National U3A is delighted to offer a brand new series of online events, complementing our already established face-to-face events when they are able to restart. Registration is required for these members-only events which will be conducted via Zoom.
Friday 3 July 2020
Love or Betrayal : join the National Gallery’s Dr. Carlo Corsato and Alex Teng to explore Rubens’s Samson and Delilah. Free event.
Thursday 23 July 2020
Discovering Children’s Literature : a virtual study morning with three experts presenting their research about the history and development of children’s literature, and the treasures held in the British Library. Free event.
After two years of consultation with members, the Third Age Trust announced the results of its medium term Development Plan last August. Implementation commenced in the autumn. To varying degrees, COVID-19 has obviously affected delivery since March of the plan’s four key proposals.
Work on raising the profile of the U3A movement continues, via virtual meetings, and its plans will be announced over the coming months. The Developing the Movement proposals are evolving and should not be too delayed.
Thanks to many very imaginative ideas from members, COVID-19 has resulted in some of the learning proposals being launched earlier than planned; others will be closer to the original timeline.
Plans to upgrade the Trust’s technology resources have been deferred a number of months until the Trust assesses the financial impact of the current crisis.
Members will be updated on the implementation of the development plan at regular intervals.
The U3A movement will not be immune to the impact of the current crisis. Therefore, the Trust is starting to think about its consequences and impact on our current operations and practices. The crisis has brought with it both challenges and opportunities, particularly those relating to connecting members remotely. As well as the lessons learnt by the Trust it is important, in order to reach the right conclusions, to receive the thoughts and experiences of members as well. Please send them to email@example.com.
Scrubs for the NHS by Jenny Hill of Swansea U3A
Have you been using your time during the lockdown to start a new creative arts and crafts hobby or to dedicate to an existing interest?
We know there are thousands of interest groups continuing to be active during this time and producing some fantastic items.
Consequently, we are looking for your ideas, suggestions and pictures of what you have made while we are in this lockdown period. If you are able to direct people to resources or sources of support so that others can have a go, either on their own, or with their interest group then please do so. We will publish as many of your pictures and ideas as possible on the national U3A website.
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