July 9th Monthly Meeting

At the meeting this month we were treated literally, to a presentation by Andrew Thwaite on "Chocolate and Chocolatiers". Andrew has worked with chocolate since 1995. His talk was an informative and engaging demonstration of chocolate-making with some background information about the history of chocolate. - Oh, and we also had some tasting too!

As you can see, the chocolate was very popular - (click on any picture to enlarge)

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A fond look back to the heady days of summer 2018 when the Friday Walkers spent three days walking in the Askrigg area

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Dates for your Diary
August 2019
Tue Aug 27th
→Fri Aug 30th
Summer SchoolU3A NW Region Summer School 27th – 30th August at Newton Rigg College, Penrith
The annual summer school is happening again this year, organised by the U3A North West region at Newton Rigg college near Penrith. And Furness U3A members who’ve been on it in previous years have said it was very good, so well worth looking into. Full details and booking are now available – see the U3A North West Regional website Events page and their Summer School 2019 Overview and Course Synopsis – and there’s also a significant discount for booking before the end of May.
Tue Aug 27thLocal HistoryLancaster Castle
Wed Aug 28thFellwalkersIngleborough 10 miles 2200 ft
September 2019
Tue Sep 3rdWorld HistoryThe current topic for the World History group is the Ottoman Empire from 1299 to 1683. At our September meeting we will have two presentations. One on the First siege of Vienna and the other on Sultan Bayezid l.
Thu Sep 5thWorkshopThe Big Sing
Venue: The Friends’ Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool.Led by Stuart Overington, a conductor from the Halle, and members of the North West Regional Team
Thu Sep 5thScience and Technology ForumRecycling through the South Lakes (District Council) Andy Vickers
Tue Sep 10thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston
The Innovation Agency will be attending the U3A meeting on Tuesday 10th September 2019. We will be hosting a showcase of new health products which have been designed to make care in the NHS better, faster, safer and more cost-effective. There will be a range of medical and other products including tests and sensors. Find out about the important work the Innovation Agency is carrying out to spread innovations and improve healthcare in the region and have your say on these pioneering products. Your views and feedback will help the development of these products and ensure they meet the healthcare needs of local people.
Innovation Agency will provide tea and coffee with cake.
Wed Sep 11thNatural HistorySouth Walney
Fri Sep 13thStrollersBroughton/Appletreeworth - Leader -Diane
Tue Sep 17thVisiting GardensWindy Hall - Barbara C
Thu Sep 19thQuestersTo be arranged (possibly Leighton Hall visit)
Wed Sep 25thFellwalkersPlace Fell via Boredale Hause, descent via Scalehow Beck and shore path - 7.25 miles - 2154 ft
Thu Sep 26th
→Sat Sep 28th
Industrial HistoryEXTENDED VISIT Potteries
October 2019
Wed Oct 2ndTheatre Visits'Dear Uncle' - at the Theatre by the Lake.
Ennerdale in the Lake District, 1935. Sonya and Uncle Marcus live a quiet life with occasional
visits from the dashing Dr Ash. But this summer is different.
Sonya’s elderly father Cedric has turned up with his glamorous new wife Helena. They think they
might stay for a few weeks, and before long chaos has broken out.
We are now opening booking for our trip to see Dear Uncle at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
on Wednesday 2nd October. Tickets, including coach trip, are £33 each. Please see booking details in the U3A June newsletter or contact Brenda Edmondson. Tickets can also be booked at the Monthly Meeting.
Thu Oct 3rdScience and Technology ForumElectric Cars - Graham Sanderson
Tue Oct 8thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston
Speaker - Sue Sharkey from National Garden Scheme
Wed Oct 9thNatural HistoryHaybridge
Fri Oct 11thStrollersUlverston Priory
Tue Oct 15thVisiting GardensHayes Garden Centre - Jeanne R
Fri Oct 18thQuestersCruise on Lake Windermere
Wed Oct 23rdFellwalkersLangdale Pikes taking in Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle and Pike o' Stickle. Return via Stake Pass and Cumbria Way - 7.5 miles - 2000ft
Thu Oct 24thIndustrial HistoryBurlington Slate
November 2019
Thu Nov 7thScience and Technology ForumRadiology in Archaeology – Gill Baynes
Tue Nov 12thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston
Speaker: Gill Jepson
Wed Nov 13thNatural HistoryBosun's Locker - Christmas Lunch
Fri Nov 15thStrollersUlverston Canal - Leader - Pat
Thu Nov 21stQuesters????( Maybe tour of Cropper’s Paper Mill)
Thu Nov 28thIndustrial HistoryChristmas Social
December 2019
Tue Dec 10thMeetingChristmas Event
Wed Dec 11thNatural HistoryNo Meeting
Thu Dec 12thTheatre VisitsGypsy at Manchester Royal Exchange. Tickets, including coach trip, are £48 each. The Manchester Christmas Market is on at this time.
“STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, HONEY – EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES…” Louise and June should be in school when Momma Rose shoves them under the unforgiving vaudeville spotlights. Their cutie-pie act strikes gold – but when a grown-up Louise goes solo, the public wants more than just song and dance. Dare she go all the way? Broadway is back in Manchester with this wild production of the magnificent GYPSY. Directed by Jo Davies, (whose exuberant 2017 Royal Exchange production of TWELFTH NIGHT was a huge hit), and with a songbook bursting with classics (EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES, SOME PEOPLE, ROSE’S TURN), GYPSY is theatre’s ultimate celebration of the grime, graft and glamour of show business – and the power of the mother-daughter bond.
Email Grete Hughes for more information.
Thu Dec 12thScience and Technology ForumTo be decided (possibly Quantum biology or quantum entanglement)
Thu Dec 19thQuestersChristmas Lunch
January 2020
Tue Jan 14thMeetingPeter Van Zeller, L’al Ratty Railway
February 2020
Tue Feb 11thMeetingSteve Halliwell, St Kilda – the Lonely Isles
March 2020
Tue Mar 10thMeetingAGM followed by Bob Wells, North Antartic Survey
April 2020
Tue Apr 14thMeetingGavin Knott, Appleseeds, ‘Health Matters’
May 2020
Tue May 12thMeetingSarah Lace, ‘A history of Stained Glass in the South Lakes’. Including a small demonstration of glass cutting with examples of materials used to make a stained glass panel from start to finish.
June 2020
Tue Jun 9thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston
Speaker - Gary Hart, the North-west Region Parliamentary Outreach Officer