Dippy on Tour  You may have heard that Dippy the Diplodocus from the Natural History Museum is going on tour and that the first of its five stops in England is at Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. It will be there from 10th February to 8th May 2018. They are expecting a huge amount of interest in Dippy and so are looking for volunteers to help make the visit a big success.
There are volunteering opportunities varying from stewarding in the galleries to Front of House and the Tea Shop to educational sessions. All volunteers will receive training and lots of information about Dippy, etc.  For more information, visit their website.

Help the RSPB  The RSPB is looking for volunteers to place and look after pin badge boxes (the type you see on shop counters at the till).  If any members who support the RSPB’s principles would be interested in helping in this way, please contact Sheila Frazer: Sheila.Frazer@rspb.org.uk

New play at Forest Arts Centre, New Milton  It is called No Finer Life. It is a 'lovely story, beautifully told' of a land army girl who sought out a farmer and author of a best selling book on farming during the war.  Written by Graham Harvey, writer and agricultural editor of the Archers, it is brought to life in a stunning one woman performance by Rebecca Bailey, accompanied by pianist, Al Collingwood. Audiences have been giving it 4.8 star ratings.
If you would like further details please see their website

Research volunteers required  We have heard from Zoe McAndrews, a trainee clinical psychologist at Southampton University. Her doctoral thesis is investigating how ageing and different life events affect the way that we respond to our emotions and emotional situations. As such, she is hoping to make contact with older adults that might be interested in taking part in this research.
Further information is available at the study website

Information about forthcoming events that may be of interest to members.  The details have been provided by outside organisations.

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