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Due to the current pandemic restrictions, no in-person meetings are taking place. All monthly socials and many of our interest groups are however continuing to meet on a virtual basis.

For the full programme of monthly social meetings please see 2021 events. If you would like to attend future meetings on Zoom and haven’t already registered your contact email address, then please contact the u3a Secretary by emailing  marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: Mary McBride’.

The 2021 AGM was held at the end of January and a new committee voted in under the chairmanship of Brian Pearson. A centralised email address and phone number is now in operation – see the Committee page for further details.

Interest Groups

Italian Beginners: This new group started on 25 February 2021. For more information please see Italian Beginners.

Science: We are currently (March 2021) hoping to arrange a free-of-charge talk by Zoom from an external speaker who can talk to us on a wide range of science topics such as the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, the colonisation of space, genetically modfied crops and many others. If you are interested in attending such a talk, please see the Science page.

Social Meetings

We are pleased to announce that our programme of monthly socials restarted via Zoom on 20 November 2020 with a presentation by Sue Jeffries, horticulturalist and garden designer, on Christmas wreaths and table decorations. We had two of Sue’s creations to give away to random members of the audience.  Lynn Taylor and Sue Ralph were the lucky winners of a Christmas wreath and Brenda Rothwell was very happy to receive the beautiful table decoration (see photos below).  Both arrangements were made by Sue Jeffries.


Social trips

Long walk, short walkers!

It seems a very long time since our last u3a outings and we keep our fingers crossed that we may be able to resume these highly enjoyable events during 2021. In the meantime, here are some memories of two events from 2019.

Malhamdale walking holiday 2019 Thank you to both Kens for a great holiday. Other photos can be found  on this link:  Gallery – Malhamdale HF Holiday June 2019

Belfast trip 15-18 September 2019:  Photos illustrating this can be found on  Gallery – Belfast 2019 , with views from Belfast, Titanic museum, Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Once again, many thanks to Janet and Ken for all the organising.

Monthly newsletters

For all of the information on latest developments, please click on one of the newsletters below:

February 2021