SPEAKERS MEETING - HISTORY AND WORK OF THE NATIONAL TRUST
Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 2.00pm via Zoom
Celebrating the National Trust's 125th birthday, David explores the history and breadth of the Trust'a work - from the preservations of coastlines and industrial sites to Stately homes.
SPEAKER: David Hunt
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At our SPEAKERS MEETING - CYBER CRIME which took place via Zoom on Wednesday 4 November, Mark Gosland, Cyber Protect Officer for Thames Valley Police gave advice on how we can protect ourselves from the activity of online fraudsters. An extremely useful meeting where our members received many very helpful pointers on how to stay safe online.
Mark has kindly provided a summary of his talk which can be downloaded below. Many thanks to Mark and to our System Administrator, Chris Mould, for converting the document to pdf. format.
Click here for - Summary of Cyber Crime Meeting
CHRISTMAS ZOOM Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 7.00pm
Whatís It Going to Be in Woodley This Christmas? .......
The main part of the Groups update can be viewed by clicking on our November Newsletter link at the top of the page. Listed below are possible ideas for virtual evening groups now all the more relevant as we move into lockdown.
With the days getting shorter, it would be great to have more groups running in the evenings. Please let me know if you would be willing to help run such a group.
Some of my suggestions for groups are:
1. Wine Tasting over Zoom - this could give people the opportunity to taste and discuss wines of a particular country, wines suitable for Xmas meals, dessert wines, cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks etc. Other u3a groups around the UK are running this type of group successfully.
2. Theatre visits and discussion - group members would agree to watch one or more streams of plays each month on-line and then meet over Zoom to discuss what they have watched. As more live theatre comes back after lockdown, there could be the possibility of theatre outings in small groups.
3. Evening on-line board games - there are lots of excellent board games that can be played on-line with friends. You can chat with other players over Zoom while playing on-line and it is great fun - I play regularly with family members scattered around the UK.
Contact Paula : Groupsco@woodleyu3a.org.uk
CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT
The Creative Writing Group has produced a booklet of creative writing to be shared with all U3A members. A variety of prompts were used and the work covers a wide range of forms and themes from poetry to ghost stories and much more besides.
The quality of the work is a testimony, not only to the the writers themselves, but especially to their extremely talented Convenor and Mentor, Philip Scott.
Superb work and a thank you to all concerned.
Click here to enjoy the fruits of the writing project
Gentle Snow Falling
A White Christmas Dream Comes True
Footsteps Lead to Home