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 Forms are available along with details for the particular event in the relevant Newsletter.


New Members and Coffee Socials These social occasions are arranged throughout the year 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
June 2019
Thu Jun 6thOtherAre you an ardent quizzer? We have been accepted for a Stanway U3A team at this years' Essex Association Quiz. If you wish to join the team. Please have a chat with any member of the Social Squad.
Fri Jun 14thMeetingLecture Meeting: Journey to Citizenship ~ presented by Linda Scoles. Meetings take place at Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, CO3 0RH 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.
Fri Jun 21stOutingTrip to Broadstairs for The Dickens Festival ~ We are heading to beautiful Broadstairs for our Summer day trip. A day at leisure in this quintessential seaside town which will coincide with the start of the 2019 Dickens Festival. A booking form is at the side of this page.
Fri Jun 28thSocialSing along with Stanway U3A Concert at Stanway Village Hall
Our 2019 Summer Concert has a 'Singalong a' Stanway' theme on Friday 28 June 2pm to 4.30pm at Stanway Village Hall. Featuring well known songs from across the decades which we hope will get your foot tapping, clapping to the beat and singing along. Tickets available now at £3 each and can be purchased at the June monthly meeting by cash or cheque, or send your cheque by post - details in June Newsletter. Tickets will not be available at the door.
July 2019
Fri Jul 12thMeeting10th Annual General Meeting of Stanway U3A, at 2.15pm Friday 12 July 2019 in Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, CO3 0RH
November 2019
Tue Nov 5thOutingTutankhamun and the Roaring Twenties: This is a Colchester U3A trip. All details are available in the U3A Stanway News in the May 2019 Newsletter including the form. Please return your form by 14 May with your cheque or electronic payment.

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