Whitwick U3A logo

Whitwick & District U3A

Registered Charity No. 1181238

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021

U3A logo

Good evening. Welcome to Whitwick & District U3A.

May we remind you that the next general meeting and talk is coming soon. Further details are provided about these meetings below.

What is u3a? u3as exist to provide a forum in which retired and semi-retired people can get involved in helping to create, join and run a wide variety of activities which improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their physical and mental wellbeing and keep them socially connected in a friendly and informal environment. It is a non-political and non-religious organisation.

Central to this are interest groups of which we have over 40. In these 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.

AGM 2021

This was held via Zoom on May 21st. A summary of the meeting and the relevant reports and Agenda can be found via the Member's Area.


Until the situation allows and members are in favour of physical meetings, General Meetings will take place via Zoom.

Many groups are already running, and a number of others have plans to restart in the near future. Please consult the forthcoming activities list below, or see individual group pages for details.

Roundup covering what is currently happening in our U3A, was emailed on 14th 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.

Various items of information including a video of the March GM talk on Cyber-awareness, Fraud and Scams can be found via this page.

Help for those in Isolation / vulnerable in Whitwick

Guides for online security and related topics can be found on the links page

Recent events

7 members taking a break
Ramblers, May 2021. More pictures on their page
MWalkers standing in front of lock gates
Strollers, May 2021. More pictures on their page
Wlakers either side of a track
5 milers, June 2021. More pictures on their page

Click on an image above to enlarge

If you are having problems receiving any of our emails, please first check your spam/junk/bulkmail folders. If this fails, there are some other suggestions here. Users of Microsoft mail addresses (@hotmail, @live, @msn and @outlook) may find further suggestions here. Users of Google mail may find a suggestion here.

Forthcoming Activities Items coming up soon. Show the next days

Date Group Event Where
TodaySpanish - group 1Zoom
TodayNeedles and PinsWe resumeMember's house
TodayFrench - group 2Zoom
Thu Jun 24thSWANSLed by DavidDonisthorpe Park
Thu Jun 24thFrench - group 1Zoom
Mon Jun 28thGermanZoom
Mon Jun 28thHistoryHistory walkGrace Dieu
Tue Jun 29thSpanish - group 1Zoom
Tue Jun 29thFrench - group 2Zoom
Thu Jul 1stSummer SauntersBagworth Heath WoodsPostcode LE67 1DL
Fri Jul 2ndRamblersLed by TonyTicknall
Tue Jul 6th5 milersTo be led by PeteThornton to Bagworth
Tue Jul 13thNeedles and PinsMember's house

Updated Information

Recent pictures are posted from June for 5 milers and Summer Saunters, May for Ramblers (two sets) and Strollers, and February for the Digital Photography Group.

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 issue national newsletters. An archive of these is available here, or you can sign up to receive them directly here.

National events:

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.

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

These will only resume as physical meetings when the restrictions relating to Covid 19 are relaxed

19 Mar 21 Speaker Samantha Hancock - Cyber-awareness, Fraud and Scams
16 Apr 21 Speaker Kath Reynolds - Didn't We Have a Lovely Time?
21 May 21 AGM then Speaker Sue Garside - Lifestyle medicine
18 Jun 21 Speaker Elaine Clifford - Hearing matters - to be held on Zoom
16 Jul 21 Speaker Helen Reid - A fair cop: A history of British policewomen - to be held on Zoom
20 Aug 21 Speaker Dr Iain Hambling - T G Green & Co Pottery
17 Sep 21 Speaker Alan Gray M.B.E. - 'You cannot be serious': Tales of a Wimbledon umpire 1988- 2012
15 Oct 21 Speaker John Whitehead - Churchill
19 Nov 21 Speaker Sandy Leong - Black cats, new moons and ladders: Origins of superstitions
17 Dec 21 Performance Fool's Gold Christmas Show

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 received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013
Page content updated 15-6-21