We hold a general monthly meeting for all members on the first Thursday of each month. It is held in the Ballroom of the Victoria Hall, Oakham. Doors open at 10.00am for a 10.30 start. There is no charge to members for attending the meeting, and coffee and tea are available for a nominal charge.
A ramp is provided for access by wheelchair users located at the rear entrance of Victoria Hall in Church Street. A lift within the property provides easy access to the ballroom positioned on the 1st floor.
Toilets are positioned on both floors of Victoria Hall catering for wheelchair users and persons with walking difficulties. There is an induction loop system for those who are hard of hearing. Service dogs are most welcome.
At each meeting we announce the latest notices for members and also have an invited speaker. These talks cover a wide variety of subjects of interest and usually finish between 11.30 and noon.
The monthly meetings provide an opportunity to talk to members of the Committee, group leaders and fellow members, as well as reviewing notices about groups and events on our notice boards.
The speaker programme may be subject to change. Please check the latest information on this web site before travelling to hear a particular speaker. The full programme, with additional notes about each talk and the speaker is detailed below.
Visits and Trips
We also organise visits to the theatre, stately homes, national and local museums, and some short holidays. Please see details below - some visits may have a cut off date for expressions of interest, deposit payments or final payments.
If you have any queries about events, please contact the organiser or any member of the Committee. You can email the event organiser using their link in the relevant event.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed May 18th||Social||Ad-hoc dining at the Old Buttercross - we are relaunching this popular monthly event. You will need to book with Diane or Helen - please follow the link on this page.|
|Thu Jun 9th||Meeting||PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE DUE TO BANK HOLIDAY|
AGM This meeting will start with our formal Annual General Meeting where our new Executive Committee will be elected
Members should already have received Nomination Forms by which prospective committee members can be nominated
Full documentation relating to the AGM will be sent out in advance of the meeting
The AGM will be followed by our regular lecture. This month's presentation will be
Tales of a Tour Guide - Jo Golby
Jo has been an Historical Costumed Tour Guide for over 3 decades at properties such as Warwick Castle, Bosworth Battlefield and Calke Abbey.
Jo promises to give us a light hearted talk which recounts the weird and wonderful experiences she has encountered during her time in this role. From the laughable to the unbelievable, with people and experiences that have been impossible to forget and should be shared with others. Jo doesn’t need to make it up - it’s all true.
|Thu Jul 7th||Meeting||David Templeman - Mary Queen of Scots: the captive Queen|
|Thu Aug 4th||Meeting||A solo walk across Africa - a presentation by Fran Sandham|
|Thu Aug 18th||Social||Petanque and meal at the Old White Hart, Lyddington. Please see the link on this page for details, and complete the Petanque booking form and make your payment to reserve your place(s).|
|Thu Sep 1st||Meeting||(No title yet) - Richard Adams, well-known local photographer and YouTube presenter|
|Thu Oct 6th||Meeting||Harringworth Viaduct (working title) - John Hillier|
|Thu Nov 3rd||Meeting||presentation by local artist Karen Neale|
|Thu Dec 1st||Social||DATE FOR YOUR DIARY |
Rutland U3A Christmas Lunch at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel.
Information on Menu, Prices and Booking Details to follow later