Stockport

Events

IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ALL OUR OPEN MEETINGS AND GROUP ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED INDEFINITELY. MEMBERS WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN THE SITUATION CHANGES.

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Monthly Open Meetings are held at Trinity Methodist Church, Davenport, Stockport, SK3 8TB. 1.45pm for 2.00pm.

You are welcome to attend one or two of these meetings as a visitor to meet members and group organisers, and to get a feel for what the U3A has to offer.

Members and visitors pay £1.50 to attend these meetings - this includes tea or coffee.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL.
In view of the Coronavirus Outbreak if you renew your membership (£10.00 pp.) before 30th June 2020 it will be valid for two years i.e. up to 28th February 2022. This offer also applies to those who have already renewed their membership.
As there are no meetings being held at the present time renewals will have to be sent by post to our Treasurer. Renewal forms can be downloaded from this website or paper copies obtained from our Treasurer, Peter Collins, 159A Chester Road, Hazel Grove, SK7 6HD or email peter Collins.


Dates for your Diary
Open meeting
Wed May 6th Sarah Lionheart – Orangutangs in Borneo.
Wed Jun 3rd Fools Gold – An afternoon of Acoustic Music.
Wed Jul 1st Sue Stern – The child who spoke with her eyes.
Wed Aug 5th Brian Greene – Irvin Berlin – a man for all seasons
Wed Sep 2nd David Stockwell – History of posters.
Wed Oct 7th David Morris - The potential of the Human Whistler.
Wed Nov 4th Betty Allport – Trans Siberian Express.
Wed Dec 2nd Roger Browne – An afternoon of musical seasonal entertainment.
A Little Bit of Culture
Fri May 8th Commemoration Concert from the Royal Albert Hall being screened at the Light Cinema 7 pm ... it is advised to book soon tickets selling fast.
Amblers
Wed Apr 22nd Canal Cruise - Leaders Margaret and Barrie.
Wed May 27th Etherow Country Park - Leaders Maureen and Sherry.
Wed Jun 24th The Twigshutt Trail - Leaders.Rita and Judith.
Wed Jul 22nd Walking Tour Stockport/Manchester - Leader Christine Moore.
Wed Aug 26th TBA.
Wed Sep 23rd Debdale Park and Gorton Reservoir - Roger Moss.
Wed Oct 28th Tour Stockport Town Hall - Leaders Jean H and Gill.
Wed Nov 25th TBA.
Wed Dec 9th Christmas Lunch Wycliffe Hotel - Pauline Hadfield.
Canasta
Tue Apr 14th Canasta
Tue Apr 28th Canasta
Tue May 12th Canasta
Tue May 26th Canasta
Tue Jun 9th Canasta
Tue Jun 23rd Canasta
Tue Jul 14th Canasta
Tue Jul 28th Canasta
Tue Aug 11th Canasta
Tue Aug 25th Canasta
Tue Sep 8th Canasta
Tue Sep 22nd Canasta
Tue Oct 13th Canasta
Tue Oct 27th Canasta
Tue Nov 10th Canasta
Tue Nov 24th Canasta
Tue Dec 8th Canasta
Computer
Thu May 7th TBA
Thu Jun 4th TBA
Thu Jul 2nd TBA
Cribbage
Wed Apr 15th Cribbage
Wed May 20th Cribbage
Wed Jun 17th Cribbage
Wed Jul 15th Cribbage
Wed Aug 19th Cribbage
Wed Sep 16th Cribbage
Wed Oct 21st Cribbage
Wed Nov 18th Cribbage
Wed Dec 16th To be advised
Cryptic Crossword
Tue Apr 21st Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Tue May 19th Session cancelled
Tue Sep 15th Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Tue Oct 20th Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Tue Nov 17th Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Family History
Tue Apr 14th Using maps for family history research
Tue May 12th Visit to Willow Grove Cemetry.
Tue Jun 9th NO MEETING
Tue Jul 14th NO MEETING
Tue Aug 11th NO MEETING
Food Appreciation
Thu May 28th venue to be announced
Thu Oct 29th We are hoping to organise a coach trip to Oswaldtwistle Mill for a lunch followed by a tour of the area with a guide.
History
Tue Apr 7th Trip to Wedgwood Vistors Centre , includes Afternoon tea (lunch) guided tour of factory , free time for Museum and Factory Shop.
Tue May 5th Trip to Adlington Hall - Guided Tour. Self Drive. Organiser:- Isabella Collinson
Tue Jun 2nd Trip to Plas Newydd - Coach Trip - Organiser Ruth Faulkner.
Tue Jul 7th Nantwich Guided Walk, museum and free time in town. This is a coach trip. Organiser: Barbara Marriott.
Tue Aug 4th Port Sunlight - Coach Trip - Organiser Kay Jones
Tue Sep 1st Stratford -upon-Avon Coach Trip Organiser: Roger Moss.
Tue Oct 6th STOCKPORT LANDMARKS
1. Wellington Road (By pass) 1824 Ruth Faulkner 30 mins
2. Underbank Hall , Arden Town House Joyce Embrey ? time
3. Stockport Viaduct 1840 Chris Moore 20 mins
4. Town Hall 1908 Kay Jones ? time
Mon Nov 2nd Plantagenet Women: Speaker Ruth Faulkner:
Mon Dec 7th Christmas Party with Family History
Mon Jan 4th 2021 Leigh’s of Lyme: Vivian Bath
Mon Feb 1st 2021 St. Thomas’ Hospital - The Workhouse: Speaker Isabella Collinson

