Members Mornings meet at the Calvary Church, Earlsway, Macclesfield. Part social, for members to meet, chat and take refreshments and new members welcomed and part educational as most meetings have a Speaker or an introduction to a Group Activity.

Dates for your Diary
Bookworms 4
Wed Jun 17th

Pieces of Happiness by Ann Ostley

A novel of five lifelong friends who, in their sixties, decide to live together on a cocoa farm in Fiji, where they not only start a chocolate business but strengthen their friendships and rediscover themselves.

Wed Jul 15th

The Dry by Jane Harper

In the grip of the worst drought in a century, the farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily when three members of a local family are found brutally slain.
Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk reluctantly returns to his hometown....

Wed Aug 19th

Shadowplay by Joseph O’Conner

1878- The Lyceum Theatre, London. Three extraordinary people begin their life together, a life that will be full of drama, transformation, passionate and painful devotion to art and to one another. Henry Irving, the Chief, is the volcanic leading man and impresario; Ellen Terry is the most lauded and desired actress of her generation, outspoken and generous of heart; and ever following along behind them in the shadows is the unremarkable theatre manager, Bram Stoker.

Wed Sep 16th

Dancing by the Light of the Moon by Giles Brandreth

The inimitable Gyles Brandreth revels in wordplay, rhythm and lyrical eloquence with this deftly curated anthology of poetry that runs the gamut from W.H. Auden to Rupi Kaur. A celebration of language and craft and a testament to the enduring power of the verse form.

Wed Oct 21st

Circe by Madeline Miller

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves

Wed Nov 18th Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Mary Anning may be young and uneducated, but she has "the eye". Scouring the windswept Jurassic coast near Lyme Regis, she find the fossils nobody else can, making discoveries that will shake the scientific world of the early 19th century. But science is a male-dominated arena, and there are many who disapprove...
Wed Dec 16th Bookworms 4 Christmas Party
Members Morning
Thu Jun 25th

"Growing Up in South Africa" : Joy Kewney

Meeting Cancelled

This meeting has been cancelled due to the current emergency.

Thu Jul 23rd

Macclesfield U3A Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Under Review due to Coronavirus emergency

Notification of agenda and invitation to attend will be sent to all members during the prior month. Early notification of agenda items, issues to be raised and concerns is appreciated.

Key Dates:
1. AGM on Thursday 23rd July 2020
2. Formal Notice date one month before (allow for Postal deliveries for those not on email):
Monday 23rd June 2020
3. Agenda Items to be notified to Secretary or Chairman by:
Monday 30th June 2020
This schedule allows for the constitutionally required 21 days notice period to members.

Meeting venue to be confirmed depending on hall availability, doors open at 9:45, A.G.M Commences at 10:30 provided at least 10% of current membership is present.

It is intended that a Local Speaker will present at 11:15 on the day.

Planned, to be confirmed: Dr Simon Hyde, Headmaster - The Kings School new development.

I doubt anyone will be unaware of the Landmark Campus development the school is completing in May of this year and the subsequent relocation and consolidation the School will be undertaking over the summer recess. After 517 itinerant years since establishment, this major transformation into a co-educational, advanced and modern school will bring Kings home to the new 80 Acre site on the Alderley edge road. Simon will share the journey and what this huge change means for the school and pupils. Go to this link for some more detail and pictures:

Thu Sep 23rd 2021

"From Barrow to Baghdad and Back" : Philip Caine

Rescheduled from March 2020

Born in 1950, in Barrow-in- Furness Philip’s working life began in the hotel business. His career developed in the oil industry and 30 years were spent in places such as the North Sea, Algeria, Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Russia. From 2003, he spent 7 years in post war Baghdad, working with the American coalition, and a further 3 years running oil services companies in Dubai. He retired in 2015 and began WRITING & PUBLIC SPEAKING, since then he has spoken at over 250+ venues and written 6 fictional adventure thrillers.

Technology & Science
Tue Jun 23rd Dr Steve Hurley

SETI and the rare earth hypothesis

2pm ZOOM talk
Tue Sep 22nd Dr Hywel Owen, Accelerator Physics Group, University of Manchester

The physics of Proton Beam Therapy

2pm Calvary Church
Tue Oct 27th Jack Saunders, Materials Science Group, University of Manchester

Watching Paint Dry: How to stop corrosion.

