To be held on Monday 9th August. It will feature the second talk by Will Rathouse on Thames Archaeology. The first one in March covered the Thames foreshore between London Bridge and Gabriel’s Wharf. This time we’ll go upstream from London Bridge.
You need to register for this event. Full details here.
We are pleased to announce that we will be experimenting with use of the live transcript facility on Zoom for our July monthly meeting. This provides the equivalent of subtitles and, though it is not always 100% accurate, it will enable people who have hitherto not been able to attend monthly meetings on Zoom to get the benefit of the talks. If the experiment is successful, we will extend its use to subsequent virtual meetings if they are needed. Do try the facility out and let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org how you find it.
We still have an urgent need for someone to take over as Minutes Secretary this summer. For further information about this role, contact Ann Dugdale at email@example.com, giving your telephone number, to have a chat about what is involved. NLU3A depends on members sharing the various tasks like this which are involved in keeping the organisation running.
After two successful u3a Zoom meetings support has been gathered from u3a members representing all parts of the UK for the start of the u3a CHESS NETWORK. Find out more here
The team are continuing to deliver their popular Summer Talks online, fortnightly on Mondays from 5.30-6.30pm. The full list with links to registration forms is available on the Events page of London Region website.
The London Region of U3As Summer School Committee has decided to go ahead with plans for an in-person one-day Summer School on Tuesday 17th August. They have planned a special day of talks, walks and live music along with lunch at their usual venue, St. Bride’s, off Fleet St. For the talks and music they have reserved Bridewell Hall, which is large, light and airy. In addition, there will be six guided walks.
See details here.
This will be on Zoom on Monday 12 July and the talk will be all about magic. You need to register for this event. Full details here.
The u3a movement nationally have launched their first ever anti-ageism toolkit. Joining forces with the Centre for Ageing Better – u3a members have helped design a toolkit to challenge ageism. The toolkit is designed to support older adults in challenging ageism and promoting age-positive conversations.
You are invited to use this toolkit and share it with your friends, colleagues and neighbours and help change the conversation and challenge the negative preconceptions around age.
ARE YOU FEELING ISOLATED OR ALONE?
I have volunteered to be on the end of the phone for North London U3A members, whether for just a ‘good morning’ text or for a friendly chat.
Please feel free to call on my mobile or text anytime between 9am and 7pm to keep in touch. I cannot give health or specific advice but I can lend a friendly ear during this very difficult time.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Michelle 07941 756469