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
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
SUMMER SCHOOL 2018
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,
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.