Group names changed

As groups have been started, stopped and changed about, their names have changed. So we have made some of the names more logical and standardised the formats, e.g. where there were some groups with the same name, they are now <name> A, B, etc, instead of 1 and 2. This will also make it easier, we hope, for members to find their groups.

You can sort the columns, using the arrows at the at the top.

Group NumberOriginal Group NameNew Group name
177Card Making BrkhmstdCard Making B (Bk)
048Card Making HHCard Making A (HH)
082Creative Writing JCreative Writing C
090Discussion Group E (Brkhmstd)Discussion Group E (Bk)
019Genealogy BrkhmstdGenealogy A (Bk)
051Genealogy HemelGenealogy B (HH)
095Italian Language & CultureItalian (Language & Culture)
156Italian Step 2Italian (Step 2)
027Literature Group A (Brkhmstd)Literature A (Bk)
028Literature Group B (Brkhmstd)Literature B (Bk)
030Literature Group E (Boxmoor)Literature C (HH)
157Lunch Club 1Lunch Club A
203Lunch Club 2Lunch Club B
092More ItalianItalian (More)
067Opera - IntroductionOpera (Introduction)
041Play Reading 2Play Reading A
042Play Reading (Brkhmstd)Play Reading B
050Shorter Walks BShorter Walks
217Table Tennis 1Table Tennis A
224Table Tennis 2Table Tennis B
195Writing: Testing the WatersWriting (Testing the Waters)

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National U3A Radio Podcasts

The first ever u3a radio officially launched at 2pm on 29th September directly after the national AGM.

The national office learning team have been working with member volunteers who are skilled in broadcasting and you can keep listening to u3a radio wherever you are as it is delivered as a recorded podcast.

This pilot will feature a series of interviews and features from across the movement – for the launch – all themed around looking forward.

We are very excited about this project which we aim to grow and develop over the coming year. There will be another pilot before Christmas. We hope you enjoy our first broadcast.

u3a Radio Episode 1

1st u3a Radio Podcast

The second episode of the U3A Radio Podcast aired today on our YouTube Channel at 6am.

The U3A Radio Podcast is made by a team of U3A members with experience in radio – Nick Bailey, Ela Watts and Peter Clift– who structure the episode, conduct and record the interviews and put it all together to create the final product.

In this episode, there are interviews on creative writing, opera and much more. Listen to it here:

2nd u3a Radio Podcast

 

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Web Conferencing using Zoom, Skype & Jitsi etc.

Web Conferencing

With the prospect of the Covid-19 situation continuing for a few weeks, we all need to keep in contact and try to have regular “Virtual Meetings”.

Some groups have started to use Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and other free services for small meetings.

We now have two U3A Dacorum Zoom Accounts set up. (Zoom 1 & Zoom 2)

We have also put together a “Beginners Guide to Zoom” in an attempt to make it easier for U3A Coordinators & Members to have regular  “Scheduled” Zoom meetings.
The “Beginners Guide to Zoom” is divided into different sections:-
Using Zoom on a Desktop or Laptop,
Using Zoom on a Tablet or SmartPhone,
Using Screen Sharing,
Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time
Click this link to see the User Guide Zoom Users Guide

It is intended to assist all U3A coordinators to setup a Zoom video conference, or U3A Dacorum members to Join a Zoom meeting when invited by a Coordinator.

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