On this page you will find a list of forthcoming Meetings and Events both for Cowbridge U3A as a whole and the various Subject Groups. These can be sorted either by date or category.
However if you want to jump to the next event that interests you, use our Calendar.
Click on Calendar in the Top Yellow Bar and select Month.
Unless stated otherwise the Meetings and Events are for Cowbridge U3A as a whole.
Meetings and events specific to a particular Subject Group can also be found on the page for that Group.
Unless stated differently Cowbridge U3A Main Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Cowbridge Town Hall at 2 pm.
The meeting room is on the first floor and is best accessed by the West entrance opposite 'Pebble Clothing' in the Town Hall Square.
The usual format is a talk by an outside speaker followed by tea/coffee and biscuits. Free to members. £3 for visitors.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Apr 8th||CANCELLED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS|
Cowbridge Physic Garden - Sue Duffield
|Wed May 13th||Ships that Pass in the Night - Rob Cumbes|
|Wed Jun 10th||Quilts - Gill Clark|
|Wed Jul 8th||An Uncommon Soldier - Gavin Davies|
|Wed Aug 5th||Cowbridge U3A 25th Annual General Meeting|
St Quentin's Suite, Bear Hotel, Cowbridge at 2pm
NB This is on the first Wednesday of the month to avoid a clash with the Vale Show.
|Wed Sep 9th||Gift of Sunlight - Trevor Fishlock|
|Wed Oct 14th||Crime Prevention, Rogue Trading and Scams - Deborah Elward|
|Wed Nov 11th||My writing career - Sue McDonagh|
|Wed Dec 9th||Entertainment by the Rock Choir|
|Wed Jun 3rd||THIS IS NATIONAL U3A DAY|
|Wed Apr 1st||AGM|
|Mon Apr 20th|| THE GEOLOGY AND SCENERY OF THE PRESELI HILLS, PEMBROKESHIRE|
Monday April 20th 2020.
Start : 10. 30 am.
Leader : Mr. Sid Howells.
This is a walk of approximately 6 km much of it on open moorland on the Preseli Hills. These are composed of Ordovician mudstones
and siltstones with igneous dolerite intrusions forming a distinct tor landscape moulded by glaciation. The dolerite is the source of the
Bluestones which form part of Stonehenge and with this historical connection will make it a particularly interesting walk.
We meet at the informal parking area on the open common next to Waldo's Monument approximately 1 km west of the village of Mynachlog Ddu
Grid ref. SN 135 303
To get there travelling from the south turn right off the A40 Whitland to Haverfordwest road at the Narberth roundabout onto the A 478 Crymych
road and turn left ( not sharp left ) at Glandy Cross opposite the petrol station approximately 3 miles north of Llandissilio. In just over 2 miles
at the village of Mynachlog Ddu turn left and then the next right on the outskirts of the village and carry on to the open common where the
Waldo Monument is clearly visible on your left.
Please bring waterproof clothing, good walking boots and a picnic lunch.
|Thu Apr 16th||2020|
Please note: CANCELLED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
"The Bevin Boys; the Forgotten Conscripts" by Jaye Swift (guest speaker)
|Thu May 21st||2020|
"Reluctant Warriors: Memories of National Service" by Malcolm Cowper (guest speaker)
|Thu Jun 18th||2020|
"Cardiff's Victorian Parks" by Rosie James (guest speaker)
|Thu Jul 16th||2020|
"Cardiff's historic Coal Exchange" by Dr Juliet Davis (guest speaker)
|Thu Aug 20th||2020|
"The South Wales Tornado of 27th October 1913" by Keith Jones (guest speaker)
|Thu Sep 17th||2020|
"Harold Owen Owen, chain store heir, in War and Peace" by Gavin Davies.
