoyleNorthern IrelandNational Trust2014
96The Earl Bishop Hervey and the north coast of Northern IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)U3A FoyleNorthern IrelandNorthern Region College2014
96The Earl Bishop Hervey and the north coast of Northern IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)U3A FoyleNorthern IrelandSt Columb's Cathedral, Derry2014
682The FACTOID study is examining how acceptable and feasible it is to develop a new form of talking therapy for older people with generalised anxiety disorder or chronic worrying that has not responded well to treatment. It will be based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which is a form of talking therapy that helps people to learn new ways of handling distressing thoughts and feelings. It also helps people to develop ways of taking part in activities that are important and meaningful to them.External research (U3A as research subjects)Barnet U3ALondonUniversity College London, Division of Psychiatry2017
682The FACTOID study is examining how acceptable and feasible it is to develop a new form of talking therapy for older people with generalised anxiety disorder or chronic worrying that has not responded well to treatment. It will be based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which is a form of talking therapy that helps people to learn new ways of handling distressing thoughts and feelings. It also helps people to develop ways of taking part in activities that are important and meaningful to them.External research (U3A as research subjects)Dulwich & District U3ALondonUniversity College London, Division of Psychiatry2017
674The Hanse Festival commemorates the town's historic economic links with northern European ports. Kings Lynn U3A took part in a shared learning project, researching exports and imports in 18th and 19th centuries. U3A-led research (SLP)Kings Lynn U3AEast of EnglandHanse Festival
344The Impact on the People of Portsmouth of the Battle of Jutland by Portsdown U3A's Jutland Research group and Local History and Genealogy groups.U3A-led research (SLP)Portsdown U3ASouth EastImperial War Museum2016
344The Impact on the People of Portsmouth of the Battle of Jutland by Portsdown U3A's Jutland Research group and Local History and Genealogy groups.U3A-led research (SLP)Portsdown U3ASouth EastMuseum of Royal Navy2016
344The Impact on the People of Portsmouth of the Battle of Jutland by Portsdown U3A's Jutland Research group and Local History and Genealogy groups.U3A-led research (SLP)Portsdown U3ASouth EastNational Maritime Museum2016
344The Impact on the People of Portsmouth of the Battle of Jutland by Portsdown U3A's Jutland Research group and Local History and Genealogy groups.U3A-led research (SLP)Portsdown U3ASouth EastPortsmouth University2016
457The Latin group of U3A Stratford has translated the London underground map into Latin, Londinium SubterraneumU3A-led research (not an SLP)Stratford on Avon U3AWest Midlands2009
620The Levellers in the Thames Valley 1646-48U3A-led research (SLP)2017
652The Listening Bench on Southend Pier is intended for people to sit and at the press of a button learn about Southend and its peopleU3A-led research (SLP)Thorpe Bay U3AEast of EnglandEssex Records Office, Sound Archive, National Lottery funded project2017
652The Listening Bench on Southend Pier is intended for people to sit and at the press of a button learn about Southend and its peopleU3A-led research (SLP)U3A Southend Network East of EnglandEssex Records Office, Sound Archive, National Lottery funded project2017
652The Listening Bench on Southend Pier is intended for people to sit and at the press of a button learn about Southend and its peopleU3A-led research (SLP)Leigh Estuary U3AEast of EnglandEssex Records Office, Sound Archive, National Lottery funded project2017
652The Listening Bench on Southend Pier is intended for people to sit and at the press of a button learn about Southend and its peopleU3A-led research (SLP)Southend U3AEast of EnglandEssex Records Office, Sound Archive, National Lottery funded project2017
652The Listening Bench on Southend Pier is intended for people to sit and at the press of a button learn about Southend and its peopleU3A-led research (SLP)Leigh on sea U3AEast of EnglandEssex Records Office, Sound Archive, National Lottery funded project2017
652The Listening Bench on Southend Pier is intended for people to sit and at the press of a button learn about Southend and its peopleU3A-led research (SLP)Southend Area U3AsEast of EnglandEssex Records Office, Sound Archive, National Lottery funded project2017
594The Local History and Archaeology group of Wigtownshire U3A has been involved in projects led by various universities, including geo-physics investigations and the excavation of a crannog.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Wigtownshire U3AScotlandBradford University
594The Local History and Archaeology group of Wigtownshire U3A has been involved in projects led by various universities, including geo-physics investigations and the excavation of a crannog.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Wigtownshire U3AScotlandGlasgow University
597The Local History group at Kingsbridge Estuary U3A has researched street names and created a Town Trail and a Passageways Trail, which are based on the mediaeval burgage system.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Kingsbridge Estuary U3ASouth West2016
599The Local Studies group of Jersey U3A have researched health facilities, the development of St Helier, island planning processes, the history of the port area, a survey of manufacturing and the census returns and BMD registrations for a small rural village.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Jersey U3ASouth West
