Chester

Events

Chester u3a has a vibrant programme of activities including:

  • Monthly Meetings on the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month.
  • Individual activities such as Treasure Trails & Walks.
  • A Social Events programme of Outings to places of interest in the region & to Plays & Concerts in Liverpool.
  • There is also all the variety of groups getting together each month (probably more than two hundred gatherings over a month).

The programme can also be found in the monthly News Sheet.

Upcoming activities including local, regional and national events can be seen seen below.


Dates for your Diary
September 2021
Fri Sep 24thOther'Cockling & Connahs quay. Artworks' - Second of the Explore the Tidal River Dee programme sessions at 10:00 on Zoom.
Click the link to go the programme page for more information & to register.
October 2021
Fri Oct 8thOther'Burton Mere & Ness Gardens' - Third of the Explore the Tidal River Dee programme sessions at 10:00 on Zoom.
Click the link to go the programme page for more information & to register.
Thu Oct 14thOtherWirral Arts Festival Science Day sponsored by Heswall u3a.
4 Talks to listen to from 9:30 to 16:30 at Heswall Hall.
1) Exercise, 10,000 steps per day and weight loss: Are you sitting comfortably? Prof Daniel Cuthbertson - Liverpool University
2) How wild is the world? Will Beale - Chester Zoo & World Wildlife Fund
3) Particle physics: from imagination to reality, Dr Jaclyn Bell - Imperial College London
4) The diversity of animals: from Darwin to DNA, Prof Peter Holland - Oxford University

To see the full info click here > 2021 Wirral Science Day.
Fri Oct 22ndOther'Lighthouses & Maritime Heritage' - Fourth of the Explore the Tidal River Dee programme sessions at 10:00 on Zoom.
Click the link to go the programme page for more information & to register.
November 2021
Tue Nov 2ndMeetingChester u3a AGM & Monthly Meeting.
All the information on the Annual General Meeting will be placed on the AGM page beforehand.
Our talk will be The Singing Ape: Evolution of the Musical Brain.
Many of us have an appreciation of music, even if we don't play or sing ourselves. But why? Where did this appreciation come from? Generally a physical or psychological attribute evolves in a species because it provides some kind of survival benefit. What advantage does music making provide? At face value, we could do without it very nicely, surely? Perhaps it's a 'happy accident', a by-product of other facilities that we evolved? Is the ability unique, or is it found in other species? We can't know for certain why we evolved our music-making abilities, but there are some strong hints from cognitive and social psychology, and from modern neuroscience, and Dr Margaret Cousins of the University of Chester will be exploring some ideas about how and why we might have evolved a unique capability for making and enjoying music.
December 2021
Thu Dec 2ndSocialSocial Events Are Back! Here is the first one for some time. Hopefully there will be lots more before too long.

Thursday 2nd December, Queens Hotel, Chester “Great Days Out 70s themed Snow Ball” 10.30am-3.00pm.
Three course meal with musical entertainment. 70s costumes optional. £29. Make your own way there. £5 deposit to be paid when booking. Balance of £24 due by 30th August. Sue Proctor. Contact Social