Stanway in Colchester

Talks & Tours

Lecture Meetings All members of the U3A are welcome to attend our Lecture Meetings, which feature a variety of speakers. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (no meeting in August) in Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, Stanway starting at 2.15pm. Entrance and refreshments are free. The programme of speakers is advertised in the current Brochure, the February newsletter and in Dates for your Diary below. Alternative parking: The Evangelical Church on Chapel Road has kindly allowed us to park in their car park on Lecture days. Stanway U3A members also have access to Colchester U3A monthly talks, but do take your membership card with you. Use the link to Colchester U3A talks in the side panel.

Mini-Lecture Meetings Occasional meetings are held in much smaller local venues and are advertised at the monthly Lecture Meetings, in Newsletters and in Dates for your Diary below. Entrance is free, refreshments are not provided.


All Around the Town These events go to local places of interest, usually with a guide and privileged access. These trips are advertised at the monthly Lecture Meetings, in the Newsletters and in Dates for your Diary below.

Trips and Tours These trips go further afield and can be just for the day, or sometimes a three or four day mini-break. They are advertised at the monthly Lecture Meetings, in the Newsletters and in Dates for your Diary below.

Booking Form Click on the particular event Booking Form which is under Links at the side of this page.


New Members and Coffee Socials These social occasions are arranged in October, February, April and June to provide an opportunity for all Stanway U3A members to meet informally. They are advertised at the monthly Lecture Meetings, in the Newsletter and on the Noticeboard of the Welcome page on the website. All members are very welcome to attend. Please check Newsletter for exact dates, times and venues.

Group Leaders Business Buffet Once a year in August there is a ‘Thank You’ event for all Stanway U3A Group Leaders.

Dates for your Diary
February 2019
Fri Feb 8thMeetingLecture Meeting: Gossip from Pharaoh's Village ~ presented by Janet Brewer. Meetings take place at Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, CO3 0RH and take place on the 2nd Friday of the month, except August. Doors open from 1.45pm, meeting commences at 2.15pm. Admission and refreshments are free. Additional car parking arrangements are available at the Stanway Evangelical Church, Chapel Road, Stanway.
Wed Feb 13thMeetingValentines Quiz Afternoon We are still looking for couples to take part in a Mr & Mrs Competition, it will be good fun, honestly! Interested? Please contact a member of the Social Squad for more information.
March 2019
Thu Mar 28thOutingAn afternoon of Old Tyme Music Hall entertainment to lift the spirits. The humour will be risqué in the best musical hall tradition. Including afternoon tea with sandwiches, pastries and tea/coffee.

Cost: £49 each including coach, show, afternoon tea and driver tip. Booking Form under Links at the side of this page. Open to Non-Stanway U3A members from 1 November. Booking closes 15 December.
April 2019
Thu Apr 11thStudy DayU3A North East Essex Cluster: Third workshop Study Day

Following successful Study Days held in 2016 and 2017, the Chairmen of the local U3As have agreed that the next study day will take place on Thursday 11th April 2019 at The Gilberd School, Colchester. The full programme of workshops is available on the dedicated page - Study Day 2019.
June 2019
Fri Jun 28thMeetingSingalong with Stanway Lookout for our Summer concert!

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