Interest Group News 2022

Interest Group News 2022

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

Posted on 11th November 2022

 

TVN Winter Quiz
Friday, 9th December 2
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2.30 p.m. on Zoom

Quizmaster: Avis Furness

Participants will be randomly divided into teams

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 7th December

This event is free of charge

Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link before the event.

If you experience any difficulty, please email the organiser at tvnquiz@gmail.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong.

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on 8th December, please contact the organiser as above

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 4th November 2022

London Walks

After a break of some 5 months the London Walks Group recently embarked on a Soho Saunter.  With almost 80 u3a members divided between 3 Guides, we started outside Wyndham’s Theatre on Charing Cross Road and ended some 2 hours later at the rear of the London Palladium.

London Walks Soho 19 October 2022 (2)

Posted on 4th November 2022

Pickleball

The new group Pickleball group is now up and running. We start outdoors on Tuesday 1st November using Chalfont St Peter Tennis Club’s newly built Pickleball court. From 29th November, we will move indoors to the Chalfont Leisure Centre.
Play starts at 1.30pm every Tuesday for one hour. Equipment provided. Those new to the game will be guided through the basics of the game and I’m sure will be joining in with the more experienced players before the hour is up. Pickleball is a fast-growing racket sport in the UK, a cross between tennis and ‘beach’ bat and ball, and is suitable for all, especially those of a certain age. Richard Cranston, convenor
pickleball@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 4th November 2022

Photography

Update on last month...we had intended showing the film of a war photographer, Tony Vaccaro.  He took some incredible pictures as an infantryman with the US Army from 1943 up to the end of the war. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the link to this film to work in the CSP library using their internet connection.
For any member of Chalfonts u3a the film is available for anyone to watch on the internet. The easiest way is to put this phrase into your preferred search engine (there are others apart from google!)...“Tony Vaccaro Under Fire The untold story of a pfc”
It should take you to a page of links and then look for one on the dailymotion.com website. It’s a amazing film and one that shows why Vaccaro was revered once his pictures were shared several decades later. In the film he goes back to the places he took to photos and tells the story behind them.
He’s also a great speaker and brings the pictures to life with his narrative. Watch out for the two young girls he took a picture of with a US soldier and the end of the war...and then he found them again nearly 70 years later!
Our trip this month is very local, this time to the other half of the Chalfonts name...abbreviated to CSG; and some say it’s the prettier (but I couldn’t possibly comment!).

We will be meeting at the CSP Community Centre at 1.50pm and then making the short journey to spend an hour or so in the village. We are then intending to have a drink/cake and a chat at The White Hart Inn, adjacent Three Households, on the roundabout, at about 3.15pm before heading back.
Anyone interested in joining the group please contact Tony Darbyshire, convenor
photography@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 4th November 2022

New Members Coffee Morning

here was a lively get-together on Wednesday, November 2nd at Gerrards Cross Community Association in East Common where 25 new members enjoyed tea/coffee and cakes. Lots of chat, making new friends and finding out more about Chalfonts u3a. I was ably assisted by Maureen Green, Membership Secretary and Jane Barker, Chair. I hope to run this coffee morning every 3 months for new members and will contact them with dates. Vice Chair, Eileen Powell vicechair@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 4th November 2022

French Intermediate

The second French Intermediate Group has just started and has had already had a couple of meetings.
We read various articles in French then translate them and discuss how to improve our French.
We also have our own what’s app and e-mail group which seems to be working well. Pat Lawson, convenor.

Posted on 4th November 2022

New Experiences

The New Experience Group made a visit to Puttshack in Watford last month. We played an all-singing, all-dancing version of Crazy Golf and the system even knew which ball was yours!
Iris Howell scored a fantastic score, beating everyone at Puttshack that day and several people won pizzas to take home. However, everyone had a great time and a lovely lunch.
Angela
Cranston, convenor,
newexperiences@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 4th November 2022

