Mansfield & District



The Mansfield u3a Committee below was elected at a Virtual AGM on Saturday 12 September 2020 to serve members until September 2021.

All committee members will do their best to help you take a full part in our activities and to guide you whenever you ask for assistance.

They will also welcome any suggestions or comments about Mansfield and District u3a before each monthly meeting and during the interval as one of our strengths is our dynamic membership.

You can contact them by phone using the numbers in your membership card or by using the contact buttons on the Contact page.

Amanda Kingswell.Amanda Kingswell Chair
I joined Mansfield u3a in March 2016.  I’ve lived in Mansfield for 15 years after migrating up the country from Berkshire. Earlier, I worked as a secretary for several years before retraining to be a driving instructor and then starting my family.

Treasurer YvonneYvonne Kennison Treasurer.
I joined Mansfield u3a in 2013 and soon found interest groups that appealed to me, with the Writing for Pleasure Group being the first one I joined. Learning to play Bridge with my husband, Michael, has opened up a whole new circle of friends. We run the Soft Tennis Group and I have recently become a social member of the Bowls Group.

Carole HarrisonCarole Harrison Secretary
I joined the u3a in November 2016 following retirement from various secretarial posts in the NHS. So far I have joined the Gardening Club which I enjoy and I am looking forward to joining other groups. Meanwhile, I volunteer at the Museum and St Phillips Primary School so I am kept busy!

Philip Tucker Speaker Finder Philip Tucker
After many years working in trade union relations and the resolution of disputes, I trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique which I practised for 12 years before retiring. I am currently leader of the History group and am a member of a number of other groups including Tai Chi, Classical Music, Reading Book Club, and Writing for Pleasure.

Lynn Payne Groups Convenor and Safeguarding Lynne Payne
I've lived in the Mansfield area all my life and went to school locally. I spent my working life as a commercial insurance broker.
My interests include reading, listening to soul music, walking and travelling around the world.

Sheila Pegg Groups Treasurer Asst. Treasurer Sheila
I joined in October 2014 and am enjoying meeting new people at the various groups. I am now semi-retired and a member of the Bridge and Writing for Pleasure groups. I also run the Solo Dining Group.
I look forward to the Annual Quiz evening and have enjoyed joining trips run by other groups as well as taking part, as a member of the Neighbourhood, in groups from other u3as.

Jean Hatton Membership Secretary Jean Hatton
I am a retired Local Government Officer. I have lived locally all my life having been in Mansfield for 37 years. I have been a member of u3a since 2015 and am a member of Solo Dining, Dining with Friends, and the theatre group. I also enjoy the special trips and activities organised by other numerous groups.

Mick Kennison Committee Member Mick Kennison
My working life changed course in my thirties from being an electrician to becoming a Systems Analyst after studying with the Open University. I served the community for 20 years as a JP. I help run the Soft Tennis Group with Yvonne, my wife. We play Bridge and Bowls and I very much value the friendships I have made since joining Mansfield u3a.

Stephen Cross Committee Member / Shadow Treasurer Stephen Cross
I was born in Mansfield and have lived in the area for most of my life. I spent some time living and working in Munich and Berlin. My background is in Aerospace Engineering, working for a small gas turbine design and manufacturing company in the Midlands. I enjoy the outdoor life; I am a member of the Hiking Group and support a local conservation group.