Welcome to the Bookham & District U3A Website
This 'Home' page has been changed on a temporary basis to provide information that may prove of use during the lockdown period.
The normal 'Home' page can be found by clicking on Home/About us on the red menu bar above.
Membership renewal, which normally takes place in July/August will be delayed for an as yet unspecified period of time until it is clearer when we can start to resume group activities. This was announced in the Chairman's May newsletter, which can be found in the 'News' section of this website.
This page will be updated on a regular basis with new information or ideas that may help members during the period of lockdown and self-isolation. The information will fall into a number of categories:
- Details of local services, including shopping and help for those unable to leave home;
- help for those members who wish to use videoconferencing to take part in 'virtual' group meetings, or to impress children and grandchildren with new found skills;
- suggestions for activities to while away the time before restrictions are eventually lifted.
New pages have been added to the website to hold this information and can be found by clicking the Covid-19 menu item on the menu bar above.
Where appropriate, use is also made of the ' Useful Links ' section to hold 'Live Links' to appropriate websites; by 'Live Links' I mean where a single click will take you directly to the relevant site. These links are always in blue. On occasions there may be so many suggestions being made that a link to a website if preferable to copying the information in our pages. it has the benefit that this information can be updated by the originator, not me!
Updates to the Website
18th June - Issues may arise when taxing a car due to the extension of validity of MOT certificates by six months. Colin Jackson has provide some guidance on this, which can be found in the 'News' section.
15th June - Following the success of the Zoom meeting last week, we are are now planning to resume regular monthly meetings using Zoom. Details of the July meeting have been posted in the 'Diary' section and Frank will soon post details of the remaining talks up to December.
29th May - We are trying a Zoom based meeting on June 9th at 2.30 when Roger Mendham will talk on The Greatest Engineering Project in Victorian London. More information on the talk and how to join can be found in the Diary section of this website. Don't forget to book a place - it is likely to be popular! We hope to hold more meetings whilst we are remain in lockdown.
22nd May - News of Michelle's work must have spread! I received an email from the the organisation running 'The Great British Sewing Bee'. They are now looking for the sewers to take part and are keen to hear from both male and female sewers of all ages. Click here for a copy of the email and here for a flyer.
20th May - Michelle Howes is now producing face masks in a range of stunning colours for friends and acquaintances in anticipation of them becoming mandatory in due course. For more information, email her at Howes@bookhamu3a.org.uk.