Harrogate

What is On

DURING THE PRESENT CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND HARROGATE U3A ACTIVITIES. SEE THE CHAIR'S LETTER April Letter from Chair.

Open Meetings are held from October to June at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate but not in December. They are usually held on the 4th Friday of the month but check the programme as it is sometimes necessary to change the date.

Open Meetings are from 11 a.m. to about 12.30 p.m. Doors open at 10.45a.m.

Potential members are welcome to come to our Open Meetings. There is a £2 charge and you may attend up to three times before deciding whether to join.

VIRTUAL OPEN MEETINGS

Following a successful virtual open meeting in June using Zoom our Chair has continued to arrange further virtual meetings to the end of May 2021.

All meetings open for joining from 10.40 am and start at 11.00 and Members will need to apply when details are sent out. Contact Chair Richard Cyster to get the meeting ID and password. Currently for Members only.

Provisionally these will take place on the following dates as shown in the Diary below. Meetings for 2021 are assumed to be virtual meetings but this could change if circumstances permit our returning to the Cairn.

GROUPS

For Group events see the relevant Groups page.

OUTINGS

For Outings see the Coach Trips page

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Activities not organised by U3A see the page General Interest

Any last minute changes are notified by email to those members who have provided valid addresses.

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Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Mar 12th The Curious Incident of Agatha Christie (Zoom meeting) Looks in detail at what really happened when she disappeared in December 1926 and takes an in depth look at her most famous novels. — Stephen Wells
Fri Mar 26th Royal Gardens (Zoom meeting) Featuring Royal gardens throughout Europe, from Eltham Palace to Potsdam and Goldsborough Hall the home of Mary, Princess Royal in the 1920s to Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. — Peter Mathers
Fri Apr 16th Barrow to Baghdad & Back Again - Philip Caine
Philip's work has taken him to many countries around the world, the last 10 years of which were spent in the Middle East. Since retiring in 2015, he has become an AUTHOR & GUEST SPEAKER and will tell us how a career that began in Barrow in Furness ended in Baghdad.
Fri Apr 30th ‘Jumping’ Joe Byerle - Brian Fernley
An account of the only US Serviceman to fight with both the American and Soviet Armies during World War Two.
Fri May 14th All Things Banned & Censored - Peter & Christine Padwick
A light-hearted survey of banning and censorship over the past 100 years or so with pictures, songs & anecdotes touching on George Formby, Reith and the BBC, cricket, Marilyn Monroe, Sooty, G.B. Shaw, Donald McGill, the Crazy Gang, Dr. Crippen, Alfred Hitchcock, Eartha Kitt, Thomas Hardy, Henry Hall, adverts and much more along the way. 
Fri May 28th Dark Light - Fool’s Gold
A true mystery story about a lighthouse from 1900, with related songs, visuals and lots (and lots) of audience participation.