U3A Events and Offers: The national U3A website has information about the current events and offers available to its members. Log in to their members' area to see the list of events and offers.
U3A's legal helpline service, provided by Arc Legal Assistance,can be accessed by any member on 0344 770 1040 quoting U3A Legal Helpline.
Surrey U3A Network offer a varied study day programme held at Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon on the third Friday of the month . The study days are open to all U3A members. Click here for a list of upcoming study days.
An Online Tour in aid of the Stroke Association
Following the success of our first two charity talks (each of which raised over £600 for Prostate Cancer UK and for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity), we're pleased to announce another event.
On 8 December we'll be doing a virtual tour of London's Southwark and Southbank - there's no fixed ticket price, attendees donate what they like and all money goes to the Stroke Association.
People can register for the talk on our events page via this link
Winter Learning Programme 18/10/20
All initiatives are available at: https://www.u3a.org.uk/learning/national-programmes. Initiatives are intentionally released on a stagger to keep people’s interest and participation over the winter. Events which require members to book are at: https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events. The website will be updated regularly so members should be encouraged to keep checking these pages.
- National poetry competition. Nationwide search to find the best poem penned by a u3a member. Launched 12th 20th November deadline, then judging. Winner announced January 2021.
- Programme of free talks delivered by members (currently being sourced). Talks are released on a stagger so people don’t bulk book. Talks confirmed to date:
- Mayan civilization,
- How to write your living history
- Yoga (booking not yet released)
- Bridge tutorials for beginners and improvers (booking not yet released)
- Crown green bowling (booking not yet released)
- Philosophy (booking not yet released)
- Cryptic crosswords (booking not yet released)
- Japan (booking not yet released)
- Other TBC.
- Made it! Make it! gets a Christmas update – people will be encouraged to send in pictures and explanations of how they have made decorations/items for Christmas and the festive season. This will use the same pages with updated wording and a push on social media. From 12th October, regular weekly updating.
- Poetry reading. Encouraging members to read their poems aloud. Led by a u3a member. First session 14th October, 2:30pm. Second session TBC. Booking at: https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events
- Winter Watch. Members send it pictures of winter gardens, scenes, animals etc. Launching 20th October, regular weekly updating.
- Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Members are encouraged to send in their stories of their experiences/ those of their families and friends. Stories will go up on the website. Launch date by 23rd
- Paint or Draw (POD) - The monthly art challenge. Similar to u3a Eye. Members send in pictures of their original artwork on a monthly theme. Up to 15 images are chosen for the online gallery. No prizes, just prestige. Launch date: 26th
- U3A Maths Week (“Don’t retire from maths – count yourself in!”). Three events planned (publicity released 8th Oct including a prize draw) and booking at: https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events:
- Monday 9 November 2020, 2pm to 3.30pm Online talk by Rob Eastaway, “Maths on the Back of an Envelope.”
- Wednesday 11 November 2020, 2pm to 3pm Maths problems and puzzles workshop.
- Friday 13 November 2020, 2pm to 3pm Maths activities and games.
- U3A Radio Podcast – Second programme to be released 17th November.
- Friday watercolour painters - A series of five workshops led by a u3a member where participants are shown how to produce a to produce a finished piece of artwork at the end. Pictures of the final artworks to go up on a online gallery. Starts 20th Advertised at: https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events
- Programme of ‘external’ talks. Includes to date:
- National Gallery – Life and paintings of Artemisia (£5) on 24th November
- Guildhall Art Gallery – Prerecorded talk about the Romans. Date TBC
- National Trust – History of the National Trust (free). Date TBC
- British Library – Christmas literature (free). Date TBC
- Southwark Cathedral – TBC
- National Army Museum - TBC
- Christmas Choir – Group carol singing led by the U3A member who led the previous choir sessions. 10th A new weekly choir initiative, working towards a recorded song to start in January 2021.
- Ongoing initiatives at: https://www.u3a.org.uk/learning/national-programmes
- U3A Eye – Fortnightly photograph challenge on a different theme each time.
- Maths challenge – weekly
- Quiz – weekly
- Birdwatch – Continuous with weekly updating
- Creative Covid Collaboration – Members create ‘squares’ to form a digital patchwork. Continuous
- Ideas to keep learning – weekly
- Diary – now closed, submissions for each week to the end of July available to read
- Creative Writing Competition 2020. Winners announced. The 13 regional winners’ stories are available to read
- January - A series of Winter Schools are planned for 11th Jan – end of Feb 2021.
Welcome to the Rotary Job Club
The local Rorary club have set up a scheme to help those who have been made redundant recently. They are offering all sorts of assistance to find a new job so if know anyone who has been affected by the Coronavirus or know someone who would benefit from some advice please pass on this information.
Please Click one or both of the links below
We have been sent a video by U3A HQ that we think will be of interest to the general membership. It’s a great video showing how we can get on with group activities even when we can’t go back to meeting indoors for a while. It comprises snippets from Zoom meetings held by local U3A groups from around the country. Card games, Pilates, Sign language, Ballroom dancing, Keep fit, Tap dancing, and lots more all feature in this short video.
The video is on the Youtube website and you can access it by clicking here.
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