Monthly meetings and other activities

Bailgate U3A's monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday at 2.00pm at the Nightingale Rooms, Nettleham Road, Lincoln, doors open from 1:30pm for refreshments and social chat

Date Speaker Subject

Bailgate Speaker Programme 2020-2021

Please note: We continue to be impacted by covid restrictions. So most activity is paused for the time being.

17th March 2020 Cancelled

21st April 2020
the 8th AGM of Bailgate U3A will take place ‘virtually’ and business will be concluded by Friday the 12th June at 5pm.

19th May 2020 Cancelled
Lincolnshire Lowlands Search & Rescue
Lincolnshire Lowlands Search and Rescue exists to search for vulnerable missing persons and to assist the emergency services in the event of a medical incident, a casualty search or natural disaster.

16th June 2020 Cancelled
Philip Pullen ‘Philip Larkin’
Philip is a freelance writer and researcher. He is currently working on a biographical study of Eva Larkin, the mother of the English poet, Philip Larkin

21st July Summer Social 2020 Cancelled
Details to be confirmed

18th August 2020 Cancelled
Kate Witney ‘Lincolnshire Folk Songs’
Kate Speaks about how the traditional folk songs came to be and about those people such as Percy Grainger, who made it their lives work to preserve them for future generations. Her talk includes her singing as well.

15th September 2020 Cancelled
Mark Walsh The story of BBC ‘Dads Army’
Of course ‘Dads Army’ needs no introduction but we look forward to some new insights.

20th October 2020 Cancelled
David Skillen ‘The Battle of Towton’
Few have heard of Towton, one of the most decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses and possibly the bloodiest battle on British soil.

17th November 2020 Cancelled
Horace Liberty ‘John Hassall a forgotten artist’
John Hassall (21 May 1868 – 8 March 1948) was an English illustrator, known for his advertisements and poster designs.

15th December 2020 Cancelled
Christmas social
Details to be confirmed.

19th January 2021
Terry Nowell ‘C S Lewis’
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and lay theologian.

16th February 2021
Baz Aveyard ‘Virginia Woolf’
Adeline Virginia Woolf is considered one of the most important modernist 20th- century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

16th March 2021
Christopher Brightmore ‘Who really killed JFK?’
Christopher Brightmore, Detective Chief Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police (Ret.), has never accepted the official account of the assassination, released by the Warren Commission, and has spent the last ten years researching the phenomenon.

20th April 2021
Do please try and attend our AGM as it is an essential part of our group.