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Andover U3A News

As at 17 January 2021

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Here you will find news items concerning the Andover U3A, that may be of interest to Andover U3A members.

If you have some news that you would like to share with other members of the Andover U3A, please submit details to our Newsletter Editor for consideration, email news@andoveru3a.co.uk.



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Article Notes
Vacancy For Group Leader(s) Would you like to become a Group Leader for the Theatre Group?
Have you lost a U3A 2021 Diary? Diary found at Neighbourcare.
AGM 2020 - Chair and Treasurer Reports Reports to AGM 2020 are now available..
Coronavirus Important Information for all members, including links to NHS guidance.
New Group Would you like to join a Group focusing on Climate Change?
Royal Holloway University Citizens 800 Project


Group Leader Vacancy - Theatre Group

Advert for Theatre Group Leader

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NB: Only U3A members can become Group Leaders.



Have you lost a U3A 2021 Diary?

A U3A 2021 Diary has been found included with a number of books donated to Neighbourcare on or around the 8th or 9th December, which may have been included with the donated books in error. If this was your diary, please contact our Chair, Peter Villalard, by emailing petervillalard@talktalk.net.



AGM 2020 - Chair and Treasurer Reports.

Our 24th AGM took place on 17th November 2020, via Zoom. The Reports from both our Chair and Treasurer can be found on our Minutes page.



Coronavirus

I must wash my hands

Image by purpleshorts from Pixabay


The latest NHS advice and guidance on the outbreak of Coronavirus can be found on the NHS's Coronavirus (COVID-19) web page. Links to Government Guidance can be found on our Grapevine page.

Members who become ill and self-isolate should inform the Group Leaders of any group of which they are a member, so that those Group Leaders can then inform other members of their group. Group Leaders should also inform the Secretary, Richard Selley, by email to r_selley@sky.com

Members are advised to regularly check our Andover U3A News and Grapevine pages, plus their email In-Boxes, for updates.



New Group

The Climate Change Matters Group

Member Marie Dyke was reading through the Spring 2020 issue of the Third Age Matters magazine when an article caught her eye. The subject matter was one close to her heart: Climate Change. Marie says that she has done her best to reduce her carbon footprint by cutting out the amount of plastic that she uses, using the car less, upcycling and recycling as much as possible, but now she would like to do more.

Unable to find a local Climate Change group, she has offered to join with other interested members in setting up a Climate Change Group within our U3A.

Marie has suggested that the group could meet on a monthly basis, to share ideas on Climate Change, to think of initiatives to spread the word on Climate Change, and to work together as a group to promote this most important issue.

If you are interested in joining this Group, to be called "Climate Change Matters", please get in touch with Marie by emailing her at Mapdyke@outlook.com.



Royal Holloway University

~ Partnered with the University of the Third Age ~

Citizens 800 Shared Learning Project

Background

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Citizens Project aims to provide a better understanding of the development of the relationship between the citizen and the state in Britain over the last 800 years.

Further information about the Citizens Project can be found on the Citizens 800 website.

U3A Involvement

Royal Holloway University is partnered with the University of the Third Age (U3A), and encourages U3A members to join Royal Holloway's programme of Shared Learning Projects.

Shared Learning Projects involve a team of U3A members carrying out research for an institution such as a museum, archive or gallery where there is a specific project to which volunteers can contribute. The emphasis is on partnership:   the host organisation working with members of the U3A team who are contributing to the project.

A number of articles produced by U3A volunteers as part of the Shared Learning Projects can be found here.

Upcoming projects include investigations relating to the Peterloo Massacre, Chartism, and the pre-World War 1 period of "The Great Unrest".

How to Volunteer

Further information and details of how to volunteer can be found on the U3A area of the Citizens 800 website.