Leicester

Events at Leicester U3A

Scroll down for the listing of our monthly meetings, coffee mornings, trips, and visits to Curve and the Phoenix Cinema. You will also find information about national events organised by the Third Age Trust, including study days, lectures, conferences and summer schools.

  • Monthly Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, August and December excepted, at 2.45pm at Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH. Visitors may attend up to two meetings, paying £2 for each event.
  • If you have suggestions for speakers at monthly meetings, contact our speaker finder, Keith Pyne.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Feb 11th A Day Above Leicester A talk by John J. Nowell BA FRGS LRPS, ex RAF pilot and author of many books of photos from the air over the UK and also further afield such as over Oman and the Emirates. His photos are used worldwide including on the Omani currency. His book, A Day Above Leicestershire, illustrates a day in the life of a DLRAA Air Ambulance pilot from dawn to dusk showing the diverse landscapes of Leicestershire from the air. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Mar 10th AGM 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Apr 14th A Fine Burgundy An illustrated talk by the Photographer Peter Amour showing firstly the world renowned wine producing area of Burgundy followed by an exploration of the Alsace region. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue May 12th Churchill A talk by John Whitehead. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Jun 9th The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly A Talk by Zoe Gibson. A light hearted look at some of the more interesting Presidents, how they came to power and what was happening in their era. What did they achieve, why did they fail, does history show them to be exceptional, atrocious or just plain ordinary? 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Jul 14th Didgeridoo A talk by Iain Tidmarsh. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Sep 8th Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation A talk by Helen Baxter about the work and history of the foundation that provides support for the elderly, adults with disabilities and young people through well-being activities, outdoor education and inspiring support services. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Oct 13th A View of Shakespeare A talk by Emma Sheppard, artistic director of Gearbox Theatre Company, who has directed many of Shakespeare's plays. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Nov 10th Medical Stories A talk by J Goddard. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Outings
Thu Apr 2nd Cinderella at The Curve Performed by the Northern Ballet, 2:30PM. The Northern Ballet have an exceptional reputation from previous performances and this production has many popular music themes. In this adaptation of the classic rags-to-riches tale, Cinders is whisked away from her wicked step-mother to the glistening lake of ice where she first meets her Prince.
U3A tickets for this performance (Stalls AA & BB) are £20.00 - 4 more reservations are needed by the 18th February otherwise we will have to cancel the reservation which would be a great shame.

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Wed Jun 10th The Architecture and Design Group are planning to go on a coach trip to the Avoncroft Open Air Museum of 30 historic buildings which is near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire.
The trip, as in previous years, will be open to all U3A members.
Study Days
Thu Mar 12th Close Encounters of the Animal Kind at the National Gallery, London. Join National Gallery experts to hear about the rich history of animal symbolism in Western art from the Renaissance to the present day, in works by artists such as Uccello, di Cosimo, Titian, Hogarth, Stubbs and Rousseau.

Tickets: £25 per person (lunches & refreshments not provided).

More details and booking via the link Close Encounters of the Animal Kind or via the National U3A website - Study Days
Mon Mar 30th Discovering Children`s Literature : 11:00 - 15:45 at the British Library in London

This is a study day in the British Library Knowledge Centre theatre where five experts will speak about the history of children’s literature.

Tickets are £24 and tea and coffee will be served from 10:30am

More details and booking via the link Discovering Children`s Literature or via the National U3A website - Study Days
Social Events
Wed Feb 12th Film at the Phoenix Cinema in partnership with the U3A: This format is no longer taking place. This is likely to be temporary. Changes are taking place at the Phoenix and other ways of promoting Film "education" with them are being looked at. There will still be matinee showings of films at the Phoenix and more details can be got by clicking Phoenix: Midweek Matinee screenings
Tue Feb 18th All Members' Coffee Morning, Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, LE2 1WP, 10.15am, £2.00.
Summer Schools
Mon Aug 3rd
→Thu Aug 6th
National Summer Schools 2020 as Aston University, Birmingham.
More information will be available at the end of January, either here, or via the link summer school.
Mon Aug 10th
→Thu Aug 13th
2020 Subject Summer School - Science Network - Conference at Aston University. This will include presentations, workshops, and 2 visits. More details are available via the link Science Network Summer School or to get up-to-date information click here Science Network Mailing List to register for updates by email.
Mon Sep 7th
→Thu Sep 10th
National Summer Schools 2020 at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.
More information will be available at the end of January, either here, or via the link summer school.
Other Events
Tue Apr 21st

East Midlands Regional Conference 2020 - Making a Difference. at Eastwood Hall Conference Centre, Mansfield Road, Eastwood NG16 3SS

Speakers:

Prof Chris French: The psychology of False memory
Sam Mauger: CEO of the Third Age Trust

+ break out groups

Wed Jun 3rd U3A DAY is set to celebrate the new experiences that come from being in your third age (no longer in full-time employment or bringing up children.) The annual event, which will take place on the first Wednesday in June, will show the amazing and diverse things that our members get up to and challenge preconceptions of what being an older adult means.

Find out more by clicking the link U3A DAY