Lichfield

Events

In addition to the group meetings [please see individual group details for meeting times] we hold a monthly speaker meeting at 2pm on the second Wednesday of each month which is open to all members and new members are welcome to attend.

This is also a meeting at which the committee members are available to interact with members and group leaders are able make announcements.

The monthly speaker meetings will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield Please check the website EVENTS as the venue may change.

The venue complies with the DAA but if you require disabled access we need prior notice so that arrangements can be made prior to your arrival. Please contact us with your details via the CONTACT button above.

If you cannot attend our monthly speaker meeting and would like any further information on Lichfield U3A please send us your details via the CONTACT button above.

We would like to make it clear that you can still join our U3A even if you cannot attend the monthly Speaker Meetings but are able to attend individual group meetings.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed May 8th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The talk will be by Mark Kershaw "How the BBC proms are brought to you"
Wed Jun 12th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The talks will be by members. A miscellany of topics to interest us.
Wed Jul 10th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

A.G.M and the Acoustic Guitar Group.
Wed Aug 14th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The talk will be by Tony Noble "Life on H.M.S Britannia"
Wed Sep 11th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The talk will be by Andrew Lound "Apollo and Moon Landing"
Wed Nov 13th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The talk will be by Rodger Ide "Beliefs and Myths"
Wed Dec 11th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The talk will be by Richard Westcott "Confessions of a Pantomime Dame"
Outings
Thu May 23rd U3A TRIP TO JODRELL BANK

As 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first Moon Landings, our Astronomy, History of Science, Science & Technology, and Our Earth Groups are planning a Group visit to University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.

The itinerary will include:
12-00 Visit the coffee shop on arrival (at your own cost)
Begin your self-guided tour of the exhibitions
Lunch at the café (at your own cost)
14-00 Attend the One Giant Leap talk with an expert Jodrell Bank Explainer
15-15 Choose to join a Telescope Walking Tour or revisit the exhibits
Time to visit the gift shop and use the facilities.

We will see the Lovell Telescope which has a diameter of 76 metres. Since the summer of 1957 it has been probing the depths of space. It remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world. Also, the 35 acres of grounds include extensive gardens which hold national collections of Sorbus (Rowan and Whitebeam) and Malus (Ornamental Crab Apple].

The costs for this full day trip are £10.20 per person, which includes U3A insurance, the entrance fee and the talk given by an expert. This will be a car-share visit and a £6 per head contribution to the driver is expected, being £5 for mileage and £1 for the car parking based on 4 sharing a car.

Lunch is available at the Centre at one's own cost.

Places are available to all Lichfield U3A members. Please contact Andy Cheer to book your place.
Wed Jun 12th Visits to DMS Whittington in 2019

Further to my announcement at the Main Meeting in February, I have arranged for Lichfield U3A to have places on 3 visits during 2019. We are restricted initially to 15 in each group, although there may be more places if they are not filled by others.

The dates are 12th June, 11th September and 13th November – all Wednesdays. If they adhere to last year’s programme, the evenings start at 7pm and finish at 9.30pm, and consist of an opening address from the Commanding Officer and then a tour of some of the key areas on site, followed by tea and coffee with the opportunity to view the Whittington Tapestry. Groups will meet at DMS Whittington.

If you are interested in joining one of these visits it will be first come, first served but I will keep a waiting list for each visit in case we get more places.

Please make sure you tell me what date you require and how many places, and, of course, your name and contact number!

Judith Thorpe
Wed Sep 11th Visits to DMS Whittington in 2019

Further to my announcement at the Main Meeting in February, I have arranged for Lichfield U3A to have places on 3 visits during 2019. We are restricted initially to 15 in each group, although there may be more places if they are not filled by others.

The dates are 12th June, 11th September and 13th November – all Wednesdays. If they adhere to last year’s programme, the evenings start at 7pm and finish at 9.30pm, and consist of an opening address from the Commanding Officer and then a tour of some of the key areas on site, followed by tea and coffee with the opportunity to view the Whittington Tapestry. Groups will meet at DMS Whittington.

If you are interested in joining one of these visits it will be first come, first served but I will keep a waiting list for each visit in case we get more places.

Please make sure you tell me what date you require and how many places, and, of course, your name and contact number!

Judith Thorpe
Wed Nov 13th Visits to DMS Whittington in 2019

Further to my announcement at the Main Meeting in February, I have arranged for Lichfield U3A to have places on 3 visits during 2019. We are restricted initially to 15 in each group, although there may be more places if they are not filled by others.

The dates are 12th June, 11th September and 13th November – all Wednesdays. If they adhere to last year’s programme, the evenings start at 7pm and finish at 9.30pm, and consist of an opening address from the Commanding Officer and then a tour of some of the key areas on site, followed by tea and coffee with the opportunity to view the Whittington Tapestry. Groups will meet at DMS Whittington.

If you are interested in joining one of these visits it will be first come, first served but I will keep a waiting list for each visit in case we get more places.

Please make sure you tell me what date you require and how many places, and, of course, your name and contact number!

Judith Thorpe
Study Days
Wed Oct 9th The study day will replace the monthly general meeting.

The theme of our Study Day is The Changing Roles of Men and Women in the 21st Century.

The venue is The George Hotel 12-14 Bird Street, Lichfield, WS13 6PR and will run from 9am to 4pm.

We have assembled four excellent speakers to cover all aspects of the changing roles of men and women in this century and their will be time to ask questions of our speakers.

The charge for the day is £25 and includes coffee and lunch and offers excellent value.

90 Tickets will be available from May by contacting Rosemary Tole and Derek Price who will be at the General Meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month at The Guildhall, Lichfield.

Please come along to this special event.
Bird Watching
Tue Apr 23rd National Memorial Arboretum

Meet at entrance to visitor centre at 10am
Thu May 9th Seven Springs car park, Cannock Chase

Meet at car park at 10am. Postcode is ST17 0WT.
Wed Jun 5th Whitehouse car park, Cannock Chase.

This is an evening walk starting at 9pm. Postcode is WS12 4PR(contact D Muxworthy for more information).
History Group 1
Tue Jun 11th History groups 1 & 2

Please include the following in the Dates for your Diary.

History Groups coach trip to Lincoln and Doddington Hall