Members’ survey 2018

At the May monthly meeting last year, as part of the 10 year anniversary celebrations of Todmorden U3A, members  were invited to complete a survey/questionnaire about their thoughts on U3A Todmorden. Many questions were straightforward requiring direct answers which would provide useful feedback; other questions were of a more whimsical and humorous nature but again would provide some indication of the current membership mindset. Finally – after much burning of midnight oil, overheating of grey matter, and attention to overworked keyboards, the results of this U3A Todmorden Questionnaire are published as a pdf on the website. Download it here.

We hope you will peruse, and be informed and entertained by its findings. We’d be interested in hearing your comments: please email surveyfeedback@u3atod.org.uk.

Magna Carta resource page

Magna Carta
Magna Carta

This is the resources page for the U3A Todmorden Magna Carta group. We met January to April 2015, the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.  Our co-convenor Jean Pearson’s report on what we did is attached here.

To add links or images please email Alan McDonald.

 

 

 

 

Official Magna Carta site – www.magnacarta800th.com

British Library – www.bl.uk/magna-carta

Review of British Library exhibition – http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1749

Online courses

Royal Holloway London – https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/events/magnacarta/magnacartamooc.aspx

Broadcast material

Monologue by Marriott Edgar – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qqsZ_5W9eQ

BBC 4-part series on the Legacy of Magna Carta (January 2015) – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04y6wdt/episodes/guide

BBC2 Taking Liberties season including David Starkey one-hour film – http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/taking-liberties

William Marshall, the man who ensured the legacy of teh Magna Carta: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054qc24

Coming up: Horrible Histories Special 13 Feb: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

Translations

Modern day English – www.bl.uk/magna-carta/articles/magna-carta-english-translation

Events

Lincoln 3-day conference in April – http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/whatson/eventsconferences/#

Day conference in Oxford in June (pricey) – https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=V100-282&area=month&y=2015&m=06&search_type[]=800

Research

http://www.magnacartaresearch.org/ and their blog http://magnacartaresearch.blogspot.co.uk/

Places

Pontefract Hermitage – said to be the ‘home’ of Peter who was executed by King John for foreseeing his downfall! – http://www.pontefractdispensaryhermitageactiongroup.btck.co.uk/HistoryoftheHermitageandOratory

Lancaster Castle – www.lancastercastle.com/history-heritage

Rochdale Town Hall bookings – townhall.bookings@rochdale.gov.uk

People

King John – http://www.genordell.com/KingJohn.htm

http://historytoday.com/marc-morris/king-john-still-englands-greatest-villain

Magna Carta first meeting - picture by Eernie Rogan
Magna Carta first meeting – picture by Ernie Rogan