17 February 2021

What’s on next week

Tuesday 23 February at 5 pm – Norah Boyce Science Lecture – Antimicrobial resistance – why you should care by Dame Sally Davies. Click HERE for the link or open Zoom and enter Meeting ID: 821 3180 3812 Passcode: 244753


Wednesday 24 February at 2.15 pm – Wednesday Lecture –How to understand China and the Chinese by Alan Macfarlane.


Every Friday 3.00 – 4.00 – Friday Afternoon Chat

Do you miss meeting and chatting to other U3AC members? Everyone is a bit isolated at the moment so if you’d like to say hello to fellow members we’ve set up an informal Friday afternoon session from 3.00 – 4.00 pm on Zoom. Please feel free to ‘pop in’. One of our members will host this every week – there’s no booking required. Please do come and bring a cuppa!

Click HERE for the link or open Zoom and enter Meeting ID: 819 9017 5338 Passcode: 799878


New Items

Autumn Term course feedback

Thank you to all those of you who completed the survey about your autumn term course experiences. About half of the respondents said the course had ‘exceeded expectations’ and well over a third said the course was ‘as they expected’. A very small number were found to be disappointed, but this was by some and not all members of the course, so it portrayed a division reflecting personal tastes/interests/expectations and so on.

Given the new scenario of teaching on Zoom for many tutors, this was a very positive set of feedback. It was also found to be in broad agreement with the Tutor Forum findings. All data has been treated confidentially. Individual tutors were sent their course feedback last week.

Maggie Balshaw, Director of Studies (Courses) and Sheila Bennett, Courses Committee.



Zoom Etiquette

Out of courtesy to your tutor and fellow members please remember to treat Zoom sessions as if you are attending in person. The etiquette guidelines and other information can be found in our Beginner’s Guide to Zoom

Environment Group

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb.

If you would like to find out more about what you can do to make a difference, visit the Environment Group webpage on the U3AC website to see PowerPoint presentations of this year’s and previous years’ seminars; articles and up-coming events. https://www.u3ac.org.uk/social/xtra-groups/environment-group/

Wednesday Lecture recordings

Recordings of some of last term’s Wednesday lectures are now on our website for you to view: Wednesday Lectures

Other Organisations

U3AC is supporting other local organisations by listing their online activities on the Other Organisations page of our website https://www.u3ac.org.uk/social/other-organisations/