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Whitwick & District U3A

Registered Charity No. 1181238

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Sunday, 5 Dec 2021

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Good evening. Welcome to Whitwick & District U3A.

May we remind you that the next general meeting and talk is Friday week. 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.


General Meetings have resumed on an in-person basis. There is a limit on the numbers that can be accommodated and hence it is necessary to book in advance. Booking is open between Dec 1st and Dec 14th inclusive, and you can do so online here, or by contacting the Membership Secreatary mem underscore sec at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

Most groups are running. Please consult the forthcoming activities list below, or see individual group pages for details.

Update for December was emailed on 23rd November. 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

members being addressed by host
Garden Group, September 2021. More pictures on their page
Set of dishes on outdoor table
Discovering Dishes, July 2021. More pictures on their page
Walkers crossing flooded stream
Ramblers, October 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
TomorrowCurlingCharles Booth Centre
TomorrowSpanish - group 1Charles Booth Centre
TomorrowShort Mat BowlsCoalville Town Bowls Club
TomorrowBridgeMember's house
Tue Dec 7thFrench - group 2Bagworth Community Centre
Tue Dec 7th5 milersDecember walk to be led by OwenDonisthorpe area
Wed Dec 8thCanastaHowe Court, Whitwick
Wed Dec 8thFun ChoirGrace Dieu Luncheon Club
Thu Dec 9thGardensChristmas Take and Share lunchBotcheston Village Hall
Thu Dec 9thFrench - group 1Member's house
Fri Dec 10thCommittee

Updated Information

Recent pictures are posted for November for 5 milers, Striders, Ramblers, Digital Photography Group and SWANS, from October for SWANS, September for Summer Saunters, Strollers, and from August for Gardens.

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 as a pop-up)

Physical meetings resumed in October - advance booking essential.

17 Dec 21 Performance - Fool's Gold Christmas Show
21 Jan 22 Speaker Mike Moore - The History of Aviation
18 Feb 22 Speaker Dr Iain Hambling - T G Green & Co Pottery
18 Mar 22 Speaker Alan Gray M.B.E. - 'You cannot be serious': Tales of a Wimbledon umpire 1988- 2012
8 Apr 22 AGM with performance by U3A Fun Choir
20 May 22 Speaker Stuart Warburton - 100 years of Cycling
17 Jun 22 Speaker Philip Caine - Barrow to Baghdad and Back Again
15 Jul 22 Speaker Andy Smith - John, Paul, George and Me
19 Aug 22 Speaker Kevin Reynolds - Dispelling the Myths: An Introduction to Bats
16 Sep 22 Speaker Mike Storr - Masters of Mirth
21 Oct 22 Speaker Andy Smart - Their Names Will Live On
18 Nov 22 Speaker Bharat Patel - Behind the Headlines
16 Dec 22 Performance - Natalie Nightingale

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 4-12-21