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Events


Dates for your Diary
March 2021
Tue Mar 9thMeeting10am by Zoom
Scams and how to avoid them
Brad Ashton, a journalist and Freelance Comedy Consultant Radio will give a presentation on scams and how to avoid them. It is based on a BBC Radio series he wrote, and it ran for 60 shows. Unfortunately the series was terminated because Scotland Yard Fraud Squad said it was developing into a virtual night school for would-be scammers!

Members will receive an email with a link to Zoom for each of these presentations a couple of days prior to each date. We hope you will be able join us.
April 2021
Tue Apr 13thMeetingJohn Hope “Time through the ages” A journey over the centuries of the various ways of telling the time, from sundials through to the atomic clock
Sat Apr 17thOtherA Ukulele jam session

For details of these and other events see www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events
May 2021
Tue May 11thMeetingJenny Mallin “Full steam ahead” In India, the engineering achievement for steam trains to travel along a series of mountains with 1:37 gradients, opening up the country.
June 2021
Wed Jun 2ndMeetingU3A Energy Conference Provisional New Date
Cumbria Network of U3As is planning the 3rd Energy Conference : “Strategies for Tackling Climate Change” at Rheged near Penrith. This was originally planned for October 2020 but had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and it is now provisionally scheduled for Wednesday 2nd June 2021. A host of eminent speakers will cover current progress and the actions needed at international, national and personal levels to reach the IPCC target of net zero carbon by 2050 . Watch this space!
Wed Jun 2ndMeeting10am by Zoom
Sex, Secrets, Scandals and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court,1660 -1830
Sarah Slater, a qualified Guide Lecturer for Historic Royal Palaces. Sarah says “Warning, this is not for the prude, it is fun but rude!” She discusses royal mistresses, prostitution and sexual diseases of the time, things we would never have learned about in school.

Members will receive an email with a link to Zoom for each of these presentations a couple of days prior to each date. We hope you will be able join us.