Dulwich & District

Events

Learn Digital Life Skills: This is a series of online learning sessions to introduce members to the many and varied elements of the digital world. They are provided free to Dulwich & District U3A members by the IT consultancy Systems & Smiles. The whole series is sponsored by the phone company, ‘3’. It runs on a Friday afternoon, normally fortnightly. Each session is self contained and there is no need to ‘attend’ the whole series – pick and choose as you wish. Also no need to register, just click on the ‘entrance code’, which will be provided to members each week. Details of future sessions are in the Workshops section below. The sessions will be recorded and made available to members online - we will notify members of how to access them when they are available.

Need a break from Zoom? Why not sit back, relax and listen to u3a radio? Scroll down for the latest episode (No. 19, June 2022). The April 2021 edition featured an interview with one of our members, Maggie Smith - click the link.

In addition to the Interest Groups we organise a monthly meeting as an opportunity for members to meet each other, swap experiences and new ideas for groups, ask questions and listen to a visiting speaker.

The links to the online meetings are sent out to members approximately 24 hours before the event. Note: Non-members are welcome to attend these meetings and should contact the secretary (click on the blue bird logo) to obtain the link.
Any member needing help with zoom should look at our Zoom help page by clicking ZOOMHELP

Dulwich u3a Open Meetings are from 2:00pm till 4:00pm unless otherwise stated.
During 'normal' times, most of our open meetings take place at Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU (unless a different venue is stated)
Suggestions for a theme or speaker at our monthly meeting are welcome - please contact the Secretary by clicking on the blue bird logo.

NOTE: Regional and National events are only open to u3a members.

For more information about London Region events please click London Region

For more information about Third Age Trust National events including quizzes, challenges and projects from subject adviser volunteers click NATIONAL.

Please note that the London Region and Third Age Trust regularly release new events so keep checking their websites for updates!


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Jul 20th Monthly meeting 2pm, at the Francis Peek Centre and online: Finding Inspiration, a talk by local author Anne Coates.
It only took one tap dancing class (and some coaching from her mother who had been a dancer) for Anne Coates to realise that she would never be a Ginger Rogers but being a journalist/editor and writing fiction has allowed her to explore all manner of careers and situations with far less embarrassment. Anne has worked as a journalist and editor for newspapers, magazines and publishers and has published seven non-fiction books as well as short stories. She regularly participates in author panels and talks.
Born in Clapham and now living in East Dulwich, Anne’s Hannah Weybridge series, published by Red Dog press, is set in 1990s London. The first book, Dancers in the Wind, was inspired by interviews she did for a national newspaper and the latest, Stage Call, begins and ends in one of the capital’s most iconic theatres, The Old Vic – a favourite with the Coates family.
A Zoom link will be circulated to members a day or so beforehand.
Please note change of date: this meeting was originally scheduled for 19 July.
Workshops
Fri Jul 8th Learn Digital Like Skills: Instagram Week 14:00 to 15:30, on Zoom.
Ready to share your life in photos? We’ll show you how to find, follow and engage with people on Instagram, then practise editing your pictures to perfection, ready to post on your profile.
Attendance is free for u3a members. A Zoom link will be circulated a day or two beforehand.
More details from Keith Ball (keithball1972@gmail.com).
Fri Jul 15th Learn Digital Like Skills: Travel Week 14:00 to 15:30, on Zoom.
Whether you're a beach bum or a city explorer, apps are now essential to travelling in 2022. We'll explore some ways to get inspired, book the best deals and make the most of your trip.
Attendance is free for u3a members. A Zoom link will be circulated a day or two beforehand.
More details from Keith Ball (keithball1972@gmail.com).
Fri Jul 22nd Learn Digital Like Skills: YouTube Week 14:00 to 15:30, on Zoom.
YouTube is full of millions of useful and entertaining videos and in this session we’ll get you discovering how to find videos you love, subscribe to channels and create your own playlists.
Attendance is free for u3a members. A Zoom link will be circulated a day or two beforehand.
More details from Keith Ball (keithball1972@gmail.com).
Fri Jul 29th Learn Digital Like Skills: Security Week 14:00 to 15:30, on Zoom.
Ever felt hesitant to authorise a software update? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Staying safe online is more important than ever, so we’ll show you how to browse safely, avoid scams, choose strong passwords, and protect your device from viruses.
Attendance is free for u3a members. A Zoom link will be circulated a day or two beforehand.
More details from Keith Ball (keithball1972@gmail.com).
Fri Aug 5th Learn Digital Like Skills: Facebook Week 14:00 to 15:30, on Zoom.
They don’t call it the ‘Social Network’ for nothing. There’s no easier way to keep in touch with friends, family and even reconnect with those you’ve lost touch with. We’ll show you how to post updates, photos and more.
Attendance is free for u3a members. A Zoom link will be circulated a day or two beforehand.
More details from Keith Ball (keithball1972@gmail.com).
Other Events
Fri Sep 16th u3a 40th anniversary walk: Capital Ring section 4
To mark the 40th anniversary of u3a, the London Region of u3as is arranging for members to walk, between them, all sections of the Capital Ring and London LOOP.
Dulwich & District u3a will be responsible for section 4 of the Capital Ring, from Crystal Palace Station to Streatham Common Station, just over 4 miles. Meet at Crystal Palace Station on Friday 16 September at 10.30am.
Further details at ANNIVERSARY WALK. Please sign up at walk sign-up if you hope to participate.

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