Planning for the future has particular challenges at the moment as everyone sorely knows. Please be reassured that I am working on a programme of monthly speakers for the first part of 2021 and also for the U3A year beginning in April 2021. For the next few months we have the following speakers, the first few of whom will probably give their presentation via Zoom.
U3A SPEAKERS, 2020-1
17 Dec. Christmas music: Eden Baroque
21 Jan. Theo Weston: Rescue services
18 Feb. Emily Atherton: Cumberland and Westmorland Herald
18 Mar. David Sargent: ‘Times and Seasons, People and Places’: poems and pictures
My plan for at least the first part of the U3A year (from April 2021) is to choose those who could use Zoom, then I’m looking for locals who can talk in person or by Zoom and my last category, for later in 2021 or early in 2022, could include those who were on last year’s programme and would rather speak in person than use Zoom. Suggestions of good new speakers are always welcome so do, please, send in your recommendations.
Ideally, we would, as usual, draw up a definitive programme and send out the printed list on your membership card. This may not be the best plan given the uncertainties of the current COVID-19 situation and it might be more helpful to give out information about monthly meetings via the newsletter. Please bear with us as we determine the best way forward.