During the Coronavirus pandemic, obviously many of our regular events could not happen.

Many groups have been meeting via "Zoom" -
if you would like details, please contact the group coordinator via the relevent group page.

Our monthly Members' meetings with a speaker are also taking place via zoom.

However, as you can see below, many groups are meeting up physically again, and we hope to see you soon at one of our events.

We have been publishing a weekly Newsletter to members - Click News Latest to see our latest Newsletter - or click on the "Newsletters Archive" link on the top right of this screen to see some previous copies.

This will be the last edition of the Newsletter to be issued for the moment - many thanks to Peter and Don for keeping us informed and entertained for the last 20 months. We'll continue to let you know what's happening in the u3a via a weekly email to members.

Dates for your Diary
January 2022
Mon Jan 17thMeetingMembers meeting via zoom - 2pm.

Margaret Dangoor will tell us the story of the Douglas Bader Rehabilitation Unit at Queen Mary's Hospital and the good work it is doing today.

Zoom link will be emailed to members
Tue Jan 18thBird Watching and wildlifeWildlife and birding group meeting 11:00 in the courtyard at Wetlands Barnes.
Anyone welcome. There’s a good variety of winter water birds around now and also there’s a possibility of getting a glimpse of the bittern. Both common snipe and jack snipe have been seen regularly at Barnes as well. Whilst the trees are leafless we’ll have the best opportunity to see other birds now too. Should be a good two hours or so.
Wed Jan 19thPutney PalsHappy New Year!

We are due to meet on the above date. Although the government (at the time of writing) have not put any restrictions on indoor meeting in cafes it is worth mentioning this is still a relatively high risk event.

So bearing this in mind it would be strongly recommended that we meet at the outdoor seating area of the cafe, weather permitting of course.

So all being well the Putney Pals will meet at 10.30am at the Putney Pantry on the High Street.
Mon Jan 24thTooting Local We are meeting on Monday 22nd Nov 11am – 1pm

Join us for a chat and a coffee / drink – all members welcome especially those living in & around Tooting

Meet Helen from 11am in the Graveney & Meadow Pub
(close to Tooting Bdy tube on Mitcham Rd.)
Tue Jan 25thPhotography & AV/VideoOur next photoshoot will be a walk along the river bank at Southbank. This is an extremely photogenic area it includes the river and views of many iconic buildings, we'll walk as far as the Oxo Tower and explore surrounding areas.

We'll meet outside at 11am at the base of the steps of the main entrance to Waterloo Station, the exit where all the war memorials are. We'll stop at some point on our shoot for refreshments at a cafe that has outdoor seating.

As usual the following Tuesday we'll meet in a cafe in Wandsworth town centre to review our photos. We will sit outside the cafe under their awnings. If the weather is too inclement we'll share our photos on our WhatsApp group.
Thu Jan 27thAmbles5 parks walk 4.5 miles
Start: 10.30 Victoria Station. Meet at the circular seat outside WH Smiths.
Finish: High Street Kensington

An excellent walk for winter taking in St James Park, Green Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park. Good surfaces for walking.
Leader: Caroline Pook 07836 254065 – text or leave a message.

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