Due to the Coronavirus issues Dacorum U3A have decided to:

    • Cancel all Group and Monthly Meetings for the foreseeable future.
    • Cancel all hall bookings for the foreseeable future.
    • The paper version of the June Digest will only be sent to members who do NOT have internet access.
    • The June eDigest version is now available on our website. eDigest
    • Request that anyone who receives the Third Age Matters magazine, but who does not really read or want it, lets members know so that we can cancel it.
    • We have a Facebook group called U3a Dacorum. Click here to see it. You will have to register to use it.
  • We also have a bulletin board at https://u3adacorum.org/forum for those who don’t like Facebook.

The Third Age Trust at https://u3a.org.uk/ has several projects that may interest you. To see everything you will need to register and login at the bottom right corner of their website.

We are working to put in place:

    • An on-line meeting using Zoom App which has a Video & audio conferencing capability so that even when isolated we can run most of our groups and chat to our friends. Details will be announced by email. The Third Age Trust has some useful tutorials which show how to install Zoom App on either your Laptop/ PC OR a tablet / smartphone.
    • See these links: Using-zoom-on-your-desktop/viewdocument/601  OR   using-zoom-on-phones-and-tablets
    • A regular emailed Newsletter until the Digest is printed again. All members are invited to contribute articles to the editor.

If you have not received any Group News emails recently please email members and  groups with your current email address.

To members receiving this by post, if you have an email address please send it to members and groups.

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Computer Support Presentations

Computer Support Presentations – New viewing facility

The U3A Dacorum Computer Support group meetings include presentations on subjects that might be useful to its members. Below are some of these presentations.

We have now implemented a new 3D Viewer, which allows the user to “Flip”through the presentation

Select a Topic from the list below and Click on the link (in blue) to access the pdf presentation.

The chosen presentation will then be displayed as a 3D “Flip” document

.You can easily Flip through each page, Zoom the text, make it display as Full screen, Single page, Download or Print etc.
There is a Control Panel underneath the selected presentation which contains the following Controls.

+ Zoom In – Zoom Out,<< Move back ,  >>Move forward,   < Go to Page, Download Pdf file, X = Full Screen

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eDigest 108 Spring 2020

The latest printed version of the U3A Dacorum Digest (108 Spring 2020) has just been published and sent to all current Members.

An electronic version can be viewed on the U3ADacorum web site – Documents – eDigest and select Edition 108 Spring 2020 and flip the pages.



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New History Group – POSTPONED


New History Group is being formed

Looking at the issues and challenges of Contemporary British History since the end of WW2.
So it will cover the lives of those who attend and who have their own personal histories of the period.
Starting with an overview of the period – up to 2020 Key events; what happened; who did what; what changed. And then discussing some particular topics so we can compare what was learned – or not.

Why did Churchill win the war and lose the peace?
Where did the British Empire go?
Do we remember rationing?
What changed in General Elections?
Prime Ministers the Queen has known? (There was a very good play about these relationships a few years ago)
Wars we fought and wars we missed?
Do we remember where we were during the Cuba Crisis?
Were the 1950s as boring as people seem to remember?

Meetings will be held in St Johns Hall Boxmoor, on 3rd Thursdays 10 to 12 Starting on 19 March
If you are interested and could attend regularly please contact Alan by email: groups@u3adacroum.org.
Group Page: Contemporary British History

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Musical Miscellany – 12 March-July

Thursdays, 10:00-12:00, St. Francis Church Hall, Glenview Road

Early 2020 Programme
DATE: Thursday 12th March 2020 TIME: 10 am – 12 noon.
Time marches on & so does March; hares along indeed. Time to slow down perhaps? Then come to Music Miscellany next Thursday & be entertained as Mike enthralls us all in his inimitable style with a selection of Music from the 60’s (I remember it well).
For a truly sociable, fun morning come to St. Francis Church Hall, Glenview Road, (Top of Beechfield Road), Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1TD. You can park nearby in Glenview Road or Beechfield Road. All welcome; we look forward to seeing you.

April 9th: Maureen will enthrall us with her eclectic choices of music
May 7th NO MEETING (venue is polling station)
June 4th: Michele’s choices will no doubt have a French flavour
July 2nd & July 30th: Joan & James will (separately) enthrall us, aided by yours truly.
August & November slots are still available.
For a truly sociable Thursday morning come to
St. Francis Church Hall, Glenview Road, (Top of Beechfield Road), Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1TD.
You can park nearby in Glenview Road
or Beechfield Road. All welcome.
Contact details: please see The Digest

Group Page: Musical Miscellany

Post expires at 12:59am on Saturday August 1st, 2020

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