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 Mar 13th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm

We have a unique opportunity to welcome Becky Williams, coach and manager of the Lichfield Ladies Rugby Club, who will talk about the coaching, organisation and financing of Lichfield Ladies.
Fri Mar 29th Group Leaders’ Forum
Arrangements have been made to hold the next Group Leaders’ Forum on Friday 29th March at Mabel’s Tearoom, Curborough Countryside Centre. This will be a morning only event, arrival between 9.30am and 10.00am when tea/coffee & cake will be served. Discussions will commence at 10.00am and finish at 12 noon.

The committee hopes that this will be a well supported event giving an opportunity to involve our
Group Leaders.
Wed Apr 10th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The talk will be by Tony Firmin "By Royal Appointment"
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.
Study Days
Wed Oct 9th Proposed Study Day – This will replace the normal general meeting. Details to follow.
Architecture
Fri Feb 1st
→Thu Feb 21st
Architecture group plans to help get a “Better Lichfield”

The U3A Architecture Group is planning a new initiative for Spring!

Lichfield City Council have new funds available from the Community Infrastructure Levy and they want our help to gather data so that they can prioritise where they should be spent. So, with the support of U3A management committee, we will be undertaking a Survey of street furniture across Lichfield City.

The Survey will be co-ordinated by the Architecture Group but will need YOUR help to cover all the main streets in the City. For example, we want to highlight dirty street signs, missing information boards, damaged seats, or lamp posts that need painting.
All these improvements would help make Lichfield a better place in which to visit, live and invest.

More information will be posted over the coming weeks.
Bird Watching
Fri Mar 15th Ladywalk

Meet at reserve car park at 10am. Reserve is via Faraday Avenue at Hams Hall Distribution Centre, B46 1AL (contact D Muxworthy for more information).
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).
Chamber Orchestra
Tue Feb 19th
→Mon Mar 11th
We are thriving but would welcome an oboist, clarinetist and bassoon player together any string players to join the existing members.

We are happy to welcome prospective members who would like to assess their own ability and also to see how we work as a group. There are no auditions so just come along!

We meet on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays between 2pm and 4pm at Holy Cross Church, Lichfield,
IT Courses
Fri Feb 1st
→Thu Feb 21st
IT Training – PowerPoint for presentations

A request to run a session on the use of PowerPoint has been made. If you are interested please contact P. Gostling.

The session will be on a Tuesday or Thursday, depending on the wishes of interested members. A date will be chosen once numbers are known.
Memory Courses
Tue Feb 19th Time: 10:00-12:00
Venue: Lichfield Fire Station Community Space

For details of how this course functions please see the details on the Memory Courses group page.


COST £12 – YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL 4 CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS
Interested – then please contact, Chris Cull or Phil Mapley,
Tue Feb 26th Time: 10:00-12:00
Venue: Lichfield Fire Station Community Space

For details of how this course functions please see the details on the Memory Courses group page.


COST £12 – YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL 4 CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS
Interested – then please contact, Chris Cull or Phil Mapley,
Tue Mar 5th Time: 10:00-12:00
Venue: Lichfield Fire Station Community Space

For details of how this course functions please see the details on the Memory Courses group page.


COST £12 – YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL 4 CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS
Interested – then please contact, Chris Cull or Phil Mapley,
Rummikub
Wed Feb 20th In addition to our normal meetings we are holding a “GIVE IT TRY” session 2 - 4 pm at The Lichfield Methodist Church (entrance in Backcester Lane, Lichfield.)

If you do not know the game it’s a tile-basednumber game and you do not have to be a genius to enjoy it!