Glenfield

Events

As we all know the Corona Virus has disrupted our programme of events. All our normal monthly meetings have been shifted to Zoom until further notice. If you have not yet had a chance to set up and use Zoom then click here First Time Set Up/Use of Zoom for further advice and help. We recognise that not everyone is comfortable using Zoom so, where a speaker has agreed, we will record the presentation and provide members with a link to watch it.

We are attempting to rescue the 10th Anniversary celebrations. We have tentatively moved all the events to the equivalent dates in 2021. These are shown below so you can put them in your diary, however, there is no guarantee that they will be able run on these dates as it will be dependent on government advice at the time. We will keep you in touch as the situation develops.

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This page is intended to highlight upcoming events open to the membership as a whole. Individual group activities and timetables will be found in the Groups section of this site.

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Theatre & Cultural Outings

Film Group

These are groups whose events are open to all U3A members. Please check their group pages by clicking on the group name above for a schedule of their upcoming events.

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Monthly General Meetings of the U3A at 2.00pm on the fourth Thursday of the month in St Peter's Church Centre, Church Road, Glenfield, LE3 8DP

will resume when government advice allows

Our meetings are a great way to learn more about our U3A. Lots to see, lively chat, informative and entertaining speakers and a cup of tea!! You will be made very welcome.

If you have suggestions for speakers at these meetings, please contact the Speaker Secretary via the Contact Page.

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Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Mar 25th AGM - To be held using Zoom. As well as our AGM business our retiring Chairman will review the first ten years of the Glenfield u3a, some music from Bill Jones and a chance to get some feedback from members on how to reboot our u3a when restrictions finish. If you can't be there details of how to cast your vote by proxy will be sent out. We need at least 80 votes to be quorate.
Thu Apr 22nd The Golden Age of Radio - Roger Browne
Thu May 27th History of Flight - Michael Moore
Thu Jun 24th What’s Behind a Nursery Rhyme - Patsy Rayner
Thu Jul 22nd A Talk about Middleton Hall Warwickshire - Amy Evans
Thu Aug 26th A Schoolgirls War - Mary Smith-Jones
Thu Sep 23rd Fools Gold, Quiz and Cream Tea  
Thu Oct 28th Christmas at Chatsworth - Christine Robinson
Thu Nov 25th Christmas Victorian Style - Jo Carter
Thu Dec 16th Christmas Bash - Coronavirus allowing
Social Events
Thu Mar 25th At our AGM we will launch our postponed anniversary year with a display and recollections from original members.
Fri May 7th Date to be Confirmed - A pétanque competition for teams of three members. We hope all groups will enter a team in this fun competition which will be hosted by Linda and David Thompson at their house in Ratby. A maximum of twelve teams can enter this competition which will be structured to ensure all teams get at least five games.
Thu Jun 10th Date to be Confirmed canal trip and pub meal with Peter le Marchant Trust from Loughborough either towards Mountsorrel or Normanton. Cost including a two course meal and tea and coffee with biscuits on the boat will be around £20. This event was fully booked for last year but places may become available if members cannot make the revised dates, so watch this space.
Fri Jun 11th Date to be Confirmed canal trip and pub meal with Peter le Marchant Trust from Loughborough either towards Mountsorrel or Normanton. Cost including a two course meal and tea and coffee with biscuits on the boat will be around £20. The boat is equipped with lifts so even if you have limited mobility you can still join us. This event was fully booked for last year but places may become available if members cannot make the revised dates, so watch this space.
Mon Jul 5th Date to be Confirmed walk in the Park! We are organising a walk around Bradgate Park of varying lengths open to all members followed by a bring your own picnic. Walkers will begin at various times depending on the distance to ensure we all meet at the end at the same time. Stroll 1 mile at 11-15 am, 4 miles at 10-30 am and 5/6 miles at 10-00 am. We should all meet at 12-30am outside the stables cafe for our picnics.
Tue Sep 28th Revised date - We are going to prison!!! A well kept secret is Sudbury’s Secret Diner at Sudbury Open Prison. It has excellent reviews as you can see by clicking on: Secret Diner . After this we will visit Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood. This event was fully booked for last year but places may become available if members cannot make the revised date, so watch this space.
Thu Oct 21st Call my Bluff and Poetry readings
Sun Oct 24th A 10th Anniversary Sunday Lunch We will be celebrating our 10th postponed anniversary with entertainment, food and a bit of dancing. 

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