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COP 26 comes to Glasgow in November: an invitation to you!
It has been said that the UN Climate Conference is our ‘Last best chance’ (John Kerry, US Climate Envoy). You and your friends (inside and outside the u3a) are invited to come along to any one of the four ‘fringe’ events in central Glasgow on 5th and 9th November. At these events, u3a members and their families will lead workshop sessions along with young people from the Scottish Children’s Parliament.They invite you to join a discussion on the ‘intergenerational’ aspects of climate activism and what this looks like in families.
For more information on the Glasgow events, check out the link on this page.

Would you like to play a part? Whether or not you can actually go to Glasgow, there are 4 ways you can join in with other u3a members who are determined to ‘do their bit’ to secure a better world for future generations:
1. Let us know about the changes you have witnessed during your lifetime – changes to temperature, the countryside, flooding etc
2. Tell us about how you and your family are taking action, perhaps jointly with your children/grandchildren*
3. Send us photos that sum up the changing world, eg pictures of litter, pollution, marine pollution and sewage.
4. Offer accommodation to u3a members. If you live within travelling distance of Glasgow, there are u3a members from the UK and around the world looking for somewhere to stay. If you can help, please contact Brenda Ainsley who, with Lorna Brown, jointly leads the Trust u3a group ‘Countdown to COP’ b_ainsley@hotmail.com.

u3a in Scotland Newsletter, Spring 2021
The Spring 2021 Newsletter is available to download from the link on this page.

u3a:Online across Scotland launched
A new network has been launched to enable u3a members from across Scotland to take part in interest groups and courses offered online by fellow u3a members. Thanks to this new network a member of a u3a based in the Highlands can join a group run by a member of a u3a based in the Central Belt (and vice versa) and learn alongside u3a members from u3as throughout Scotland. u3a: Online Across Scotland provides members with an opportunity to share expertise and engage in active learning not just in their local u3a but right across Scotland. For a flyer about the new network or to access u3a:Online across Scotland follow the links on this page.