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 Mar 11th Antiques and auctions
Michael Roberts
The role of an auctioneer plus an evaluation session on items brought by members.
Mon Apr 8th History of plant collecting in the UK
Helen Croxford
Helen looks after the tree collection at Monk Coniston.
Mon May 13th The Lake District Calvert Trust
Alison Miles
The trust is a registered charity facilitating outdoor activities for those with disabilities. Its main centre overlooks Bassenthwaite Lake and includes a water centre and riding school.
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 Feb 23rd Quiz night - 7pm at the Marchesi Centre, Windermere
Your quiz master will be Chris Traynier. We will form teams of about 4 people, so you don't need to come with a pre-formed team. The aim is to have fun - it's not Mastermind! It will include a pudding evening and will be a bring-your-own bottle event. Volunteers to make puddings are still needed.
If you are unsure about travelling in the dark let Gwyn know.
Other Events
Fri Mar 22nd Coordinators' Breakfast and Meeting - 9:15 for 9:30 Orrest Bar, Windermere Hotel
Details and agenda will be sent to coordinators later.