Carlisle & District

Meetings and Social Activities

Third Thursday Together

Third Thursday Together is our monthly meeting and is held on the third Thursday of the month (except the months of August, September & December). We ask guest speakers to talk for about 45-50 minutes plus a Q&A session, after which tea and coffee are provided. Entry to the meeting is free, open to all our members, we particularly welcome new members and those who have not been to these meetings before. We also encourage members to invite friends who may be thinking of joining the U3A. This is a good opportunity to meet members of the Committee, other members and for Group Leaders to pass on notices and other important information.

Venue : Harraby Community Campus, Edgehill Rd, Harraby, Carlisle CA1 3SN - please note the new building is further along the road and the car park is the second main turning on the right signed Harraby Community Campus - Pennine Way Primary School - Harraby Community Centre & Parking and not the Sports Campus Staff Parking and Parent drop off (although this can be used as overfill car park if main car park is full) - Look for the U3A banner - Public Transport : No 61 / 61A Stagecoach Service (Arroyo Public House) Green bus shelter
Dates and Times: Third Thursday of the month - 2 pm (please allow time to park your car)
Further information from Sandra White or Janet Dutton


Dates for your Diary
January 2020
Mon Jan 6thSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Thu Jan 16thMeetingThird Thursday Together - "The Story of Diamonds" - Speaker: Robert Bolton who is a retired Gemologist and Diamond Grader, also Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers.
2.00 pm at Harraby Community Centre
February 2020
Mon Feb 3rdSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Thu Feb 20thMeetingThird Thursday Together - "Raising the Roof of Africa for Mind" - Speaker: Ian Forth who will talk about his epic journey to Kilimanjaro.
2.00 pm at Harraby Community Centre
March 2020
Mon Mar 2ndSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Thu Mar 19thMeetingThird Thursday Together - "Internet Safety" - Speakers: DC's Jon Hill and Jonathan Lowden from the Cyber and Digital Crime Unit in Cumbria will tell us how we can avoid scams and use the internet safely.
2.00 pm at Harraby Community Centre
April 2020
Mon Apr 6thSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Thu Apr 16thMeetingThird Thursday Together - "Forensics and Crime" - Speaker: David Klatzow is a renowned South African Forensic Scientist who has written several books and will have some fascinating tales to tell us.
2.00 pm at Harraby Community Centre
May 2020
Mon May 4thSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Thu May 21stMeetingThird Thursday Together - "Life with the Beeb" - Speaker: Caroline Robertson will entertain us with her experiences of being a broadcaster with BBC Radio Cumbria.
2.00 pm at Harraby Community Centre
June 2020
Mon Jun 1stSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Tue Jun 9thMeetingNorth West Regional Conference and AGM - Preston
July 2020
Mon Jul 6thSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Thu Jul 16th
→Mon Jul 20th
HolidayCambridge Area - staying at the Huntingdon Marriott Hotel - More details in Links (above right) U3A Holiday 2020 and U3A Holiday Registration (click on the appropriate document).
August 2020
Mon Aug 3rdSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Mon Aug 24th
→Thu Aug 27th
Summer SchoolNorth West Regional Summer School - Newton Rigg
Tue Aug 25th
→Thu Aug 27th
MeetingNational Conference and AGM - East Midlands Conference Centre
September 2020
Mon Sep 7thSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Thu Sep 17thMeetingAnnual General Meeting - 2.00 pm at Harraby Community Centre
October 2020
Mon Oct 5thSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Thu Oct 15thMeetingThird Thursday Together - "Ten Years a Buff Butler" - Speaker: Paul Isherwood gives a light hearted and funny talk.
2.00 pm at Harraby Community Centre
November 2020
Mon Nov 2ndSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
December 2020
Mon Dec 7thSocialCoffee Morning - 10.30 am at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle