A Merry time was had by all at our virtual Christmas party today, the 16th December. Maryam and David did "The 12 days of Christmas", Tony did a marvellous quiz and our very own Eartha aka Jill serenaded us with her ukulele and "Santa Baby". Click on any picture to see a larger version.
If you wish to help in the fight against Covid-19 virus, then download the Covid-19 Symptom Study app. at https://covid.joinzoe.com/ . You'll be asked to self-report your symptoms (if any) daily, and you'll get a daily update on the infection rate in your area. You may also be asked to go for a test if any symptoms that you report might indicate that you're infected. Click here to go to the website.
Exploring London Group 3 have organised a virtual tour of "The Alleyways of the Old City of London" on Friday 5th October. This is described by London Walks as one of the best virtual tours you'll ever experience - the tour explores London's capillaries, the tiniest city streets you'll ever thread your way through, and you won't find these places in London's guidebooks, they're that tucked away.
They have a few spaces available, and are opening them up to to any members of our U3A who would like to go. Contact Sue McLennan if you're interested.
If you get an email, apparently from the NHS, that asks you for details of your bank account or credit card, then it's from a nasty crook, after your money. Delete it!
Click here to read the latest email from the Anniversary Commmittee.
The Third Age Trust now has a Youtube channel - click here to have a look - and listen!
Charlene Koppel has suggested that we should have a study group for the cooks amongst us. If you would be interested, please telephone her on 07522 421 148, or email her on "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Part of the WGC Centenary celebrations is the "City of Trees" project. Click here for more information.
The U3A Trust are sending out newsletters.
Click here for the one dated 5th January 2021.
Click here to read the New-Year's Day one.
Click here to read the one dated 18th December.
The Herts Network of U3As is also sending out newsletters. Click here to read the one dated 7th December, here for the one dated 21st December, here for the one dated 5th Jan, here for the upcoming talk by Ian Mitchell on "Making your mind up quickly".
Bored? Don't know what to do? Click here for suggestions of things to occupy yourself!
Following instructions from the government, it is with regret that we have to announce that ALL U3A Meetings will be cancelled forthwith and until further notice. This will include Wednesday meetings, outings, study groups and events, including the New Members Meeting.
It may be possible for members of individual study groups to remain in contact and you should contact your group leader to find out more.
Difficult times require difficult measures. Remember that these measures are designed to protect ourselves and to prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed by the demands placed upon it by the virus.
We'll use email and postings on our website to keep you updated with any developments, so please keep a regular check on these.
The first sixteen such postings are now available, from our chairperson - Pam. Click here to read them.
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