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.

TOURS

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.

Events Booking Form Click on Events Booking Form under Links at the side of this page.

SOCIAL EVENTS

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
March 2018
Fri Mar 9thMeetingLecture Meeting: Wildlife in the Garden ~ presented by Roger Hance. Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, CO3 0RH. Doors open from 1.45pm, meeting commences at 2.15pm. Free admission including refreshments
Wed Mar 21stMeetingAfternoon Tea Get Together for all members at the Copford Village Hall, School Road, Copford, CO6 1BX. More details to come
April 2018
Wed Apr 18thOutingA visit to Bletcheley Park, Buckinghamshire, on 18 April. Once the top secret home of the iconic World War II Codebreakers. All details and booking form in February Newsletter.
May 2018
Fri May 11thMeetingLecture Meeting: The History of Spoken English ~ presented by Charlie Haylock. Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, CO3 0RH. Doors open from 1.45pm, meeting commences at 2.15pm. Free admission including refreshments
July 2018
Fri Jul 13thMeetingAnnual General Meeting of Stanway U3A

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