Walking Tuesdays – November Report

Ten of us set off in two separate groups  for a most enjoyable five mile walk on Tuesday 3rd November from the Top Locks car park at Foxton. We walked over the fields and climbed up the hill to Gumley. Then made our way over the fields to Debdale Whalf where after a short break […]

Bird Watching November Report

Lockdown 2 put paid to our November outing so I booked a session on the SLU3A’s Zoom account for our usual meeting morning. Nine of us successfully logged into our first (and last?) Zoom meeting. I’m guessing we’d all used Zoom before as not only were we all visible but everyones’ audio was working too! […]

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Groups that have found ways to keep in touch

Over half of SLU3A groups are keeping active at least part of the time despite Covid-19. Of course groups who have been meeting in person or who had plans to do so in the near future will have to stop for the duration of the national lockdown which started on November 5th. We hope that […]

Things to do

If you are looking for things to do, maybe the following from the national U3A website might be helfpul:   Winter Learning Programme – where you can find many ideas to keep learning during these times – a mixture of suggestions from members and quizzes, challenges and projects from U3A subject advisers and other Trust […]

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Wednesday Half Day Walking – December

The walk on the 9th is from Kibworth Beauchamp where, of course, there is free parking in the Old School car park. Meet there for the usual 10:00 start. Possible hazards: lots of stiles, some canalside walking and no doubt lots of mud!! Bruce

Traditional Christmas Concert

From Brandenburg Choral Festival of London BRANDENBURG CHORAL FESTIVAL OF LONDON IS DELIGHTED TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ONLINE FOR OUR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS 2.00 PM WEDNESDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2.00 PM THURSDAY 17TH DECEMBER Traditional carols and readings – plus the unique Brandenburg recipe for mulled wine! Most of us could do with a […]

Autumn days knitting to help families in need

Last month we heard about a local charity, Growbaby, in Northampton which is seeking knitted jumpers and jackets, plus hats, scarves and blankets for children aged 2 to 6 years.  This coincided with a yarn offer at a local supermarket where group members stocked up.  Since then they have been busy making full use of […]

Music Appreciation 1 – November 2020

Continuing from the quotation  I used by Charles Darwin in last month’s Newsletter, I have another this month by Goethe(1749-1836):  “To keep young, every day read a poem, hear a choice piece of music, view a fine painting and, if possible do a good action.  Man’s highest merit is, as much as possible, to rule […]