Events and Outings

Here you can find a list of speakers and their topics for the monthly general meeting. The meeting is held at The Mary Forryan Centre, St. Peter's Church, Leicester Road, Hinckley LE10 1LW. The meeting starts at 14.00 and will finish by 16.00.

There is also a list of outings for 2019. If you want further details, you can send Margaret an email using the link on the Contacts Us page.

General notice to members
Hinckley U3A celebrated its 25th anniversary on 1st March this year.

To celebrate this milestone we are planning a special afternoon on Tuesday 18th June. We'll be entertained by Fools' Gold acoustic duo and enjoy a delicious strawberry cream tea. As if that's enough sweet deliciousness, there will also be cakes baked by a local bakery.

Carla, one of the original founding members, will say a few words, as will our chairman John. Hinckley's mayor, Linda Hodgeson, will also celebrate and say a few words.

Just come along to the Mary Forryan Centre in Hinckley to celebrate!

Dates for your Diary
Tue Aug 20th Monthly Meeting. Philip Caine will speak about From Barrow to Baghdad and Back
Thu Aug 29th Third Age Trust AGM
The Third Age Trust is now taking bookings for their conference and AGM in August at the University of Nottingham. The events last for 3 days and, if you attend the conference, you can choose from a variety of workshops for which you will be charged. However, the AGM itself (on 29 August) is free.

For details please visit: https://conference.u3a.org.uk/.

Janice is going to the AGM only and has room for 3 passengers in her car. If interested, please contact her via email on the Contact page. First come, first served.
Tue Sep 17th Monthly Meeting. Speaker is Vince Eager talking about Rock and Roll Tales.
Tue Oct 15th Monthly Meeting. The speaker is Mark Walsh and his topic is Dad's Army.
Thu Oct 31st New Members' Meeting 9:30 to 12:30 Emily Hayden Room at GWC
Tue Nov 19th Hinckley U3A AGM
Tue Nov 19th Monthly Meeting and AGM. The speaker is Samantha Hancock of Leicester Police and the topic is Fraud Warning.
Tue Dec 17th Monthly Meeting. Barry Watson, a narrowboat raconteur and musician, will entertain us.
Tue Jan 21st 2020 Monthly Meeting The speaker is John Parnell (The Hoop Guy) talking about the History of The Circus.
Tue Feb 18th 2020 Monthly Meeting Paul Hanford will talk about Women Volunteers in WW1
Tue Mar 17th 2020 Monthly Meeting Simon Gulliver will talk about Midland Landscapes
Tue Apr 21st 2020 Monthly Meeting Dr. Alison Foster will talk about Toxic Trees, Poisonous Perrenials, Wicked Weeds
Tue May 19th 2020 Monthly Meeting Alan Cutler will talk about Judge & Jury - Murder Trial
Tue Jun 16th 2020 Monthly Meeting Coals & Canals - Film & Folk Band
Tue Jul 21st 2020 Monthly Meeting Sue Ablett will talk about Around the World in Eighty Days
Sat Jul 27th Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Yeoman of the Guard" at Buxton £45 ticket and coach. Contact Margaret for further information.
Mon Jul 29th Middleton Hall ( History and Art Appreciation) Please contact Margaret for details
Thu Aug 1st To see As You Like It at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford on Avon (Not the Swan Theatre). Contact Margaret for further information.
Mon Aug 19th Guided tour of Abbey Ruins , Leicester and Mount St Bernard Abbey.Buffet lunch extra . (Architecture Group)
Thu Aug 29th To see Cats at Kilworth House Theatre.
Wed Sep 18th Calke Abbey (History Group)Please contact Margaret for details
Thu Sep 19th Visit to the Wellcome Medical Museum, London. Approximate cost pp is £24.00. There are still THREE places left on the coach. Please contact Samantha Ridgway, Health Matters group leader.
Tue Oct 22nd Bletchley Park
Janice is organising a trip to Bletchley Park, home of the World War 2 code breakers. To whet your appetite, please visit their excellent website: www.bletcheypark.org.uk.

Cost of the trip depends on which ticket you want, but most people are opting for the cheapest, which is £31. However, this depends on filling the coach.

To book your seat, please contact Janice via the email link on the Contact page.
Social Events
Fri Jul 19th Indonesian Cultural Event
2019 is the 70th anniversary of UK-Indonesia diplomatic relationship and, to celebrate, a number of events are being held across the country. The events are all sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy. In Leicestershire, there will be a free event on Friday 19 July, from 2pm - 4pm. The venue is Glenfield Sports Hall, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield LE7 7AG. Dian Fera Pratiwi will be hosting the event.

The event is free but booking is essential. To book your place, please email: ken.patton@btinternet.com. Deadline is 30 June.
Thu Oct 3rd Fourth Inter-U3A Quiz Night
Hinckley U3A is hosting the 4th Inter-U3A quiz night. Previous quiz nights in Syston, west Leicestershire, and Market Harborough have been roaring successes!

Please click on the Quiz Night Flyer link to the right.

1. Date: 3rd October 2019
2. Time: 18.45 to start at 19.00 and finish by 21.30
3. Venue: Earl Shilton Constitutional Club on Station Road
4. Food and drink: the venue is licensed and you can buy crisps etc at the bar.But if you want something more substantial, fish and chips or chicken and chips will be ordered at a cost of £5.50 per portion.
5. Cost: £8 per team (plus food)

Teams from all over Leicestershire and Rutland will attend, so this is our chance to demonstrate how fabulous we are in Hinckley!

If you want more info, or if you want to join one of the two Hinckley teams, please contact Janice via the Contacts page.
Sat Nov 23rd Bridge Workshop
Our friends at South Leicestershire U3A are organising a Bridge Workshop on 23 November at The Angel Hotel in Market Harborough. Please click on the flyer link to the right for further details.

You can organise your own team but Janice is organising up to 2 teams for the workshop, and has space for 3 passengers in her car. Please email her via the email link on the Contact page.