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.

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

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.

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: newales.heritageforum@outlook.com 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.