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MONTHLY MEETING

The meeting for 19 January has been cancelled due to the very high case numbers of Covid at the moment.
We I hope that this is a one off decision and we can review the general position for February onwards.

SOUTH LAKES NEWSLETTER

The January Newsletter has been sent to all members

CHAIRMAN’S LETTER

October and November were successful months with virtually all groups operating more or less as normal, two well attended Monthly Meetings and virtually all memberships renewed.

However, as I write this just before Christmas, we are faced with a rapidly changing situation caused by the arrival of the Omicron variant and rising case numbers. So far, the only direct requirement is that we must wear face masks indoors. The majority of us will also have received our third dose of vaccine which gives much greater protection.

January may well see a further rise in infections and the introduction of additional measures to control the spread of the virus. I am sure that we will be able to come through this successfully by following the regulations as they change.

I hope you were all able to enjoy the festive season and we all look forward to a much better 2022.

David Little - Chair, South Lakes u3a

COVID-19 UPDATE - 21 NOVEMBER

See COVID-19 Latest Information

REGIONAL NEWSLETTER

The winter issue of the Regional Newsletter has just been issued.

DAVY NOTEBOOKS PROJECT

The Davy Notebooks Project (wp.lancs.ac.uk/davynotebooks) is currently doing some exciting research, with the help of the public, that may be of interest you. We and an international community of over 1400 volunteer transcribers are currently transcribing, using the people-powered research platform Zooniverse, Sir Humphry Davy's (1778-1829) handwritten notebooks (around 70 in all), many of which have never been transcribed before.

Davy was the leading chemist of the early nineteenth century, but also a poet, moving in the same circles as Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and William Wordsworth. His notebooks contain not only chemical notes and poetry, but also material encompassing philosophy, medicine, geology, mathematics, astronomy, and more.

Anyone interested in any of these topics, or science or history more generally, will surely find the much of the material we're making freely available - in most cases for the first time - stimulating.
Our Zooniverse project page is Davy Notebooks Project

LETTER FROM NATIONAL u3a CHAIRMAN

Liz Thackray, Chair of the Third Age Trust, has written an open letter to u3a members.
Read it at National Chairmans News

COMPUTER HELP

The Computing group has been superseded by the Computer Help facility, which offers one-to-one assistance

BEGINNERS' BRIDGE GROUP

This is a potential new group where the game will be taught by Cherie Chapman, a qualified and experienced Bridge teacher.
If you think you would be interested, please contact Cherie, using the link on the Beginners Bridge page

ELECTRIC CYCLING

Electric cycles have soared in popularity during the Covid-19 crisis. There is an interesting article in the Cycling Groups page,

E-cyclists are welcome in all 3 cycling groups