Latest News

AGM: Wednesday 20 June 2018 @ 9.45am
Venue: Beccles Public Hall
Speaker: Doreen Reed Stories and Poetry
Admission: Free to Members - Guests: £2.50

LATEST NEWS Updated 17 May 2018

Monthly Meeting 19 April 2018 To read a full report please go to Monthly Meeting

Monthly Talk 15 May 2018: Dr Richard Hoggett Cold War Archaeology

Dr Richard Hoggett Dr. Richard Hoggett gave an extremely informative talk to the Beccles U3A at the May meeting. He defined archaeology as ‘The study of the past from its material remnants’ and after a more general summary of the Cold War, featured a large number of examples relating to East Anglia.

Richard is a freelance heritage consultant, writer and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience in the academic, commercial and local authority heritage sectors. He has worked with the University of Suffolk as part of the Saxon Shore project and the St Edmunds Abbey project. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

To read Vicki John's full and fascinating report, please go to Monthly Talk

Membership Application and Renewal Forms Membership packs have been sent out in the post. The following forms are available to download:

2018-19 Individual Application Form
2018-19 Joint Application Form
2018-19 Renewals Covering Letter
2018-19 Renewal Form
2018-19 Gift Aid Declaration

2018 Notice of AGM You can also download the 2018 Notice of the Annual General Meeting For Beccles U3A.

2018 Summer Schools - There is a marvelous selection of residential summer schools available this year covering topics as diverse as Recorder Playing, Garden History and English Poetry. Just click on the link to find more information.

Outings and Holidays

Waveney Stardust - 18th May 2018 - 2 places now available due to cancellation

Holkham Hall - 9 July 2018 Places still available

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum - 8 June 2018 - £28 per person - Places still available

Orwell Lady Boatrip - 1 August 2018 - Tickets still available. Please contact Irene at Social Events Secretary to book your place

Kew Gardens - 12 May 2018 Places still available for Kew Gardens, Archives and Coach Only

For more information on the outings planned for 2018, please go to Outings and Holidays

Group News

Note to all convenors - The 2018 Group Income Return form is now available for download on the Groups page

New Latin Group A set-up meeting for a new Latin group has been arranged in the small meeting room in the library for 13th September from 2-4 pm. The group will look to learning classical Latin using a traditional learning method.

Computer Confidence There is a significant demand for a group to be sent up to help members find their way around their computers. The difficulty has always been finding a convenor. Is there anyone out there who perhaps is a retired.I.T. technician or teacher who can help set this group up? If you do not wish to commit to fortnightly attendance, but would be willing to attend the first few meetings to help get this group off the ground, please contact the Paul Gurbutt at Interest Groups Co-Ordinator

Page Editor Passwords - These have now all been sent out. Please let me know if you encounter any problems updating your group page.