Welcome to Region 03 – South West


Welcome to South West, which covers Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol. Region 03 is currently without an Executive Representative. The Association would welcome a volunteer for this role. If you are interested, please contact the Chairman at derrick7633@outlook.com

This is a very large geographical area and we would love to have at least three Local Contacts to organise events across the Region. We are fortunate that the former Executive Representative is remaining as the Local Contact for Cornwall who arranges a Book Club, morning gatherings and Coffee mornings.

Since the pandemic many people have continued reading after having been been encouraged to read more while in Lockdown and you can always share your views and recommendations on line with your Local Contact. AOUG members from any part of our Region, along with members from different Regions or Nations have been able to join us through the newly found benefits of Zoom.

We already have a member joining us from as far away as the North Region but it would be great if we were able to organise these Zoom events on a broader geographical scale.

As members become confident again in mixing on a face-to-face basis, more activities should be able to start up again. Some are already available in other Regions and so if you live close enough to travel, you are very welcome to attend these. However, it is advisable to contact the organiser so they can look out to welcome you.

If you would like to get something going within your immediate area, please contact the Development Officer to find out about the role of being a Local Contact.

Please send any suggestions to AOUG@open.ac.uk.




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