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Thames Valley Network u3a – Two news Zoom talks

13 September, 2021

Details of the first two talks in October are now published. Click on the links in the boxes below for the flyer that has full details of costs and how to book. 

NEW!!

Thursday, 7th October at 10.30 am on Zoom

Harvest Flowers

Talk and demonstration by Katherine Kear

Closing date: Monday, 4th October

NEW!!

Tuesday, 12th October at 2.00pm on Zoom

Everything Blue (in the Asmolean Museum collections)

By Jude Barrett

Closing date:  Thursday, 7th October

7th October, 10.30am on Zoom – Harvest Flowers. A talk and demonstration by Katherine Kear.

Katherine is making a welcome return to TVN.  Those members who attended the event last April will remember that she is the National chairman of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies).

The cost of the event is £1 per device. See flyer for full details.

12th October, 2.00pm on Zoom – Ashmolean “Blue” Items. A talk by Jude Barrett, from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford will be speaking on the BLUE items of interest in the museum. 

This is a free event.  Full details on the flyer.

21st October – Little Men in Red Hats. A talk by David Marsh

The cost of the talk is £1.00 per device. Full details can be found on the flyer.  The closing date for applications is Friday, 2nd July.

 

28th October – The Music of Carol King. A talk by Clive Aronson

Details to follow.

9th November – Basque Refugees. From Colin Carritt

Details to follow.

10th November – A talk by Jefferey Aronson Subject to be confirmed

Details to follow.

23rd November – Thames Wildlife by Graham Scholey

Details to follow.

24th November – Van Gogh, The Golden Years from Keith Appleby

Details to follow.

9th December – Christmas Flowers. A demonstration by Katherine Kear

Details to follow.

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.  
 
Please note: Increasingly,  TVN events are becoming fully booked well before the actual date.  Nevertheless, we are disappointed to find that something like 20% of those who have booked places, fail to join on the day.  If you find that you are unable to join an event for which you have booked, please inform the organiser as soon as possible so that your place can be offered to someone else.

Thames Valley Network u3a – Forthcoming events

26 August, 2021

Back after their summer break, the following events have now been published on the Thames Valley Network u3a Network and are available to book.  Click on the links in the boxes below for the flyer that has full details of costs and how to book. 

NEW

Wednesday, 8th September at 10.30am on Zoom 

Oceans Circulation in a Changing Climate

By Dr. Simon Boxall

Closing date: Friday, 3rd September

NEW

Friday, 10th September at 2.30 pm on Zoom

September Quiz

Closing date: Tuesday, 7th September

NEW

Monday, 13th September at 2.30pm on Zoom

Wildlife from Around the World

By Tom Way

Closing date:  Friday, 10th September

NEW

Friday, 24th September at 10.30am on Zoom

American Presidents – The mighty and the mediocre

By Mark Lovett

Closing date:  Tuesday, 21st September

Below are the events planned until December.  Full details on each event will follow in due course.

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WTu3a back in style!

26 August, 2021

News from the Groups

24 August, 2021

 

Wednesday, 29th September

The next Grub Club’s meeting is lunch at Orchard View Farm, Meadle at 12.30pm.

Please contact Annie Edwards on grubclub@wtu3a.org.uk as soon as possible if you would like to join in as the venue will need to know the numbers. Maximum 20. 

 

Science and Technology is back!
 
Tuesday 5th October  (note not the usual Thursday) – Milton Keynes Museum .  
 
Full details are on the flyer.  The cost is £16 per person including lunch.  
 
Thursday, 4th November – The Silverstone Interactive Museum.  
 
Full details are on the flyer. The cost will be £17.50.  
 
If you wish to go on either trip please either email John Beer at science@wtu3a.org.uk or book your place at the General Meeting. 

 

Garden Visits

 

 

 

Thursday, 16th September

A visit to Turn End Gardens, Haddenham. Cost £8.50. The visit commences 2pm

Party size is 20, with 8 spaces currently available.   For full details on the visit and to book your place contact Mary Duly on gardens@wtu3a.org.uk

 

Local History Group

 

 

 

Tuesday, 21st September – Scenes of Weston Turville 100 years apart

A slide presentation by Glynn White. 

Tuesday, 19th October – History of Amersham

This talk is by Colin Oakes, who had previously given a very interesting talk on Chesham.  

Tuesday, 16th November – The life of Cecelia Payne 

This talk is by Geoff Lodge of the Wendover U3A.

Full details regarding the change of venue and entrance fees are on the flyer.  Contact Glynn White on localhistory@wtu3a.org.uk.

Mexican Train – Starting again

On the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at The Chandos, Weston Turville, starting at 2pm.  Please inform Mandi Simons on mexicantrain@wtu3a.org.uk if you are attending. 

