Cancellation of Hucklow Summer School 2020

We are very sorry to announce that we are cancelling Hucklow Summer School 2020. In light of the coronavirus pandemic the Summer School Panel have agreed that the possibility of putting our community and others at risk means that we should not go ahead with the event as we had planned. We realise this will come as very disappointing news to many Unitarians for whom Summer School is a highlight of the year and also to those of you who were looking forward to joining us for the first time.

Between now and August it is possible that the Government ruling regarding lockdown may change, though it seems certain that life will still be very different, especially for those in at-risk groups. However, we are sure you will appreciate that Hucklow Summer School takes a huge amount of organising in order for it to be the success it has become, and in a normal year we would have allocated all our places and sketched out the entire timetable of events for the week in August by this stage. Given ongoing uncertainty, and the impact of the pandemic on all of our team of volunteer leaders, it no longer seemed wise to continue planning towards an event in 2020. Our top priority in making this decision was the well-being and health of participants, leaders, Nightingale Centre staff, and the wider community.

We hope to hold some kind of simple online gathering to honour Hucklow Summer School in late August and will let you know more about that as further details emerge in the months ahead. We hope to be back, stronger than ever, when circumstances allow. Please let us know if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive details when our next Summer School is announced and open for applications.

Jane Blackall
Convenor of the Hucklow Summer School Panel