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It was with real regret that we had to cancel our planned quiz night at Sonning Golf Club on 29 April 2020. Those of you who attended our quiz night in October will remember our fantastic quiz masters, David and Julia, who played a key part in making the evening such a success!

Unable to currently run quizzes at venues around Berkshire, David and Julia have produced Virtual Quizzes that we feel our members may well like to download for their own Quiz Nights. The quizzes can be done individually, with family members living at home, or "virtually" with other family members/groups of friends.
4 April 2020    VIRTUAL SOCIAL EVENTS UPDATE   -   VIRTUAL QUIZ NIGHTS
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13 May 2020       IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM U3A UK  -   LIVESTREAM LECTURES  

Please join us in a brand new series especially designed for us by NatWest of live streamed lectures happening every Thursday at 2:30pm - the first one this week is on ROBOTICS.

Sessions will be delivered by NatWest staff with expertise in the topic. Any U3A member is welcome to join the lecture which will be live streamed on our Facebook live channel (link below) or on NatWest's Youtube - links on how to join Youtube will be published soon.

You can watch the live stream Facebook even if you don't have a Facebook profile (or without logging in).
Click here.

And dont worry if you miss the live stream on Thursday - we will host the lectures on our Youtube channel after the event.  More details to come.



8 May 2020   GROUPS UPDATE FROM PAULA DOVE - GROUPS COORDINATOR

I am delighted to report that a number of our groups are now meeting virtually. This includes Ukulele for Beginners, Guitar for Beginners, Jazz Appreciation, Photography, Indoor Board Games, Afternoon Film Group, Discovering Science and Maths.

Of these groups several would welcome new members namely Afternoon Film Group, Photography, Discovering Science, Indoor Board Games and Maths. 

Several other groups are exploring the possibility of running virtual group sessions.

If you think a group that you or a member could run virtually please contact Paula, the group co-ordinator, Groupsco@woodleyu3a.org.uk, to discuss the possibility.

We now have several people in our U3A who can help you to decide what is feasible for your group. Offers to support your convenor in setting up the group on-line would be very welcome.

If you would like to prepare for joining the Ukulele group when lockdown ends then please contact Gerald, Ukulele@woodleyu3a.org.uk, who can give you some guidance on how to get started.

We have even set up some new groups during lockdown!
-Two new groups have been set up running Virtual Trips. The virtual days out run trips to places around the world, the virtual galleries trips schedule virtual tours of galleries and museums. Both have been very popular but we still have spaces for a few new members.
-A new on-line book group is now up and running.  It is currently full but if you are interested then contact Paula and we will start a waiting list.
-The new Poetry Writing Group also plans to meet virtually and would welcome new members.
-Work is in progress to set up a new Spanish conversation group. Again a few more members would be welcome.

Contact Paula, Groupsco@woodleyu3a.org.uk, to find out more about any of the groups listed above.


In addition to groups meeting virtually we have several private Facebook groups in operation that all members can join. The topics are Photography, Travel, Culture, Gardening and Indoor Board Games. The Culture group has even more resources than the well-received Arts newsletter.

Please contact Paula if you wish to join any of these or if you have an idea for another Facebook group.

Look out for the next Arts Newsletter - it will be out in the next week. It will be issued monthly during lockdown.

Finally we have recently announced the 1st Woodley U3A Poetry Competition - please let us have your entries by 15th June.

22 April 2020    ARTS NEWSLETTER FROM PAULA DOVE - GROUPS COORDINATOR

During these difficult times there is still plenty to enjoy in the wide world of Arts. Lots of performing organisations and art professionals have shown huge creativity to provide us with access to theatre, concert halls, galleries, live music etc via the wonders of the internet. For further information and links to websites,
visit our arts newsletter.

The quizzes are free but members may care to make a donation to the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice charity supported by David and Julia.

To download the quizzes/access further information, click on the image above or contact Jane via:
socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk