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Thames Valley Network u3a – 3 more Zoom events

2 February, 2021
Thames Valley Network u3a has 3 more fascinating Zoom sessions for you to enjoy!
 
  • The Americans Elect a President
    Friday, 12th February at 10.30am on Zoom.  All the details and how to book can be found on this flyer. Closing date for applications Monday 8th February.


  • From Brunel to Eden – A celebration of the Art of Engineering
    Thursday, 11th March at 10.30 to 12.30 on Zoom.  All the details and how to book can be found on this flyer.


  • Women in Art and Photography
    Wednesday, March 24th at 10.30am on Zoom.  All the details can be found on this flyer. Closing date for applications Monday 15th March.

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Lindengate – Free drop-in sessions

1 February, 2021

Lindengate Mental Health Charity know it may be challenging to make time at the moment for yourself, from getting enough sleep, keeping stress levels down, eating well and exercising outside.   Whilst they are currently unable to keep all their services open, in line with the Government Guidelines, they will remain open for free drop-in Rest & Reflect sessions.  They are open to anyone who may be struggling with their wellbeing, or just want a safe space. Let their 5 acre therapeutic gardens and wildlife haven help you. 
 
Latest free drop-in open days and times:  Mondays 9am–12pm, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 1pm–3pm
 
  • Giving you time and space to “be” in a calm, safe environment, whilst relaxing in beautiful natural surroundings.
  • Regular exercise has been proven to fight fatigue and boost energy levels, so wrap up warm and visit Lindengate. 
  • Why not bring someone from your household or support bubble, or meet a friend as part of your regular exercise routine.
  • We have space for you to bring supervised children to come and learn about nature.
  • There are also plenty of sheltered quiet areas for those seeking peace and a safe space. 

You may also wish to take a look at lindengate@Home where you will find activities that can keep you active, learn new things, connect with and help other.

Dacorum Berkhamsted u3a – Zoom talk

1 February, 2021

Dacorum – Berkhamsted u3a have invited WTu3a members to attend a Zoom talk on Monday 8th February.  

Jackie Depelle will be talking on the subject of ‘Bridging the gap” which is about research more recent than the 1911 census.

So they know the numbers involved, if you would like to attend, please email Kath Jones, who will confirm your attendance, provide timings and send the link just before the event. Email: kathdjones@gmail.com

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.

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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

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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.


  • MUSIC FROM THE MUSICALS, HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!
    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

 

Covid Vaccine – Local information and Scams

8 January, 2021

Westongrove Surgery have put together some FAQs about the covid-19 vaccine.  These will be updated regularly on the Westongrove Facebook page when more information becomes available to them.  The main points are:
 
 
📍 When will patients start being vaccinated?

Our COVID-19 vaccination programme will begin from w/c 18TH JANUARY 2021 (subject to receiving the vaccine).

📍 When are you expecting to receive your first vaccinations?

The first batch of 975 vaccines should be delivered between 13th-15th January 2021 but this has not yet been completely confirmed. We will be vaccinating NHS and care home staff with this first batch. This will allow us to test all of the systems at the vaccination centre and iron out any problems ahead of vaccinating the wider community. There is also a significant probability that the vaccines will not arrive on time and appointments will need rescheduling over the following days.
We are expecting a further delivery at some point during the week commencing 18th January. Once we have a confirmed date we can then start booking patients in for their vaccinations. We will have to do this quite close to the vaccination date to minimise the risk of having to reschedule hundreds of appointments should the vaccine delivery be delayed.

📍 Where will the vaccination centre be based?

The vaccination will be administered at the indoor bowls arena in Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP. There will be a team of Marshalls to help direct you when you arrive.

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u3a Thames Valley Network Event – Inspiring Photography – 20th January

2 January, 2021
“Inspiring Photography”
 
This study morning aims to inspire you to improve the composition of your photographs. Whether you are using the camera on your phone or a top of the range Digital Single Lens Reflex, the talks will focus on recognising the best photos to take and how to capture them.  Full details are on the attached flyer.
 
If you are interested in joining the event please complete and return the application form.  Closing date for applications is January 11th.  The flyer and form are also on the TVN website 
 

National u3a New Year’s Day Newsletter Express

2 January, 2021

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.

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