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WTu3a Newsletter – February 2021

 

The February 2021 newsletter is now available to read here.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 25th February at 2.30pm with the presentation given by Barabara Meyer (see www.bigcatphotography.co.uk) entitled “Big Cats around the Globe” . 

National u3a Newsletter – 💕February 2021 💕

23 February, 2021

 

 

The 💕 February 2021 💕newsletter highlights the u3a’s launching of Member Link, a new initiative to support u3as. Member Link collates in one place advice, tips and resources to keep us all connected (see the Member Link page).

Also highlighted is the February 2021 u3a Radio Podcast.  Episode 5 is about philosophy, swimming and tea! 

 

 

 

The u3a announce that the u3a Day that was postponed from 2020 has been rearranged for Wednesday, 2 June 2021. 

 

 

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Thames Valley Network u3a – Zoom events

16 February, 2021

There are two new talks to add to the growing list of Zoom events being hosted by TVN u3a: 

17th & 18th March at 10.30 – 12.30 on Zoom – Sweet Thames

This two day event describes how the Thames has shaped our region, the wildlife and ecology of the Thames area and also a history of Tough’s Boatyard which was involved with the Dunkirk evacuation.   The closing date for the event is 10th March, and the cost is £3 per device.  Full details for the event and how to book can be found on this flyer

31st March at 10.30 on Zoom – Butterflies within a Changing Environment

This talk is by Dr. Ian Bedford on a fascinating subject.  The closing date for this event is 24th March, and the cost is £3 per device.  Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer.

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.

The full list of events are below:

From Brunel to Eden – A celebration of the Art of Engineering
 All the details and how to book can be found on this flyer.

NOTE: As at 16th February, this event is full and no further applications will be accepted by the Organiser.

Sweet Thames

This two day event describes how the Thames has shaped our region, the wildlife and ecology of the Thames area and also a history of Tough’s Boatyard which was involved with the Dunkirk evacuation.   The closing date for the event is 10th March, and the cost is £3 per device.  Full details for the event and how to book can be found on this flyer

Women in Art and Photography
All the details can be found on this flyer. Closing date for applications Monday 15th March.

 

Butterflies within a Changing Environment

This talk is by Dr. Ian Bedford on a fascinating subject.  The closing date for this event is 24th March, and the cost is £3 per device.  Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer.

 

u3a Member Link

15 February, 2021

Action Fraud – Covid Vaccination Scam

1 February, 2021

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 …

WTu3a – January 2021 Newsletter

24 January, 2021

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’.  

 

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.

PATIENT JOURNEY GUIDE 
YouTube Patient Guide to Covid Vaccination at the Aylesbury Vaccination Centre, Stoke Mandeville Stadium.  

PATIENT JOURNEY GUIDE

YouTube Patient Guide to COVID Vaccination site at Bucks New University Aylesbury Campus

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

Weston Turville u3a – December 2020 newsletter

17 December, 2020

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 kathdjones@gmail.com