Selby

Welcome to Selby U3A

Welcome! If you are reading this it means that you are someone with an active mind and the desire to do something with your time now that you are retired. So you are just the sort of person that Selby U3A needs. Whether your interest is Astronomy, Singing or visits to historic sites, we have something for you. And if we don't, get a few friends together and start your own group. It's easy, and you will always find support. We currently have 24 Groups with leaders and several potential groups in which members have expressed an interest.

General meetings take place in Selby Town Hall normally on the first Wednesday of every month. This is where we meet, listen to a guest speaker, meet friends over a coffee and discuss the interest groups. Recent speakers have talked about owning a jet bomber, being a young farmer, and the importance of fair trade; as you can see we have wide ranging interests which reflect our members' wide ranging experiences.

Group meetings happen when and where the members of the group decide. Large groups tend to meet in church halls and libraries, small groups in members' homes, the decision is entirely down to the members.

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An excellent turnout for our 2nd Anniversary event with over 80 members attending. The anniversary cake was cut by U3a Regional Trustee Sue Stokes and the Vicar of Selby Abbey, The Reverend Canon John Weetman. Both the Ukulele and Guitar groups showed their talents while other groups showed displays of their work. In addition a very successful tombola was held and the small number of unclaimed prizes will be donated to local charities. A number of guest visitors have already indicated that they will be joining Selby U3a in the near future.

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The winning entry in the photographic competition was taken by Selby U3a Secretary Gwen Thomas and the competition was judged by Canon John Weetman who observed that it showed the old and the new of Selby. The photograph now serves as the home page of this website. Under the terms of the competition, as a Selby U3a committee member, no prize was awarded.

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A beginners French Conversation Group has recently been formed. Please contact the Group Coordinator if you are interested in joining this group

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FUTURE EVENTS

07/02/201810.00Town Hall2nd Annual General MeetingThe Calling Notice and minutes of last year's AGM may be download from the "Links" column as can the Executive Committee nominations Form
07/03/201810.00Town HallPerambulator. A day in the life of a Victorian nanny - Jackie Reed
04/04/201810.00Town HallA Church in Time - Towards a better understanding of the medieval wall paintings at Pickering church.' - Mark Simpson
02/05/201810.00Town HallYork & District Guild Weavers, Spinners & Dyers - Madeline Evans
06/06/201810.00Town HallRudyard Kipling and his association with Selby - John Proctor

PLEASE NOTE THAT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE HELD THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 10.00 IN SELBY BOWLING CLUB. PLEASE GIVE ONE WEEKS NOTICE IF YOU WISH TO OBSERVE

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