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HIAM Sports & Social Club, Putney Hill Rd. Prickwillow, Ely, Cambs. CB7 4UU

Phone 01353-688269  Website:   Contact details on website.

Lovely dance floor. Licensed bar. Wheelchair access. Raffle. Free Wifi. Ample free parking.

Pay at the door. Doors open at 7pm. (1 pm for Tea dances)

Admission:  Tea Dances: Members £5.50. Non-members £7.00 incl. tea/coffee/biscuits.   Evening Dances:  Members £6.50. Non-members £8

JULY & AUGUST : REGULAR 50/50 BALLROOM & SEQUENCE DANCES Sunday 3rd July: Tea Dance with David Last 2 til 5pm

Saturday 16th July: Alan & Val playing CDs 7:30 til 10:30 p.m.

Saturday 23rd July: David Ingley 7:30 til 10:30 p.m.

Sunday 7th August: Tea Dance with Annie 2 til 5pm

Saturday 20th: Mark Spafford  7:30 til 10:30 p.m.

Saturday 27th:  David Last  7:30 til 10:30 p.m.

( At regular ballroom+sequence dances, if you are a non-dancer and just want to come along for a drink and to listen to the music, there is no charge.)

There are also Thursday afternoon Tea Dances 2 til 4:30 p.m. with Alan and Val playing CDs.

Phone 01284 761862

Saturday 2 July 2022, 7.30pm
Jubilation! A musical celebration

The Church of St John the Evangelist, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN

Cambridge Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Suzanne Dexter-Mills
The programme will feature the world premiere of Suffolk Landscapes by Peter Bumstead as well as a selection of music to celebrate the Queen’s 70th Jubilee

Tickets: £10 for adults, FREE for children
Tickets will also be available on the door
See for ticket information

A free Zoom event for OLLI@UGAAging and Longevity” SIG members and others who are interested in aging and longevity issues

Re-framing Aging Well for Life Tomorrow in the Longevity Economy

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 1:30 pm ET (please note this is 6.30 pm BST)

(Registration required – see below)

Featured speaker is Taylor Patskanick, LCSW, MSW, MPH, researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 AgeLab and UGA alumna

Experts on the intersection of technology, longevity and living well, the MIT AgeLab is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that has spent the last 20 years pursuing research improving quality of life for older adults and those who care for them. Taylor will join us to discuss the role of re-framing aging in the longevity economy and the implications of these ‘disruptive demographics’ for how we think about and design products, services and spaces. Taylor will highlight current MIT AgeLab research including the AGNES “aging suit,” Miss Daisy, the high fidelity driving simulator, panels such as CareHIVE, 85+ Lifestyle Leaders and PLAN, and the connected home logistics consortium. The possibilities of aging well for longer are endless with technology.

More information about the MIT AgeLab can be found at and the Longevity Economy book by MIT AgeLab Director Dr. Joseph Coughlin is available on Amazon.

Taylor Patskanick is a Technical Associate at the MIT AgeLab. Her current research explores preventive health and vaccination practices of older adults. Taylor co-coordinates the MIT AgeLab 85+ Lifestyle Leaders panel and contributes to the AgeLab’s AGNES program. She also manages OMEGA, an intergenerational summit and scholarship program. In addition to her work at the AgeLab, Taylor is the president of Boston Bridge, Inc., a Massachusetts-based professional development organization for leaders in the field of aging and is a licensed certified social worker (LCSW). Taylor is an adjunct faculty member at Simmons University in Boston, MA. Taylor earned her MPH and MSW from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and received her BSW from the University of Georgia.

For questions contact Dr. Peter Balsamo, moderator of the OLLI@UGA Aging and Longevity SIG (


Please click HERE to register. Please register soon since enrolment is limited!!

Bawds – the leading amateur dramatic society in Cambridge is performing Tom Jones

8-15th July, Madingley Hall Gardens at 7.30
Adapted for the stage by Joan Macalpine
Directed by Helen McCallum
Tickets on sale
01223 300085
Adults £12 Under 18s £10

The Lucy Cavendish Singers

Director: Katharina Megli
Patron: Baroness Perry of Southwark

Book online now

Sunday 23 October, 2022, 6pm
Concert & Reception
Downing Place URC, Cambridge
With Giulio Lampronti (bass and guitar) and Ivan Garford (piano)

Sunday 27 November, 2022, 6pm
Concert & Reception
Madingley Hall, Madingley Cambridge
Giulio Lampronti (guitar and bass), Ivan Garford (piano)

Friday 9 December, 2022
University Staff Lessons and Carols
Gt St Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Visites guidées en français à Cambridge

Let us guide you through the history of the city and the beginnings of its world- famous university. From Newton to Darwin, King’s College Chapel and the River Cam. Our accredited guides will bring alive the stories of the people and the buildings, which make Cambridge such a fascinating place!

