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|
|Thu Feb 6th||Meeting||Annual Groups' Open Meeting The purpose of this event is to give potential new group members a flavour of a range of activities which may be of interest to them and, in so doing, fill any available places in our RU3A Groups.|
There will be an opportunity for members to walk around the Victoria Hall and talk to Group Leaders and learn more about their group activities over tea/coffee and biscuits. A wide range of interest groups will be represented, from Acoustics to Photography, English Country Dancing and Rummicub to Ukulele playing. There will be demonstrations given by the Tai Chi group members.
|Thu Feb 13th||Social||RUTLAND U3A Beetle Drive Thursday 13th February 2020 2pm - 4pm|
Location: Oakham Congregational Church
£2pp includes tea/coffee and cake.
Please book your places now using the Beetle Drive Booking Form
|Thu Mar 5th||Meeting||The Red Arrows - A presentation from Wing Commander Andy Stewart|
|Thu Mar 12th||Outing||'Phantom of the Opera' @ The Curve, Leicester. |
Cost £59 per person FULLY BOOKED
|Thu Apr 2nd||Meeting||American Presidents,Who,Why,When. A presentation from Zoe Gibson|
|Sat Apr 25th||Social||Fun Quiz with Fish and Chip Supper 7pm at All Saints Church Hall, Church Street, Oakham. |
Teams of 6 people.
Booking essential. Please book via the Quiz Booking Form
|Thu May 7th||Meeting||AGM followed by Sam Dobson - Sam will complete his talk on Malcolm Sergeant, postponed from 2019|
|Thu Jun 4th||Meeting||When Birds Sing - a presentation from Saffron Somerfield|
|Tue Jun 23rd||Outing||Visit to the Palace House Museum, Newmarket This is the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. |
Stables, art galleries and exhibitions.
Demonstration of how racehorses are retrained.
|Thu Jul 2nd||Meeting||The consequence of stealing a couple of coats-Transportation - a presentation from Owen Llewellen|
|Sat Jul 4th||Outing||CAROUSEL at Kilworth House|
£48 per person (including coach travel)
Bookings now being taken - please use booking form Carousel Booking Form
NOW FULLY BOOKED - 16/1/2020
|Thu Aug 6th||Meeting||Walking across Africa. - a presentation from Fran Sandham|
|Thu Sep 3rd||Meeting||Streets of London - a presentation from Paul Newsham|
|Thu Oct 1st||Meeting||Time as Blue Peter producer - a presentation from Alex Leger|
|Thu Nov 5th||Meeting||Churchill - a presentation from John Whitehead.|
|Thu Dec 3rd||Meeting||Christmas Lunch|
|Thu Jan 7th||Meeting||Misadventures in Movie Locations - a presentation from Karl Bird|