Monthly Meetings at Glyndwr University
U3A main Monthly Member Meetings are held at William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University at 2.00pm on the third Tuesday of the month.
From Wrexham Town Centre, follow the A541 Mold Road.
The University is on the right hand side of the road going out of Town, just past the Racecourse.
Please note that at our June meeting there will be a raffle only for members who travelled to Scotland this year. The prize is a £200 voucher towards a Lochs and Glens holiday. Please see Margaret Hadwin Smith at the meeting. The winner will be announced in the July newsletter.
Programme of speakers for 2017
16th May: Some Historic Welsh Gardens - Maureen Thomas
20th June: Crime on the Costas - David McCaddon
18th July: Early Music - Mark Flinn & Musicians
15th August: Treasure Hunt
19th September: Stories from the Building of Paddy's Wigwam - Philip Harrison (Architect)
17th October: Trekking Machu Pichu the hard way - Norman Harris
21st November: The Grosvenor Family at Eaton - Loiuse Benson
December: Christmas Lunch
Speakers for 2018
16th January: The Gummows, who brought Venice to Wrexham - Alister Williams
20th February: What Glaciers have done for us - Dr F Nicholson
20th March: Who would volunteer for a Mountain Rescue Team? - Chris Griffiths
U3A Summer Schools 2017
This year U3A are running three National Summer Schools and currently have places on:
Summer School 1 – Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire – 17-20 JulyHistory of the WorkhouseLiterature – Elizabeth GaskellMathsSexuality in the Ancient World
Summer School 2 – Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester – 14-17 AugustCreative Writing – Erotic GenreLiterature – Dickens & Great ExpectationsMusic Before the Microchip
Summer School 3 – Royal Agricultural University – Cirencester – 11-14 SeptemberHistory – Law & Order in Anglo-Saxon EnglandOpera of the ‘Early Romantic’ PeriodThe Russian Revolutions a Hundred Years on
BOOKING NOTES Book online at: u3auk.wufoo.eu/forms/summer-schools-2017 or call the National Office (see below).
1. Online booking: you can pay by credit/debit card, PayPal, cheque or bank transfer.
2. If you have any issues with booking online, call the Summer School team at the National Office (020 8466 6139) who will be happy to book your place for you over the phone.
Wrexham Heritage Forum
From Sue Perry
Wrexham Heritage Forum: June 2017 - Talk and General Meeting.
Date: Tuesday 6th June - Starts at 7pm.
Location: Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives, LL11 1RB.
Lecture: The World Heritage Aqueduct.
Speaker: Sonia Benbow Jones.
The meeting is open to members and non-members of Wrexham Heritage Forum.
The annual Wrexham Heritage Fair 1st July 2017. 11am – 4pm.
Bookings for stalls are coming in quickly now – do get in touch to reserve your stall now.
Please can groups promote this event through your own contacts lists/ social media channels. Poster attached.
The next Heritage Fair planning meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd May, at 6pm. Location Wrexham Museum. LL11 1RB. All welcome.
North East Wales Heritage Forum - Opportunities.
Please see attached details about ‘’THE HISTORY OF NORTH EAST WALES IN 100 OBJECTS’’ Project, plus a Training Questionnaire.
Great opportunities for groups to get involved. Please can all replies be forwarded to: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Iscoyd Park and Gardens - Open Doors Talk and Tour. Tuesday, 5th September, 2017.Two tours: 10.30am and 1.45pm.
C18th redbrick classical Georgian country house (Grade II*), set in parkland, extensive outbuildings, converted to a variety of uses.
The house is run as a wedding venue, but the family continue to live there. Two tours (90 - 120 minutes), focusing on the architectural, social and family history, conducted by one of the family owners. Pre-booking required. Please call Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives on 01978 297460 to book a place.
P.S : Wrexham Heritage Forum held our 2016 AGM at Iscoyd Park and we had a fantastic, very informative tour. Highly recommended.