Here is a place to explore what an online U3A has to offer,
and to say what you would like to see from such a site. This site is free to use.
If you have a camera and microphone you could talk to someone. Just click on Video Chat and you will be taken to a online meeting where you can chat about vU3A. The chat room is only open between 2.00 to 4.00pm weekdays, 2.00 to 3:00 weekends, UK time.
Here is one of the instant activities on vU3A from British Light Music Jukebox. Just click on the image to hear this piece of music, you may know it as something else.
Here is a description of kind of monthly online meeting in which we gently learn a little more about Classical Music with a focus for now on British Symphonies. Each month we look at a different period of British Symphonies, for April 2020 it will be the period from 1750 to 1900. The plan is to take a different period until we reach the present day, when the club finishes. The resource for the club is the Timeline of British Symphonies which is an original collection unique to vU3A.
During the month of April find at least two symphonies you will listen to and create a short review which you post in add a comment
You may want to sample a few before deciding, and it adds interest to review one symphony you like, and one you like less.
The review only needs to be a few lines about what you thought of the symphony. A tip however is have both evidence and opinion. For example, the 18th C symphony was intricate but lacked the melody of the 19th C symphony, so I didn't like it so much.
Then respond to what others wrote so we encourage each other and learn together
Gradually we should all learn more about symphonies and find some new music to which we enjoy listening
Of course, there are many other subjects in vU3A, for example
Literature and Language
Geography and Travel
Science and Technology
Humour Games and Pastimes
Recreational And Hobbies
Life and Living
Here is our public version of a wiki with subjects: vU3a public Wiki
vU3A is a private wiki with password for your security, so we have this public version for demonstation
There are many discussion boards in vU3A, the most popular of which is the Coffee Shop in which members chat about whatever is on their minds at the time
If these free illustrations of our activities, and contact with our members, have interested you, here is how you can join vU3A
The vU3A are offering a reduced membership of £8.50 from the 1st April to the 31st July 2020. This will be reviewed at the end of the four month period depending on the circumstance of this exceptional Covid-19 crisis during which local U3A are not able to meet..