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.

Booking Form Click on the particular event Booking Form which is 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
August 2018
Fri Aug 31stMeetingStanway U3A 10th Anniversary Showcase, from 11am to 4pm at Stanway Community Centre
September 2018
Wed Sep 12thOutingHampton Court Palace - A trip to the magnificent Hampton Court Palace for our late summer day trip. The Palace was built in the 16th century by Cardinal Wolsey and 'gifted' to Henry VIII, as an awe-inspiring and flamboyant showcase for kingship.

There are vast and never ending vistas, courtyards, gardens and parkland, along with its magnificent state apartments, rivalling the great palaces of Europe. The booking form is under LINKS at the side of this page.

This trip is NOW FULL but please contact the organiser to be added to standby list, as if sufficient additional interest, we will try to arrange a second coach
Fri Sep 14thMeetingLecture Meeting: My Life as a "Hi Di Hi" Yellowcoat ~ presented by David Webb. Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, CO3 0RH. Doors open from 1.45pm, meeting commences at 2.15pm. Free admission including refreshments
October 2018
Fri Oct 12thMeetingLecture Meeting: Wandsman of St Paul's Cathedral ~ presented by Patrick Wilkins. Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, CO3 0RH. Doors open from 1.45pm, meeting commences at 2.15pm. Free admission including refreshments
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.

If you feel you would like to consider sharing your knowledge with others, then please contact the Stanway interim Co-ordinator through the 'Bluebird' link or contact the Cluster Group Project Co-Ordinator, details can be found on the downloadable documents.

Information for Members wishing to offer to run a Workshop' and Application to run a Workshop'. Closing date for applications to run a Workshop is 31 July 2018.

The full programme of workshops will be available on the dedicated page later in the year.

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