North Cotswold

Open Meetings

Our regular monthly Open Meetings are held at the Willersey Village Hall which has ample parking on the second Thursday of each month starting at 2.00pm and usually finishing by 4.00pm. The Village Hall is situated off the Willersey High Street on the B4632 between Broadway & Mickleton. From the 1st of April we will meet on the 2nd Wednesday at Western sub Edge village hall for the remainder of the year. This is due to upgrading work at Willersey.

We ask for a donation of £2 per person attending any of our open meetings. These include refreshments served at the end. You will be able to talk to other members who will be happy to tell you about our Groups and Activities.

So do come along and join us as you will be made very welcome.

We would particularly like to welcome new members at our Open Meetings. Please speak with John Bissett on the door, he will introduce you to a member of the Committee who will be happy to answer your questions and tell you more about our activities and groups.

Open Meetings Transport

The committee would like to facilitate lifts for those U3A members who would like to attend the Monthly Open Meetings but do not have transport.

If you are a member who would like a lift or a member prepared to offer a lift, please contact the Chairman, Diana Lucas

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Sat Feb 1st ‘BLEAK MID-WINTER SOCIAL EVENT’
SOUP & CRUSTY BREAD LUNCH – QUIZZES – TEA & HOME-MADE CAKE
This event, started by Tina Anderson in 2017, has proved to be very popular, so we will be holding it again on Saturday, 1st February at Willersey Village Hall from 12.30 to 4.00pm. Keith Horden, as usual, will be providing an entertaining and light hearted afternoon of quizzes.
Tickets just £5
To reserve your place please contact Hilary Thornburgh, tel. 01386 701235
Thu Feb 13th ‘Mission to India’ an illustrated talk by Jan Long who is an experienced speaker. She worked for the British Council for 25 years and has supported and worked with many charities. Her talk will tell us about her visit to India helping to organise immunising children against the polio virus in the slums of Delhi.
Thu Feb 27th To provide a break the gloom of the winter on the 27th February 2020 - The amateur theatre group Two’s Company will perform Love Letters for us at Willersey Village Hall on 27th February. The play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama - ‘This is the story of two people who meet at primary school and maintain a correspondence throughout their lives, charting a complex and intriguing relationship speckled with sadness and humour.
A.R. Gurne has written a delightful play which enthrals as the two characters interact moved by social, educational and family pressures, all recorded in the letters that passed between them. - Tickets at £4
Thu Mar 12th ‘The Musical Theatre of Gilbert and Sullivan’ – Bernard Lockett Bernard, an author and broadcaster, is a Trustee of the annual International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival that takes place in Harrogate and tours every autumn.
Wed Apr 1st Important Notice - As from April 2020 our Open Meetings will take place at Western sub Edge village hall on the 2nd Wednesday for the remainder of the year - this change of venue is due to upgrading works being undertaken in Willersey
Wed Apr 8th ‘How to grow old with dignity and disgracefully’ – a light hearted and entertaining but also informative talk by David Howe - 2nd Wednesday at Western sub Edge village hall
Wed May 13th ‘Friends against Scams’ - a talk by Andrew Beecroft who has worked for the Nat West Bank. He sources his information from newspaper articles and personal experience with people who have sought help.- 2nd Wednesday at Western sub Edge village hall
Wed Jun 10th ‘Shipwrecked in Antarctica’ - a talk by Georgina Hale In 2007 Georgie and her husband Clive from Styvechale near Coventry were shipwrecked in the Antarctic Ocean when their cruiser hit an iceberg.-2nd Wednesday at Western sub Edge village hall
Wed Sep 9th ‘Keep the Sea on the Left’ – Chris O’Grady
Walking the entire coast of England and Wales. Tales of a haphazard trek around the edge of our Sceptred Isle. Having some fascinating and often moving encounters with the people that I met on my epic journey.’- 2nd Wednesday at Western sub Edge village hall
Wed Oct 7th ‘Catherine Parr’ a talk by Mike Bottomley on the life, love and times of the last wife of Henry VIII. - Note change of date - 1st Wednesday at Western sub Edge village hall
Wed Nov 11th 100 miles of History – the Cotswold Way by Steven Blake whose illustrated talk will consider the wealth of monuments to be seen along the Way, from Stone Age long barrows and Iron Age hill-forts, through Roman villas and medieval churches, to the canals and mills of the Industrial Revolution and the relics of the Cold War.- 2nd Wednesday at Western sub Edge village hall
Thu Dec 10th A return to the Willersey Village Hall for A very special Christmas Open meeting ‘From Time to Time’ who will arrive in period costume and entertain us with seasonal songs, poetry, stories, and plenty of fun and laughter.