|Thu Oct 15th||2020|
"The Frolic"; the story of a local shipwreck in 1831, by Colin Hawkins (guest speaker)
|Thu Nov 19th||2020|
Short talks (~15-20 minutes) by members
i) "From Solstice to Santa" by Valerie Monaghan
ii) TBA by Thelma Jeeves
iii) "Our vintage Ferguson tractor"; a type of "Show and Tell" by Jan Lewis
|Thu Dec 17th||2020|
"Evan Thomas and his Lamps" by Brian Davies (guest speaker)
|Thu Jan 21st 2021||2021|
"The King's DNA" by Dr Rhian Morgan (guest speaker)
|Thu Feb 18th 2021||2021|
AGM, followed by members' "Show and Tell" session
|Thu Apr 2nd||Port Eynon and Overton, Gower------Organised by John Cook|
Meet 10.30am Guide Paul Thornton
Weather permitting there will be ample opportunity to explore further in the afternoon.
|Sat May 2nd||MULL and IONA|
Trip with Shetland Wildlife 2-8th May
|Thu Jun 4th||NANT Y BEDD plus a.n.other Brecon area.|
Organised by Roger Jones
This is a RHS Partner Garden. Entry £5 pp. (NB RHS membership free entry does NOT apply for group visits)
Tea and Coffee available.
Introduction by Sue Mabberley.
Check the website for accessibility and directions:--- nantybedd.com
|Thu Jul 2nd||LAVERNOCK POINT. |
Steve and Val Monaghan.
|Thu Oct 1st||Cardiff Bay|
Organised by John Andrew
|Thu Dec 3rd||AGM|
QUIZ -----Claire and Ruth Jenkins
SHERRY AND MINCE PIES.
|Tue Apr 14th||Wine tasting led by Shirley and Terry Dunsworth: Languedoc wines|
|Tue May 12th||Wine tasting led by Val and Steve Monaghan - 'a theme of heroes'|
|Tue Jun 9th||Wine tasting led by Roger Barwick and Dorothy Stone: 'Marks & Spencer's Best Wines'|
|Tue Jul 14th||Wine tasting led by Peter and Jean Carter: 'French wines from independent producers'|
|Tue Aug 11th||Volunteers needed|
|Tue Sep 8th||Volunteers needed|
|Tue Oct 13th||Wine tasting led by Silke & friends: 'A Georgian Journey'|
|Tue Nov 10th||Volunteers needed|
|Tue Dec 8th||Volunteers needed|
|Thu Apr 30th||Keith Kennett to lead - however please check beforehand as this walk may be cancelled|
|Wed May 20th||Jo Ilsley to lead however please check beforehand as this walk may be cancelled|
|Tue Jun 16th||Ian Fraser to lead|
|Fri Jul 24th||Claire and Keith to lead|
|Fri Aug 21st||June Fawcett to lead|
|Thu Sep 10th||Val and Steve to lead|
|Thu Oct 8th||Colin and Judith to lead|
|Fri Nov 6th||Penny Jarvis to lead a walk in November|
|Wed Dec 2nd||Marian East to lead|
|Wednesday Walking Group|
|Wed Apr 22nd||Walk to be led by Bob and Sue|
|Wed May 27th||Walk to be led by Lesley|
Fri Jun 19th
→Mon Jun 22nd
|Away Break 2020, based at The Best Western The Gables near Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire. To be organised by John V. For full details, click on the coloured text here, or see the link top right.|
|Wed Jun 24th||Walk to be led by John and Anna|
|Tue Jun 30th||Evening Summer Sundowner Walk, to be led by Val and Steve. Please note that this is a Tuesday. This walk will only go ahead if the weather forecast is favourable.|
|Tue Jul 7th||A day out in Monmouthshire is being planned by Val, to be confirmed later. It may include a visit to Dewstow Gardens, and one or two walks, with maybe a visit to Caerwent Roman remains. Watch this space!|
|Wed Jul 22nd||Walk to be led by Colin and Judith|
|Wed Aug 26th||Walk to be led by Andy|
|Wed Sep 23rd||Walk to be led by David and Jennifer|
|Wed Oct 28th||Walk to be led by Claire and Keith|
|Wed Nov 25th||Walk to be led by Liz and Gordon|
|Wed Dec 16th||Walk to be led by Val and Steve. Please note that this is not our usual week. We'll try to include some festive fun!|