649The New Physics – An account of the revolution in physics in the early years of the 20th Century. In 1905 Albert Einstein published a paper that started a revolution in thinking about how fundamental particles behaved and made possible all the modern electronic technology we now have available. It was this paper on “The Photovoltaic Effect” that eventually earned him the Nobel Prize and launched the new “Quantum Mechanics”. By reading a number of popular science books that have been published recently, I feel I have a glimmering of understanding of what it is that I don’t understand. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Arun East U3ASouth East2017
552The Perceptive Plant - plants or plant parts are often busy monitoring their environment, checking where they are, what time it is, where other plants are, smelling and seeing, often using mechanisms as sophisticated as those in us and other animals.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Ealing U3ALondon2016
563The Reminiscence group have produced a number of small booklets about Life and Work in Brightlingsea, with more to follow. They have interviewed many mostly older people about their life and work, which has produced an insight into the life of the town as it used to be.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Brighlingsea U3AEast of Englandongoing
595The Roman Project group at Burton on Trent U3A has investigated a stretch of Roman road running from Gloucester to Derby which goes through Burton. The members were able to confirm through excavation that a raised area known as an agger was a Roman road.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Burton-upon-Trent U3AWest Midlands2016
656The Story of the Chariot; we consider the geography of the Steppes, the materials and technologies involved in the development of the wheel and of weapon systems and the domestication of the horse, to trace the rapid rise of the chariot to its role as the dominant military machine, across Eurasia, for more than 1000 years, then its descent into its now familiar role as sporting vehicle and status symbol.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Rugby U3AWest Midlands2016
588The Sun Street Story is about a street in Lewes, East Sussex which has bee researched by Lewes U3A History Group.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Lewes U3ASouth East2016
584The U3A and The Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) are instigating a Shared Learning Project (SLP) to produce a virtual tour of items from the Society's Museum and Archive that are not normally on permanent display. The aim is to make a range of interesting and important items available on the internet through appropriate visual images and audio descriptions. It will be possible to take a 'guided tour' through the items, creating an on line virtual museum that will greatly increase awareness and knowledge of items in the collection.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonRoyal Philatelic Society2017
500The U3A, the elderly and the need for research into educational gerontology: an opinion by Dr. Jens J. HansenExternal research about U3A2013
555The Wellcome Trust - The life and legacy of Sir Hanry Wellcome' The story of two 19th Century American salesmen establishing the first pharmaceutical firm in Britain to do original research, resulting in a fortune endowed and developed as the Wellcome Trust, the second largest funding charity in the world.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Watford CentralEast of England2016
53The ability of people with dementia to take part in cognitive behavioural therapy - controls wantedExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - (Dept not known)2014
553The acceptability of reducing sedentary behaviour to older adults. Volunteers were interviewed to ask the amount of physical activity that they do and why they may chooose to do little activity. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, Psychology Dept.2016
634The acceptability of reducing sedentary behaviour to older adults: a qualitative studyExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University2016
659The aim of this study was to explore what people know about cognitive impairment to gain a better understanding of how people view this and what people have heard about this previously. Understanding what people know and do not know about cognitive impairment will allow us to develop information in the future which can better inform people about this. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)University of Worcester2015
635The effects of ageing on multisensory integrationExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University2017
638The effects of motion on memory - we are interested in investigating the association between space and time. More specifically, we want to see how observing motion can induce mental time travel, and in turn whether this affects performance in a memory task.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonRoehampton University2017
622The history of Baptists in Reading, whose church there was established in the aftermath of the Civil WarU3A-led research (SLP)Reading U3ASouth East2017
550The life and times of George Croydon Marks, a Victorian engineer who designed and built cliff railways and founded a patent agency still running today. He was also president of the Sunday School Union and a director of EMI and Columbia pictures, through his friendship with Thomas Edison. He was one of the first Labour peers appointed by Ramsay MacDonald.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Bexley U3ALondon2015
619The life of Anna Sewll, author of Black Beauty, was also a committed abolitionist and a campaigner against poverty and the ill treatment of childrenU3A-led research (SLP)2017
