Interest Group News 2021

Latest News from our Interest Groups & External Events (National U3A & TVN)

Many of the Interest Groups are holding meetings via Zoom and are accepting new members to the group.  Click the button below to view the current status of the Interest Groups.

Posted on 15th January 2021

TVN - Quiz

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom

This event is free of charge for members. 

If you would like to take part, please send an email

Posted on 15th January 2021

TVN - Music from the Musicals

Tuesday, 23rd February at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom

Closing date Monday 15th February 2021

Payment of £3.00 per device should, if possible, be made by bank transfer

Clive Aronson will be giving a unique insight into the musicals we all know and love. He has had his own radio programme (which he started purely as a charity one-off eventduring lockdown last year) which has proved so successful that he now runs it weekly with a different slant each session.

Clive will illustrate the music with clips, both visual and on audio. The session will be divided as follows:

10.15.-10.30 Entry to the meeting
10.30 –11.15 Music from the Musicals
11.15 –11.30 Short break
11.30 –12.15 Hooray for Hollywood

Posted on 1st January 2021

TVN - Inspiring Photography Event

Wednesday, 20th January at 10:15 to 12:45 on Zoom

Closing date Friday 11th January 2021

Payment of £3.00 per device should, if possible, be made by bank transfer

Our study morning aims to inspire you to improve the composition of your photographs. Whether you are using the camera on your phone or a top of the range Digital Single Lens Reflex, the talks will focus on recognising the best photos to take and how to capture them.

Re-Posted on 1st January 2021

TVN - Understanding Architecture Event

Monday, 25th January & Tuesday, 26th January 2021 on Zoom

Closing date Friday 18th January 2021

£5.00 per application for the two days

This event proved so popular in September that we are repeating it.

The aim of these presentations is to inform members how to “read” buildings, how to understand
what they are seeing and what it symbolises; also to provide a brief history of architectural progress
from 18th century to modern times. It is hoped this will enrich your future travels at home and

We are very fortunate to have Dr Geoffrey Tyack, FSA, FRHistS as our speaker for both days. He is

a Fellow Emeritus of Kellogg College and President of the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical
Society. He has many publications to his credit and considerable experience teaching groups of all
ages. Each of these four lectures will be around 45 minutes in length, copiously illustrated with
photographs and allowing 15 minutes for questions afterwards.