Wrexham

Meetings

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.

Directions:
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.

Programme of speakers for 2017

18th April: An Interlude with Joyce Grenfell - Jean Finney
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

New Members Meeting
This will be held on Tuesday 2nd May at 9.30am in Capel -y- Groes, Wrexham. This is a chance to find out more information on what Wrexham U3A has to offer, meet other new members and various group leaders.

Events

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 July History of the Workhouse Literature – Elizabeth Gaskell Maths Sexuality in the Ancient World

Summer School 2 – Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester – 14-17 August Creative Writing – Erotic Genre Literature – Dickens & Great Expectations Music Before the Microchip

Summer School 3 – Royal Agricultural University – Cirencester – 11-14 September History – Law & Order in Anglo-Saxon England Opera  of the ‘Early Romantic’ Period The Russian Revolutions a Hundred Years on

CONTACT: events@u3a.org.uk
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.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed May 24th All Wales U3A Conference

Consumers or Contributors?

10.00 – 3.30pm
Metropole Hotel, LLandrindod Wells, LD1 5DY

Many U3As express concerns that their members do not appreciate the need to contribute to the running of their U3A. The Conference will focus on the 3 core principles of our organization and generate practical ideas for encouraging wider membership participation. There will be group activities and discussions, ideas exchange and a speaker, Samantha Mauger, Chief Executive Officer of the Third Age Trust – all with the objective to help stimulate members to become more involved in our local U3As.

Cost £10 per person, includes tea/coffee, lunch. There will also be an exhibition of U3A activities, including newsletters, celebrating our achievements in Wales over the last year.
Any U3A member will be welcome to attend but committee members and group leaders may find it especially useful.

Please complete the booking form by following the link on the All Wales U3A website – www.u3asites.org.uk/wales
For members who do not wish to book online call 0208 466 6139 and they will do the booking for you.