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Updated Advice From u3a November 2020

Following changes to NHS and Government guidance, please see an update on our website as it relates to U3As in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

Click this link to read the latest information

NEW U3A COMMITTEE FOR 2020-21

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Online Watercolour Workshops

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Online Events from u3a National Office

Our relationship with leading organisations, built up over many years, has meant we are in a position to offer selected national events online ensuring that learning is still available to our U3As and their members. This includes events with the National Gallery, Royal Institution, Guildhall Art Gallery, and the British Library (for which there may be a charge).

We are also offering a number of workshops, webinars and interactive sessions delivered by members for members, which are free to join.

Many online events are being delivered via the Zoom video conferencing/webinar platform. We have some ‘How to Guides‘ and are offering ‘Online Tutorials‘  for using Zoom that may assist you if you are not familiar with this tool.

Click below

https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events

 

New branding for u3a

A fresh look for u3a 

u3a unveiled a fresh look for the movement at the Annual General Meeting.

The bright colours, lower case font, friendly language and new imagery better reflects the energy, connection and learning of this amazing movement.

Over the last year we have embarked on many conversations with the movement in this brand process.  The u3a movement is the living embodiment of positive ageing. We hope to position the movement at the centre of the national debate around ageing.

See more information on the National website https://www.u3a.org.uk/

Beautiful Kent 2021 – Sevenoaks U3A Calendar

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2021 Handbook

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Tree Project

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Realise your dream of being Pat the Postman!

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Bridge Lessons

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The Poetry Writing Group – Our 2020 Anthology

It was the writer L.P. Hartley who once said “the past is another country – they do things differently there” and I think that many of us will have seen the truth of this when we think back to the beginning of the year which now seems truly a foreign land.  It was then that the Journal reminded us that 2020 marked the 20th Anniversary of Tonbridge U3A and we looked forward to discussing at our regular meetings what our contribution might be, blissfully unaware of the life-changing forces gathering strength on distant shores.

Fast forward a few weeks and courtesy of the now ubiquitous “Zoom” most members of the group, two octagenarians included, embraced the technology and with a few minor adjustments we were able to resume our creative endeavours.  Talk soon turned to how we could contribute to the branch’s birthday.

We brainstormed a few ideas as to theme, format and so on but it soon became clear that the figure 20 was pivotal – 20th anniversary in the year 2020 – a gift!  It just so happens there are 5 active Zoomers in the group so the arithmetic was easy – we would assemble 20 poems, contributing 4 each, drawing on output from our writing “careers” so far.

You can now read the result in the following pages by clicking on the link below.  Enjoy!

U3A-2020-poems

 

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Monthly meetings: Now on Zoom

Wednesday

You do not need to register your interest in advance of the meeting. The
Zoom invitation will be published on the website a few days before the
date, with a link giving you access to join the meeting.

If you have any difficulty, please email u3aton.zoom@gmail.com or u3aton@gmail.com. Please supply your name and membership number.

Fancy a Cuppa? CANCELLED until further notice

A chance for just a chat and maybe to pick up information about theatre, travel and other events, drop a suggestion into the box about a new interest group you’d like someone to start up, or an offshoot group from one that’s already full.

Come alone, or arrange to meet friends there.  It’s open to potential new members to find out what the U3A is about so feel free to bring a friend.

£2.50 for tea or coffee and biscuits (free drink refills!), from 10.30 am to 12 noon in the Oak Lounge at the Rose & Crown on the 3rd Friday each month.

Free parking available at the Rose & Crown.

There will be a couple of committee members at each coffee morning to welcome anyone arriving on their own.  See you then.

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