623The life of Sam Wood who went to work in the mines at the age of nine but went on to become a trade union leader and eventually an MP who introduced the unsuccessful Miners' Eight Hour Bill in 1893U3A-led research (SLP)2017
626The life of the Rev.John Morton who farmed Holly Farm on the Bucklebury estate in Berkshire and defeated an 1885 Bill to enclose Bucklebury Common, one of the largest commons in southern England.U3A-led research (SLP)Thatcham U3ASouth East2017
190The lives of past Brothers at Charterhouse from the 17th and 18th century. Spanning a range of professions, from florists to lieutenants, the Charterhouse has admitted a striking list of intriguing personalities.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonCharterhouse Trust, London2016
390The object of Tynedale's Hadrian's Wall Group is to researsh, visit and walk Hadrian's Wall and to prepare guides for our websiteU3A-led research (not an SLP)Tynedale U3ANorth East2013
204The presence of black people in London 1750-1950. Research to look at contribution of black Londoners to the professions, the arts, sport, trade and in service.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonGeffrye Museum, Shoreditch2005
538The project is a collaboration with Imperial College and is aimed at developing and testing sound processing methods for hearing aids that will make speech easier to understand in noisy backgrounds. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonImperial College, London2016
538The project is a collaboration with Imperial College and is aimed at developing and testing sound processing methods for hearing aids that will make speech easier to understand in noisy backgrounds. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Psychology & Language Services2016
515The role of U3A in lifelong learning (Lydia Hebestreit)External research about U3ANoneNational (UK)2006
533The role of nor-adrenaline in cognitionExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonKings College London2016
611The second part of a 3-year ESRC funded research project in which we investigate the impact of ageing on speech communication in good and difficult listening conditions. In the first part of the study, we focused on speech production, and in this second part, we are inviting volunteers to take part in a listening study.External research (U3A as research subjects)Members of London U3AsLondonUniversity College London, Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences Dept2017
621The story of Elizabeth Wilks who was one of the first female doctors and who refused to pay her income tax because she could not vote. Her husband was deemed responsible and imprisoned.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
32Thinking styles & brain changes related to clinical depression with & without Type 2 diabetes in older adultsExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, Neuroscience & Psychiatry Unit2013
685This project will seek to look into the impact of the Great Plague, the epidemic of bubonic plague which affected London in 1665, on the residents of Charterhouse, and its close neighbour across Smithfield, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonCharterhouse, London2018
583This study aims to investigate the effect of ageing on motor control in speech. As we age, the way our brain decodes speech changes in important ways, and we are using exciting new techniques, including transcranial magnetic stimulation, to gain insights into how this happens.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College London, Dept of Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences2017
411To Have and to Hold - the history of weddings using dresses, invitations, orders of service, original bills, telegrams, boxes for wedding cake and original dress patterns.U3A-led research (SLP)Heswall U3ANorth WestWilliamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead2016
628To address the impact of learning two or more languages on the cognitive decline due to ageing and investigate its potential use for offsetting the effects of age related degenerative disorders in adults and the elderly. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College London, Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences Dept2017
61To establish baseline for language ability for aphasia treatment - controls wantedExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Psychology & Language Services2015
612To explore the ways in which museum visitors ‘receive’ an exhibition or permanent display, which is crucial to the development of optimum museum provisions for all. The project will take place at the Museum of London.External research (U3A as research subjects)Members of London U3AsLondonMuseum of London2017
612To explore the ways in which museum visitors ‘receive’ an exhibition or permanent display, which is crucial to the development of optimum museum provisions for all. The project will take place at the Museum of London.External research (U3A as research subjects)Members of London U3AsLondonUniversity of Westminster, Dept of Psychology2017
681To find out what happens to our mental capabilities and our calmness when we become dizzy or disorientated. This line of research may help us to appreciate the day-to-day difficulties experienced by people with dizziness secondary to vestibular (inner ear) dysfunction. It may also lead to a deeper understanding of why in-flight conditions, which render flight crew dizzy or disorientated, can lead to human error and air accidents.External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity of Westminster, Dept. of Psychology2017
48To find out whether systemic sclerosis also has gastrointestinal effectsExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestSalford Royal Hospital2015
