Our next Zoom presentation will be held on Friday 4th December 2020 at 2.30pm
The Zoom presentation will be by Kevin Little recounting antics with animals on his smallholding plus tales of his 54 years as a fishmonger!
Do join us.
7th November 2020
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Dec 3rd||Photography||Theme.... Trees|
|Fri Dec 4th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 2.30pm - to be arranged|
|Mon Dec 7th||French||Improvers French on Zoom 2.30 to 4.30pm|
|Mon Dec 7th||OnLine Dancing||Zoom Beginners Class 7.30-9.00|
|Tue Dec 8th||German||Intermediate German at 11am. via Zoom.|
|Tue Dec 8th||Hiking||UPDATE! FOLLOWING THE PRIME MINISTER'S STATEMENT THIS AFTERNOON! THIS WALK WILL DEFINITELY GO AHEAD ON THE SAME BASIS AS BEFORE THE LOCKDOWN, IN SOCIALLY DISTANCED GROUPS NOT EXCEEDING SIX. ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT JUDY.|
|Wed Dec 9th||Walking||Before booking on this walk, click on Walks during Covid to read the Advice about participating in walks arranged by Ashbourne U3A during the pandemic.|
This walk is a total of 4.8 miles. It will start from the Narlow Lane car park in Thorpe. Please go to Future walks - Details for more information.
There will be 3 groups walking each separated by 30 minutes. If you wish to go, please check the time of starting and book in by emailing any of the Walk Leaders. There will be a limit of 6 in each group.
9.30am Early Bird Walk Gordon Lees firstname.lastname@example.org
10.00am Middle Walk Tony Walden email@example.com
10.30am Leisurely Walk Peter Marston firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch this website for further information.
|Thu Dec 10th||Current Affairs||In this uniquely horrible time for the world what are we looking forward to most? |
To lift us out of the gloom of this rotten pandemic, to help us look beyond a miserable December and an unfestive Christmas, we will share our plans for celebrating the eventual lifting of all these bloomin restrictions.
Visiting favourite places, meeting friends, hugging family - or just not wearing masks. 5 minutes from each of us to put a smile on the faces of all of us.
|Fri Dec 11th||German Conversation||Zoom meeting at 2 pm|
|Mon Dec 14th||French||Advanced French on Zoom 2.30 to 4.30 pm|
|Mon Dec 14th||Strollers||Possible walk from Carsington Visitor Centre. Details to follow.|
|Fri Dec 18th||Landscape & Heritage||10:15am|
Zoom talk with Tony Waldron
"Ho Ho Who? – The Search for the Real Father Christmas"
This talk looks at the myth of Father Christmas across the ages from its pre-Christian pagan roots to the Coca Cola inspired imagery of today's Santa Claus.
|Thu Dec 31st||Science and Engineering||No meeting|
|Tue Jan 5th||Hiking||To be confirmed (please note this walk is out of sequence)|
|Thu Jan 7th||Photography||Theme.... Enhancements (before and after)|
|Mon Jan 11th||Strollers||Snelston|
Circular walk from the church along quiet lanes. 3 miles. There is a gradual climb at the beginning of the walk then level or down hill.
|Fri Jan 15th||Landscape & Heritage||The professional photographer Ashley Franklin will present "My Derbyshire" at 10:15am via Zoom.|
|Mon Jan 25th||Strollers||Ilam |
Circular walk from National Trust car park. Walk out of Ilam Park along the road and turn towards Castern returning to Ilam along the river bank.
|Tue Jan 26th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Thu Jan 28th||Science and Engineering||Zoom meeting at 09.30 when John Barnett will give a presentation titled "The Wonder of Wood"|
|Thu Feb 4th||Photography||Theme.... A colour|
|Mon Feb 8th||Strollers||JCB Lake|
Circular walk from Denstone Farm Shop round JCB lake.
|Fri Feb 19th||Landscape & Heritage||At 10:15 via Zoom, Julia Hickey will present "A Derbyshire Church ABCDery" An A-Z of quirky and interesting facts about some of Derbyshire’s churches and the historical snippets that they contain. From archery to weather vanes via tombstones, chocolates and tympanums take a journey through British and Derbyshire history.|
|Mon Feb 22nd||Strollers||Minninglow|
Circular walk from Minninglow car park near Parwich.
|Tue Feb 23rd||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Thu Feb 25th||Science and Engineering||Hopefully a face to face meeting when Peter Marston will give a presentation titled “Sand to Silicon”|
|Thu Mar 4th||Photography||Theme.... Glass|
|Mon Mar 8th||Strollers||Mapleton|
Circular walk via Mapleton from Waterside.
|Fri Mar 19th||Landscape & Heritage||At 10:15 on Zoom, Cliff Lea will present “The Riddings, Derbyshire, oil refinery of 1848 – Britain’s first refinery”|
|Mon Mar 22nd||Strollers||Ellastone|
"Adam Bede" circular walk from Ellastone church.
|Tue Mar 23rd||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Thu Mar 25th||Theatre Visits||Provisional trip to Curve Theatre, Leicester to see the evening performance of Dial M for Murder starring Tom Chambers & Samantha Womack|
|Thu Mar 25th||Science and Engineering||Presentation given by Bob Ruffles titled "From Operation Backfire to the Space Station and Beyond"|
|Thu Apr 1st||Photography||Theme.... Wood|
|Mon Apr 5th||Strollers||Easter|
|Mon Apr 19th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Apr 20th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Mon May 3rd||Strollers||TBA|
|Thu May 6th||Photography||Theme.... Doors|
|Mon May 17th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue May 18th||Hiking||Walk to see cowslips and orchids in the Dove Valley, postponed from 2020|
|Mon May 31st||Strollers||TBA|
|Thu Jun 3rd||Photography||Theme.... Steel|
|Mon Jun 14th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Jun 15th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Mon Jun 28th||Strollers||TBA|
|Thu Jul 1st||Photography||Theme.... Isolation|
|Mon Jul 12th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Jul 13th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Mon Jul 26th||Strollers||TBA|
|Thu Aug 5th||Photography||Theme.... Wirksworth|
|Mon Aug 9th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Aug 10th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Mon Aug 23rd||Strollers||TBA|
|Thu Sep 2nd||Photography||Theme.... Movement|
|Mon Sep 6th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Sep 7th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Mon Sep 20th||Strollers||TBA|
|Mon Oct 4th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Oct 5th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Thu Oct 7th||Photography||Theme.... Canals and waterways|
|Mon Oct 18th||Strollers||TBA|
|Mon Nov 1st||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Nov 2nd||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Thu Nov 4th||Photography||Theme.... Historic buildings|
|Mon Nov 15th||Strollers||TBA|
|Mon Nov 29th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Nov 30th||Hiking||To be confirmed|
|Thu Dec 2nd||Photography||Theme.... Shadows|
|Mon Dec 13th||Strollers||TBA|
|Tue Jan 4th||Hiking||Walk, followed by post Christmas lunch|