Ravenshead

Events

This page is a collective diary of future events within Ravenshead U3A where the detail varies each month. Entries are automatically deleted with the passage of time.

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General open monthly meetings are held in St Peters Church from 10 to 12 noon, on the second Tuesday in each month.

Coffee and Conversation meetings on the 3rd Monday in each month are open to U3A members, their friends and prospective new members. 10 to 12 noon.

Ravenshead U3A has a policy of NOT advertising external [Non U3A] activities or events.

General monthly meetings are held at 10am on the second Tuesday of each month at St Peter’s Church.

We are thinking of starting two new groups

Belly Dancing and Russian

If you want to know more about these possibilities Contact Margaret Craddock


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Mar 12th Franz Joseph Liszt; Music's first "rock star"; his life and visit to Newstead Abbey and Mansfield in 1840. Speaker Peter Cooper.
Mon Mar 18th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Apr 9th AGM meeting; and speaker Martin Fish. Topic to be advised
Mon Apr 15th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue May 14th Lady Arabella Stuart - The Queen that never was; Speaker David Templeman
Mon May 20th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Jun 11th Speaker Angela Plumb; Title to be announced later
Mon Jun 17th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Jul 9th Details to be announced.
Mon Jul 15th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Aug 13th Working Dogs (Piper); Speaker Ken Heathcote
Mon Aug 19th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Sep 10th Details to be announced
Mon Sep 16th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Oct 8th Spinster of no occupation; speaker Dr Rowena Edlin-White
Mon Oct 14th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Nov 12th New Orleans to New York Jazz; Speaker Roger Brown
Mon Nov 18th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Tue Dec 10th Nottinghamshire Police commissioner - Paddy Tipping
Mon Dec 16th Coffee and conversation at the Centre 10am-12 noon
Trips&Visits
Mon Apr 8th Trip to Eden Camp, near Malton, North Yorkshire, Monday 8th April, 2019
Eden camp is an award winning museum developed from a World War 2 Prisoner of war camp. For details see www.edencamp.co.uk.
The price of transport and admission will be £25.
The bus will leave the Sherwood Ranger at 8am and leave Eden Camp about 3.30 pm.

