Announcements from other organisations

Online courses and activities

Walking

A series of linear walks along the 5m contour, the Fen Edge Trail, is being created and published by the CGS at www.fenedgetrail.org. Most are from 5-7 miles in length.

The links between geology, ecology, history and present day life in the Fens reveal themselves and the more you look, the more you discover and the more fascinating it becomes!

CGS website: http://www.cambsgeology.org/


Friends of Milton Road Library

There is nothing bawdy about Bawds (Zoom event) 

This illustrated talk will describe the activity of Bawds one of Cambridge’s leading amateur dramatic groups – its history, productions and future plans.

Wednesday 24 March 2021  at  19.30     Duration: Approx. 60-75 minutes
Tickets are free to both members and non-members.
Tickets and detail: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/141691245329 


Literature Cambridge

Now offers Online Study Sessions on a range of great literary works, taught by leading scholars.
Online Study Sessions on Shakespeare, George Eliot, Dickens, Katherine Mansfield, Siegfried Sassoon, Toni Morrison, and more: https://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk/online-study-sessions

Virginia Woolf Season
https://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk/vw-season


Alliance Française Cambridge

We are still here – continuing to deliver the highest quality of French lessons through our online platform throughout this uncertain period!

Our courses are now available online, and the cultural team continues to carry out our activities, such as the book club. Keep your quarantine interesting and improve your French language skills!

The Alliance Française, offers a 15% reduction on our courses for every member of U3AC. Flexible, tailor-made and diversified, there is a course for everyone. Make the best out of this quarantine and join us online!
Virginie Friend info.alliance.cam@gmail.com

Website chatLive http://www.alliance-cam.co.uk/


Bookish

We run a secondhand book stall on Cambridge market and started a website at the beginning of lockdown.  We sell carefully selected paperback books, mainly fiction, and offer £1 delivery in central Cambridge (free delivery for anyone shielding or isolating).  There is also the option to order books on the website and collect from the market at no extra cost.

We offer U3AC members 10% off their first order with us.  All you need to do is enter Bookish10 as a coupon code and 10% will be deducted at the checkout.

We are trying to reach people who may not have heard about us and who would like to support a local business.

https://bookishcambridge.co.uk


Research Studies

There are currently no Research Studies to make members aware of.

Requests for volunteers

Could you be the volunteer secretary for Cambridge Talking News?

Cambridge Talking News produces recordings for the blind and partially sighted and is looking for a new secretary to join this voluntary organisation later this year. We have a team of about 30 people in various roles, and we produce and send out an audio version of CTN on USB sticks every week. We are hoping to find someone who can organise rotas for the different teams, maintain our client database and respond to requests for new clients or for removals, and manage and monitor the CTN email address. The secretary is also responsible for receiving the post and organising wallets, and this is done at our base at the Cam Sight offices in Green End Road, Cambridge where equipment is stored and where recordings are usually made.
Cambridge Talking News has a website – https://www.cambridgetalkingnews.org.uk/ – which gives more information about the working of this organisation. In addition to the weekly news programme we also produce CamMag, an audio magazine for visually impaired people, eight times a year. We have documentation which explains how all aspects of CTN are run. If you think you might be interested and would like to know more about the role, then please contact Sue Richards on 01223 353296. We would love to welcome you to the CTN team.
Current as at March 2021


Request for help: Virus tracking

St Thomas hospital and Kings College London are running a virus tracking system using crowdsourcing.
This uses a simple app on smartphones getting people to report their symptoms. They are particularly short of “more mature people”; they have 2,000,000 “kids”.

The initial form looks daunting but you will be hitting “no” most of the time.

The daily report only takes about a minute.
Pick it up at: https://covid.joinzoe.com/?fbclid=IwAR318mbVgdfCFOtBoJWGKIhEUklyD3LqzPKWK90u8OcuUQP9nnp3tGOt0S8


Talking Together

COPE (Cambridgeshire Older People’s Enterprise), a registered charity, has introduced a new programme. TALKING TOGETHER is a free, telephone based series of 45-minute, weekly discussion groups serving older adults.

We are seeking volunteer facilitators who are:

  1. Knowledgeable in a specific area through their professional association, as docents or resulting from long enjoyed personal pursuits.
  2. Available to lead a forty-five minute discussion for periods ranging from 4,6 or 8 weeks at an agreed upon time and day.
  3. Enjoy working with older adults.
  4. Feel comfortable using the telephone to communicate with the group.
  5. Excited by the challenge of working with a programme that requires both creativity and flexibility in its approach.

If you would like further information, or are interested in exploring a role as a facilitator, please contact Deborah Katznelson dkatxnelson@outlook.com


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