I doubt that 2020 is a year any of us will forget but I wonder how history will look back on the seismic events we have witnessed this year.
Reflecting on the tumultuous year it’s hard to look past the Covid 19 pandemic, the role of science and technology, and the effects this has had on the world.
As we come to the end of 2020 and look towards 2021 we are still in the midst of many ‘unknowns’. When will we all be vaccinated? Will our infrastructure continue to support us effectively? Will we be able to travel and if so where? When will we be able to return to normal? What will normal be in 2021?
At u3a we have done our best to adapt to the challenges we have faced and have continued to support each other in our groups in new ways. Not spending time with our families and loved ones and not meeting together face to face has often been difficult, but somehow we’ve managed to find ways to keep in contact and keep our spirits up.
With the help of Zoom, many of us have improved our technology skills and joined meetings online which have been a great success and has become a popular way of connecting for many organisations and groups during the restrictions. The wider u3a has been very active in this respect as you can read about what’s been happening in the wider u3a in the December Newsletter on this website.
As we approach 2021, Science and Technology is proving its worth and both look set to play powerful roles in the future.
Seasons Greetings and here’s to a peaceful, safe and Happy Christmas and a return to ‘normality’ in 2021.