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Thank you, Emsworth Museum, for bringing us the information I wanted, in the form of this light, colourful and eye-catching exhibition. The first thing I noticed on entering the David Rudkin Room was that the charts and posters exactly fitted the size and shape of the wall panels! This meant that no space was wasted and the font size was large enough for me to read without my glasses. There was a poster explaining how U3A began in Cambridge in 1981, to provide "educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment". Groups come together to learn what interests them, with a group leader to co-ordinate and guide efforts. Ems Valley U3A began in 2006 and has over 400 members ( and, I'm told, a long waiting list!).

u3a2Then ten posters described ten of the interests offered locally, from Learning Languages, through Photography, Local History, Gardening, Astronomy, Ancient Greece ...... to Wine Appreciation. They were illustrated with plenty of pictures of members in their groups, who all looked very happy!
In the central display cabinets there were examples of art work by members of the Drawing Group. There were also plenty of leaflets , bookmarks and car stickers.

While the exhibition didn't have a traditionally "historical" theme, it was attractive, informative and relevant to our local community.

Libby