Monthly Meetings take place on the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month at St Columba's Church Hall, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, CH2 1SA. 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.

Dates for your Diary
February 2019
Fri Feb 1stMeetingNew Members Meeting at St Columbas Hall. If you have joined in the last year you should have had an invite. Coffee & cake and a chance to hear more about our U3A. Organiser Jenny Carley Chair
Tue Feb 5thMeetingJohn Hatfield (the man who gave the very interesting talk on Fracking) will be informing us on Alternative Energy. "With the advent of the dangers of climate change becoming accepted by many nations, other forms of energy are being actively pursued that does not require the need to burn fossil fuels. Those that have received most attention are, Wind Power, Solar Power, Tidal Power, Geothermal Power and Bio Power. Each of these is explained in some detail and how some of them are already providing a a significant proportion of the energy mix for the UK. In particular, when in 2018, on certain days, no coal was used to generate electricity and In total, Wind Turbines provided nearly 30% of the electricity used during the year. Further developments of Solar Power in the Northern Sahara are expected to provide 500GWh annually."
Thu Feb 7thOutingLet’s drive the winter away with a fun day out in Lancashire at Oswaldtwistle Mill. Coffee/tea on arrival where you will be given discount vouchers for shopping. Lunch 12 noon with singing entertainment, then games like dingbats, picture quiz, play your cards right, musical bingo all with prizes. Finally time for shopping before leaving. It will be great fun and interesting for us all and only £25.00. Organizer Tom Clarke.
Mon Feb 11th
→Thu Feb 14th
HolidayTo Diksmuide Flanders B&B. THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Thu Feb 14thMeetingThursday meeting Valentine Quiz - You will love this 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 5thMeetingLouise 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 14thWorkshopGet healthy, Get hAPPy A North West Region Workshop

09:30am – 12:00pm The Gateway, 89 Sankey St., Warrington

Apps on your mobile phone can be a great way to manage your health and wellbeing. With over 325,000 of them out there, though, finding the right one and knowing that it's the best one for you can be tricky. We invite you to meet some experts from ORCHA who work across the NHS to talk to us about how we navigate these apps so we can find the best to help us, and our families, to stay healthy and well and manage any conditions we may have. See .

For an overview of the programme and a postal registration form see the North West Region of U3As website events page. You can also register online from the same page.
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 4thOutingThe Barbara Hepworth Museum Wakefield and the Bretton Sculpture park. Price and times at the monthly meeting. Organizer Social Secretary.
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.
May 2019
Wed May 22ndOutingSmithills Hall, a medieval Manor House, with Tudor and Victorian additions set on the edge of the Pennines, then on to Rivington Hall Barn for an included 2 course lunch followed by entertainment from the Houghton Weavers. Organizer Sue Proctor.
June 2019
Mon Jun 3rd
→Fri Jun 7th
Holiday5 day holiday to Folkestone with Leeds Castle at £399.00, Deposit £40. Single rooms available with no supplement. Leaflets at social desk. Organizer 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.