Mahjong – Starting again

The group has now restarted and meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at the The Chapel Hall, Weston Turville.  Further details from Ken Shaw at mahjong@wtu3a.org.uk

Church Visits – Starting again

Tuesday, 12th October – St Michael’s, Stewkley.  

This visit has been rearranged due little interest for the previous date.  If anyone is interested in joining the list, please contact Odette Harris at churches@wtu3a.org.uk

Please note there will be no visit in September due to unforeseen circumstances.  

u3a National Newsletter – 🌦August 2021🌦

24 August, 2021

The u3a newsletter for 🌦August. As usual there is plenty to read, take part in and enjoy.  You can find lots of events on our online events page.  Here is a sample:

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National u3a Newsletter Express 06-08-21 😊

9 August, 2021

Help Shape the Design of the Future

As part of the u3a Pushback Against Ageism Campaign, they’ve been working with the Design Age Institute to put the opinions and feedback of u3a members at the heart of what they do.  

Read how you can help challenge designers about the design of walking frames in full in the u3a Newsletter Express.

Weston Turville u3a is back in style!

27 July, 2021

Our first face-to-face monthly meeting since February 2020 saw a fantastic turnout for our ”Picnic in the Park” themed meeting which took place on 22nd July.  

The weather was marvellous, the conversation flowed and the entertainment from the Folk, Blues and Beyond Group added to the wonderful atmosphere of the afternoon.  

Below are some photos of the afternoon, along with photos showing just what a great u3a we are as members take part in the Extreme Groups activities such as Zipp e-scooter runs and paddleboarding at Watermead Lake, and the Walking Group’s first walk organised by new Group Leader Sylv Elliott. 

More Groups starting up!  Grub Club, Food Appreciation, Garden Visits, Walkers, Historic Buildings see more below.

 

The Grub Club’s first meeting back after restrictions being lifted is at the (newish) Wild Raven Farm Shop and Cafe in Rowsham for tea, cake and chat, taking place on this Friday 30th July at 2pm.

Please contact Annie Edwards on grubclub@wtu3a.org.uk if you would like to join in.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pam Wilson of the Food Appreciation Group says “Well we’re back after 17 months locked down and our first lunch will be at The Chequers Inn, Weston Turville on Wednesday 25th August”.  
 
Attached are the full details for the lunch and the set menu for your information. Contact Pam on foodappreciation@wtu3a.org.uk to book your place. 

Garden Visits are back!

The first visit is on Friday, 20th August to Pettifers at Wardington near Banbury.   The visit starts at 2pm and the cost is £10 per person.

For more details and to book your place contact Mary Duly on gardens@wtu3a.org.uk. There is a limit of 30 people, so you need to be quick. 

 

 

Walking Group

 

 

The next walk is on Tuesday 10th August. Contact Sylv Elliott on walkers@wtu3a.org.uk

 

 

Historic Buildings – Starting in the Autumn

Mandi Simons and Cathy Terry are trying to find a suitable location for a visit at the end of September or early October before the weather turns too bad.  So if you don’t want to miss out, contact Mandi on historicbuildings@wtu3a.org.uk to be added to her contact list.  

Thames Valley Network u3a event – New!

19 July, 2021

The Events team are taking a break over August, but are already planning many more talks for the rest of the year, but here are the details for their latest offering:

UPDATE – EVENT CANCELLED  – Wednesday, 28th July at 15:00 on Zoom – Designing and Building a Garden

Full details below:

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.  
 
Please note: Increasingly,  TVN events are becoming fully booked well before the actual date.  Nevertheless, we are disappointed to find that something like 20% of those who have booked places, fail to join on the day.  If you find that you are unable to join an event for which you have booked, please inform the organiser as soon as possible so that your place can be offered to someone else.

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

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National u3a Newsletter – 🎾 July 2021 ⚽️

19 July, 2021

The u3a newsletter for ⚽️ July.🎾 Plenty to read, take part in and enjoy. Including:

Virtual Running Event

Run for the world is holding a special chrarity event for the u3a movement.  You can choose from 3km, 5km, 10km or 21.1km to complete in a single activity anytime before the end of 2021.  Best of all, 25% of the entry fee will go to the u3a movement to help provide equipment and opportunities for exercise and sport groups.  

Also, you can find lots of events on our online events page.  Here is a sample:

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National u3a Newsletter – June 2021

28 June, 2021

The u3a newsletter for🌦June.  Plenty to read, take part in and enjoy. Including:

June’s u3a Radio Podcast -Episode 9 – America, medley, bucket list.

You can find lots of events on our online events page.  Here is a sample:

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