The past two years have been difficult for all of us. Many people were in some sort of isolation for months.
U3As depend for their existence on meeting with other people, so for many of us Zoom has enabled contact with the outside world.
As we have shown, it is possible to be part of a group without leaving your residence. We have continued to produce our newsletter and the contributions made show our members’ amazing creativity.
Of course we have missed our monthly meetings in Homerton library and members being involved in discussions with each other. Human contact is so important. All the same, it has been great that we have kept the monthly meetings and other groups going using Zoom.
Our first "in person" Monthly Meeting took place on Tuesday 21st September St Mary’s Church Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES, with a speaker from Hackney Archives. We also had meetings in the same venue on 16th November (speaker from Core Clapton and lots of audience participation) and the AGM plus Christmas Party on 14th December where we had a wonderful performance by our own Ukulele Band!
Details on the date and topic for the future Monthly Meetings can be found below.
Please note that our monthly meetings are currently held from 12:00 to 14:00.
The following events have been planned, in addition to our Group activities taking place over Zoom, outside or other means, for details on these go to the Group page.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Jun 21st||Speaker from The Tree Muskateers to talk about Greening the borough.|
|Mon Jul 18th||Anna Solberg will give a talk on Portraits Through the Ages|
|Tue May 31st||May Visit will be on Peabody's London on Tuesday May 31st.|
John Finn will lead us on a walk to look at places associated with George Peabody, the American banker who left money to build homes for the poor in late 19th century London. Today the Peabody Trust is the largest provider of social housing in London.
Meet 11 am by gates to Christchurch, Spitalfields (nearest stations Liverpool St and Shoreditch Overground)
We will finish near Bank.