We have a meeting of general interest on the last Thrusday of each month, except August and December There is a visiting speaker on a topic of general interest. The meeting is aimed at bringing members together, publicising the activities of the groups, and giving members a sense of fellowship in the U3A.

You are welcome to attend one or two of these meetings as a visitor to meet members and group organisers, and to get a feel for what the U3A has to offer.

The meetings are held at St. Mary's Church Hall, St. Mary's Church, Darley Lane, DE1 3AX - see map. They start at 1:30pm, and finish at 3:30pm. Free car parking is available.

Members and visitors pay £1.50 to attend these meetings - this includes tea or coffee.

Dates for your Diary
November 2019
Thu Nov 28thMeetingChristmas Lunch

12;15 for 12:45
Food to be provided by members: Surnames A-K Savouries L-Z Sweets.

Entertainment by our own folk singer, Malcolm Warner, and our Singing group, who will also lead us in singing Christmas carols and songs.
January 2020
Thu Jan 30thMeetingOur friendly garden Robin

David Tideswell

David has appeared on Spring Watch and many other TV programmes and will give an interesting talk with slides on wild garden birds. How to attract them and feed them and many other interesting facts. He is known as The Robin Man
February 2020
Thu Feb 27thMeetingMasters of Mirth

Mike Storr

An affectionate look at some of the music hall comedians.
March 2020
Thu Mar 26thMeetingAnnual General Meeting

Followed by a talk TBA
April 2020
Thu Apr 30thMeeting10 years a butler - the cheek of chic

Paul Isherwood

A light hearted talk about life as a Butler.
May 2020
Thu May 28thMeetingA line in the sand - The fall of the Alamo and the rise of Texas

David Skillen

In 1836 a small group of Texans were besieged and then wiped out by a much larger Mexican army at a mission station in San Antonio Texas. For many Americans the Alamo has assumed a near mythical status in their history and the John Wayne film of the 1960s tells it all.
But what did happen there in those 13 days? Let’s meet William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett and see how the defeat at the Alamo led to the state of Texas being formed.
June 2020
Thu Jun 25thMeetingDerbyshire in the Civil War

Brian Stone
July 2020
Thu Jul 30thMeetingThe Friends of the Peak - The history of the UK's first national park