2pm Calvary Church
Tue Nov 24th Professor David Brough, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester.

How the Immune System affects Brain Disease

2pm Calvary Church
Tue Jan 26th 2021 Professor George King, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester

Solar Energy: a Bright Future

2 pm Calvary Church
Walking Mondays
Mon Jun 8th no walk
Mon Jun 22nd Walk Leader Frank Nicholson 01625426796 / 07525389888
Starts in Birchen Clough car park on Snake Pass, SK109914 at 10.30.
9.3 miles moderate. Picnic lunch. Meet at Higher Hurdsfield car park
Mon Jul 13th Walk leaders, Anne Pillai 07974390224 and Frances Brown 07935965070
Start at National Trust car park SK 123 832 at 10.30
8.5miles moderately hard. Picnic lunch.
Walk is over Mam Tor and Losely Pike, down to Castleton and returning via Cave Dale.
Mon Jul 27th Walk leader Frank Nicholson 01625426796 / 07525389888
Starts on old road below MamTor, SK129832 at 10.15.
9.0 miles moderate. Picnic lunch. Meet at Higher Hurdsfield car park
Mon Aug 10th Walk leader David Turner 01625 260973 mob 07811 564376 Starts at carpark off Hawkhill Road, Eyam (just past the Museum) SK216 767 (Use the second carpark on the right which is FREE). Walk is around Eyam, Stoney Middleton, Calver, Coombs Dale and Foolow, starting at about 10.15 am 9.5 miles, moderate. Picnic lunch
Mon Aug 24th Walk leader Marion Grant Meet at CP B6049 going into Tideswell (GF 154742) at about 10.15am. It is a pay and display CP.
No lunch but there is a good sandwich shop and several pubs/cafes in Tideswell for those who don't want to take a packed lunch if they want to eat afterwards Details to be confirmed
6 miles, moderate.
Mon Sep 14th Walk leaders Barbara Finnan and Rachel Davies - details awaited
Mon Sep 28th Walk leader Stewart Bradley 01625 873774 mob 07586 841873 Starts at small car park on Goyt Valley Way at Hague Bar near New Mills. SJ986857 at 10.15 am. 9.2 miles moderate. Picnic lunch
Mon Oct 12th Walk Leader Frank Nicholson 01625426796 / 07525389888
Starts in Gradbach car park, SJ998662 at 10.15.
8.2 miles moderate. Picnic lunch. Meet at South Park car park
Mon Oct 26th Walk Leader Malcolm Griffiths, Mobile 07725 998030 .
Park by roadside in Chapel Lane, Rainow SJ 951 761. 8 miles, Moderate. Picnic Lunch.
Mon Nov 9th Walk leader needed please
Mon Nov 23rd Walk leaders Julie and John Dunsford 01625 424569 Mob. 07942 720121/07857 055360
Starts from Lamaload Car Park SK976 754 at 09.45
8.5 miles Moderate Picnic Lunch
Mon Dec 14th Dave and Mary Hudson Bollington walk + Christmas lunch hopefully as usual venue has changed- details nearer the time
Mon Jan 11th 2021 Walk leader Malcolm Griffiths, 07725 998 030. Start from the the Navigation Inn, Buxworth, SK 023 821 . Please park in the Inn Car Park, away from the Inn, at 10am. 5 miles, Moderate. Pub Lunch
Mon Jan 25th 2021 Walk leaders Wendy Wreglesworth 01625 420694 Mob 07713543503 and Sue Pratt 01625 618016 Mob 07989155829.
Starts from the car park in Swettenham Village CW12 2LF, next to the pub and church, SJ 799 672 at 10.15. Approx 5.5 miles, ( with the option of an extra walk round the arboretum). Easy/Moderate. Pub lunch.
Mon Feb 8th 2021 Walk Leader Dave Sinnott 01782 519854 07803 166415
Starts from Timbersbook Car Park SJ895627 10.00 5 miles moderate. Pub lunch Walk over The Cloud and Timbersbrook area
Mon Feb 22nd 2021 Walk leader Stewart Bradley - Starts from the small car park on South Park Drive, Poynton (SJ9248421) at 10.00am about 5 miles pub lunch.