This page will keep you informed about our monthly meetings and about other events organised within the Shrewsbury branch or by other local U3A branches.
Our New Committee - Click on the photo to see a larger image
The Shrewsbury U3A committee at the AGM (October 2017). From left to right: Anne Town (Chairperson), Beryl Latter (Minutes Secretary 2011-2017), Helen Taylor (Minutes Secretary), Pauline Langley (Speaker Organiser), Marjorie Farnsworth (Groups Administrator), Kath Booth (Editor), Sue Langley (New Members Facilitator), Seeven Thandrayen (Newsletter Distributor), Philip Aldred (Membership Secretary), Don Burgess (Deputy Treasurer), Tony Town (Web Manager & New Groups Facilitator), Mike Barnett (Deputy Treasurer), Mike Smith (Equipment Manager), Harold Bound (Regional Representative). Photograph courtesy of Phil Booth.
We meet around 10.00 am for a 10.30 am start at The Walker Theatre in Theatre Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury (unless otherwise stated, below), usually on the third Monday of the month. Most months we have a guest speaker, as programmed below.
19 February* 2018: Richard Bifield "Ironbridge Gorge - Then and Now"
19 March 2018: Patrick Faulkner "The Wild Deer of Shropshire"
*The talk will be preceded by an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), that is being held to consider an amendment to our constitution.
SHROPSHIRE U3A NETWORK STUDY DAY, 1 September 2018
Please see the details at the bottom of this page. The flyer and booking form links are at the right hand side of this page.
COFFEE TIME! - LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH
Meet other local U3A members at Palmer's Cafe on Claremont Street (SY1 1QG) in the town centre (near the New Market Hall with parking at Rowley's House) between 2pm and 4pm on the LAST Friday in the month. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available, with meals in the cafe before or afterwards if desired. This monthly event is for any U3A members, including those not attached to any of our interest groups. Prospective members are also very welcome to come and find out more about our U3A.
Coffee Time can help recently joined members who may be unsure about which group(s) to join and would appreciate advice from existing members. Those usually unable to attend the monthly Monday Meetings at Theatre Severn might welcome closer informal contact with other U3A members here. It is also a good place for sociable refreshment after shopping in town and before catching the bus home. Plus our IT specialist is usually available to help with your computer queries.
CATCH UP VIA YOUTUBE
Video recordings of the Monday meeting talks are now being made so that if you missed any, or want to see them again, you can do so via this page: Shrewsbury U3A Presentations on YouTube.
The links listed on the above page are also listed in the monthly Newsletter where you should be able to make direct contact by mouse click on the digital version.
You can also see the Shrewsbury Ukulele Band at the Lord Hill Hotel in December 2014 by clicking on this link: Ukulele Band December 2014.
SHROPSHIRE U3A NETWORK STUDY DAY - 1 September 2018 - Further details
Every few years, the U3A organisations in our county gather together to organise a Network Study Day. This year it will take place in Shrewsbury on Saturday 1st September at the University Centre Shrewsbury, Frankwell Quay, SY3 8HQ.
There is a registration cost of £30 with an optional lunch cost of £10.
The event is open to all U3A members in the West Midlands region. Join us in a stimulating day of learning with a programme of interesting and varied subjects (see below). The registration fee covers one morning and one afternoon session. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
How to Read a Painting
Tutor: Sarah Gathercole BA Hons PGCE
Birds, Beasts and Bugs: Why sharing may not be a good idea
Tutor: Professor Erica Martin BVM&S MRCVS PhD
The Brother Cadfael Novels
Tutor: Dorothy Nicolle BA ITG
The Ten Pound Poms: British Immigration to Australia Between 1919 and 1929
Tutor: Wendy Lowdon BA MA
Investigating Dylan Thomas: His life and work
Tutor: Peter Read BA Hons Dip Ed
Secrets and Lies: What masterpieces are really saying
Tutor: Sarah Gathercole BA hons PGCE
Some Birds of Australia
Tutor: Dr Derek Sparkes
The Brother Cadfael Trail: A guided walk around Shrewsbury
Tutor: Dorothy Nicolle BA ITG
Antiques and Collectibles: Current trends
Tutor: Peter Ashburner