Updated: 16 Mar 2021
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Check the Outings & Speakers April Updates
We have 53 Interest Groups. 47 of these are using all means electronic to keep their group members in touch & enjoying sharing their discussions & activities. Seventeen groups are using Zoom every month, three Zoom occasionally & thirteen groups keep in touch via email.
We have purchased ZoomPro which allows sessions of up to 24 hours a time! Nine groups are now using this every month. See the bottom of the Groups page to see the bookings table.
28th Nov: Lockdown 2 lifts next Wednesday, and then Oxfordshire goes into Tier 2.
18th Nov: The Speaker Meeting this week was brilliant - about 75 people attended via ZoomPro.
4th Nov: November Newsletter released!
31st Oct: Following the Gov announcement today, any possibility of groups meeting is not possible from next Thurs 5th Nov for one month.
30 Oct: There was the successful New Members' Afternoon Tea event via ZoomPro. Several members came along including three who joined after March. They're finding contact via Zoom and the Newsletter to be sociable and useful.
21 Oct: John Ericson's talk went very well, very interesting and entertaining with a wealth of art from paintings to wine labels. About 80 people listened in via Zoompro, and gave John a huge round of applause.
8 Oct: We have a new logo! National Office have rebranded & sent us instructions how to make a new one. Here it is. The website has adjusted itself to the fresh design. We were amongst the first in the Thames Valley Network to use it.
1 Oct: October Newsletter released.
1 Sept: This new website launched.
There are SEVEN Speakers booked in to give Zoom talks on third Wednesday of the month. See the Speakers page for who they are & how to join the Meetings. The Outings Committee are making plans. Many of the Groups are keeping busy. Many are using Zoom regularly.
photo credit Sue Wright
Thameside Moderate Walking group, early Dec, visited the the reconstructed Anglo-Saxon house at Long Wittenham. They walked in two groups of 7 and got some sunshine.
photo credit Neil Kelly
Thameside Moderate Walking group earlier in Oct, briefing before putting best foot forward.
photo credit John le Jeune
Thameside Shorter Walking group last year
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Thameside Wallingford u3a is one of the UK’s branches of the University of the Third Age (u3a). It is located in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. It started up in 1997 & currently has over 400 lively, friendly and enthusiastic members. Our members are residents of the area who are no longer in full-time work, but wish to remain active & continue to learn during their retirement years. And have fun along the way!
If you're interested in joining, the subscription is £12.50 a year
We have a new secure domain name
This website will be kept up-to-date regularly, especially in light of the current situation.
Refresh the Home page each visit (little arrow circle next to URL address box) to keep up with latest announcements. Bookmark this page.
Other pages will continue to provide current & future announcements & events. See the links on the horizontal Menu above
The monthly Newsletter will continue with particular detail of groups, outings & speakers, news roundups of how Groups are going, quizzes, photos & so on.
A new feature is the Calendar page. It will have dates of Coffee Mornings, Outings, Speaker Meetings, celebration gatherings, & AGMs. It is compatible with most digital calendars, so you can use your personal calendar to send you reminders.
Kitchen calendars are also very useful!
Another secure new feature is how to contact your Committee, Outings & Speaker sub-Committees, apply for membership, or any other enquiry. Go to the Contact menu tab above to see how it works.
To come is what we looked like in pre-Covid days. They will return…. (watch this space)