Strollers

The Strollers group continues to meet usually twice a month. The group does tend to be small and friendly group.  We walk two to three miles on as flat a ground as we can find. It suits those who want to get out and about in nature but dont want to go on a hike. It suits those who are less able. We have enjoyed Burnham Beeches and Denham Country Park, this month and of course enjoyed lovely refreshments in both places. We try to walk on gravel paths at this time of year, but that does mean that we are rather limited where we can go as we live on the edge of the Chiltern.  The walks are organised by the members who make suggestions of where to go and which day.  If anyone would like to join us and try out our walks they are always welcome.
Kate Trotman, convenor, Strollers Group
strollers@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 4th November 2022

Singing for Pleasure

There are just six regular members in the Singing for Pleasure group and our group leader, who teaches us songs from across the range. We are hoping to perform at the Hub for the ladies at the Widows of the Parish luncheon in December. It will be our first public concert for us and we have been rehearsing with enthusiasm. Brenda O’Gorman, convenor,

singing4pleasure@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 4th November 2022

Theatre Group

Thank you everyone for your support for our new committee it was big shoes to fill after Sheila and Danny, but we are trying hard.
Life continues to be busy for us Top Hat in a couple of weeks, Witness for the Prosecution and Moulin Rouge in the new year and the possibility of Noises Off so watch this space. Thank you everyone for responding and paying promptly as this makes the bookings so much easier. Watch this space for more exciting events in the 2023!
Any suggestions for possible performances you’d like to see please contact either Angela or Howard with your suggestion and we will see if we can accommodate it.


theatretrips@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 4th November 2022

Mixed Walking Cricket

We enjoyed our first session practising bowling and batting followed by a game.
Anyone else interested in joining us? 
Click the link below

Mixed Walking Cricket Nov 2022

Posted on 4th November 2022

Garden Visits Group

The Garden Visits group is looking ahead and has arranged its Spring Lunch for Tuesday 21st February 2023.
A lovely lunch will be followed by a knowledgeable speaker and the launch of the garden visits programme for 2023.
If you would like to join this popular group please contact
gardenvisits@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 4th November 2022

Old Time Music Hall Singing Group

For the last six years, we have been visiting Care Homes all over the area. From the responses of the various managements involved we have not only enjoyed ourselves, but the residents have enjoyed our visits too.
Sadly however, our wonderful pianist is retiring. Our U3A group has hundreds of members. Surely, one amongst you can, or knows somebody who can, join us as a replacement.
We normally rehearse/practice twice per month; not too demanding! If you read this and might be interested, please phone me for a chat and I'll "twist your arm."
I cannot stress enough what a benefit this is to people who have lost their independence. Bob
Leven, convenor.
P.S. Some of the after-the-show tea and cakes are worth the trip alone.

Posted on 3rd November 2022

A Thames Valley Network (TVN) Talk

NAMIBIA – A PERSONAL VIEW
Wednesday, 30th November 2022
10.30 - 11.30 on Zoom

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 27th November

“Namibia is the country of my birth. My family lived there until the ‘seventies’…this is my, and their story,” so says Fay Sinai, who will be speaking on Namibia and how this fantastic country shaped, and was shaped, by events.  Fay was born in Windhoek, educated in South Africa and relocated to the UK in 1970. She returned to Namibia the year before the pandemic for the first time in many years…this is her story.

The event is free of charge as the speaker is a u3a member.

Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours before the event. If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Fay Sinai at
fay.sinai@icloud.com
giving your name and the u3a to which you belong.

If you have not received the link by midday on Tuesday 29th November, please check your spam / junk mail folder before contacting the organiser. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 1st November 2022

Short Mat Bowls

The group continues to provide Friday afternoon entertainment and improve skill levels under the watchful eye of Convenor Sheila Woolgar.

Contact Sheila at groupcordinator@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Although the Group has a full complement of players there is space for a couple more should any members wish to try their hand at this 'not so easy as it looks' sport.

Posted on 1st November 2022

Yoga Group

Our regular yoga groups have just started a new term of classes up to Christmas.  The classes are small and friendly and are specifically designed for our age group. This is a lovely way to bring some relaxation and “my time” to your week.