20To gather information about how we can improve eyewitness testimony (on-line test)External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonLondon South Bank University2014
269To improve the marketing & how assess how the Barnes Wetlands Centre can raise its profileU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonWildfowl & Wetland Trust, Barnes, London2016
27To look at health care for people over 55 with multiple health conditions and discover their experiences in order to make navigating the care system easier. Online surveyExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, East Midlands, acting on request received by the U3AEast MidlandsLincoln University2015
25To measure differences in muscle power and motion of people with and without diabetesExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester Metropolitan University, School of Healthcare Scienceon-going 2015
543To measure the radius of the earth by the Eratosthenes methodU3A-led research (not an SLP)Perth U3A Scotland1999
543To measure the radius of the earth by the Eratosthenes methodU3A-led research (not an SLP)Swindon U3ASouth West1999
402To produce Gazetteer of Education 1770-1830, Wokingham, BerksU3A-led research (not an SLP)Wokingham U3ASouth EastBerkshire Records Office
247To research some of the forgotten stories of Conscientious Objectors (COs) in WW1U3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonPeace Pledge Uniom2016
188To research sporting history of individuals and groups associated with Post Office or Royal MailU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Postal Museum2012
295To restore Old Hospital a Victorian building in Minehead, SomersetU3A-led research (SLP)Minehead U3ASouth Westvarious2012
235To study plants, artefacts, historical data & botanists and create garden trails at Museum of Garden History, LambethU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonMuseum of Garden History, Lambeth2005
33To study whether older volunteers can act as peer mentors to reduce number of falls in older peopleExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work2013
24To understand and map the different categories of learning experience that people use External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestCREATE Group, Ed & Social Research Inst.2012
24To understand and map the different categories of learning experience that people use External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester Metropolitan University2012
698Tony Twigger is researching the Chartist Land Cooperative Society, devised by Feargus O’Connor, a leading Chartist. The aim was to resettle industrial workers on smallholdings. Though ultimately the scheme failed, its legacy can be seen in the ideas of William Morris and the smallholding movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
228Training project on archaeology - 3 wks on collections care, 3 wks on public presentation techniques, final weeks engaging with publicU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Archaeological Archive & Research Centre2012
229Training project on archaeology - 3 wks on collections care, 3 wks on public presentation techniques, final weeks engaging with publicU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Archaeological Archive & Research Centre2013
230Training project on archaeology - 3 wks on collections care, 3 wks on public presentation techniques, final weeks engaging with publicU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Archaeological Archive & Research Centre2014
231Training project on archaeology - 5 wks on collections care & public presentation techniques, 5 weeks engaging with publicU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Archaeological Archive & Research Centre2015
156Transcribe and publish Grantham Hall Book 1649-62U3A-led research (SLP)U3A Lincolnshire NetworkEast MidlandsLincolnshire County Archives2014
142Transcribing early Port of Lancaster documents & account books by U3A Local Research GroupU3A-led research (SLP)Lancaster & Morecambe U3A North WestLancaster Maritime Museum2011
174Travellers' Tales - exploring travel literature and why people travelU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Library2010
492Tto research the Shetland whaling stations which were in operation from approximately 1904 to 1929. Our aim was to collate the information from the many sources held at the Archives, and online and produce a history of the stationsU3A-led research (not an SLP)Shetland U3AScotland2014
163U3A and Men - Survey of male membership and gender imbalance in U3As across London, NW Surrey, and nationally, in comparison with the demographics. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Merton U3ALondon2012
318U3A contributed to transforming the way research is carried out within Newcastle UniversityU3A-led research (not an SLP)Northumbria U3AsNorth EastCURDS (Centre for Urban & Regional Dev't Studies)2013
318U3A contributed to transforming the way research is carried out within Newcastle UniversityU3A-led research (not an SLP)Northumbria U3AsNorth EastNewcastle University2013
449U3A investigation into self-publishing. Experiences sought from members who have used the methodU3A-led research (not an SLP)Individual U3A members, National, acting on request received by the U3ANational (UK)2011
372U3A members learning IT in local schools, NottsU3A-led research (SLP)Southwell U3AEast MidlandsNotts Trent University
206U3A members making music together as a creative ensemble & working on collaborative compositionU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonGuildhall School of Music & Drama
661U3A; making people scientifically literate - article by Ian Nash in Education Journal, 18th May 2015, Issue 233External research about U3AU3A NationalNational (UK)2015