It’s never too late to learn with Camrowers

We are a non-competitive Cambridge rowing club for the over 40s to the over 80s.  We specialise in teaching people to row or helping them to brush up their rowing skills of old. We currently row on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am.  Our rowing sessions are very friendly and great fun!  If you are interested in joining, do come for a free trial session with a qualified coach, to see whether rowing is for you. See our website for more details.

Getting involved in health research at NIHR Cambridge BRC – Monday 31 October from 12.00 noon to 1.00pm

Patients and members of the public have an important role to play in the research that we do, and this session will look at how you can help make our research even better by getting involved.

Visit the organisers link for further details and to register:

Literature Cambridge

Literature Cambridge provides live online lectures and seminars on English Literature and Classical Literature, taught by leading scholars, most from the University of Cambridge.

There are individual sessions on Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, E. M. Forster, Shakespeare, Toni Morrison, D. H. Lawrence, Dickens, and more. Plus courses of 4 or 6 sessions, weekly or fortnightly. Topics include: Women in Greek Tragedy, Iris Murdoch, Victorian Women, Bloomsbury Life and Writing, History of the Sonnet, Sylvia Plath, Poetry Workshop.


Requests for volunteers

Research study 

I am currently conducting research for my master degree at University of East London and am looking for participants in my study regarding self-compassion and mood.

Participants will be asked to join a 30 minute one on one session, including 10 minutes meditation with two questionnaires. Click HERE for the participant information sheet.

This is the application form:


Participants needed for a research project

Vision and Eye Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University is recruiting
older adults 65 years old and above to investigate visual short-term
memory binding.
The study involves an hour and a half single testing session with short rest breaks.
Participants will be asked to look at visual items presented briefly on a computer
monitor. Your memory for these items will be tested immediately by showing an item
and asking you whether the item was shown previously. All the tests are non invasive. You will be paid £10 for your travel costs.
To participate in this research, you should have no visual or hearing impairment (you
are still eligible if you wear glasses or hearing aid), no known history of
• neurological or psychological disorders
• dementia, stroke, or degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and
• depression, anxiety, chronic alcohol use, and any physical illness.
The study will take place at Vision and Eye Research Institute, YST 121, Anglia Ruskin
University, Young Street, Cambridge CB1 2LZ.
For further information or if you are interested to take part please contact
Monika McAtarsney-Kovacs

Talking Together

COPE (Cambridgeshire Older People’s Enterprise), a registered charity, has introduced a new programme. TALKING TOGETHER is a free, telephone based series of 45-minute, weekly discussion groups serving older adults.

We are seeking volunteer facilitators who are:

  1. Knowledgeable in a specific area through their professional association, as docents or resulting from long enjoyed personal pursuits.
  2. Available to lead a forty-five minute discussion for 6 weeks at an agreed upon time and day.
  3. Enjoy working with older adults.
  4. Feel comfortable using the telephone to communicate with the group.
  5. Excited by the challenge of working with a programme that requires both creativity and flexibility in its approach.

If you would like further information, or are interested in exploring a role as a facilitator, please contact Deborah Katznelson

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Alan Baker

In the Autumn Terms of 2020 and 2021, a course of talks by Alan Baker explored the personality of nineteenth-century Paris.  Alan was a member and then leader of a U3AC Easy Rambling group for seven years (2005-2011) and for ten years (2012-2021) has given lecture courses on the historical geography of France. A considerably expanded version of his last course is to be published as a book which considers the changing landscape and society of Paris from 1789 to 1914 during which its population burgeoned from half a million to almost three million.

Alan’s book examines the making of a distinctive urban personality through the construction of monuments and architectural icons, through the city’s massive re-modelling by Napoléon III and Baron Haussmann, through its five world exhibitions, through its emphasis on food, fashion and fun, and through the ways in which Parisians sought rural release from urban pressures. Finally, Alan considers the self-harm done to the cityscape of 19th-century Paris by revolutions and wars and the damage inflicted on it by 20th-century hubristic politicians and architects.  The Personality of Paris: Landscape and Society in the Long Nineteenth-Century will be published by Bloomsbury on 10 February 2022.

Ian Whybrow – a selection of poems written as part of a collection called Poetry with Legs.

Click HERE to view the poems.

More details can be found at