Macclesfield

Members Morning

Normal monthly Meetings are held in the Calvary Community Church, Earlsway, (See Map on Right of this page), Macclesfield SK11 8RH every 4th Thursday of the month from 9:45a.m., till 12:00 a.m. Next normal meeting January 2019.Subject "The 3 'E's.

Come and join us for coffee and biscuits (Free), get all the U3A news, meet up with friends, and enjoy an interesting talk. Get a copy of GOOD MORNING! at the meeting, current one linked to on the right of this page. (The previous three flyers are downloadable from the NEWS page on this site as a PDF after the monthly events).

U3A leaflets and flyers will be on the information table. If you would like anything announced or communicated at the meeting, please use the email link on this page.

This meeting is open to ALL current members and anyone interested in joining the U3A movement. Members are welcome to bring a guest along to a morning meeting on no more than two occasions in the year.

The 2019/20 programme runs from September, 2019 through to June 2020. We have three of our own members presenting on the day, through the year. The whole programme summary for 2019/20 is in the current year book, issued in May 2019 and also on this website.

Please note that we are no longer issuing membership cards or requiring presentation at meetings. We do however still need you to sign in when you arrive, just Name and Surname. We do have to check against the system registration to make sure all attendees are valid members.

  • Members' Morning Leader : Allan Trayes
  • Email : aptrayes@gmail.com
  • Call : 07803 598265

North East Cheshire Network has published a list of OPEN groups, accessible to all local U3A members on a shared basis. List is on the right as a link. Please contact the U3A concerned directly if you are interested in any of the offerings available.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Feb 27th "The Plague Doctor" : David Bell

“When Hygiene was a dirty word” In a highly entertaining presentation, David explores the state of medicine used to deal with the plague in the 1600s, an echo of the world’s most devastating pandemic to date “the blackdeath” from the 1300s, killing an estimated 200Million people. Measures were ineffectual and weird, reflecting beliefs and prejudices of the time, seeming incredible now but taken seriously then. A sometimes shockingly funny source of material is used by David to give a sense of the desperation and hopelessness of the disaster, that only subsided when the cold Autumn came to kill off the real carriers of the plague. Prepare to look away… now.
Thu Mar 26th "From Barrow to Baghdad and Back" : Philip Caine

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.
Thu Apr 23rd Macclesfield U3A Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Notification of agenda and invitation to attend will be sent to all members during March. Early notification of agenda items, issues to be raised and concerns is appreciated.
Thu May 28th "Parkside Hospital And Me" : Jackie Boulton

Jackie is one of our own Macclesfield U3A members. The nature of U3A is such that many of our members have a wealth of life experience with tales to tell and anecdotes to share with our wider membership. For the many of us who are incomers to Macclesfield (Me included), we have no awareness of Parkside hospital or it’s story. Jackie enlightens us in an entertaining way and fills in some gaps for those locals who only know part of the tale.
Thu Jun 25th "Growing Up in South Africa" : Joy Kewney

Many of you will know Joy as a long standing member of Macclesfield U3A and a group leader. Joy has revealed a summary of her upbringing in South Africa in our 2018 year book. That short story piqued a lot of interest and Joy has been asked to share more. This is her response, sharing her experiences, impressions and thoughts about South Africa from first hand knowledge of growing up there. Delivering a fascinating insight to how she grew up and ended up in London, we get to understand what it is like to grow up in a land 5 times the size of the UK, with magnificent and imposing scenery and full of fascinating (and Dangerous) wildlife…
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Bird Watching Bookworms 1 Bookworms 2 Bookworms 3
Bookworms 4 Bookworms 5 : I like this book Bridge Card Making
Country dancing Creative Writing Crown Green Bowling DINERS CLUB
Dipping into History Discussion Group European Studies Floral Group
French Conversation 1 French Conversation 2 French Study 1 Geology Group
German 1 German 2 Handicraft Italian
Mah Jong Make & Create Members Morning Patchwork and Quilting
Photography Recorders Rummikub Plus S&G Croquet
Spanish Improvers 2 Spanish Improvers Group 1 Table Tennis Technology & Science
Walking 5 milers Walking Mid Week Walking Mondays
More Group Pages
Allotment Gardening Art Appreciation
Art Groups Bead Weaving & Jewellery Making
Bird Watching Bookworms 1
Bookworms 2 Bookworms 3
Bookworms 4 Bookworms 5 : I like this book
Bridge Card Making
Country dancing Creative Writing
Crown Green Bowling DINERS CLUB
Dipping into History Discussion Group
European Studies Floral Group
French Conversation 1 French Conversation 2
French Study 1 Geology Group
German 1 German 2
Handicraft Italian
Mah Jong Make & Create
Members Morning Patchwork and Quilting
Photography Recorders
Rummikub Plus S&G Croquet
Spanish Improvers 2 Spanish Improvers Group 1
Table Tennis Technology & Science
Walking 5 milers Walking Mid Week
Walking Mondays