Posted on 26th August 2016 by Neil Goodhand

We have received the following communication from Professor Laurie Butler of Reading University.

Dear Members of the U3A Wokingham,

It gives me great pleasure to invite your members to attend the forthcoming event ‘The Secrets of Healthy Ageing’ at the University of Reading. In this workshop we will be discussing the question ‘How can you achieve healthy ageing?’ The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences is delighted to be hosting “Brain Training” expert Professor Ryuta Kawashima from Tohoku University in Japan. Join us for a very special interactive workshop, where Professor Kawashima will be joined by leading diet and exercise experts from the University of Reading to discuss the ‘Secrets to Healthy Ageing’.

The School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences, enjoys an international reputation based on a world-class contribution to psychology, language sciences and neuroscience. The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013–14.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 14 September 2016 in room G11, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus and will commence at 19.00. I would be extremely grateful if you circulate to your members and for them to RSVP to If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the Events Office: or call 0118 378 6718.

In addition, we are currently looking to recruit participants (60-75) on to a study looking at the effects of cocoa on memory and brain function. Could I ask that you circulate to members at the same time and for interested colleagues to contact Amy at if interested.

Kind regards,

Prof Laurie Butler Head of School for Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
University of Reading


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