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NEWS

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Our quarterly newsletters are temporarily suspended during the pandemic lockdown.

In place of this we are publishing more frequent short news items by email and through this website to keep everyone up-to-date with the latest information on interesting activities in our U3A.
See E-NEWS 2021

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FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Young Tim Dear Members,

Another decade; another census year! That makes eight that I have been through so far and I couldn’t help reviewing what I was doing on each of the ’01’ years. School for the first two, marriage, children, promotion from work through the next three, and so on. So which one was the most memorable and why? Probably 1961 when I was 17. (My passport photo of that year.) ‘A’ Levels were supposed to be the major activity but were by no means the most significant or important to me. Leaving aside the matter of girls, probably the biggest part of my life was music and playing the drums.

My parents were enthusiastic classical musicians and my brother was emerging as a concert level pianist. However, apart from the eternal violin lessons, I don’t remember any pressure on me to be a classical musician. My piano lessons had ended abruptly when the teacher complained she wouldn’t teach me if I didn’t practice. Indeed, when faced with a petition from neighbours about the noise I made on the drums, my parents were very supportive and placed no restrictions on me. We had a large house and a piano, so our jazz band, ‘The Autolycans’, (from Autolycus in ‘A Winter’s tale’ Autolycus (playshakespeare.com)) practised there every Saturday morning.

One thought leads to another, back down the decades. I could go on with my ‘Tales from 1961’ but enough is enough. I wonder which ‘01’ you most remember and why was it so important? If you have memories you would like to share, please email them to Tim, using: timyoung@live.co.uk

Now, life is quite unlike anything any of us have ever experienced. It will be some months before any normality, I am sure. Meanwhile, as you can see in this E-News we are doing our very best to produce activities for you now and to look forward to more in those ‘sunny uplands’ ahead.

Best wishes

Tim Young
Chairman

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Tim\'s video chat 23rd May 2020 (also on our Facebook page)

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AGM 2020 NEWS

The 2020 Annual General Meeting scheduled for 27th July was postponed due to ongoing restrictions on our activity due to Covid-19. On Monday 19 October 2020 our AGM took place on Zoom.
See the AGM 2020 button for full details.

SPEAKER MEETINGS

See the EVENTS page.
These events are now being held by Zoom meetings on the last Monday of each month at 2.30pm as normal.
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Trish Newell, Speaker Secretary
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