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 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"
Mon Oct 7th NASA Astronaut Don Thomas visits Lichfield U3A.

Once again we are able to obtain the services of an exceptional speaker with 4 space flights.

Don Thomas will be visiting the UK in October 2019 and giving an evening talk in the George Hotel's Garrick Suite on Monday 7th October.

Tickets will cost £18. Please ask Rosemary Tole as to what an inspirational speaker he is.

Further details will follow in future months.
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 David St John "A Potpourri of Entertainment."
Outings
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.

Lichfield U3A Study Day - 9th October at The George Hotel, 12-14 Bird Street, Lichfield, WS13 6PR and will run from 9am to 4pm.

The theme for the day will be "The changing roles of Men and Women in the 21st century". The planned line-up of speakers includes:
• Prof. Patricia Thane- from Kings' College London. The Professor of Contemporary History, she has written widely on the welfare state and the impact on women, families and citizenship
• The very Reverend Pat Hawkins- Canon Chancellor at Lichfield Cathedral responsible for Pastoral Care & Mission. This is the first time this role has been held by a woman.
• Sue Newsome - Relationship Counsellor. Sue is working with practical problems faced everyday by couples and families coping with their real-world issues.
• Dr Phil Burton-Cartledge is a lecturer in sociology from the University of Derby. His research includes politics, the changing nature of class and gender politics.

Tickets will be on sale at the Lichfield U3A AGM on 10th July, but to pre-register your interest please contact Rosemary Tole or Derek Price.

Tickets will cost £25 including lunch.

Please "save the date" and join us for a thought-provoking event!
The theme of our Study Day is The Changing Roles of Men and Women in the 21st Century.

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.
Social Events
Sun Jul 14th U3A Music groups at a local Open Garden.

Venue:- No. 3 Little Hay Lane, Little Hay, Staffs. WS14 0QD

Times:- 11:00 to 16:00

Costs:- £3.50 entry and £1.50 T/C cakes available

Plants for sale as well.

All proceeds go to the NGS which raised £3.1 million last year for causes.

You’ll enjoy it. The various music groups in the U3A play at the end of the garden where seats are available.
Bird Watching
Mon Sep 16th The Wolseley Centre, Rugeley (Staffordshire Wildlife Trust HQ). Meet at reserve car park at 10am
Tue Oct 22nd RSPB Sandwell Valley (Reserve is between Great Barr and West Bromwich - Postcode B43 5AG). Meet at reserve visitor centre at 10am
Fri Nov 29th RSPB Middleton Lakes. Meet at reserve car park at 10am
Thu Dec 19th Beacon Park/Pipe Green. Meet at Bunker's Hill car park, Lower Sandford Street, Lichfield at 10am
History Group 1
Wed Jul 3rd How the Modern World began, 10.00am at St Chad's Church Hall. The Leasowe
Wed Aug 7th The Workshop of the World,10.00am at St Chad's Church Hall. The Leasowe
Wed Sep 4th The Two Nations, 10.00am at St Chad's Church Hall. The Leasowe
Wed Nov 6th Meet the Victorians, 10.00am at St Chad's Church Hall. The Leasowe
History Group 2
Wed Jul 10th How the Modern World began, 10.00am at St Chad's Church Hall. The Leasowe
Wed Aug 14th The Workshop of the World,10.00am at St Chad's Church Hall. The Leasowe
Wed Sep 11th The Two Nations, 10.00am at St Chad's Church Hall. The Leasowe
Wed Nov 13th Meet the Victorians, 10.00am at St Chad's Church Hall. The Leasowe
Psychology
Tue Jul 16th
→Mon Aug 5th

Psychology Group

The Lichfield U3A Psychology Group will be running a ten month programme starting on 16th July 2019 [the third Tuesday in the month] and will run monthly until April 2020 using a programme supplied by National U3A Online Courses. The group meet the third Tuesday morning of every month, and if you are interested in following the programme, ‘Practical Psychology for Relationships’ we have limited places available. The course will be suitable for beginners. Some study between sessions will be needed as the actual meeting will be based on discussion. Further information about the course is available online from U3A Online Courses, but if you have a problem accessing the details, please contact group member, Alan Hooper who will be able to help.

You can contact the group leader, V. Birkett by clicking onto the CONTACT link at the top of the page and leave a message if you would like to join us.