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Issue  20-15 (4 July 2020)

 News Flash

The Summer Programme gets underway online.

Our first online event was on Thursday 2nd July.  U3A member Mike Dixon’s subject was Ilkley in 1870  an early postcard miscellany

Almost everyone of the 90 registered members took their place with many sharing their screens so we estimate the total audience was around 120.  It is a testimony to the quality of the presentation that no one left before the end.  There have been numerous emails expressing delight and thanks. 

To visit the Summer Programme Forum page with a link to the video of this presentation select this link

To read the thoughts of Sue Butler, chair of Summer Programme select here

Select here for more information on all events, including online booking

With some events nearing capacity, our Zoom licence has been extended to increase the opportunity to attend these live events.  We hope to see you online shortly.

What have you been up to in lockdown?

Select this link to the Discussion Forum for our members to read how Liz Beardsley set up her own YouTube channel to demonstrate kitchen recipes and DIY lockdown haircuts. Also see the return of Zoom ice lollies and John’s experience of going to the dentist whilst observing Covid 19 guidelines. Finally, David Varney has added some more pictures from the riverbank. Fearsome looking caterpillars and escaped farmyard ducks! 

Your snaps from lockdown can be found on this link. Please send one photo that captures a moment of your personal lockdown experience. Use any kind of camera or mobile device. Attach your photo with a ten-word (or less) explanation of the story behind your photograph and email to Mary Podesta.

A change to the website front page.

The regular ‘Just for Fun’ feature is being replaced by a series of photographs of our community.  Select this link to see views of Otley Thanks to John Rhodes for his photos.

Only part of each photo is shown. Guess what makes up the rest of the picture, then click on the image to reveal all of it and see if you’re right.

Every month we will feature a different location so please send us your best shots of Addingham, Burley, Menston, Silsden, Otley and Ilkley.

More additions to our Lockdown Support Zone.

Plenty of cartoons and whimsical thoughts have been added to the humour page. Select here to raise your spirits.  

Two more additions have been added to the quiz page. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Thanks to Angie Grain and Mike Johnson.

Green tip for month of July

This popular feature continues with an interesting comparison between having a bath and taking a shower. Select here to read more.

Latest group updates can be found on these links

Art for Fun   &   Craft Workshop

News from The Third Age Trust.

Select here for notice of the AGM 29th September 2020.

Select here to read the June Newsletter.

Select here to watch a film of what other U3A members are doing in lockdown.

Thanks to regular contributors Brian Ormondroyd and Bruce Chalmers for the following:

Q. Why did the chicken cross the road? 

A. Sorry just egging you on

The spread of Coronavirus is based upon two things:

  • A.    How dense the population is.
  • B.    How dense the population is.

Keep safe

John & Christine

PS. The membership secretary thanks all those members who have renewed their subscriptions before the end of July deadline. Renew your £13:50 subscription now by selecting here to visit the website, login, click on your name and follow the prompts. You will need to renew to attend Summer Programme events during August.

PS. Thanks for the many contributions received for News Flash and the website. There is a lot of clever, and sometimes risqué, content being shared via social media and email. Sorry we can’t use all of it. However, this three minute video from Bill Jones struck a particular chord. Enjoy Seven Wonders of the World!

Finally, according to the local paper, the monthly real food market returns to Ilkley this Sunday.

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