Talks by Blue badge Guides

It’s called ‘Square Stories’ and the five of them will be talking about London’s garden squares, Oxford’s Radcliffe Square, the Georgian splendour of Bath’s Queens square, the tourist favourites of Trafalgar and Parliament Squares, and more. Go to our ‘forthcoming tours‘ page and scroll down until you find 1 March.

You’ll also find a full programme of talks taking us into March, including brand new tours of the River Thames, the Cotswolds and WW1 War Memorials, among others.

Go to their YouTube channel and you can see their previous free group chats, take a tour of Parliament Square and see some of the treasures of the British Museum

Calling all Gardeners

With spring not far away and now that you may have more time on your hands, why don’t you enrol onto our online Garden and Planting Design workshop on Monday 15 February? You will extend your knowledge of plants and design techniques so you can improve your garden and produce interest and colour all year round.
NB there is a cost!!
Enrol via their website today at

 

Garden and Planting Design – All Year Round Scent and Colour Workshop

Message from the Chairman

New Year’s message from Lilia

Dear U3A Members

As we say goodbye to 2021 and entering this new year, I am really looking forward to working with you all.

It was wonderful to see so many members virtually at the AGM meeting in November, and to be told that many of our groups were still actively meeting and communicating with each other.

For those who have not been able to communicate or meet, I do hope that we will be able to have face to face meetings resumed by summer this year.

The committee continues to have monthly virtual meetings, and will continue to work as hard as we can, to maintain the success of our brilliant local U3A, during these unprecedented times.

In the meantime, for those who can, please tune into the monthly Open Zoom meetings as we continue to have interesting speakers and you can have an opportunity to talk to committee members with any issues that you may want to raise.

Our website continues to keep you informed of all updated information and activities.

Unfortunately, some of our members, who are not technology orientated are losing out, because we have no newsletter, or any other way of communicating with them.

We need to ensure that all our members are involved and I am appealing to anyone who feels that they could help in facilitating this, to contact me as soon as possible so that we all can continue in “Sharing, Caring, Learning and Laughing” for all our members.

I wish you all a Healthy and Happy New Year and Let’s make sure our U3A continues to develop and thrive in 2021.

Very best wishes to you all

Lilia Bogle

Chairman Buckingham & District U3A

AGM

70+ members attended a Zoom AGM today.

Lilia Bogle was elected as Chairman

Dorothy Morgan as Secretary

Ann Abraham as Membership secretary

There is a vacancy for Vice chairman and Newsletter Editor (see link for Job specification)

Shadow needed for Treasurer!!!

Other officers were re-elected unopposed.