The Anglian Water talk is interactive, discussing various challenges which they face as a water company such as smart metering, climate change, and priority service register.

We have also asked them to cover vulnerability to drought, any sea discharges of sewage, surface water flooding due to inadequate drains and sewers, OFWAT rating of service.

Staying Safe Online is led by Barry Linton of Thorpe Bay U3A who has worked in IT his whole working life. The popular presentation had great feedback at previous U3A National Conferences and as a national online workshop in September. Barry has agreed to give his talk to NNU3A members.

Barry worked with David Gibbs of Essex Police who heads the Protection Team in the Essex and Kent Serious Crime Directorate.

The online seminar will talk through the risks of being online, steps that can be taken to keep safe and some of the recent scams that have arisen due to Covid-19. As well as the presentation, there will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

The celebration of Christmas brings together a broad range of traditions which are now regarded by many as integral to Christmas as a whole. Using a wide range of artworks and covering the output of many well known and lesser-known artists including Giotto, Caspar David Friedrich and Norman Rockwell this talk examines the elements of Christmas in their artistic setting. From the Christmas feast to Christmas Cards,holly and ivy, trees, crackers, gift giving and of course lots and lots of snow, Sarah Pearson’s lecture isguaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.