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WTu3a Newsletter – May 2021

The is now available!

Read it here

Our next meeting will be on Zoom on Thursday 27th May.

The talk is on Scam Awareness and Pamela Hayton, a Community Banker from the NatWest, will speak about how to keep yourself from falling victim to ever more sophisticated fraud or scams.

Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings from May to November 2021 via Zoom and at the Rugby Club once Government restrictions are lifted.

Free talks from Mirthy for Loneliness Awareness Week 14-18 June

14 June, 2021

From the 14th – 18th of June, Mirthy will be hosting ‘Festival of Belonging 2021’ – 5 days of FREE online events in support of Marmalade Trust’s Loneliness Awareness Week.

Visit this website to learn more – Mirthy Festival of belonging 

From Storytelling to Belly Dancing, DIY poetry to Laughing Yoga, all events will be highly interactive, completely FREE, and focused on building a sense of belonging throughout the U3A community.

Online events are available to attend on the day by Zoom following the link on the website. So there’s no need to book in advance. 

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You may also be interested in other Mirthy Zoom events that are currently available at reasonable prices.  See below.  All the details, dates and prices are in their Event Catalogue:

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Visiting Churches Group restarting

14 June, 2021

Two visits are currently planned.  Details are below.  

Odette Harris will send details to everyone on her mailing list but please email her on churches@wtu3a.org.uk if you would like to be added. 

All Saints Church, Wing

This is a Grade I listed parish church. Its masonry was largely built in the 8th to 11th centuries during the Anglo-Saxon period, making it one of the oldest surviving churches in England.

St Michael’s, Stewkley

This is perhaps one of the best-preserved of all the Norman churches in England. It is believed to date from 1150.

Garden Visits Group restarting

14 June, 2021

Trips – The Tower of London – 10th September

14 June, 2021

Our Trips team,  Jane Lennard and Mandi Simons, have planned the following visit to see:

The Tower of London and the Crown Jewels.  

There will be a Blue Badge-led trip round the Tower followed by a viewing of the Crown Jewels (after the crowds have gone) and then fish and chips at Kennedy’s.  Full details below.

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u3a Advice, Volunteers Week and u3a day

9 June, 2021

NetFest

There are still places available for those wishing to join the NetFest Event next Week – 14-18 June.

Representatives of networks are welcome to register whilst those interested to know more about the benefits of being part of a network might like to join one of the two sessions about Networks:

Monday 14 June 10.00-12.00 – ‘What Networks Do’, presenter Hilary Jones

Thursday 17 June 13.30-15.30 – ‘Successful Networks’ presenter Avis Furness

The recent u3a message has details on the latest Covid advice, along with Volunteers week and how u3a day went. 

NEW! Thames Valley u3a events

9 June, 2021

Details have been now been published for the following events on the Thames Valley Network calendar:

NEW

Friday, 16th June at 10.30am on Zoom – Fighting Franco

Thursday,  24th June at 10.30am on Zoom– Coventry Cathedral – Icon and Inspiration

Tuesday 29th June at 10.30am on Zoom – Black Holes and the Transient Universe

Full details below:

BOOKING
 
The easiest and best option is to book electronically by clicking on the TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on the TVN website

You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days before the event.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU ENTER YOUR DETAILS CAREFULLY WHEN YOU BOOK.
If you have booked an event and do not get the link 2 days before the event, please message TicketSource to advise.  DO NOT LEAVE IT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY.  
 
Please note: Increasingly,  TVN events are becoming fully booked well before the actual date.  Nevertheless, we are disappointed to find that something like 20% of those who have booked places, fail to join on the day.  If you find that you are unable to join an event for which you have booked, please inform the organiser as soon as possible so that your place can be offered to someone else.

The full list of events currently available to book are shown below:

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National u3a Newsletter – 🌦May 2021🌦

24 May, 2021

The 🌦May 2021🌦 newsletter includes:

This month’s u3a radio podcast highlights the writing talent with a focus on Poetry, Prose and Plays.

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Extreme – Paddleboarding – 6th or 14th July Watermead Lake

24 May, 2021

Latest Thames Valley u3a events

17 May, 2021

Details have been now been published for the following events on the Thames Valley Network calendar:

NEW

Friday, 28th May at 2.30pm on Zoom – Maytime QUIZ

Friday, 4th June at 10.30am on Zoom – The British Prime Minister, a President in all but name

Thursday, 10th June at 10.30am on Zoom – The Lady and the Generals

Friday, 16th June at 10.30am on Zoom – Fighting Franco

Full details below:

BOOKING
 
The easiest and best option is to book electronically by clicking on the TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on the TVN website

You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days before the event.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU ENTER YOUR DETAILS CAREFULLY WHEN YOU BOOK.
If you have booked an event and do not get the link 2 days before the event, please message TicketSource to advise.  DO NOT LEAVE IT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY.  
 
Please note: Increasingly,  TVN events are becoming fully booked well before the actual date.  Nevertheless, we are disappointed to find that something like 20% of those who have booked places, fail to join on the day.  If you find that you are unable to join an event for which you have booked, please inform the organiser as soon as possible so that your place can be offered to someone else.

The full list of events currently available to book are shown below:

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