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U3A TVN Understanding Architecture Study day -Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September 10.30am via Zoom

19 September, 2020

There are still a few places left at the ‘Understanding Architecture’ study day planned for next week by the Thames Valley U3A Network.

The aim of these days is to inform members how to “read” buildings, to understand what we are seeing and what it symbolises, also to provide a brief history of architectural progress from the 18th century to modern times. Please find attached an introduction letter from the Architecture day organiser, Margaret Sherrington (msherrington2@aol.com), as well as information on the study day and an application form.   You can find more information on U3A TVN forthcoming events on their website

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected you? House of Lords Covid-19 Inquiry

7 September, 2020

The Third Age Trust and U3A movement has been given an opportunity to respond to a House of Lords Inquiry.  

U3A Movement’s CEO Sam Mauger said, “Many of you have contacted us about Covid and how it has impacted upon you. The Trust can respond to the Inquiry with the points that you feel should be included.”

The button below contains a link to the five questions that they are gathering information about. Please could you respond to the questions by 15 September.

National U3A Newsletter Express (No. 5) – 7 August 2020

10 August, 2020

Here is the U3A Newsletter Express (No. 5) from The Third Age Trust. This newsletter is full of excellent information, particularly for the re-starting of groups.  

There are more dates announced for on-line events and for the Zoom tutorials.   Also, the U3A are asking for your help in taking part in a survey which aims to record changes in UK shopping patterns, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A report will be published in 2022 to help raise the profile of U3A in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

Please check the website regularly for the latest news. 

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 – 🍦July 2020🍦

28 July, 2020

Here is the July🍦 newsletter 🍦from The Third Age Trust. Containing many creative ideas to explore and become involved with, there are many brilliant ideas coming from U3As, which the National U3A will be sharing each week – please check the website and let them know what ideas that you have used and share your results with them. 

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.

General Meeting via Zoom – 23rd July

30 June, 2020

Although we are unable to physically meet up at this present time, the Chairman and Committee are planning to get back to monthly general meetings, albeit on Zoom.   The meeting will have a talk by Michael Astop on Origins and Oddities of English Inn Signs and the notices by the Chairman.  The talk is highly visual, with a quiz.

This will start in July with our first meeting on the scheduled date of Thursday 23rd July commencing at 2:30pm. Full details of how to access the meeting will be emailed to members nearer the time.

Flower Arranging – British Flower Week – 15th to 21st June

19 June, 2020
Gaynor Edwards from the Flower Arranging group says….
 
British Flower Week is being celebrated this week and is running until 21st June so you still have time to visit the New Covent Garden Market Virtual Events.
 
There is an Introduction by the Duchess of Cornwall, and lots of of demonstrations and floral displays to look at and also read about.   Here is a link to the schedule.

The New Covent Garden Flower Market reopened following Government guidelines on Monday 15th June.

 

National U3A Newsletter – 🌤June 2020🌤

19 June, 2020

Here is the June 🌤 newsletter from The Third Age Trust. Containing many ideas to explore whilst we find ourselves in these unprecedented times. There are many  brilliant ideas coming from U3As, which the National U3A will be sharing each week – please check the website and let them know what ideas that you have used and share your results with them.

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.

Gardens – some NGS gardens opening

16 June, 2020

National Garden Scheme (NGS), have announced that some of their gardens in England are now open. Following Government guidelines, NGS are currently asking all visitors to pre-purchase tickets on the website for a timed slot at your garden of choice.

All funds raised will go to their Help Support Our Nurses campaign.  

Here is the link to the gardens open in the South East until 24th June. Every Monday a new batch of gardens that are opening will be added to their website to enable you to pre-book your tickets.  For instance, gardens opening between 25th June and 1st July will go on sale Monday 22nd June. 

National U3A Newsletter – 🌼May 🌼2020

12 June, 2020

Here is the latest newsletter from The Third Age Trust. Containing many ideas to explore whilst we find ourselves in these unprecedented times. There are many innovate and brilliant ideas coming from U3As, which the National U3A will be sharing each week – please check the website and let them know what ideas that you have used and share your results with them.

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.

Virtual Garden Tours

13 May, 2020
Mary Duly of the Garden Visits group says…
 
Hope you are all well – I thought I would highlight some virtual garden tours that you might be interested in looking at:
 
The Royal Parks have put a virtual tour of The Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park on YouTube, showing their magnificent display of rhododendrons and azaleas.
 
The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) have a series of virtual garden tours on their website https://ngs.org.uk. for viewing and we have been informed of a film of the Long Crendon Gardens made by by Cathy Jones, a professional film maker and resident of the village. This week the film is on the NGS website as as part of their Gardens and Health campaign.  I think that it is a  beautiful film and the garden of Mike Price is included, in which he and his Head Gardener – Carol are featured.  https://ngs.org.uk/long-crendon-a-community-of-gardeners/
 
Happy Gardening!