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From the President

At the recent Board meeting, we discussed the require­ments to enable us to re-open for classes. Many members are eager to return —  some others less so and that is fine. We want to assure members that, when we do re-open, the decision is completely yours! Some courses may have both Zoom and a face to face option. Plans are now in place to reopen next Monday 6th July with a reduced program following a COVID safe plan. You can see the detailed plan is below. Sue Garforth, our wonderful Programme Co-ordinator, has spent many hours with tutors to prepare this plan just a few days. Office volun­teers will also be asked if they wish to return and of course members will be advised when all arrange­ments have been finalised.  

Jim Wilson, On behalf of the Board July 1

Box Factory Reopening Plan from Mon July 6th

July-6-opening-timetable

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From the Board

The Board decided to actively support the devel­op­ment of online courses into the future, and to also offer support to members who lack online skills. In order to support more flexible offering of courses online an inform­a­tion email will be sent to all members on the first of each month with the latest course offerings. The delayed AGM for 2019 will take place on the 13th August at 2pm via a Zoom webinar* which allows an audience of up to 100 with the ability to vote and ask questions of a panel of speakers. Access support will be provided for members who cannot connect.

*see Learning Stories for an explan­a­tion


New Courses

See a new menu item, Newsletter Extra, just below the main Course Newsletter. Newsletter Extra list online courses that have been added since the last Course Newsletter.