Bournemouth U3A

Keep up to date with the latest news and updates.

In line with current Government regulations, we would remind members that masks are compulsory in all communal areas of our indoor venues.

 In consideration of all our members, we would recommend that everyone takes a lateral flow test regularly and that you DO NOT attend if you feel at all unwell,

If you have had contact with anyone testing positive for Covid,  you should follow 

current Government isolation guidelines. 

Please use current Government regulations to make an informed choice about your personal risk of attending your u3a Group or any u3a social activity 

Reluctant to join more face to face groups?

Why not join one of our zoom groups?

Gospel Singing Group – Gospel Goldies

Mondays 10.30 – 12.3 - Sing along to videos of Gospel and inspirational songs "A lovely way to start the week”

 

Songwriting – A Lilt of Songwriters

Tuesday 10.30 – 12.30

Guidance given – Most of the group had never written a song before joining. “Thanks for your help. Never thought I would be able to write a song”

 

Your All Time Favourites

Wednesday 2.00 – 4.00

Watch and listen to videos of your and others favourite songs. “The time of the week I most look forward to”

 

Poetry for Pleasure

Thursday 12.30 – 2.00

Members select and read their favourite poems to the group. “I really enjoy listening to the others’ poem selections”

 

 If you would like to join any of these groups please ring Mavis on 01202 424879 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Never used Zoom? Neither had most of the members of these groups. Full instruction available over the phone.

We hope you enjoy reading our Autumn 2021 Newsletter, please click the image below to view.  

 

WELCOME TO BOURNEMOUTH U3A

     

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  If you wish to contact us please email any of the following committee members and

we will get back to you as soon as possible...............

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Pat Ley)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Jennie Pudney)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (John Oram)

 

 

You left work and looked forward to the freedom, but after the first holiday and catching up with all those jobs, did you then miss the friendship groups at work, using your skills and experience, achieving something you could be pleased with? Does this ring a bell? In which case, we might have the answer……….

We are looking for person with competent IT skills who can support and assist with the work of the Committee, as well as more volunteers to assist in our busy office.  We also have a vacancy on the Committee for a Vice Chair.

If you think you have suitable skills for any of these positions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  We cannot run indefinitely without the necessary support!  If interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and an informal chat. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Pat Ley

As part of the generation that pioneered the "on-line" way of life, some might prefer to read their u3a Newsletter online, via our website, rather than receive it in the post.

Additionally, this would give us a saving in terms of printing and postage and, of course, help the environment.  The Newsletter will be added to

our website every quarter, as it becomes available.  Be assured that there is no agenda to discontinue paper copies for those who still need or prefer them.

If you would like to go "paperless" you can opt-in by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term dates 2021-2022

Autumn Term  - Monday 27 September 2021 - Friday 3 December 2021

Spring Term  - Monday 10 January 2022 - Friday 18 March 2022

Summer Term - Monday 25 April 2022 - Monday 27 June 2022

There are no half term breaks, but u3a closes on Public Holidays

  

 

 

 

For members who are interested in using Zoom but would like a bit of help, why not try the Zoom guidance available from National Office.  Follow the appropriate link below to get started:

www.u3a.org.uk once open,  in the search field enter "how to guidance".  Scroll down until you see Zoom (Phones and Tablets) - account registration and starting a meeting and

Zoom (Desktop)- account registration and starting a meeting and select the appropriate link. 

 

 

 

We have a lively Facebook page with over 100 members who enjoy sharing photo's, videos, links to live webcams and generally enjoying the online company of other members.  The site is managed by Mavis Jackson, who checks every application to ensure each person is a current Bournemouth U3A member, or has been invited to join by an existing member.  No political posts are allowed. Many have found the page a helpful way of passing the time, keeping in contact and even making friends with members they would not usually meet. All details remain private unless you choose to publicise them. Why not check it out for yourself, the link for the page is  www.facebook.com/groups/921421178287596

We have seven regular members of the song-writing group, and to my knowledge it remains the only song-writing group in the U3A in the UK. All the members, including the newest and the members that write lyrics only, have written songs that now have melodies and recorded demos.  Some members have over 30 songs in their repertoire and some of those had never written songs before joining the group. We have a lot of fun every week and write for a variety of genres and subjects.  New members, musicians, singers and/or writers will always receive a welcome.  If you would like to hear some of the songs that the group members have written, we have a website where it is free to listen to them www.soundcloud.com/mavis-ellen-jackson.

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