7 October 2020

What’s on next week

Wednesday 14 October – Wednesday LectureLondon’s West End: Creating the Pleasure District, 1800-1914 by Rohan McWilliam. The lecture will be given by Zoom, to access the link you will need to log onto the website.

New Items

New talk

Please email the Office if you would like to enrol in this one-off talk

Title: Track and trace Tetraserpula tetragona in the fields and church walls around Cambridge

Tutor: Douglas Palmer

Date and Time: Wednesday 25 November, 10.30 – 12.00

Places: 50

Venue: Via Zoom – video-conference

How a Museum enquiry has taken a roundabout route from Madingley around Essex and via Moscow to the great early 19th century English naturalist J. de C. Sowerby and a 157 million year old fossil tube worm, whose remains have been scattered over East Anglia ice movement around 450 thousand years ago.


Beginner’s guide to using Zoom

If you are new to Zoom and you have a course being held by Zoom this term, please familiarise yourself with its use before the course starts. There will be limited support available once term has started.

For course participants we have produced a Users’ Guide (here) which we hope will be helpful.

Cycling Club

The Autumn programme for the Cycling Club is now here

The rides vary from distances of 10 to 30 miles and are on differing days of the week (including Sundays) so there should be something for everyone.

Any type of bike (road, town or e-bike) can be used, just check with the ride leader when you book. When you have chosen your ride(s), email cyclingu3ac@gmail.com

Tutor Support Handbook (TSH)

A small team of Courses Committee members and Office staff has produced a ‘Tutor Support Handbook’ that is intended to be a resource to all of our tutors and indeed any members who might be thinking of starting to teach a course in the near future.

It is meant as a resource for you to dip into, not to read from cover to cover, though there is absolutely nothing to stop you from doing that!  The Tutor Support Handbook can be found here.

Maggie Balshaw, Director of Studies (Courses)

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/