Off the Wall

a logo for u3a off the wall, which is a blue castle with white text in the middle saying 'u3a off the wall'. Underneath, blue text reads 'an event for the curious mind'.

u3a members from all over the UK came together on 10 May 2023 to celebrate Hadrian's Wall and the influence that the wall has had on our creative lives.

The Festival of Learning included guided walks, cycle rides and tours of the spectacular remains of the Vindolanda Roman fort.

Highlights from the day

Dr Rob Collins, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Newcastle University and Dr Andrew Birley, CEO & Director of Excavations at The Vindolanda Trust, gave fascinating talks, sharing their knowledge of the wall with u3a members.

There were guided tours of Vindolanda and lots of fringe activities throughout the day.

Vindolanda Writing Tablets

Fancy learning about the Vindolanda Writing Tablets? Haywards Heath u3a Latin Group have been busy, working on a presentation of extracts from the tablets in Latin and English. Have a watch and see what you think!

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