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Whitwick & District U3A

Registered Charity No. 1181238

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021

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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 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 Nov 1st and Nov 18th 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 November was emailed on 23rd October. 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

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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
TodayCurry ClubTaste of ThaiAshby
TodayNeedles and PinsMember's house
TodayFrench - group 2Zoom
TomorrowCanastaHowe Court
TomorrowQuiz GroupMember's house
Thu Oct 28thFrench - group 1Member's house
Thu Oct 28thSWANSLed by Christine and SSense Valley Park
Mon Nov 1stBridgeMember's house
Mon Nov 1stSpanish - group 1Charles Booth Centre
Mon Nov 1stCurlingCharles Booth Centre
Mon Nov 1stShort Mat BowlsCoalville Town Bowls Club

Updated Information

Recent pictures are posted for October 5 milers, Ramblers, fromSeptember for SWANS, Striders, Summer Saunters, Strollers, from August for Gardens,and Digital Photography Group, and from J uly for Discovering Dishes.

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)

Physical meetings resume in October - advance booking essential.

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
16 Jul 21 Speaker Helen Reid - A fair cop: A history of British policewomen
20 Aug 21 Speaker Brad Ashton - The Job of a Laughtime
17 Sep 21 Speaker John Hope - Time through the Ages
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
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 Speaker Stuart Warburton - 100 years of Cycling
16 Sep 22 Speaker Mike Storr - Masters of Mirth

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 24-10-21