Bicester U3A meetings: these are normally held on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Clifton Centre in Ashdene Road, Bicester, OX26 2BH. But due to the current pandemic these are NOT taking place. Instead based on some successful trial runs during April we shall be holding virtual meetings in their place, and will be achieved by using ZOOM via the internet.
We plan to hold regular ZOOM chat meetings on the second Thursday of the month.
Some of the speakers planned for 2020 have been rescheduled for next year.
The highlight of the May meeting was the Quiz based on the 1950/1960s, this was achieved by using 'virtual teams' avoiding individuals answering on their own, and this took place using ZOOM. From feedback received this was considered a welcome success.
A coffee morning was held on 13th February 2020 in the Littlebury Hotel, Bicester. Our Chairman introduced the Committee members and talked about the U3A in general and the Bicester Branch in particular. Then our new members introduced themselves and talked about their interests. Some ideas were discussed which hopefully will lead to new groups being formed in the future. Coffee and biscuits were served and new members had the opportunity to mingle. Overall it was a very enjoyable morning. Another coffee morning will be arranged when circumstances allow.
Our Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 23th January 2020 with approximately 125 members attending. The AGM itself was followed by a short talk on 'Burnehyll Forest, Bicester by David A Jones. Tea and cakes followed.
The meeting in December 2019 was replaced by the Christmas Lunch. To see a report please click here Members Christmas Lunch 2019.
Sadly we were unable to organise a Christmas Lunch in 2020. Members enjoyed a virtual Christmas Quiz hosted by Steve instead.
Photography Competition 2020, The theme was - “LANDMARKS of The British Isles”
Following the ZOOM Chat/Quiz meeting on Thursday the 10th of December, where the results were announced the following link Photo Competition 2020 RESULTS will show the full results; to view copies of the relevant photographs select the following links Members Choice 2020 and Expert\\'s Choice 2020
Programme of Meetings and Lunches for the New Year follows:
Speakers for 2021
A list of the proposed speakers at forthcoming meetings in 2021 are shown below.
NB: These may change under unforeseen circumstances.
Sadly Sunday Lunches have been cancelled until further notice
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Jun 24th||'Ian Fleming' by Peter Hague using Zoom.|
|Thu Jul 22nd||'Famous Spies' by Hugh Grainger using Zoom|
|Thu Aug 26th||'Amy Wonderful Amy' by Roy Smart using Zoom|
|Thu Sep 23rd||'Dogs for Good' by Tina Williams using Zoom|
|Thu Oct 28th||'Red Cross' by Philippa Radford-Hancock (Requirements for speaker yet to be finalised).|
The History and Workings of the Red Cross
|Thu Nov 25th||'The Sky at Night' by Gordon Rogers (Requirements for speaker yet to be finalised).|