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WTu3a – January 2021 Newsletter

The first newsletter of 2021 is now published, and you can read it in full here.

Our General Meeting on Zoom is on Thursday 28th January and features an amusing talk by Paul Robbins on ‘Great British Eccentrics and Rogues’.  


National u3a Newsletter – ☔️January 2021 ☔️

26 January, 2021

Welcome to the 40th edition of the u3a newsletter!  

The ☔️January 2021 ☔️ newsletter announces the first u3a Day which is taking place on Wednesday 2 June 2021, and highlights the next u3a radio podcast (episode 4).  There are also details on Subject Advice events for Chess and Bridge.  Other events taking place can be found on the events page.  Check the website regularly for up-to-date news, tutorials and events.


Thames Valley Network – Inspiring Photography

24 January, 2021
u3a TVN are holding another event entitled INSPIRING PHOTOGRAPHY, which is on February 9th, via Zoom 10.15am to 12.45pm.
Please note that this is NOT a repeat of the event which took place on the 20th January – it is entirely new.   This study morning looks at composition and techniques with the emphasis on wildlife photography.  The details are on the flyer and application form


Falcon Taxis – Free cabs for Covid Jabs for over 80’s

20 January, 2021


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.


Covid Vaccinations Update & Patient Journey Guide (Buckinghamshire Council)

18 January, 2021

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.

This YouTube video is useful so you know what to expect when you get to the Aylesbury Vaccination Centre, Stoke Mandeville.  

Keep updated on latest vaccination news on the Buckinghamshire Council website here.  There is also an easy read guide to the Covid Vaccination.

Latest news

18.1.2021: New priority group bookings to start on Tuesday 19 Jan

From Tuesday, 19 January, residents aged 75-79 will also begin to receive letters inviting them to book a vaccination at one of the mass vaccination sites. They will have the option of doing so at any of the live national vaccination sites, or at community pharmacies as they come on stream.

16.1.2021: New vaccination site at Odeon Cinema, Aylesbury

New pharmacy led vaccination site open w/c 18 January: If you receive a letter, you can now book via the national system.

Forthcoming u3a Thames Valley Network Events

17 January, 2021
  • QUIZ – Wednesday – 3rd February at 2pm on Zoom

    Following the TVN Christmas Quiz, many people expressed an interest in having more quizzes, so we are running another.  More information in the attached flyer – please note that there is no application form for this event.   Participants should simply send an email to the address on the flyer (note that this is a separate email address especially for Quiz events).   The closing date for applications is 30th January.

    Tuesday – 23rd February 10.30am on Zoom

    Clive Aronson will be giving a unique insight into the musicals we all know and love. The event will illustrate the music with clips, both visual and audio.  Full details can be found here.  If you are interested in attending then please complete and return the application form.  The closing date for applications is 15th February.

    All the above details and information on other TVN Study days can be found on the TVN website


Westongrove Partnership-Covid Vaccine Information

1 January, 2021

From the Westongrove Practice for those wondering about vaccines

“Over the last few weeks we have been working tirelessly with our neighbouring practices to set up a Covid vaccination centre in Aylesbury using the Pfizer Covid vaccine. The logistics around this have proved to be very complicated and we are still awaiting information about when the vaccine will be delivered before we can start inviting people for the vaccination.

The news of the Oxford Astra-Zeneca Covid vaccine being approved earlier this week has given us all a much needed boost heading into 2021. The fact that this vaccine is much easier to store should allow us to run our local Covid vaccination program more along the lines of our annual flu clinics. We are currently awaiting more information about how the vaccine has to be administered and when we might receive this vaccine. Once we have that information we will be leaving no stone unturned in getting everyone vaccinated as quickly as the supply of vaccine allows.


Weston Turville u3a – December 2020 newsletter

17 December, 2020

Anyone for Tennis?

14 December, 2020
Opportunity for all Aylesbury and District U3A tennis lovers!
Want to move your tennis playing to another level, or are you simply wishing to take up a racket & hit some balls!
Aylesbury Tennis and Squash Club are offering (for U3A members only) a special Tennis Taster Session.
This will comprise of a coaching session for an hour during a morning or afternoon. They have seven all weather AstroTurf courts which are able to be played on throughout the year, so the changing seasons are not a problem!  
If this sounds just up your street then please contact Ken Shaw via email at so that they can tailor make a special event for you & your group. There will be a small charge per person, likely to be £5 depending on the numbers. 
It’s never too late to learn and if you already know how, or have been playing short tennis, then this is a great way to get you moving onto social doubles tennis, with the added bonus of having a great deal of fun!  If you don’t have a racket they can be provided for the event.

Dacorum Berkhamsted u3a – Zoom talk

7 December, 2020

Dacorum – Berkhamsted u3a have invited WTU3A members to attend a Zoom talk on Monday 14th December at 2pm.  Ian Waller will be talking about ‘Wicked Wikis’.

To confirm your attendance and get the link please contact Kath Jones on