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.
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.
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.
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.
This year is our 10th Anniversary and we are running 10 events which are listed below under social events. We hope you will be able to attend some of the events. To help our planning please register your interest as soon as possible as shown in the event details.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Nov 26th||Mercy Ships - Alison Briggs|
|Thu Dec 17th||Christmas Celebration (format to be confirmed)|
|Thu Jan 28th 2021||Five Generations of my Anglo Indian Family - Jenny Mallin|
|Thu Feb 25th 2021||A Day above Leicestershire - John Nowell|
|Thu Mar 25th 2021||AGM - Start of 10 year celebration|
|Thu Apr 22nd 2021||Shipwrecked in Antarctica - Geiorgie Hale|
|Thu May 27th 2021||A Journey to Georgia - Sue Ablett|
|Thu Jun 24th 2021||What’s Behind a Nursery Rhyme - Patsy Rayner|
|Thu Jul 22nd 2021||A Talk about Middleton Hall Warwickshire - Amy Evans|
|Thu Aug 26th 2021||Get hands on with crafts and group activities. (See Social Events, below.)|
|Thu Sep 23rd 2021||Fools Gold, Quiz and Cream Tea|
|Thu Oct 28th 2021||Christmas at Chatsworth - Christine Robinson|
|Thu Nov 25th 2021||Christmas Victorian Style - Jo Carter|
|Thu Mar 25th 2021||Event 1 - At our AGM we will launch our postponed anniversary year with a display and recollections from original members.|
|Tue Apr 27th 2021||Event 2 - 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.|
|Fri May 7th 2021||Event 3 - 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 2021||Event 4 - A 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 2021||Event 4a - A 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 2021||Event 5 - A 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. Strollers 10-30am 4 miles 11-15am10-00am 5/6 miles, challenging Natural History and Walking Through Time and all meet at 12-30am outside the stables cafe for our picnics.|
|Thu Aug 26th 2021||Event 7 - Get hands on with crafts and group activities on our normal monthly meeting date. More details to follow.|
|Thu Sep 23rd 2021||Event 8 - On our normal monthly meeting date we are planning a concert by Fools Gold followed by a Cream Tea and quiz.|
|Thu Oct 21st 2021||Event 9 - Call my Bluff and Poetry readings|
|Sun Oct 24th 2021||Event 10 - A 10th Aniversary Sunday Lunch We will be celebrating our 10th postponed anniversary with entertainment, food and a bit of dancing.|
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