four people walking on path between trees


Our next walk is on 17 June, leaving at 10.00 am from the gate of St Andrew’s Church in Welham. The route will be via the Langton Caudle and Thorpe.Langton; it will be a little hillier than usual (total ascents = 369 feet). It’s a distance of about 5.5 miles and we should return by 12.30 […]

Ukulele – June 2021

With people wondering about travel, possibly to holiday in the West Country, I tuned in to the Fishermens’ Friends, which encouraged me to take a look at SEA SHANTIES, a genre we ukulele players have not troubled before. There are apparently five different types of Shanty (origin: French – chantez – ‘sing’), depending on the […]

Jan van Eyck - Arnolfini portrait

Art History – June 2021

Our topic for the Zoom meeting in May was ‘Portraits’.  Once again there was a good response and we were able to explore ten contributions from members of the group.  These included works by Gainsborough, Hockney, Kahlo and Vermeer. The National Gallery recently revealed the top 20 paintings that were viewed online throughout lockdown.  At […]

Gumley Cricket Club

Strollers – May 2021

In May 17 of us strolled around Great  Bowden, the weather was dry and  we saw some new parts of the village and were pleased to be joined by 3 new strollers who we hope will join us regularly.  After the walk  quite a few of us enjoyed brunch at Weltons, al fresco of course. […]

Wildlife – June 2021

May Wildlife visit The wildlife group had a lovely visit to Summer Leys nature reserve at Wollaston. We managed to avoid the rain and even had an occasional glimpse of the sun. Walking around the main lake we heard the sound of a Green Woodpecker saw  Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Sedge Warbler as well as Thrush, […]

Science and Technology – June 2021

Until “normality “resumes all our meetings will be using Zoom. Our next Zoom meeting will take place on Wednesday June 23rd at 2:00 pm.  The subject of Stephen Bower’s talk will be “Don’t you ever wonder where Everyone is” – The Fermi Paradox and Drake Equation. All SLU3A members are invited to join the meeting, […]

Transport Group    – June 2021

The next Zoom meeting of the Transport Group will take place Wednesday 7th July June at 2:00pm. There will be two speakers, Ian Webb on “Yorkshire buses in the 1960’s” and myself about the Lockheed Constellation. All SLU3A members are welcome to join in at our meetings, Louise Elsmore will be circulating login details nearer […]

Evening Walks – June 2021

Thursday 3rd June GUMLEY CIRCULAR Setting off 7pm prompt from layby near the cricket pitch. (Drive through the village, round the double bend and fork left after 100m) No need to contact me prior to the walk, but I will contact the pub before setting off to advise them of numbers. The walk is along […]

Paper craft and more – June 2021

We continue to meet regularly, it is a chance to have a social chat and make something together. We can’t wait to meet up again in Foxton but I think it will be some time yet before we feel confident enough to do so. We made some cards again this month and we all enjoyed […]

Ensuring accessibility in meetings and presentations

Protocols for ensuring accessibility in meetings and presentations. 1. Speak so you can be heard – and understood – do your best to speak with sufficient clarity and volume. Keep your face visible so listeners can use lip shape and facial expressions to help them follow what is said. For online events use the speaker […]