Every Thursday Mike McCabe contributes a new Quiz on a variety of subjects – the answers follow one week later. Try them yourselves and get family and friends involved
Sounds of the 50s/60s/70s
New presentations appear regularly. Latest contributions include ‘Wild Women Pt 2’, ‘Sun Records’ , “Names from a Poster” and “Instrumentals from the 6os”
Includes:- some amusing candidates for safety awards, suggestions for maintaing a level of insanity in old age, some politically incorrect adverts of old, some more cartoons and another collection of amusing videos selected by Chiltern U3A
Art & Craft
Examples of work being done by our painting and art and craft groups
Phil Toler responded to our requests for pictures of Aylesbury with a photo we thought too good to just place in the carousel. It was taken in August 2018 of Watermead village. In the foreground are the two lakes with the larger one on the right suffering a blue-green algae bloom which can be compared with the clear smaller lake on the left. Phil says that is the only time this has happened in the 26 years he has lived here.
Cyanobacteria or ‘blue-green algae’, a type of blooming algae, can produce toxins. These toxins can kill wild animals, livestock and pets. They can also harm people, producing rashes after skin contact and illnesses if swallowed.
Algal blooms block sunlight from reaching other plants in the water. They also use up oxygen in the water at night which can suffocate fish and other creatures. Oxygen is also used up when the bloom decays.
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In the present climate many organisations are offering free online access to their products e.g. plays, musicals, operas, concerts, books, museums, gardens etc. We have tried to gather a few of them together for you to explore. The list is by no means exhaustive and will be added to as new material comes to light