News about a new U3A Shared Learning Project “Our 1901 Postal Pensioners”
Addressing Health is a three-year project funded by the Wellcome Trust* that looks at postal workers' health in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We need information on individuals in each of the census years that are included in our project: from 1861 to 1901. This is where you can help by participating in the project, Our 1901 Postal Pensioners. Researchers from U3A will work together to conduct research looking at the health of Post Office workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and South West England in 1901. These represent approximately 100 people. We have chosen 1901 because it is the first year in which a full census is available for all of Ireland, Scotland, and England.
For more information see the document Addressing Health SLP on the link on this page.
Volunteers' week - THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS
Please see the link on this page to a thank you card to all U3A volunteers.
WITH - DRAWING: U3A Art competition for members of U3As in Scotland
Ann Keating, Trustee for Scotland, announces a new Art Competition, open to all U3A members in Scotland. 'Keeping motivated to draw and paint is difficult when you don’t have the stimulus of a physical art group to fire up your enthusiasm. I have often found that having a goal encourages me to get something done, so to that end we are hosting an art competition.'
The competition is open to Scottish U3A members only. The work must be an original piece, produced by yourself, and can be done in any medium but must be post card sized or smaller. (The plan is to have an exhibition of the original works after the lock down so small pieces are easier to manage. Please make sure that you keep your original work.) We are asking you to submit a photo of your work, which will be used for the judging. You can submit as many pieces of work as you like by 31 July 2020.
Please download details from the link on this page.
COVID-19: Keeping involved and in touch during social distancing
The U3A UK website has lots of interesting suggestions about how we can keep in touch:
You could also sign up for the Virtual U3A and take part in U3A activities on the internet: https://u3asites.org.uk/vu3a/welcome
Keep in touch and keep safe and well!