Click the link below for more information

Posted on 20th October 2022

The Civil War in Wallingford
Wednesday, 16th November at 10.30 on Zoom

Closing date for applications is Monday, 14th November

We are delighted to welcome back Judy Dewey, one of our most popular speakers. The period of the Civil War from 1642-46 had an enormous impact on local life in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. This talk puts focus on the records concerning Wallingford and its Castle, the vital southern protection for the King’s court in Oxford and hub of Royalist activity throughout the region, well beyond Wallingford.
Drawing on contemporary sources, we will consider what led to the outbreak of war and the effect it had on the lives of ordinary people in the town and surrounding countryside, setting in context the local battles, skirmishes and sieges that led to eventual surrender to the Parliamentary army. The aim is to see the war through the eyes of those living through it - town leaders, soldiers, farmers, traders, labourers and families.
Hopefully, we will also have time to follow through the aftermath of the war - how life changed under the rule of Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector, until the eventual Restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

The cost for this event is £2 per device.

Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours before the event. If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Patsy Thornton at patsy@thorntac.co.uk
giving your name and the u3a to which you belong.

If you have not received the link by midday on 15th November, please check your spam / junk mail folder before contacting the organiser. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 13th September 2022

The Battle of Agincourt 1415
Tuesday, 4th October at 10.30 on Zoom

The closing date for applications is Saturday, 1st October

In October 1415 a small force of weary, hungry and demoralised Englishmen, led by King Henry V, inflicted a crushing defeat on an army of fresh, wellarmed Frenchmen, many times their number. How did this happen? Or did Shakespeare get it wrong?
Patsy and Ted Thornton will share with you the tale of the events that led up to the conflict, and the unfolding of the clash of arms itself on 25th October. Where possible, they will quote from eye-witness accounts.

This event is free of charge, as the speakers are u3a members

Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event listed on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an online acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days prior to the event. If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Patsy Thornton on patsy@thorntac.co.uk giving your name and the u3a to which you belong

If you have not received the link by midday on 3rd October, please check your spam / junk mail folder before contacting the organiser. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 24th August 2022

The Art of Botanical Illustration
Wednesday, 21st September 2022
2.30 - 3.30pm on Zoom

Closing date for applications is Monday 19th September

David Marsh, a Trustee of the Gardens Trust and their Education Coordinator, has kindly agreed to return to give us an explanation of why and how botanical art came into being. What makes it special? Why do people still bother when we have digital cameras? This talk shows how botanical art has evolved over the past 1500 years, and why it is still essential to the
identification and classification of plants. And in case you think that’s all a bit serious there are lots of beautiful pictures that make it worth an hour of your time.

Cost for the talks is £1 per device.

Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event listed on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an online acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days prior to the event. If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Margaret Sherrington on msherrington2@aol.com
If you have not received the link by midday on Tuesday, 20th September, please check your spam / junk mail folder before contacting the organiser. Please do not wait until the day of the event.

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 24th August 2022

New Experiences - Alpaca Walk
August 2022

25 New Experience members had a fascinating time walking and feeding alpacas. Click the link below to view their photos

Posted on 3rd August 2022

A new Quiz for TVN Members
Friday, 16th September, 2022
at 2.30pm on Zoom
Quizmaster: Avis Furness

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 14th September

As 2022 is the u3a’s 40th Anniversary, expect some questions about the history of our organisation – we are giving you the chance to do some advance research!

Participants will be randomly divided into teams

This event is free of charge. Please book electronically by clicking on the TICKETSOURCE icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days before the event.
If you experience any difficulty, please email the organiser at akfurness@aol.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on 15th September, please contact the organiser as above.
To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 3rd August 2022

TVN - The Weird and Wonderful World of the Law
Tuesday, 6th September 2022
2.30 - 3.30p.m. on Zoom

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th September

We again welcome back David Allen who will regale us with his strange experiences of even stranger laws that are still in effect today. Those of you who have seen David before know that his unique sense of humour and storytelling will guarantee us an amusing and informative afternoon.

Cost for the talks is £1 per device. Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event listed on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an online acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours prior to the event. If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Margaret Sherrington on msherrington2@aol.com. If you have not received the link by midday on Monday 5th September, please check your spam / junk mail folder before contacting the organiser. Please do not wait until the day of the event.

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events please email: events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 3rd August 2022

TVN - A DAY AT KELMSCOTT MANOR
Kelmscott, Nr. Lechlade, Oxfordshire
The Summer home of William Morris
Wednesday, 31st August at 10.00 am – 3.30 pm (approx.)

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, 15th AUGUST 2022

Kelmscott is a limestone manor, dating from around 1570. It was originally built as Lower Farm in around 1600. Its interiors have changed and evolved over the years.  From 1871 it was the country retreat of William Morris and is filled with an outstanding collection of his and his associate's work. The manor was closed in 2020 for refurbishment and maintenance, benefitting from Heritage Lottery funding. As a result of the pandemic, it remained closed in 2021 but this did have the benefit of providing the opportunity to refurbish This photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND the whole site.

The fee for the event is £32.00 per person, which includes lunch. Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk You will receive an acknowledgement immediately.

All enquiries to Gill Le Du - 01189 723664 -  gill.ledu@btinternet.com

Posted on 6th July 2022

New Family History Group

The second Family History group is starting up after a failed start due to covid. If you are interested in joining the group please click the link below to register your interest.
NOTE: If you previously registered in 2020 you will need to register your interest again now.

Posted on 6th July 2022

TVN - Going Live Event

Friday, 29th July at 10.30 at
Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, OX10 6LZ

This will be our first face-to-face meeting post-pandemic and it is a combined event (but not hybrid) we hope for a good turnout.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 22nd July

Coffee and tea will be served from 10.00 am

PART ONE – REPS’ MEETING – 10.30 to 12.45 approx.
This is the regular July Reps’ Meeting for which the Agenda will be circulated as usual to everyone on the Contact List. However, rather than simply emailing the Chair as pre-pandemic, we are asking you to book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk Apologies from u3as unable to send a representative should be sent to the Chair in the usual way fay.sinai@icloud.com

PART TWO – LUNCH – 1.00 pm
This will be a similar buffet lunch to the ones we used to have on Study Days (chicken/quiche, salads, fruit, cake etc. and drinks) for which the cost is £10 per person payable online when booking. There will be vegetarian options available but any food allergies should be notified to susie@susieberry.co.uk

PART THREE – TVN EVENT – 2.00 pm
William French, a retired butler to the Royal Family and stars will give a talk about his experiences in the Royal Navy, including the Falklands conflict, as a crew member on the Royal Yacht Britannia and working in the Royal Household.
He brings with him a large collection of excellent photographs taken by himself but never published. They include informal shots of some of the royal family in relaxed mode. It is a humorous and entertaining talk not to be missed.

Attendance is free of charge to celebrate Going Live.

Please book on the website as above for as many of the three parts as you choose. If you cannot manage all three, (but we hope you will) Reps are welcome to stay for lunch and those coming for the talk to join us for lunch beforehand.

Please note that lunch cannot be booked and/or paid for on the day.

Posted on 22nd June 2022

TVN - The Story of Wallingford
A talk by Judy Dewey, Curator of the Wallingford Museum

Friday, 8th July at 10.30 on Zoom

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 5th July

Those of us who have heard Judy before, do know how fortunate we are that this charismatic and knowledgeable speaker has agreed to speak to us once more. Wallingford’s pivotal position on the banks of the Thames have meant that it has often been at the heart of events in the history of our island. The typical market town’s appearance today hides a wealth of hidden history, which for 600 years was closely linked to national events.
It is a fascinating tale of survival through war, wealth, power, poverty and recovery. It can even claim to be the place that William the Conqueror chose to cross the Thames in 1066.

The cost for the talk is £2 per device

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk  This is by far the best and easiest option.  You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours before the event.

If you experience any difficulty, please email the organiser Patsy Thornton at patsy@thorntac.co.uk giving your name and the u3a to which you belong.

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on Monday 13th June, please contact the organiser as above.

