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
March 2019
Thu Mar 28thSocialMatinee Straight from the West End Kinky Boots. This feel-good musical takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the Milan Catwalk. “Winner of the 2016 Olivier for best musical”. 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. Start the day with a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, an international centre for modern and contemporary art experience, the only one of its kind. Explore open-air displays by some of the worlds finest artists. All set in 500 acres, the sculpture park is a lovely walk even for those who are not interesting in the sculptures, however I am sure you will be amazed and/or amused by some of them. Nice café for lunch and then it is off to The Barbara Hepworth Museum in Wakefield. £15 Organizer Social Secretary.
Thu Apr 11thMeetingThursday Meeting at St Columbas Hall
Including the usual tables : books, trips, new groups, computer helpdesk.
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. See you at the theatre at 2.00pm. Contact Elizabeth Flanagan Social Secretary.
Tue Apr 30thWorkshopCreative thinking A new Regional workshop
Explore different ways we learn, different types of groups, exchange ideas.
Led by Maggy Simms, Gill Russell and members of the NW Regional Planning Team

Tuesday April 30th 2019 10.30am – 3.30pm
Alexandra Suite, Crewe Alexandra Stadium

Who is it for? Everyone who wants to be an involved and active learner.

Morning: Different approaches to organising a learning activity. Discuss and exchange ideas and experience.

12.30 – 1.15 Lunch – bring your own

Afternoon: Creative Project Planning. Develop and work with a single project incorporating varied approaches and learning styles

Plenary, with opportunities to showcase your projects from your own U3A. 3.30 Close

There will be no charge for this event.
Further information and registration details are available on the regional website or by emailing
May 2019
Tue May 7thMeetingMonthly Meeting at St Columbas Hall.
Christine McDonald will talk about 'Slavery - It’s Happening Here, Now, Today'. A great deal is being written and talked about Modern Day Slavery, both in the press and on social media – but do you know what is meant by the term? Would you know how to recognise a victim or know if one was living near to you? She will also tell you a little about the Modern Slavery Act (2015), describing what is meant by the National Referral Mechanism, introduced to ensure that victims receive appropriate support and Ethical Supply Chains – another requirement under the Act.
Thu May 9thMeetingThursday Meeting at St Columbas Hall.
Including the usual tables : books, trips, new groups, computer helpdesk.
Tue May 14thOutingMusic train to Mobberley. Mostly sitting. £13.50 Organizer Liz Flanaghan Social Secretary
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 John Norcott. Organiser Sue Proctor.
Thu May 30thOutingCanal Trip - Cheshire Cat to Wharton Lock Bunbury £13.50. Organizer Liz Flanaghan Social Secretary
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.
Tue Jun 4thMeetingMonthly Meeting at St Columbas Hall.
Thu Jun 13thMeetingThursday Meeting at St Columbas Hall.
Including the usual tables : books, trips, new groups, computer helpdesk.
Wed Jun 26thOutingCanal trip from Preston Brook to Lymm/Northwhich. £13.50. Organizer Liz Flanaghan Social Secretary.
July 2019
Tue Jul 2ndMeetingMonthly Meeting at St Columbas Hall.
Thu Jul 4thOutingA second Music Train to Mobberley.
Thu Jul 11thMeetingThursday Meeting at St Columbas Hall.
Including the usual tables : books, trips, new groups, computer helpdesk.
Thu Jul 18thOutingDay trip to Llangefni Anglesey.
Oriel Ynys Mon (Art Gallery & Museum) at Llangefni &
Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve. Organiser Sue Proctor.
For a full description click > Llangefni Day Trip 18 July 2019.
August 2019
Tue Aug 6thMeetingMonthly Meeting at St Columbas Hall.
Thu Aug 8thMeetingThursday Meeting at St Columbas Hall.
Including the usual tables : books, trips, new groups, computer helpdesk.
Thu Aug 29thOutingParadise Mill and Silk Museum Macclesfield. Tea and biscuits on arrival. Guided tour of the Mill am. Time for lunch and then visit the Silk Museum pm. Details at monthly meeting desk.
September 2019
Sat Sep 28th
→Sat Oct 5th
HolidayHoliday to Croatia's Dalmatian Riveria with Mistral Holidays. Brochure can be seen by clicking this link Croatia Holiday Brochure Sep 2019. Book this directly with Mistral Holidays by sending them the form at the end of the brochure or calling them on 01352 756864.
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.