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Basingstoke U3A


Lockdown continues but so do we. Join as many of our groups as you want for only £15! Website: www.basingstokeu3a.org

Still in Touch


Lockdown goes on and Basingstoke’s U3A is being even more creative - many of us finding IT skills we never knew we had! More and more groups are getting used to Zoom and Whatsapp meetings, and we’re beginning to use our new Facebook page to ‘talk’ to each other too. We keep in touch by email as well of course. Members are sending out quizzes, presentations and webinars for others to take part in, and like joining our groups, all this is included within the one membership. We’ve been exploring China and Big Ben from our living rooms, and learning Queen Victoria’s secrets!


Still Lots to Do


Not only are we becoming more creative, we’ve planned a new group (brush up your school-day French) - and if enough people are interested in beginners French, that will be started up too. Philosophy meetings have just been set as well. Nothing deters our Excursions/Holiday Group from planning for 2021 either - April’s trip to Croatia may yet have to be postponed, but their diary already has Whitby in October to look forward to.


Amongst lots of other things, our Environment Group will be looking at Mangroves in March; our Readers will be exchanging views on The Secret Garden; and our Science Group learning how to ‘Play their Cards Right’. Look for a fuller list on our Facebook page facebook.com/Basingstokeu3a If you fancy something more relaxing, our Needles and Pins, Patchwork and Arts & Crafts Groups are still sharing their work, with our Words and Music Group listening to a wide variety of recordings and presentations together.


Do check our website as well, for fuller details of some of these Groups, other activities you might like, and how to join us. Our new members have all said how friendly and welcoming everyone is, whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between!


Linda Wain

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