Events and Other Information
Our Monthly General Meeting ('MGM') is normally on the third Thursday of each month (except August), 2.00pm to 4.00pm, at:
Ledbury Community Hall, Lawnside Road, Ledbury.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served from 2.00pm to 2.20pm, and a speaker is engaged to present a talk, lasting about one hour, often illustrated with slides or music. There is a nominal charge of 20p to members attending this meeting, in addition to the annual U3A membership subscription.
For a list of speakers in 2018 click on the link at the top of this page.
The September meeting takes the form of an Open Day where existing members and potential new members can see what the various groups offer and put their names down to join. Where groups are full then lists of interested members will be kept and if there is sufficient interest new groups can be started. Ideas for new groups can also be put forward here. And of course you can pay your subscription to the Treasurer.
Annual General Meetings are held in November each year, combined with the usual 'MGM', which will again take the form of a light-hearted seasonal quiz with tea or coffee and cakes.
Christmas Lunch and Christmas Meeting
We hold a Christmas Lunch in December with the Christmas Meeting one week later with mulled wine and entertainment by our members.
Our excellent Christmas Lunch 2017 was held at a new location, the Alexander Park Conference Centre,just outside Ledbury. Sadly it was delayed by snow, but all who attended the later lunch were pleased with the new location and we have pencilled in our 2018 Lunch with them for Monday, 10th December (so mark your diaries!).
Outings are arranged from time to time, often by Interest Groups for their members, but sometimes more general outings are arranged, often following on from one of the monthly talks.
The last outing was a visit to the Guide dog training centre in May. After a warm welcome there was a film outlining the work that do before meeting some of the dogs and see them training.
A visit to Lydney's Historic Harbour is planned for September.
For more details see below where you can also see trips organised by Malvern U3A.
We also run Courses & Presentations for our members.
For example we are running a presentation by a community banker giving general advice keeping yourself secure from frauds and scams (see below for details) and as part of a National Campaign run by the Red Cross we ran a First Aid Workshop in the Community Hall.
U3A involvement in the community
Our U3A wants to be a part of the local community and has undertaken various tasks over the years, such as making items for the town's Syrian Appeal. This was recognised when our Chairman was invited to meet the Duke of Gloucester on his visit to Ledbury.
Ledbury Community Day This is the town's platform for clubs and societies to demonstrate to residents, the activities that are on offer and to encourage participaton. Our U3A provided a sizeable presence in 2018 and we will continue to do so.
16 members of the Garden Group work in groups on beds at the top of the Walled Garden and the rose bed outside the garden.
Our Recorder Consort gives free concerts in the Master's House.
Malvern U3A TRAVEL GROUP invites all Ledbury U3A members to join them in being part of a warm and pleasant social group on their Trips and Outings. Details of the trips are available through the link on the top of this page.
Cotswold Link This is a network of U3As covering Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Visit their site via the Links Page. See also the events below, together with the links above.
National U3A (The Third Age Trust) offers events, residential/non-residential courses, on-line courses, tuition, etc for U3A members and has a link with the Open University. Details of these facilities and benefits can be found on the National U3A website.
2018 Summer Schools are to be held in July - September 2017. Click on the link above for more details