T+S – Stone age Sefton

28 members attended the Wednesday afternoon meeting for a talk by Molly Toal, the Communications and Engagement Officer of the Lunt Meadows Nature Reserve, part of the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

A fascinating story and laptop presentation of the geography, history and archaeology of the Lunt Meadows ‘dig’ gave us a vivid insight into our local prehistory back over 9000 years.

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Later this year we will be taking a guided tour of the ‘dig’ so watch this space for news. The presentation was ‘free’.  A donation of £50 has been made.

Our next meeting is Feb 9th with Colin discussing computer security.

The Davy Notebooks Project

Dear U3A member secretary,

I’m Dr Andrew Lacey, Senior Research Associate in the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. I found your e-mail address on the contact pages of the U3A website.
The Davy Notebooks Project (wp.lancs.ac.uk/davynotebooks) is currently doing some exciting research, with the help of the public, that may be of interest to your members. We and an international community of over 1400 volunteer transcribers are currently transcribing, using the people-powered research platform Zooniverse, Sir Humphry Davy’s (1778-1829) handwritten notebooks (around 70 in all), many of which have never been transcribed before.

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Stone age Sefton talk

We have had an offer of a free talk !  Any one interested please ?
I would be happy to book them for the Tech and Science group but could add others

I am reaching out to local groups in the area to offer introductory talks about the heritage project the Lancashire Wildlife Trust have at Lunt Meadows Nature Reserve in Sefton. We are currently running a heritage project about the site called the Mesolithic and Modern Life project, engaging visitors and local communities with the fascinating wildlife, stone age archaeology and water management techniques that we have on our nature reserve.

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