Joseph Lister: Speaker Janet Ayres
Mon Mar 1st 2021 Joan Davis TBC
Music Appreciation
Mon Apr 6th Great Voices Wonderful voices from past and present, including choral music.
Mon May 4th Ballet Afternoon An afternoon of ballet music, including music by Tchaikovsky, Delibes,Gounod, Schubert,Mendelssohn, etc.
Mon Jun 1st Music by the not so well known Composers
There is a great wealth of wonderful music that has been written by composers whose names we do not hear too often. Come and listen to a few - you will be surprised.
Mon Jul 6th Music chosen by Alan Wadsworth Alan presents some of the music he likes to listen to.
Mon Aug 3rd Members Choice A wide variety of music chosen by members of the Music Appreciation Group.
Mon Sep 7th French Music A programme of music by Debussy, Faure,Saint-Saens, Bizet and others.
Mon Oct 5th Bing etc and all that jazz Songs by Bing and others, presented by Reynold Higginbotham
Mon Nov 2nd Magical Moments and Fairytales A programme of absolute wizard music - and we'll conjure up some from Fairyland as well.
Mon Dec 7th Music for Christmas Music for the start of the Christmas season.
Music Making
Tue Apr 14th Rehearsals
Tue Apr 28th Rehearsals
Tue May 12th Rehearsals
Tue May 26th Rehearsals
Tue Jun 9th Rehearsals
Tue Jun 23rd Rehearsals
Tue Jul 14th Rehearsals
Tue Jul 28th Rehearsals
Tue Aug 11th Rehearsals
Tue Aug 25th Rehearsals
Tue Sep 8th Rehearsals
Tue Sep 22nd Rehearsals
Tue Oct 13th Rehearsals
Tue Oct 27th Rehearsals
Tue Nov 10th Rehearsals
Tue Nov 24th Rehearsals
Play Reading
Mon Apr 20th PLAY READING
Mon May 18th PLAY READING
Mon Jun 22nd PLAY READING
Poetry
Mon Apr 20th TBA
Mon May 18th TBA
Mon Jun 15th TBA
Science & Technology
Thu Apr 9th Graphene Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan
Thu May 14th Are we Alone Prof Ian Morison
Thu Sep 10th To be confirmed
Thu Oct 8th Earthquakes Pete Webb
Thu Nov 12th The Fascinating World of Radiology – 50 Shades of Grey Prof Gill Baynes
Thu Dec 10th To be confirmed
Travel
Mon Apr 13th NO MEETING EASTER MONDAY
Mon May 11th Bill Walker - Fly boats and Fly boatmen
Walks - Longer
Fri Apr 10th Railway Walk (EVR?) Cheddleton 7 miles
Fri Apr 17th Robinson's Leap Longdendale 9 miles
Fri Apr 24th Belthorn Clough Head 10 miles