North Cotswold

Open Meetings

Due to the coronavirus restrictions all events are cancelled until further notice. We apologise for this but it is outside our control. We hope to be able to restart our meetings in September.

Usually 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. Due to the ongoing upgrading work at Willersey Village Hall for the remainder of 2020 we will meet on the 2nd Wednesday at Western sub Edge village hall .

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
Thu Aug 13th U3A Summer Visit - Unfortunately this even has been postponed due to the coronavirus

This year’s visit will be to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill.
The cost will be £25 per person (a concession price for over 65s) and includes return coach travel from Willersey.
Our tickets will allow access to the Palace, Park and Gardens and include a complimentary audio guide, entry to Exhibitions including the annual showcases and the permanent Churchill Exhibition as well as ‘Blenheim Palace, The Untold Story’ – an interactive visitor experience bringing to life the Palace from the 1st Dukes to the modern day.
Hot and cold lunches will be available at your own cost or you can take a picnic.
Tickets will be available from 1st June by contacting Peter Grant tel. 01386 858268,
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.