414Uncovering the History of the Kingston Hill Campus and the centenary of Gypsy Hill Teacher Training CollegeU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonKingston University Archives & Special Collections2016
312Under-appreciated Irish women in historyExternal research (U3A as research assistants)U3As in N.IrelandNorthern IrelandU.Limerick & Queens U, Belfast2015
29Understanding networks of information needs for diabetes, heart disease and kidney diseaseExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, Applied Health Research & Care (CLAHRC)2013
609University of the Third Age; the role of senior citizens - article by Andre Lemieux in Educational Gerontology, Vol. 21, 1995 - Issue 4External research about U3ANoneNational (UK)1995
16Urban v country eatingExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonKingston University
34Use of brain imaging to understand changes in the brain associated with normal ageingExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North West, acting on request received by the U3ANorth WestManchester University, School of Psychological Sciences2012
39Various projectsExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, North East, acting on request received by the U3ANorth EastNewcastle University
15Various projects including elder abuse, pensions & poverty, housing & technology, end of life care, prevention of falls, biology of ageingExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonKings College London, Institute of Gerontology
3Veggi-eat project MORE INFORMATION NEEDEDExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South West, acting on request received by the U3ASouth WestBournemouth University
310Vere Foster - Philanthropist, Education in IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)North Down & Ards U3ANorthern IrelandPublic Records Office NI2014
310Vere Foster - Philanthropist, Education in IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)Downe U3ANorthern IrelandPublic Records Office NI2014
310Vere Foster - Philanthropist, Education in IrelandU3A-led research (SLP)East Antrim U3ANorthern IrelandPublic Records Office NI2014
700Verne Hardingham is looking at the women involved in the women's suffrage campaign in and around Rugby, Warwichshire. In particular, Verne is looking at how coordinated the local movement was and what contact it had with the national leadership of organisations like the NUWSS and WSPU.U3A-led research (SLP)2017
369Victorian letters of Juliana Stuart King, Leigh on Sea, Essex. From rector's wife to her son in Grimsby, describing life in a fishing village and the exploits of their family in the wider world.U3A-led research (SLP)U3A Southend Network East of EnglandLeigh on Sea Heritage Centre2015
57Vocal emotions and ageingExternal research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3ALondonUniversity College, London - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience2013
133Voices of Hickling - Recording early 20th century oral history of village of Hickling, Norfolk through recollections of older residentsU3A-led research (not an SLP)Hickling Broad U3AEast of EnglandNorfolk County Records Office2015
467Volunteers from Northallerton's Family History group have been working on the conservation of ordnance survey maps at their local Record Office.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Northallerton U3AYorkshire and HumberNorth Yorkshire Record Office2006
227Volunteers were asked to make something about people behind the archaeologyU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Archaeological Archive & Research Centre2011
392WW1 Parcels for POWs, Warrington, researched by U3A Family Hisory Group. We are transcribing onto a database the entries in six ledgers which detail the sending of Bread & Tobacco (& probably food & clothing) parcels to soldiers from the South Lancashire Regiment who were held in Germany as Prisoners of War towards the end of World War 1. These appear to have been sent out by various charities & organisations. We will also be researching the subject to try to find out more information about the Charities, the Prisoner of War camps & the soldiers.U3A-led research (SLP)Warrington U3ANorth WestPhilip Jeffs, Local Studies Librarian with Livewire Warrington Libraries.2014
350WW1 Surrey graves projectU3A-led research (SLP)Reigate & Redhill U3ASouth EastSurrey County Council
161WW1, various topicsU3A-led research (not an SLP)Hounslow U3ALondon2015
313WW2 memoirs, BelfastU3A-led research (SLP)U3As in N.IrelandNorthern IrelandUlster Museum, Belfast2005
404Walk along Dee estuary created by U3A members for Discovering Britain series of guidebooksU3A-led research (not an SLP)Wrexham U3AWalesRoyal Geographical Society2014
362Walk in Yorkshire Dales created by U3A members for Discovering Britain series of guidebooksU3A-led research (not an SLP)Settle District U3AYorkshire and HumberRoyal Geographical Society2014
356Walk on Bodmin Moor created by U3A members for Discovering Britain series of guidebooksU3A-led research (not an SLP)Saltash U3ASouth WestRoyal Geographical Society2014
75Walk on Dartmoor created by U3A members for Discovering Britain series of guidebooksU3A-led research (not an SLP)Ashburton U3ASouth WestRoyal Geographical Society2014
397War graves project, Wetherby, YorksU3A-led research (SLP)Friends of Beckett St Cemetery
574War memorial research into names of local boys killed in action & investigating life on home frontU3A-led research (SLP)Wandsworth U3ALondonHoly Trinity Church, Roehampton2016
675Warington U3A family history group have transcribed a 90 page hand written diary of a working class man in 1886, chronicling his daily activities and giving monthly accounts of his personal income and expenditure and of his money lending activities. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Warrington U3ANorth West2016?
676Warrington U3A's family history group is analysing three volumes of police records from the beginning of 20th century. These include a register of warrants, a robbery report book and a report of charges.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Warrington U3ANorth West2017
301Wartime memories, especially German POWs and Gibralarian refugees.U3A-led research (SLP)North Down & Ards U3ANorthern IrelandSomme Centre, Newtownards2010
373Watford's Printing Past - a history of printing in WatfordU3A-led research (not an SLP)South West Herts U3AEast of EnglandWatford Museum, Birmingham City University
687We are all fascinated by how our memories work. Why is it we cannot remember where we put the car keys, but have no problem remembering how to drive the car? This talk looks at how memory works, how reliable it is and what we can do to improve it.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Merton U3ALondon2017
473What Makes Lochaber Tick? A look behind the scenes at important organisations in the region, to understand how they operate, how they contribute to life in the area and how they are evolving into 21st century.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Lochaber U3AScotland2006
664What do we do in Retirement? - article by Ian Nash in Mature Times, March 2016External research about U3AU3A NationalNational (UK)2016
64What motivates people to do exercise when they have osteoarthritis? Online questionnaire. External research (U3A as research subjects)Individual U3A members, South West, acting on request received by the U3ASouth WestUniversity of West of England2015
199Where did all the foundlings go? - tracing destinations of children from the Foundling Hospital, LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonFoundling Museum, London2007
528Wokingham Local History Group have produced a history of the town from 1851, based on census dataU3A-led research (not an SLP)Wokingham U3ASouth East2015
562Wokingham's Walks into History group researched local history and shared their research by walking the routes to see the features, such as the sites of past ferries and how Shiplake grew with the arrival of the railway.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Wokingham U3ASouth East2016
616Women in 20th century - presented as a mix of oral and written accountsU3A-led research (not an SLP)U3A in LondonLondon2000
536Wooler U3A's Enquiring Minds group asked 'What do the residents of Wooler want to happen to the old Police Station?' We developed a questionnaire and distributed it to every household in Wooler and gave the results to the Parish Council and the Glendale Gateway Trust.U3A-led research (not an SLP)Wooler U3ANorth East2015
208Work of the Horniman Museum's curators over 150 years - Dulwich, SE LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonHorniman Museum, Dulwich
225Work on findings at Shoreditch Park, London relating to WW2 bomb damage with background history of the areaU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Archaeological Archive & Research Centre2009
266Working on Victoria & Albert's Adult Learners website - testing the independent study resources on Understanding objects, Colour, Drawing and Creative WritingU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonVictoria & Albert Museum2004
224Working on finds archive for Mansell St, one of the Eastern Roman Cemetery sites, LondonU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonLondon Archaeological Archive & Research Centre2008
720Working with Downside Abbey Outreach Team, the project is concerned with researching and recording a collection of photographs taken by Monks of the Abbey, Masters and Pupils of Downside School. We are currently creating a database of the 300 or so photographic albums in the archive and we are also scanning all photos to produce digital images. All of this information will be used as material for a future book whose working title is a Pictorial History of Downside.U3A-led research (SLP)Norton Radstock U3ASouth WestDownside Abbey2017
180Working with interpretation team at BM to identify 'Gateway' artefacts and discover if the item is correctly placed and labelled for visitors by interviewing 50 people using a questionnaireU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonBritish Museum2006
267Working with objects in Victoria & AlbertU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonVictoria & Albert Museum
106Working with primary school children in Cupar on WW2 memoriesU3A-led research (SLP)Cupar U3AScotland
147Wormley West End Circular Walk. Members researched a local walk which includes many historical buildings and a variety of flora and fauna.U3A-led research (SLP)Broxbourne U3AEast of EnglandLowewood Museum, Hoddesden2008
147Wormley West End Circular Walk. Members researched a local walk which includes many historical buildings and a variety of flora and fauna.U3A-led research (SLP)Lea Valley U3AEast of EnglandLowewood Museum, Hoddesden2008
629our initiative of researching and digitally capturing the story behind our Guildhall, its art, architecture and inspiration. U3A-led research (not an SLP)Swansea U3A Wales2016
213tbaU3A-led research (SLP)Members of London U3AsLondonInstitute of Engineering & Technology
505​Teesdale U3A's Community Astronomy Outreach Project 2016. We have teamed up with the Durham County Record Office to start up the first photographic archive for amateur astronomers residing in the CountyU3A-led research (SLP)Teesdale U3ANorth EastDurham County Record Office2016

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