Tuesday Speaker meetings



March 20th Joanne Halliwell "Betsy the Scullery Maid"

Joanne arrives as Betsy in mop cap and clogs, and gives some scandalous gossip on what life is really like at 'the big 'ouse'.


April 17th  Pete Turner "Through the eyes of a Magician"

Pete demonstrates how he overcomes scepticism about magic, by playing very clever mind games.

We discover that there is more to the art of perception than meets the eye!


May 15th  AGM


June 19th  Paul Isherwood "Recovery is Addictive"

Paul tells an inspirational story of a child brought up in Blackpool who becomes addicted to slot machines.

He completely changes his life around.


July 17th Shirley Crisp "British from the Bottom Up"

Shirley talks about the return of the British textile industry (underwear), and how it led her to Downing St.

Members of the U3A will never look at their underwear in the same way again!


August 21st Dennis Moore "The Joy of Stress"

Dennis looks at aspects of lifestyle management with a view to improving our health and wellbeing.

He does so in a light hearted and amusing way.

Sept. 18th      Frank Nicholson "Understanding Climate Change"

Frank will give us an overview of the physical causes of climate change 


Oct.16th     Brian White "The African Big Five"

Brian is a wild life photographer who will show his photographs of African wild life, including rare and unusual species


Nov. 20th   Steve and Carol Robson "Beat the Drum"

Steve and Carol present a linear narrative with songs, which is a commemoration of The First World War, containing original and well known songs


Other Activities

Members are welcome at the following socials, day trips and holidays, but pre-booking may be necessary. Some of these may be exclusive to the members of the group which is running the event, but contact group leaders/organisers for more details. The Meetings Calendar shows all regular group meetings as well as these and many more planned days out and holidays.



21 Theatre           East is East, Octagon-Bolton


12 Theatre           Ballet-Cinderella, Empire


3 Theatre             Beautiful, Empire L’Pool

6-11 Holiday         Umbria & Tuscany

16 Heritage         Fountains Abbey

20 Sunday Lunch    Luciano’s at the Millstone

24 Local History   Free Trade Hall, Manchester


10-15 Holiday        Shrewsbury

11 Heritage         Terracotta Army, Liverpool


2-8 Holiday           Reims & Honfleur


2-14 Holiday       New England & Canada


12 All                     Christmas Lunch, Lytham

14 Singles             Christmas Lunch

NW Regional Activities


Newton Rigg College, Penrith Cumbria, 28 to 31 August.

Nine courses are available as follows:

Archaeology: What did the Romans ever do for us?

Architecture: Housing and Modernism

Geology: Lake District minerals.

Making friends with Music,

Modern Medicine.

Recorder Playing.

Ruskin and his Legacy,

Science is for Everyone

History: Wars of Three Kingdoms and Two Generals.

Residential accommodation full board is £285. Includes a Gala Dinner on 30 August, breakfast and, morning coffee on 31 August. Student en-suite rooms with Wifi access. Entertainment on the second evening and Gala Dinner on the third evening. Locally sourced food.

Non-residential delegate: £155 includes lunches, teas and coffees. Excludes breakfast (£8.25); a 2 course dinner (£16) and Gala Dinner (£25).

If required, these meals must be booked in advance and paid for.

Alternative accommodation is available at Travelodge or local hotels or B&Bs.

An application form obtained from the website must be completed and sent with a deposit cheque for £50. Any booking prior to 31 May, will receive a deduction of £35 in both instances. Queries should be directed to Neil Stevenson -see contacts page

There is more information about these events on the publicity desk at the Tuesday Speaker meeting and the Thursday coffee morning.

All details can be found on the website of the North West Region. This is available as a link from the ‘useful links’ page.