Meetings and Events

Southport U3A holds a General Meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 in Christ Church, Lord Street, Southport. Future meetings are shown at the end of the list below.

The meetings provide an opportunity to learn about new developments and what is happening in other groups. At each of the meetings an invited speaker will talk about a topic of general interest or activity.

The Dates for your Diary below are events organised by Southport U3A for all members to participate in. You do not have to be a member of a group to participate in any of the these events.

Dates for your Diary
Clouds Restaurant, Southport College 10.00 - 15.00, lunch included.

Open to all leaders and their deputies. Please confirm your desire to attend by clicking the link to email the Activities Co-ordinator or use Beacon, accessing the Group Leaders Training Day group.
Other Events
Our U3A is participating in this important event designed to celebrate and publicise activities of the organisation nationwide.

Southport U3A has decided to hold an event in Town Hall Gardens outside the Atkinson. This will run from 11.00 to 3.30 and will be a whole series of entertainment sessions by our various musical groups. Alongside this we will have stalls which will be manned by a whole variety of U3A Groups to enable them to talk to the public about our activities. It will also be a great opportunity for our U3A members to come along to meet up and enjoy the whole day’s events with fellow members.

Keep this date free if you wish to participate!
General Meetings
Thu Apr 2nd Speaker David Hearn: Liverpool Lives
A light-hearted, but informative, look at some of the characters from the City who deserve to be better known, including a few surprises.
Thu May 7th Speaker Frank Nicholson: What Glaciers Have Done For Us
How glaciers reshaped our geography, changed our climate and still provide us with diverse resources from agricultural land to hydro-electricity. Including illustrations from the Wirral.
Thu Jun 4th Speaker Jorgen Petersen: Hans Christian Andersen
How the childhood of the Danish boy who left home at 14 shaped his world-famous stories. His struggles with the Copenhagen elite and his difficult dealings with Charles Dickens.

THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED, TO BE REPLACED BY THE U3A ACTIVITY DAY. The talk will be rescheduled for next year.
Thu Jul 2nd Speaker Gill Russell: Stranger in a Strange Land
A look at some of the experiences of being a British ex-pat in Japan. Gill lived in the country for four years.
Thu Aug 6th Speaker Paul Carter: Spotting Alcohol Abuse Early
How the personal experience of losing a loved one through alcoholism may help others. And a reminder that it is not merely a disease for people on the street.
Thu Sep 3rd Speaker Barry P Humphries: How We Used to Live in the 50s
From rationing to the beginning of the consumer society. The modern world begins to make itself known by way of the Festival of Britain, television and the motorcar.
Thu Oct 1st Speaker Anthony Poulton-Smith: The History of Lancashire Place Names
A chance to find out more about how some of our familiar - and not so familiar - cities, towns and villages were Christened.