Stanway in Colchester

Talks, Tours and Social Events

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.

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

SOCIAL EVENTS

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.

Special events which may require the purchase of tickets are arranged to supplement regular events.

All social events are advertised at the monthly Lecture Meetings, in the Newsletter, on the Noticeboard of the Welcome page, and in Dates for your Diary below. All members are very welcome to attend. Please check Newsletter for exact dates, times and venues.

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


Dates for your Diary
October 2019
Wed Oct 9thOutingAll Around the Town - The Munnings Art Museum, Dedham, 11am-12.30 > details in Newsletter July 2019
Fri Oct 11thMeetingA talk about Colchester Military Hospital by Dr Paul Byrne at 2.15pm Friday (doors open from 1.45pm) on 11 October 2019 in Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, CO3 0RH
Mon Oct 14thMeetingNew Members Afternoon Tea 2pm - 4pm Tollgate Hall. See Newsletter Sept 2019 for details.
November 2019
Fri Nov 22ndOutingBury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2019 see Newsletter August 2019 for details and booking form
Fri Nov 29thSocialCHRISTMAS SOCIAL AND QUIZ, Tollgate Hall. Details in forthcoming October newsletter
December 2019
Fri Dec 6thOutingSnape – Co-Op Juniors Christmas Spectacular - see Newsletter August 2019 for details and booking form
January 2020
Fri Jan 24thSocialCEILIDH -Live band "Metric Foot" and professional caller. 2-4.30pm Stanway Village Hall. Tickets £5 (to include refreshments) will be on sale at September meeting.

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