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Updated – Thames Valley Network u3a events

4 May, 2021

Details have been now been published for the following events on the Thames Valley Network calendar:

Friday 14th May at 10.30 on Zoom – The History of Gardening – part 1

Dr David Marsh is the speaker for this 4-lecture event.  The first two lectures today will look at when and how the interest in gardening began and where the plants in our gardens came from originally.  The remaining two lectures will follow next week in Part 2 (separate flyer).   

The cost for this talk is £1 per device.  Full details of the event can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 10th May.

NEW – Tuesday 18th May 10.30 a.m. on Zoom – Gershwin and his music

Full details of the event can be found on this flyer.  The fee for the event is £2.00 per device. The closing date for applications is Thursday, 11th May 2021.

Friday 21st May at 10.30 on Zoom – The History of Gardening – part 2

The two final lectures look at the growth of interest amongst the 19th century middle class, how technology changed the face of our gardens and how the mass media has changed gardening in the 20th century.  

The cost for this talk is £1 per device.  Full details of the event can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 17th May.

NEW – Friday 4th June at 10.30 on Zoom – The British Prime Minister, a President in all but name

This presentation by Mark Lovett, will concentrate on the 20th / 21st Centuries:- how the role evolved, how the personalities involved created new precedents for others to follow.

This talk is free of charge.  Full details of the event can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 31st May.

BOOKING
 
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.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU ENTER YOUR DETAILS CAREFULLY WHEN YOU BOOK.
If you have booked an event and do not get the link 2 days before the event, please message TicketSource to advise.  DO NOT LEAVE IT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY.

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

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UK Garden Day – Sunday 9th May

29 April, 2021

 

 

Gaynor Edwards, the Flower Arranging Group Leader, thought that not just her group, but other  WTu3a members may be interested to know that Sunday 9th May is UK Garden Day

Garden Day is all about celebrating your own garden. Go to their website for ideas on how to celebrate.

 

Also….

u3a TVN’s recent talk and demo on ‘Saying it with Flowers’ was given by the National Chairman of NAFAS Katherine Kear, and you can now watch the NAFAS Virtual National Show 2021 Competition results on YouTube.  
 

National Gardening Week,  is taking place from Monday 26 April to Sunday, 2 May 2021.  The RHS annual celebration of gardening aims to raise awareness of gardening and horticulture, and to encourage more people to take part in the healthy and productive outdoor activity of gardening.

National u3a Newsletter – 🌷April 2021🌷

27 April, 2021

The 🌷April 2021🌷 newsletter includes:

Creative Writing Competition 2021 – the theme this year is ‘Unexpected’. 

u3a Click and Save – Coming soon!  u3a Members expressed an interest in having a discount scheme, so we’ve partnered with member benefits specialists, Parliament Hill Ltd, to provide members with your own discount scheme.

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Extreme – Zipp e-Scooter taster – 24th May 2021

26 April, 2021

It’s been a while, so let’s do something out of the ordinary by cautiously stepping out of hibernation with e-scooters!
 
Zipp Mobility have offered us free taster sessions on their e-scooters at the Rugby Club with sessions at 09:30; 10:15 and 11:00 on Monday 24 May! It is a bit tricky while we don’t know quite what the prevailing restrictions will be, so we are limited to 24 Zippers (providing current restrictions are lifted).

All the details can be found in the attached flyer here.  

The postponed Velodrome event

The team there are still dusting themselves off, but eager to welcome us soon! Date to be confirmed (probably June) – and we do have one space available.

New! – Thames Valley Network u3a Zoom Events

19 April, 2021

Details have been now been published for the following events on the Thames Valley Network calendar:

Friday 7th May at 10.30 on Zoom – The Sweetest Thing: the history of sugar

The speaker is Ruth Nobbs, who gave the enthralling talk on The Charge of the Light Brigade earlier this year.   The talk is free of charge.  Full details of the event can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 3rd May. 

Friday 14th May at 10.30 on Zoom – The History of Gardening – part 1

Dr David Marsh is the speaker for this 4-lecture event.  The first two lectures today will look at when and how the interest in gardening began and where the plants in our gardens came from originally.  The remaining two lectures will follow next week in Part 2 (separate flyer).   

The cost for this talk is £1 per device.  Full details of the event can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 10th May.

Friday 21st May at 10.30 on Zoom – The History of Gardening – part 2

The two final lectures look at the growth of interest amongst the 19th century middle class, how technology changed the face of our gardens and how the mass media has changed gardening in the 20th century.  

The cost for this talk is £1 per device.  Full details of the event can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 17th May.

BOOKING
 
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.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU ENTER YOUR DETAILS CAREFULLY WHEN YOU BOOK.
If you have booked an event and do not get the link 2 days before the event, please message TicketSource to advise.  DO NOT LEAVE IT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY.

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

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u3a Ageism Webinars and latest u3a Radio Podcast now available

18 April, 2021

Push Back Ageism Webinars

As part of u3as work on Pushing Back Ageism they have partnered with researchers from the EuroAgeism consortium. They are researching topics on ageism as it relates to the media, health and technology.  The researchers have asked for input, guidance and feedback from u3a members as part of this series of research projects on ageism.  We really value your help and support with this important work.

See the dates for the events below and book your place now. You have to register individually for each event, and you will receive a link 2 days before the event.

Ageism in the Media – 26 April, 1pm-4pm

Ageism and Technology – 12 May, 1pm-4pm

Ageism in Healthcare – 25 May, 1pm-4pm

u3a Radio Podcast out now

In this episode, the team discuss u3a day with organiser Sue Stokes, talk to a u3a member who has taken part in debates in the House of Lords, and discuss Zoom interest groups with Farnham u3a, amongst other stories from across the u3a movement.

The episode will be available to watch on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to our channel and click the bell to be notified when the video is posted. You can watch all previous episodes on our playlist.

Do you have a story you would like to share with the u3a radio team? Get in touch.

New – Thames Valley u3a Network Zoom Event

13 April, 2021

Details have been now been published for the following events on the Thames Valley Network calendar:

Friday 7th May at 10.30 on Zoom – The Sweetest Thing: the history of sugar

The speaker is Ruth Nobbs, who gave the enthralling talk on The Charge of the Light Brigade earlier this year.   The talk is free of charge.  Full details of the event can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 3rd May. 

BOOKING
 
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.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU ENTER YOUR DETAILS CAREFULLY WHEN YOU BOOK.
If you have booked an event and do not get the link by the day before the event, please message TicketSource to advise. DO NOT LEAVE IT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY.

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

(more…)

u3a Events

12 April, 2021

Barclays Digital Eagles

The u3a has teamed up with Barclays Digital Eagles to provide a week of online training for u3a members, beginning on 19 April.

Click here for more detail of the title and dates of each session and then Register here.

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Maths Events ➖➕✖➗

The u3a have two Maths events coming up for maths loving u3a members.
Join our Maths Problems and Puzzles event on 22 April and Maths Activities and Games on 29 April. 

See all the events on the events page of the u3a website, which added to and updated all the time.

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Run for the World 

There is an exciting opportunity for you to support the u3a movement while keeping fit.

The Third Age Trust has partnered with Run for the World – an organisation which hosts virtual running events They have monthly events and ‘Open’ events that you can compete in your own time.

We are one of two charities that Run for the World are donating part of their profits to. You can see how much money is being raised and find out more on their website.

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. 

BOOKING
 
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.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU ENTER YOUR DETAILS CAREFULLY WHEN YOU BOOK.
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:

(more…)

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.