Ambleside & District


Here you will find details of our general meetings. These are held on the second Monday of each month at 14:15 in the Marchesi Centre, Windermere. The programme for each meeting is a short business meeting followed by a talk by an invited speaker and finally time for tea, biscuits and a chat with friends.

Other activities such as outings organised by our groups, study days and similar (to which all members are invited) are also listed. Activities of possible interest to our members in neighbouring U3As, the North-west Region and the National U3A appear here.

All General Meetings begin at 14:15.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Oct 14th Khartoum
Janet Dearden
Janet was a female director of a language school in Sudan and has written a book about her experiences there. She will tell the story of her and her family’s time in Khartoum in a patriarchal Sharia Society.
Social Events
Sat Oct 5th Annual Coffee Morning at the Marchesi Centre, Windermere 10.00-12.00.

This event is to raise money for the Centre and hence help keep down our costs for its use.

This is also an opportunity to promote our U3A by providing information as to the various activities. Please contact Hilary Storey if you would like to promote a particular activity. Also contact Hilary of you can donate cakes and biscuits for the cake stall or can help set up the room.

As usual we are asking groups to contribute a raffle prize each. Please could you bring them along to the Marchesi on Saturday morning by 9.30am.
Mon Jan 6th 2020 New Year Lunch
Salutation Hotel, Ambleside
The committee has decided to try a lunch at New Year rather than Christmas this and have made the arrangements as above for a three-course lunch at a cost of £25.

Please contact Elizabeth Moreton if you are interested in joining in.
Other Events
Mon Sep 30th Wine Tasting evening in the Marchesi Centre, Windermere, starting at 7pm
Hosted by Jan van Stipriaan who will lead us on a tour of wines around the world which, as well as tasting will include a light-hearted quiz.
This should take about two hours and we will finish with cheeses/puddings etc which we can all bring to round off the night.
It should be a good, fun evening and the cost is only £10 per head.