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|
|Thu Nov 28th||Meeting||Christmas 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.
|Thu Jan 30th||Meeting||Our friendly garden Robin|
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
|Thu Feb 27th||Meeting||Masters of Mirth|
An affectionate look at some of the music hall comedians.
|Thu Mar 26th||Meeting||Annual General Meeting|
Followed by a talk TBA
|Thu Apr 30th||Meeting||10 years a butler - the cheek of chic|
A light hearted talk about life as a Butler.
|Thu May 28th||Meeting||A line in the sand - The fall of the Alamo and the rise of Texas|
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.
|Thu Jun 25th||Meeting||Derbyshire in the Civil War|
|Thu Jul 30th||Meeting||The Friends of the Peak - The history of the UK's first national park|