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 2nd June 2022

TVN Rosabundance

Tuesday, 14th June at 2.30-4.00 pm on Zoom

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 12th June

We are pleased to welcome back Katherine Kear, Chair of NASFAS.  This being June, the month of roses, Katherine will talk for about an hour about the splendours, cultivation and care of roses. After questions and answers plus a short break, she will then create some floral arrangements, demonstrating how to prepare and arrange roses either on their own or mixed with other flowers and foliage

The cost for the talk is £1 per device

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk  This is by far the best and easiest option.  You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours before the event.

If you experience any difficulty, please email the organiser Margaret
Sherrington at msherrington2@aol.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong.

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on Monday 13th June, please contact the organiser as above.

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 11th May 2022

TVN Summer Quiz Time

Friday, 10th June 2022 at 2.30 pm on Zoom

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th June

Quizmaster: Avis Furness
As 2022 is the u3a’s 40th Anniversary, expect some questions about the history of our organisation – we are giving you the chance to do some advanced research!
Participants will be randomly divided into teams

The event is Free of Charge

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk  This is by far the best and easiest option.  You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours before the event

If you experience any difficulty, please email the organiser at akfurness@aol.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong.

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on 9th June, please contact the organiser as above

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 22nd April 2022

Beetle Drive with Lunch - Thursday 28 April 12.30

Fundraising Events at the Chalfont St Peter Community Centre

Beetle Drive with Lunch - Thursday 28 April 12.30 - £10 per head.

Posted on 22nd April 2022

New Yoga Group

A new (additional) yoga group is starting on Friday 29th April at 2 pm in the Community Centre (Tony Graham room). The teacher will be Sarah, who currently takes the Friday 12.30 group.
Anyone interested, please contact

groupcoordinator@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 22nd April 2022

Old-Time Music Hall Performances in Care Homes
A request from convenor – Bob Leven

If you have a relative who is currently resident in a local care home, you might like to have a chat with the activities officer and suggest that they might be interested in a visit from Our Chalfonts u3a OTMH Singing Group who are always keen to add to their existing “portfolio.”

Contact convener Bob Leven at musichallsinging@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 22nd April 2022

Mixed Walking Cricket Update

HOW ZAT!! Our cricket sessions at Chalfonts Leisure Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10-11 am continue to be enjoyed and soon we will be venturing outdoors. We have room for new players, no experience is necessary so please get in touch with Eileen Powell mixedwalkingcricket@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 22nd April 2022

New Experiences Update

Ten members of the New Experiences group regressed to their childhood with a visit to Jump in Trampoline Centre. We bounced, somersaulted, played dodgeball, and fought to knock each other from a balance bar into a foam pit with giant foam weapons. Exhausting, but great fun was had by all. Visit our website to see some of the group in action!

We also had two of our three pottery workshops, and some very creative pots were produced.

Next month we will be pitting our wits to solve puzzles and unlock padlocks to escape from a Wycombe Escape Room

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Anyone interested in joining the New Experiences
Group please contact
Angela
Cranston newexperiences@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 22nd April 2022

Excursions Group Update

Arundel Castle & Tulip Festival 26 April. Everyone who asked to go on this trip has been allocated a place and we are taking two coaches. If you would like to be put on the waiting list please email
excursions@chalfontsu3a.org.uk


Bletchley Park 20 May (repeated visit). This trip has been over-subscribed, so a ballot was needed and a waiting list made up.  Everyone has been notified by email.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Windsor Castle and Savill Gardens Change of date now 7 July 2022 (was 5 May)
A visit to Windsor Castle in the morning for the Platinum Exhibition of the Coronation dress and then to Savill Gardens in the afternoon.
Full details nearer the time

Posted on 14th April 2022

TVN - Anaesthesia, Past, Present and Future

Monday, 9th May 2022 at 2.30 pm on Zoom

Closing date for applications is Saturday 7th May

We are extremely fortunate to have Professor Tom Clutton-Brock able to give us this lecture. He has a wide range of expertise and awards, including an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2021 for services to the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. This talk will cover the development of anaesthesia in all its forms from early beginnings to the 21 st century. It will cover the medicines and equipment involved, the people you will see and those you won’t and address many of the entirely reasonable concerns patients have about the procedure.

