Monthly Meetings take place on the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month at St Columba's Church Hall, Plas Newton Lane, Upton. Doors open at 9:45 and coffee is served until the meeting starts at 10:30.

We have a Social Events programme of Outings to places of interest in the region and to Plays & Concerts in Liverpool. More information on the Social page. The full programme with details of how to book can also be found in the monthly news sheet. Click News Sheet to view the latest copy

Dates for your Diary
December 2018
Fri Dec 21stSocialChristmas at the Phil hosted as usual by John Suchet and conducted by Ian Tracey, soloist Jennifer Johnston. Organizer Elizabeth Flanagan Social Secretary
January 2019
Tue Jan 1stMeetingNEW YEARS DAY - COME AND JOIN US Our usual monthly meeting with a speaker will not be taking place but there will still be a gathering of those who wish to get together and chat at St Columbas Hall with Coffee/Tea on tap.
Thu Jan 10thMeetingThursday meeting Error in News Sheet it is the 10th not the 3rd. Theme TBA
February 2019
Tue Feb 5thMeetingJohn Hatfield (the man who gave the very interesting talk on Fracking) will be informing us on Alternative Energy.Solar, Wind, Hydro, Tidal, Bio and Geo methods are explained and their limitations considered. Different types of storage methods are considered and finally, Small, Modular Nuclear Power Stations are shown and explained.
Mon Feb 11th
→Thu Feb 14th
HolidayTo Diksmuide Flanders B&B. THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Thu Feb 14thMeetingThursday meeting Valentine Quiz
Wed Feb 20thMeetingPopular Science open to All members
Popular Science Lectures At Bishops' High School: 09:30 for 10:00, finishing at noon. Professor Gill Baynes on "Radiology, Fifty Shades of Grey" and Hazel McDougall on "Moons of the Outer Solar System". Contact Janet Money if you require further details
Thu Feb 28thSocialMatinee The Bodyguard at Liverpool Empire for 2 weeks only. Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Trouble ensues when both expect to be in charge. The score features many well known classics including 'I will always love you-ou-ou-ou' and 'One moment in time'. Early Bird booking needs to be paid now £25, meet at the theatre 2.00pm. Contact Elizabeth Flanagan Social Secretary.
March 2019
Tue Mar 5thMeeting Louise Wilson, a specialist dog handler and trainer with more than 15 years experience, will be speaking on The Use of Detection Dogs in Conservation and Wildlife Monitoring - from explosives, drugs and tobacco detection to wildlife monitoring of bat carcasses, animal scats and wildlife crime detection! Louise has vast experience working with worldwide organisations, government, police and wildlife organisations with detection dogs.
Thu Mar 7thOutingVisit to Black Country Museum Dudley Introductory talk and then free time to see all the many sights. Optional mine tour, Victorian school lessons and Dudley canal mine tunnel trip. The museum also has the best fish and chip shop in the country. “So much to do and so little time”. £19.50. Organiser Tom Clarke.
Thu Mar 14thMeetingThursday meeting - You decide
Thu Mar 28thSocialMatinee Straight from the West End Kinky Boots. Starring Cyndi Lauper. I have only 20 seats for this show and we need to book before the 20th Dec. as seats are selling fast and they will not hold them for more than a few weeks. This feel-good musical takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the Milan Catwalk. “Winner of the 2016 Olivier for best musical” £43.00. Contact Elizabeth Flanagan Social Secretary.
April 2019
Tue Apr 2ndMeetingProfessor Emma Rees will give us 'Suffragettes - the personal histories of some of the leading lights of the movement (both local and national), what drove them to campaign as they did, and the omissions and consequences of the 1918 Representation of the People Act'
Thu Apr 11thSocialMATINEE Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at the Liverpool Empire. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions and took the dance world by storm. Circle seats Row F £34.00 and Rows H,J, and L £26.00.
See you at the theatre at 2.00pm. Contact Elizabeth Flanagan Social Secretary.
October 2019
Wed Oct 30thMeetingPopular Science - open to ALL
Popular Science Lectures At Bishops' High School: 09:30 for 10:00, finishing at noon. Mike Shaw on "Why don't sundials tell the right time?" and Mike Money on "Fire, Food and Evolution of modern humans". Contact Janet Money for further details if required