Latest Covid update
As the government eases restrictions, we have surveyed both groups and individuals as to how they see us returning to group meetings. Here are the results, together with the latest government guidance and Derby u3a's road map for opening up meetings in the future.
Revised Derby u3a road map as at June 21st 2021
We've started up our Facebook page again! Derby and cluster group members are warmly welcome to join our private Derby u3a Facebook group from this page.
National online newsletter
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40th Anniversary Quilt Competition
In 2022, u3a will celebrate its 40th anniversary and a number of national events are planned throughout the year including a competition to create an Anniversary quilt as a lasting souvenir of the occasion.
This quilt is envisaged as a Moment in History for future generations of u3as, showing engagement by many members, raising local and national profiles and demonstrating the skills and talents of u3a members to the public. It will encourage recruitment and overall awareness and is intended to form part of the u3a Archive in a permanent repository.
Anniversary Quilt Competition - rules and further information
Future General Interest Meetings
See our Events page on how to join - currently our meetings are only happening on Zoom. Please note we will be taking a break from General Interest meetings in August as hopefully everybody will be on holiday enjoying the sunshine and freedom from lockdown.
The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie
Thursday July 29th - 1.30 pm Zoom
Steve Dimmer looks at the amazing career of one of the most popular crime novelists of all times. He examines the writer’s life beginning with the creation of Hercule Poirot in 1920. He will take us through the golden age of detective fiction and the emergence of Miss Marple - until Agatha Christie became the indisputable ‘Queen of Crime’. Along the way, we’ll be looking at the real-life mystery involving the novelists’ actual disappearance and perhaps try to solve this intriguing puzzle.
My Great Aunt Constance
Thursday Sep 30th 1.30 pm - Zoom
Jenny Malin’s great aunt was a woman of high social status and the wife of a British official. Her talk is about what happened during the Japanese invasion of Burma in 1943 when her Aunt’s only chance of escape was to walk 1,000 miles to India!