Cost for the talk is £1 per device

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk  This is by far the best and easiest option.  You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours before the event

If you experience any difficulty, please email the organiser Margaret Sherrington at msherrington2@aol.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong.

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on Sunday 8th please check your spam / junk box before emailing the organiser as above.

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 4th April 2022

TVN "Pictures on a Page"

Thursday, 28th April 2022 at 2.30 on Zoom

Closing date for applications is Monday, 25 th April

Keith Appleby makes a welcome return to our programme. This time he discusses the power of the press in shaping our understanding of the world. A look at the way photography has been used to illustrate, distort, politicise, change and tell a story.

Attendance is free.

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk  This is by far the best and easiest option.  You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours before the event

If you experience any difficulty, please email the organiser Gill Le Du on gill.ledu@btinternet.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong.

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on Wednesday 27th please check your spam / junk box before emailing the organiser as above.

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

To receive notification of forthcoming TVN events as soon as they are published, please email events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Posted on 29th March 2022

New Experiences Group - Pottery Session1

The New Experiences Group tried their hands at Pottery.  We tried to unlock our inner Keith Brymer Jones, but not a tear was shed.  More photos to follow.

 

Posted on 23rd March 2022

Spring Gathering

Thursday, 7th April 2022 at 9:40 via Zoom

The closing date for registration is 6th April

Celebrate with the South East Region

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME All timings are approximate.
Please allow time to log in. - Zoom will open at 09.15

9.30 - 9.45 Introduction – Susie Berry, Trustee for the South East Region

9.45 - 10.45 Leigh Edward. subject advisor for Science, Science in the 40 years
Followed by Q and A

10.45 - 11.45 Clive Woodward, professional actor - Poetry and Anecdotes from last 40 years

LUNCH BREAK

12.30 - 1.00 Breakout rooms - Topics to discuss

  • What is your u3a doing to celebrate the 40th anniversary ?
  • What other ideas do you have? (The more unusual the better)
    OR
  • How do you see the u3a evolving over the next 40 yrs

1.00 - 1.30 Feedback from Breakout rooms

1.30 - 2.30 Rodney Buckland, subject advisor for Research - Research projects
Followed by Q and A

2.30 David Ashton – update on the Chichester Summer School

2.35 Farewell and close – Susie Berry


Registration is free for u3a members. Please book electronically by clicking here:

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Closing date for registration is 6 th April
All members are welcome to join in – this is not just for committee members.

Posted on 9th March 2022

"21st Century Telescopes - Vera Rubin and James Webb"

Tuesday, 5th April 2022 at 10.30 on Zoom

The closing date for applications 1st April 2022

Prof Phil Charles will discuss the importance of these telescopes and what they may discover in the future.
Phil Charles was based at Oxford Uni. from 1980 -2000 and worked as Head of Astronomy at the Anglo/Spanish/Dutch observatory on La Palma. He was Head of the Dept of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Southampton. Phil also spent 7 years in Cape Town as Director of the South African Astronomical Observatory.

Cost for the talks is £2 per device

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days before the event.

If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Jane Sellwood at janesellwood09@gmail.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on 4th April 2022 please check your spam / junk box before emailing the organiser as
above.

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Posted on 28th February 2022

New Experiences Group - Climbing

The New Experiences group had a go at Climbing.  Here are some photos from that.

Posted on 28th February 2022

New Experiences Group - Archery

The New Experiences group released their inner Robin Hood and tried Archery.  Here are some photos from that.

Posted on 14th February 2022

Strollers Group - Rickmansworth Aquadrome

Our Stollers Group has been out and about at Rickmansworth Aquadrome. Click below to view their pictures.

Posted on 2nd February 2022

Bridge for Beginners Group Update

Bob Borwick reports on this group and he is on the lookout for some new members, so find your pack of cards and get dealing!

