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Whitwick & District U3A

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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Good morning. Welcome to Whitwick & District U3A.

May we remind you that the next general meeting and talk is next month. Further details are provided below.

What is U3A? It stands for University of the Third Age, but not in today's accepted meaning of the word. It is a community of people like yourself - third agers, people no longer in full-time employment. It is a non-political and non-religious organisation.

We take part in group activities, which are central to all U3As. We have over 40 such groups where we learn from each other and from direct experience, rather than being taught in a formal setting . There is no formal structure of assessment or awards. Any member can, and is encouraged to, form a new group within their own area of interest or expertise.

Our membership is drawn from North West Leicestershire, primarily from the Whitwick / Coalville area and other nearby towns and villages. Our general meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at Broomleys Church Hall at 2.00 pm. You are most welcome to come along and find out more.

Recent events

Days Out, Yorkshire Excursion, May 2017. More pictures here
Summer Saunters at Sence Valley, Apr 2017. More pictures here
A show garden at RHS Chatsworth visited by Days Out, June 2017. More pictures here

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Monthly Update The July2017 issue was emailed on 23rd June. If you have not received your copy, please first check your spam / bulkmail folder(s). If you still do not have it then you can find a copy here. If you are having problems receiving our emails, there are some suggestions here.

Following the AGM details of the new Committee can be found here, with additional contact information in the Members' Area.

Forthcoming Activities Items coming up soon. Show the next days

Date Group Event Where More Info
TodayQuiz GroupMember's HouseClick here
TodayCanastaHowe Court , WhitwickClick here
TomorrowPlay ReadingMember's HouseClick here
TomorrowFrench - group 1Member's HouseClick here
Sun Jul 2ndSunday LunchSheepy MagnaClick here
Mon Jul 3rdSpanishThringstone Community CentreClick here
Mon Jul 3rdWAD extrasMemory Course, 10.30 - noonHowe Court , WhitwickClick here
Mon Jul 3rdCurling10.00 am to noonThringstone Community CentreClick here
Mon Jul 3rdGermanThringstone Community CentreClick here
Tue Jul 4thBridgeMember's HouseClick here
Tue Jul 4thTheatreFestival Payer's Equus, til 8thLoughborough UniversityClick here
Tue Jul 4thScrabbleMember's HouseClick here
Tue Jul 4thSpanish BeginnersMember's HouseClick here
Tue Jul 4th5 milersLed by ElaineWoodhouse EavesClick here

New groups etc.

A third Memory Course is being run for members on four consecutive Monday mornings commencing 26th June, between 10.30 and 12 noon. in the Community Lounge of the Howe Court,Whitwick. There may still be time to sign up for the Course. For any other information, or if you want to join the group, then please let Lynne know memory at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk .

Congratulations to those who took part in the recent Confidence in Water course and who did so well. Another course may be organised if there is sufficient interest. Contact Joyce confidence at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

For more information on the whole range of interest groups, including their meeting arrangements, please look at the Groups page.

Updated Information

Pictures are posted of June events Days Out, for May events for Gardens, 5 Milers, Summer Saunters, and April events for Gardens, SWANS, Strollers, Curry Club, General Meetings, Confidence in Water.

For a full list of recent updates see here, or you can choose to get notified by e-mail using the notify page in the members area.

Items of Interest

The Third Age Trust has organised some special events at The Globe and relating to Wild life. More info here.

The Findings and Recommendations of the Working Group into the future Governance structure of the Third Age Trust are available here.

National events:

Summer Schools Information about the three 2017 events, Harper Adams University 17-20 July, Royal Agricultural University 14-17 August, and Royal Agricultural University 11-14 September, can be found in this brochure .

Third Age Trust Conference & AGM will take place 29 - 31 August. Booking information can be found here.

In Depth Study Groups - A chance to study in much greater depth than an interest group. If you have a computer you could link up with like-minded people across the UK.

Non U3A

Festival of Archaeolgy runs from 15th to 30th July - events leaflet here.

Forthcoming monthly meetings (click on underlined dates for more detail)

21 July 17 Speaker Tim Coltman - William Coltman, VC
18 Aug 17 Speaker Barbara Meyer - Big Cats
15 Sept 17 Speaker Professor Sarah Hainsworth: The work of a forensic engineer
20 Oct 17 Speaker Dr Julie Attard - Whitwick’s Big Dig
17 Nov 17 Speaker Peter Varden - Popular Music 1945-1951
15 Dec 17 Speaker Rosie Woodland - Joyce Grenfell
19 Jan 18 Speaker Peter Barratt - My suffragette great-grandmother Alice Hawkins

Pictures of some other previous talks are here, and for other information on previous talks and speakers, click here.

Please note that as an anti-spam measure e-mail addresses on this page are NOT links, but should be manually copied


Our U3A has been very fortunate to receive a grant from the Big Lottery Fund under the Awards for All scheme.
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