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Message from our Chairman, Graham Jermyn - Click on the link at the bottom of this page to see and hear an uplifting message from Graham

If anyone would like assistance to add information to your group page or assistance with editing, please don't hesitate to let me know and I will do what I can. Angela (Webmaster)

Local, Regional and National Support Contact Numbers I have created a new page to list contact numbers for advice and support. To find this page click on C19 Contacts Please click on the bird to let me know if I have missed numbers in your area.

Beat Boredom - To ensure that this page does not get too long, and Graham's message doesn't gets overlooked I have moved all your great ideas onto a new page Beat Boredom

Every little bit helps - One of our members has decided to put away the money she has saved through not attending group meetings since the lockdown. She is going to donate that money to a charity or to a food bank. Thank you kind lady

Virtual Committee Meeting - 2 April 2020 Despite the lockdown, Beccles U3A continues to be active. Read Graham's notes of a committee meeting held last week on Monthly Meeting

Christopher Eccleston read a moving Tribute to the NHS

Latest News

The latest Government Advice about Corona Virus 24 March 2020 can be found by following the link either here or in the side menu

Insurance U3A insurers continue to provide cover for all members liabilities as well as providing cover for all trustees/committee members

Coping with Self Isolation - Scott Kelly is a retired NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year on the International Space Station. His thoughts and advice about coping with isolation can be found by following the link

Kings College London Covid-19 Study - Leading coronavirus scientists are asking the public to help them tackle the disease by recording the state of their health in a daily diary on a free mobile app - whether or not they have covid-19 symptoms. For more information go to Covid-19 Study

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There is a vast amount of information on the national U3A site. Click U3A for accesss

U3A Newsletter For all the latest National U3A news register for the newsletter by clicking on the following link National U3A Newsletter

Join the U3A Facebook page - Go to your facebook page and search for U3A UK. This is a great way to find out what other U3A members are up to

Beccles Current Affairs Group Barry Haslett has set up a Facebook group page for members. Go to your Facebook page and search for Beccles U3A Current Affairs.

Keep a diary - U3A has launched a UK-wide Diary Project - where members are encouraged to diarise their experience of these times. You can see more on our website U3A or contact us

Using the internet to help you keep in touch - Below is a list of links to applications that for the most part are free to download onto your computer that will enable you to stay in touch with family and friends. For help downloading and using any of these applications go to the How To Guides on the national U3A site (U3A

  • WHYPAY offers a free voice conferencing service using 03 numbers (which are included in bundled minutes for UK callers on fixed lines or a mobile telephone)
  • Zoom offers free video conferencing and messaging across any device, with up to 100 participants (with a 40 minutes time limit on meetings with three or more total participants), and unlimited 1:1 meetings.
  • Telegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app
  • WhatsApp send and receive text messages, photos, documents, as make voice or video calls from you phone or desktop
  • Skype - make and receive free voice and video calls over the internet using a computer, web browser, or mobile phone

Message from Chairman Graham