Details have been now been published for the following events on the Thames Valley Network calendar:
15th April 10.30am on Zoom – The Death of Charles II: 1685 how modern medicine may have changed history.
Dr Jeffrey Aronson, will tell the history of Charles’ illnesses and discuss the reasons why modern medicine could have changed the course of history.
There is no fee for this event. Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer. The closing date for applications is Thursday 8th April.
20th April 10.30am on Zoom – Archaeological figures – myths and legends
Dr Jill Eyer will examine the stories behind two of the most important figures in our distant past, Boudicca – Warrior Queen or rebel and The Viking – raider or trader.
The cost for the talk is £2 per device. Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 13th April.
You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days before the event.
The full list of events currently available to book are shown below:
The 🌸 March 2021 u3a newsletter 🌸 reflects that it is a year since we have been living with Covid-19 and a year since the first set of lockdowns began.
Also highlighted is the March 2021 u3a Radio Podcast. Episode 6 is about ww2, pharaohs and swaps.
View the latest on-line events on the events page.
Spring is here and so is the new u3a learning programme – take a look at the learning pages to see everything that you can get involved in. This is the page where you will find many ideas to keep learning during these times – a mixture of suggestions from quizzes, challenges and projects from our subject advisers, members and other Trust Volunteers.
For previous editions of the national newsletter, see the newsletter archive. Did you know that you can sign up to receive the national u3a monthly newsletter direct to your email inbox? If you wish to do this, please complete the form on the U3A website here.
The u3a Newsletter Express reminds us of the events they have taking place during March, and mentions that their Spring Learning Programme is coming soon.
Also, the u3a will be taking part in the National Day of Reflection on 23 March (one year on from the first pandemic restrictions), and would love to share thoughts, poetry or experiences of u3a members about the last year so do get in touch with them.
The u3a is initiating a movement-wide Member Link programme.
The programme draws together ideas, innovations and experiences used by u3as in 2020 to face the pandemic, and rebuild the u3a community in 2021.
Things have been challenging for many of us during the past year so the u3a have produced this useful Member Link leaflet containing many clickable links to advice, tips and resources to keep us connected and learning.
Action Fraud is raising awareness of another coronavirus vaccine scam, after it received a high volume of reports relating to a phishing email on Monday 25 January. The email, which attempts to trick people into handing over their bank details, was reported more than 1,000 times in 24 hours.
It appears to come from the NHS and asks the recipient to click on a link to accept or decline an invitation to receive the coronavirus vaccine. If they click accept, they are asked to input personal information and their bank card details. Remember: anything purporting to be from the NHS asking you to pay for the vaccine, or provide your bank account or card details, is a scam.
The national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime has previously warned about coronavirus vaccine scams, with many people reporting receiving fake text messages purporting to be from the NHS. read more …
A local taxi company, Falcon Taxis, are kindly offering a free cab to get your Covid jab for the over 80’s.
Call them on 01296 247247 to arrange.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine
Your GP will either call you or send a letter inviting you to your vaccination appointment. Please do not call the GP or go to the vaccination site without an invitation.
There are a number of different ways you could be vaccinated:
- Local Vaccination Sites (run by Buckinghamshire GPs). GPs are also delivering the vaccine directly to care homes for their residents and staff.
- Pharmacy Sites
- National mass vaccination sites
- Hospital sites for health and social care staff
All vaccination sites have parking on site or nearby. The public car parks will have a charge.
Local vaccination sites
In Buckinghamshire, all GP Led sites will be operating by 25 January and all residents over the age of 80 will be offered a vaccination appointment locally through their GP Practice by the end of January. All GPs are involved in the rollout of the vaccination programme, through eight GP led sites across the county.
Vaccinations are not delivered at GP surgeries but at the vaccination site they are linked to – the Aylesbury Covid-19 Vaccination Centre, at the Indoor Bowls Centre, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, is linked to the following GP surgeries:
- Berryfields Medical Centre.
- Edlesborough Surgery.
- Haddenham Medical Centre.
- Mandeville Surgery.
- Meadowcroft Surgery.
- Oakfield Surgery.
- Poplar Grove Practice.
- Westongrove PCN.
PATIENT JOURNEY GUIDE
YouTube Patient Guide to Covid Vaccination at the Aylesbury Vaccination Centre, Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
YouTube Patient Guide to COVID Vaccination site at Bucks New University Aylesbury Campus