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Coronavirus - Covid-19

The Monthly Meetings at Number 8 are cancelled at the moment. 

On-line Monthly Meetings using Zoom software will begin on the 3rd Tuesday of December 2020 and continue
on the 3rd Tuesday of each month up to and including March 2021. You will automatically receive an email 
offering you a log in link to each of the sessions listed below. Just click the link on the day concerned a few 
minutes before the 2pm start.

Tuesday 15 December 2020 2pm

Christmas Quiz hosted by our very own Ian Smith from Pershore U3A Committee

Ian is an experienced quiz master who promises a festive treat that will entertain and amuse us.

Tuesday 19 January 2021 2pm

Sentenced to Beyond the Seas by David Clarke

David is a well-known and highly regarded local speaker who last visited us in October 2019 when he spoke about the BBC banning records from the radio airwaves.

The true and fascinating tale of 8 Worcestershire female convicts sentenced to death or transportation in the 1780's to the 'Land Beyond the Seas'. That land was to become Australia and those women the foundation of a new nation. One of the would be the progenitor of the largest living family group in Australia today. Another would return to England a rich woman.

David expects to speak for 50-55 minutes.

Tuesday 16 February 2021 2pm

Inside the Crown Court by Marguerite Collins

Marguerite worked at the Crown Court for sixteen years. She will cover Worcester Shire Hall and the role of the people who work within the Court. She will include some of the cases and trials she worked on and select a typical trial to show the circumstances of the crime, evidence police gathered and how the trial unfolded.  She will speak only about matters discussed in open court.

It is envisaged that her talk will last for around 50 minutes.

Tuesday 16 March 2021 2pm

Lundy – Island without Equal by Adrian James

Adrian most recently spoke to us in June 2019 on the topic of Through the Garden Gate which was about British gardens built around unusual features.  His photography was second to none and his talk had wit, pace and interest.

The Lundy talk lasts for around 30 minutes

Interest Groups are only meeting during the pandemic if they are allowed to do so under the current rules and
 regulations  Your Group Leader will have contacted you to let you know the situation. 

Do keep in touch with each other by phone, email and social media. 
Look at our newsletters and special mailings for ideas and suggestions.

We are working to produce a new website which we will launch during 2021. Due to the pandemic, 
it is taking a little longer than planned as meetings have been delayed.