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Wtu3a Newsletter – March 2021

The March Newsletter is now available to read here.

Our next meeting will be on Zoom on Thursday 25th March.  We have an earlier start time of 2.15pm as prior to the talk there is a Special General Meeting.  The talk entitled Tales of a Dairy Farmer’s Wife will be given by Jane Barnes, whose amusing stories, real life anecdotes and tales should make for great listening.

Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings via Zoom from March to June 2021.

NEW – Thames Valley u3a Network Zoom events

25 March, 2021

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. 

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.

If you have booked an event and do not get the link by the day before the event, please query it then and not on the day of the event.

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


National u3a Newsletter – 🌸 March 2021 🌸

24 March, 2021

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.

National u3a Newsletter Express – 5 March

7 March, 2021

WTu3a Newsletter – February 2021

23 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 entitled “Big Cats around the Globe” . 

Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings via Zoom from March to June 2021

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.

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

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