Currently, we have 5 active members. One of which has progressed to club level and another not far behind. The other 3 are at varying stages of making good progress. I have now received requests from two members who wish to learn Bridge. Both are total beginners. The existing group are too advanced to introduce a new pair to that set. I would therefore like to start a new set of beginners i.e table of four, so another 2/3 new members would be very welcome. If you are interested in this group do let him know.

email :  bridgeforbeginners@chalfontsu3a.org.uk

Posted on 25th February 2022

What Makes Your Garden Grow?
Monday, 14th March, 2022 at 2.30 p.m. on Zoom

The closing date for applications Saturday, 12th March


We’ve all heard the saying, ’where there’s muck there’s brass’,
well....this light-hearted talk by Dr David Marsh, one of TVN’s regular speakers and a Trustee of The Gardens Trust, is all about how that applies to horticulture as well!!! A well fertilized garden is a profitable garden, so please don’t turn your nose up at this topic.

Cost for the talks is £2 per device

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days before the event.

If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Margaret Sherrington on msherrington2@aol.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on 13th March 2022 please check your spam / junk box before emailing the organiser as
above.

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Posted on 16th February 2022

A new Quiz for TVN Members 
Friday, 4 th March, 2022 at 2.30 p.m. on Zoom

The closing date for applications Tuesday, 1st March


Quizmaster: Avis Furness

Participants will be randomly divided into teams

This event is free of charge.

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days before the event.

If you have any problems, please contact the organiser at akfurness@aol.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on 3rd March 2022 please check your spam / junk box before emailing the organiser as
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Posted on 2nd February 2022

Mixed Walking Cricket Group Update

In case you missed this in the newsletter, this is just a reminder that we are offering a mixed walking cricket taster session that is starting next Tuesday 22nd February at Chalfonts Leisure Centre from 10-11.30 followed by an 8-week coaching course. There is a lot of interest already which is very encouraging. The cost for the taster session will be £5.00 so if you might like to give it a try don't delay, get in touch!
Best wishes Eileen

Posted on 1st February 2022

The Gallery of the Streets: Illustrated
Posters of fin de siècle Paris

Thursday, 17th February at 10.30 am on Zoom

The closing date for applications Tuesday, 15th February


GRAHAM TWEMLOW is a decorative arts historian. He writes and lectures on design history and decorative arts subjects. He has given talk at venues such as the Royal Soc. of Arts, Christie’s and the Ashmolean museum, a few amongst the many other venues.

The fee for this event is £2

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days before the event.

If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Fay Sinai at fay.sinai@icloud.com with your name and the u3a to which you belong

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on 16th February 2022 please check your spam / junk box before emailing the organiser as
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Posted on 10th January 2022

Lawrence of Arabia - The Man behind the Myth
Wednesday, 2nd February at 2.30 pm on Zoom

The closing date for applications Sunday, 30th January


We are delighted to once more welcome back Bjorn Watson to share with us his knowledge of past events. This time he will inform us of how Lawrence of Arabia became such a legend

This talk is free of charge

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours before the event.

If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Margaret Sherrington on msherrington2@aol.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on 1st February please check your spam / junk box before emailing the organiser as
above.

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Posted on 4th January 2022

Barbra Streisand
Thursday, 27th January 2022 at 10.30am via Zoom

The closing date for applications is Friday, 21st January

She is a chanteuse, she has won Oscars and other accolades for her acting, singing and composition.....she is BARBRA STREISAND and Clive Aronson will once more be entertaining us, this time on her life and music.


This will be Clive’s fourth presentation to us. We are grateful to him for all his preparation and knowledge

Cost for the talk is £1 per device.

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours before the event.

If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Fay Sinai at fay.sinai@icloud.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong

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Posted on 22nd December 2021

The Lady Poisoners of Victorian England
Tuesday, 18th January 2022 at 2.30pm via Zoom

The closing date for applications is Saturday, 15th January

David Allen, solicitor, actor and story teller par excellence will again entertain us with another of his meticulously researched stories of the wicked Victorian ladies who bumped off their husbands or lovers.

Cost for the talk is £1 per device.

 Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk This is by far the best and easiest option. You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link about 48 hours before the event.

If you have any problems, please contact the organiser Margaret Sherrington on msherrington2@aol.com giving your name and the u3a to which you belong

If you have not received the Zoom link by midday on 17th January, please check your spam/junk mail box before contacting the organiser as above

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