Please contact Phil Asquith on 456047
Garden Group
Wed Feb 20th The Centre at St Peter’s, Sheepwalk Lane, Room 1. 10am – 12 noon
Lauren from Hollybeck Nurseries and Garden Centre will give us a talk on Planning for the Spring and Summer Garden and will bring plants and bulbs for sale.
Tue Aug 20th Times and costs to be confirmed
Ravenshead U3A visit to Martin Fish’s garden in Yorkshire. This trip is open to the whole U3A club. Please let me know if you are interested, so that I can reserve you a priority place, as a member of the Garden Group. (No need to pay money yet and option to withdraw nearer the time)
Hikers (5 - 8 miles)
Wed Feb 20th Risley Dale Circular Difficulty Moderate walk leader Geoff Rogers meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A full Walk description is available to view on the Links section of the Hikers web Page.
Wed Mar 6th Linby Newstead Papplewick Circular Difficulty Easy 5.8 m 3hrs Walk Leader Malcolm Scott Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description is available to view in the Links section.
Wed Mar 20th Parwich to Tissington Circular Walk Leader Colin Wild Difficulty Moderate Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Links section of the web page.
Wed Apr 3rd Proposed Notts walk Walk Leader John Devlin Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. walk details will posted asap.
Wed Apr 17th Tansley Lumsdale Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader John Clay Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Web Page Links section.
Wed May 1st Poulter Country Park Walk Leader Pauline and Robert Taylor Difficulty Moderate Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing.
A full walk description will be made available and added to the Links section of our web page, as soon as possible.
Wed May 15th Woolsthorpe Grantham Canal Circular Difficulty Easy 7½ m 4hrs walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed in the links section of the web page.
Wed Jun 5th Manton Bay Rutland Water Difficulty Easy 5 ¼ miles 3hrs Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A full walk descritpion can be viewed in the Hikers web page Links section.
Wed Jun 19th Calton Leas Circular Difficulty Easy 5.37 m 3 hrs walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed in the links section of the web page.
Wed Jul 3rd Lambley Dumbles Circular Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Robert Taylor Meet 9.30 am prompt |Sherwood Ranger for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed on the Links section of the Hikers web page
Tue Jul 9th Proposed Norfolk walk Walk leader John Clay further details will be added as and when available.
Wed Jul 10th Proposed Norfolk Walk Walk Leader John Clay further details will be added as and when available.
Wed Jul 17th Bilsthorpe Rufford with added visit to Bilsthorpe Fishery Ponds Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves 8.5 mi APPROX 4hrs Difficulty Easy Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. Walk description available to view in the links section.
Wed Aug 7th Babworth - Pilgrim walk difficulty Easy 7½ m approx 3½ hrs Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. a full walk description can be viewed in the links section of the web page.
Wed Aug 21st River Hamps Staffs Distance: 5.2 mile approx 3 ½ hrs Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A full walk description can be viewed on the web page links section.
Wed Sep 4th Walk leader Anne Bister meet 9.30am prompt for car sharing at the Sherwood Ranger. A walk description will be posted. asap.
Wed Sep 18th Ashford in the Water Difficulty Moderate Walk Leader John Clay meet 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A walk description is available to view in the web page Links section
Wed Oct 2nd Tideswell walk leader John Wooffinden meet 9.30am prompt for car sharing at the Sherwood Ranger. A walk description will be posted. asap.
Wed Oct 16th Farnsfield Robin Hood Trail walk leader Frances Gilbert . Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for car sharing. A full Walk description is available to view in the links section of the web page.
Wed Nov 6th Epperstone Walk walk leaders Pauline & Robert Taylor. difficulty Moderate 5 ¾ Miles approx 3 hrs. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9,30am for Car Sharing. A walk description can be viewed in the Hikers Links section.
Wed Nov 20th Morton - Upton Circular Walk Leader Colin Wild DifficultyEasy Flat 6.3 miles. Meet Sherwood Ranger 9.30 am prompt for car sharing. A Walk description can be viewed on the Hikers Links section
Wed Dec 4th Ransom Wood 3 m Walk Difficulty - Easy, Walk Leader Steve Hargreaves Meet Forever Green car park 10.30 am for a pre festive ramble Difficulty Easy 3m 1.5 hrs in Ransom Woods. A full walk description is available to view on the Hikers web page Links section.
Fifth Annual Hikers Festive Meal @ Forever Green Restaurant. meet at 12.30 pm for complimentary Prossecco + Festive 3 Course meal + tea/coffee inc. Price per head to be advised. Let me know if you wish to join our group for what will be our Fifth Festive 'Hikers Group Meal'
Wed Dec 18th Clumber Park walk Walk Leader Frances Gilbert. meet at the Sherwood Ranger 9.30am prompt for Car Sharing. Walk details can be viewed at the Links section of our web page
Local History
Tue Mar 12th The Story of Boots talk by Chris Weir. Room 3 at The Centre. 2pm start. £2
Tue Apr 9th Ada Lovelace
Tue May 14th The Webb Family Talk by Peter Hammond. Room 3 at The Centre. 2pm start. £2
Tue Jun 11th Walk aroung Nottingham (Castle area) to include (hopefully) visit to Georgian House and Cave. Guided tour by Peter Hammond. Meet outside side entrance to M&S. Cost £5
Tue Jul 9th Newark Town Guided Walk £6 per person + transport. Details to be confirmed.
Science and Technology
Fri Mar 1st The Theory of Everything; Professor Stephen Hawkins (BBC video)
Fri Apr 5th Genetics; Speaker Peter Risdall
Fri Apr 12th Visit to Birmingham Museum Collection. Depart Ravenshead at 11:00 Return to Ravneshead around 5:30 pm

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/collection/museum-collection-centre

The trip is limited to 15 people and the charge is £150 plus transport costs shared between participants. Approximately 6 seats still available to any member of Ravenshead U3A.

Payments to and further information from Gordon Cleough tel. 01623 792995
Fri May 3rd Can you hear the train come?; Speaker Dr Trevor Smith
Fri Jul 5th Migration; Speaker Tony Wardell
Fri Oct 4th Electric Vehicle Architectures; Speaker Paul Wyman
Fri Nov 1st "The 2000 Year-Old Computer", the extraordinary story of how the ancient Greeks built a computer.BBC video
The Weekenders
Sat Feb 23rd Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Mar 2nd Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Mar 23rd Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Apr 6th Burleigh House full details to follow.
Sat Apr 27th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat May 4th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat May 25th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Jun 1st Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Jun 22nd Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Jul 6th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sun Jul 7th Wightwick Manor National Trust property, further details to follow.
Sat Jul 27th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Aug 3rd Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Aug 24th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Sep 14th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Sep 28th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Oct 5th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Oct 26th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Nov 2nd Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits
Sat Nov 30th Games afternoon 2pm until 4pm at The Centre, Room 3. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Sat Dec 7th Planning Meeting The Centre, Room 3. 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits