May National Newsletter

The latest edition of the National Newsletter is now available . Items that may be of interest to some of you

  • Nat West bank is running a ‘Friends against Scam’ on 12th May, details for signing up for it in the newsletter
  • There is a streamed seminar on Robotics on 14th May at 2,30. Details again in the newsletter
  • There are a series of tutorials on the use of Zoom for running groups from 12th-15th May

YouTube – Theatre at Home

Andrew Lloyd Webber

The current Friday night series has ended but there might be more in the future

The National Theatre

Thursday 28th May 7.00 for one week

Official This House

It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backstabbing as the political parties battle to change the future of the nation.


Disney on Broadway

Music from a variety of productions

Royal Opera House

Recordings of a  variety of Opera and Ballet productions


The Sound of Music

Full Stage Show

Friday May 22nd 7.00

Blood & Chocolate

The story of Rowntree & York during WW1

Streaming now

It is always better to watch these on a large screen TV.  Most ‘Smart’ TVs will have the option to view YouTube but you might need to load an extra app.  Probably like me you will have to ask one of the younger generation to help you !

IMPORTANT – Suspension of ALL activities

Following the Government’s official statement on 16th March we the Committee feel that we have no option but to suspend all our U3A meetings, trips, outings, functions including Group Meetings until further notice.  

We trust you will follow all the guidelines to avoid getting this virus. If any member is unfortunate and does get the virus please inform the Chairman, Sheila Satterthwaite  because we have to notify Head Office. Please take care and keep well.

Dan wishes to let you know that all coach trips for this year have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for 2021

All Thames Valley Network Day Courses are postponed. Any cheques sent with applications will be shredded

We hope that we will be able to keep in touch with you and keep you up to date by this website or email. 

Sadly there are people out there prepared to take advantage of the situation so Thames Valley Police have warned about strangers calling offering to do shopping, bogus on-line shopping sites and offers of coronavirus self testing kits.(no legitimate company is yet offering these).

The Third Age Trust is providing up to date information on their website and in their National Newsletter