Cotswold U3A Link


The national and regional u3as organise and hold such events as exhibitions, conferences, summer schools, and seminars. Scroll down to see these listed by category in chronological order, together with other items that may be of interest to our members that have come to the attention of the committee.

Cotswold Link - Three Talks Festival

The Committee has organised three talks to be held on July 1st, 7th and 14th 2021 via Zoom - see Dates for your Diary below.
The talks are FREE to members of any u3a that is part of the Cotswold Link Network. Interested members may attend any or all of the talks.
All the talks will be given over Zoom. There is a limit of 300 places for each talk.

Places MUST be reserved before the closing date for each talk to enable us to send the Zoom link for the Meeting to each attendee.

Dates for your Diary
Study Days
Thu Jul 1st 10.30 am Talk 1: Keith Bostock on Robots.

Keith leads the Gloucester U3A’s Electronics Group. He led the Gloucester team that came second in the inaugural U3A National Robot Challenge in 2019. Keith’s talk will cover the true meaning of’ ‘robot’ and the current progress in the science and engineering involved in their creation, with a look at their future.

To book via Eventbrite, click on Talk 1. Bookings close 27th June.
Wed Jul 7th 10:30am Talk 2. Frank Cooper on The Background to the Staffordshire Hoard and The Origins of a Warrior King’s Golden Helmet.

Frank is Centre Manager for Digital Design & Manufacturing and a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University. The Hoard, discovered in 2009, remains the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever discovered. Frank will discuss the reconstruction of the spectacular Warrior’s Helmet from about 1,000 fragments using a combination of traditional and modern digital technologies. Other key items in the Hoard will also be discussed.

To book via Eventbrite, click on Talk 2. Bookings close 30th June.
Wed Jul 14th 10:30am: Talk 3: Tony Conder on A Gloucestershire Odyssey

Since his retirement as a museum curator, Tony has conducted in depth research covering the area of Gloucestershire, its geology, local history and traditions. He is recognised as an authoritative local source of information on the many landmarks and ancient monuments of significant historical interest to be found there. Tony has summarised much of his work in a series of illustrated presentations that he is convinced will encourage the viewer to embark on a personal Odyssey to discover afresh what this area has to offer.

To book via Eventbrite, click on Talk 3. Bookings close 10th July.
Mon Jun 14th
→Fri Jun 18th
NetFest 2021 is a week of events selected and designed with the theme of ‘Celebrating, Connecting, Communicating’. Alongside sessions filled with useful information, this will provide an opportunity for networks to come together, to discuss issues, to exchange ideas and to share solutions.

Click on Netfest Programme for information or to register for one or more sessions.