Gloucester & District

News in Brief

Here is some additional news that missed the last newsletter, but is likely to appear in the next:

Climate Change & Sustainable Future. Special Interest Day, May 5th 2020.

To view details visit the Members Page, and use the Special Interest Day link on the right-hand bar.


Tournament triumph for our table tennis players,

Players from Gloucester U3A's Intermediate Table Tennis Group returned from a U3A area tournament with a triple triumph.

Four doubles pairs from Gloucester took part, and were crowned the best overall performing group competing with U3As from Cheltenham, Churchdown, Bishops Cleeve, Winchcombe and Cirencester.

Visit the group page - Table Tennis: Intermediate, for a full report.


For any voluntary group to function there needs to be an executive committee. There will be vacancies in most years, and that is true for the AGM in 2020.

Our Chairman and Treasurer will not be continuing, and to ensure a smooth transition they are prepared for you to shadow them for the rest of their tenure.

Are you interested in ensuring that Gloucester U3A still functions?
Then we need members to be our committee officers.
Use the Contacts page to express an interest.


For the future:

Monthly meetings will be charged at £1.00 per head from September 2019.


U3A National Robot Challenge.

We attended an extremely well planned event organised by Cannock Chase U3A, on Thursday, 3rd October, in Stafford.
Teams had travelled from Dawlish, North London, and Grantham, to to give you an idea of the spread of interest in this first ever event.
Our team, attempted 5 of the 6 challenges, and came away with a very creditable second place. We were fortunate in that we had been able, through simplified design, to have a robot that required no tinkering throughout the competition.
We came away buzzing with excitement at our success, and with quite a few plans for next year.
Care to join us? Visit the Electronics group page.