Monthly Meetings

On the first Thursday of every month, except August, we have a meeting with a speaker, who gives a talk or presentation on a topic of general interest, lasting about 45 minutes, followed by Qs & As.

Time: 2.30 – 4.00 p.m., with the doors opening at 2.00 p.m: please don’t arrive before then, as we shall still be setting up the room.

Venue: the Fuller/McLellan Hall at the Lymington Community Centre, Cannon Street, Lymington: See WELCOME page for a map. Full details of forthcoming speaker meetings may be found below.

TED Talks

“TED Talks” are a recent innovation for Lymington U3A. A short (approximately 20-minute) video on a thought-provoking theme is shown, followed by informal discussions in small groups over tea or coffee. The concept originated in the USA, where the talks initially focused on Technology, Entertainment and Design – hence the name “TED Talks” – but they now cover a huge range of topics, from science to business to global issues.

TED Talks are held on the third Monday of every month, except August. Tea and coffee are available on arrival.
Time: 10.00 for coffee - talk at 10.30 followed by discussion.
Venue: the McLellan Hall in the Lymington Centre. See WELCOME page for a map. Future TED Talks are listed below.

Questors: Trips & Visits

Forthcoming Questors trips and activities are listed here. Update sheets giving details of forthcoming outings are e-mailed to members monthly, and paper copies are available at the monthly meetings.
If you have any suggestions for new outings, the Questors group would be pleased to hear from you.

Walks programme

Any member (and their dog(s)) can join a walk, which takes place at 10.30 a.m. on the first Monday of each month at the advertised venue. The walks are between approx. 3 and 5 miles in length, and usually optionally end with lunch at a local pub or, occasionally, a tea-room. A detailed programme of walks is available from the Group Leader, at the monthly meetings, in the latest Newsletter and on the Walking Group page of this website.

Dates for your Diary
Thu May 2nd Dr. Matthew Smith, Senior Fellow in Public History, Royal Holloway, University of London. “Citizens: 800 years in the making” Exploring the history of liberty, rebellion and reform from Magna Carta to the Suffragettes and beyond. Citizens is a project led by Royal Holloway creating online resources for schools and adult learners exploring our democratic heritage. In this talk, the Project Director, Dr Matthew Smith, will introduce the project, what has been achieved to date and share some of the fascinating stories that the team have been unearthing and telling in new and exciting ways.
Thu Jun 6th Martin Lloyd : “Passports, Assassins, Traitors & Spies”.
Thu Jul 4th Carole Chapman – “The Crusades”
Thu Aug 1st No Meeting
Thu Apr 25th Visit to Kelmscott Manor and Gardens.Coach Departs 8am Return around 5pm
£35 (includes coach, tip, guided tour) Light lunch available at extra cost
17th Century Grade 1 listed country retreat of William Morris, family and friends. Arts & Crafts arts, furniture & artefacts.
Wed Jun 5th Cranbourne Gardens & Deans Court House
£26 (inc. Entrance to Dean’s Court, coach and Drivers tip). Entrance to Cranbourne to be paid on day. Admission £6 concession £5
RHS members Free
Coach departs 9am. Depart Cranbourne@1pm for Dean’s Court. Returns approx. 5pm
Cranbourne Gardens old house with17th Century House garden re-planted in 20th century in Arts & Craft Style
Dean’s Court ancient House with fine Georgian facades set in romantic gardens.
Lunch Club
Fri Apr 19th 19 April at The Borough Arms Lymington
Fri May 17th 17 May at The Borough Arms, Lymington
Fri Jun 14th 14 June at The Master Builder. Bucklers Hard
TED Talks
Mon May 20th The talk is 'The Global Food Waste Scandal' by Tristram Stuart
Theatre Groups
Thu May 9th Salisbury Playhouse
‘The Remains of the Day’
£27.60(includes theatre ,coach &driver’s tip). Coach Departs 12.30pm
Payment not later than 12th March
Stage adaption by Barney Norris who did ‘Echo’s End’
Mon May 6th Monday 6 May meet at the Lepe Country Par car park. Map Ref.SZ 455986 for a 4.5 mile walk. Car Park costs £4 so car sharing worth while. Meet at the Royal Oak on the return journey.
Mon Jun 3rd Monday 3 June meet at the car park near Red Lion in Fritham Map Ref SU230140 for a 5 mile walk.
Call in Red Lion before return.
Mon Jul 1st Monday 1 July, meet at the Whitemoor Pond Car Park Map Ref SU 277024 for a 4 mile walk on White Moor and through South Weirs and North Weirs. Meet at the Hobler on way back.