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Yes, we will be starting our regular monthly meetings again in September — but with a difference! You can join us ONLINE using Zoom. If you've not yet discovered the joys of online meetings, now is your chance. We'll send full details nearer the time, but for now put the date in your diary!

Wednesday 30 September at 2 pm  
Brilliant British Humour — THE FORGOTTEN ART OF THE PICTURE POSTCARD: 1840-1950 Dr James Taylor Dr James Taylor tells the story of artist-drawn postcards that were the most popular art form from the Edwardian era to the outbreak of World War II.


A Note from the Chair

Dear Members Jane Tadman — Chair

Dunmow U3A is a very successful U3A – did you know that our Groups Page was the 11th most visited page last month out of all the pages within over 600 U3As?

We have just held our AGM on Zoom. The next step is to have virtual monthly meetings until it is safe for us to go back to Foakes Hall. Our first will be in September — have a look at our home page for more information!

If you are unsure if we have much to offer at this time, please be assured that we do! Many of our groups are running either outdoors or virtually.

We have now arranged monthly speakers. Hopefully, it will not be too long before we can restart our outings programme.

Jane Tadman


Our NewsletterBeware of Scams Missing Your Theatre Trips?
Rainbow Scamalert PLEASE BE AWARE OF AN INCREASE IN SCAM ATTEMPTS The Coronavirus outbreak has triggered a flurry of activity from criminals intent on profiting from the crisis. They are particularly targeting people who may be using the internet, email or social media more because of the lockdown. Wasted — Southwark Playhouse
Our latest Newsletter will tell you just how busy our members have been keeping during the Coronavirus lockdown: »August 2020 . Follow this link to read »Scams update 29 July 2020, and this information recently received from the »Essex Police Fraud Alert System. Many theatres are streaming recordings of their performances online. Hamilton — King George We will try to provide up-to-date details on our »Theatres Online page.
You can also receive the monthly U3A National Newsletter in your inbox by »signing up here.Test and Trace You can see details of the Government’s Test and Trace approach to further controlling the virus, including the planned addition of the mobile app Tracing element, on the Government’s web site by clicking on this link »NHS Test and Trace — how it works. This also contains warnings and advice on how to avoid scams which will inevitably be attempted. A shortened version, put together by Essex Police, is available here: »Essex Police — Track & Trace.Go Somewhere New — Without Leaving the House! Virtually visit Stonehenge
Use the following links to see our »Past Newsletters and »Press Releases.Got cabin fever? Visit hundreds of interesting places without leaving home — all through the wonder of the webcam. Our »Virtual Visiting page will tell you how.