Stokesley & District

Monthly Meetings and Other Events

Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in Stokesley Methodist Church, unless specifically noted below.

Any outings open to all members of Stokesley and District U3A are listed below the Meetings

The programme is as follows:

1.15 p.m. Doors open. Tea and coffee are available and there is time to read the group notice boards, talk to group leaders, register for group events etc.

Each month one of our groups organises the coffee.The rota for groups can be found in the links on the right hand side of this page.

2.00 p.m. There is a talk in the main hall (typically about 45 minutes to 1 hour) by a guest speaker, followed by notices about the general business of the U3A and notices from the various groups.

3.00 p.m. Another chance to see the group notice boards, and register for activities before the doors close at 3.30 p.m.

The Dates for your Diary table below gives brief details of forthcoming Monthly Meetings and any group events etc. which are not on their regular meeting date.

Information presented at some of our previous meetings can be viewed on our ARCHIVE page.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Oct 9th ‘Lewis Carroll, the Croft Connection’
Chris Lloyd will describe how some of the stories that Lewis Carroll learned in his childhood in Croft, may have inspired ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Sat Oct 19th On Saturday 19th October the Singing for Pleasure group will be performing songs from their repertoire in Stokesley Parish Church at 7.30pm. They will be joined by young musicians from Prior Pursgrove College in Guisborough.

Click here for the poster for more details about prices and how to obtain tickets.
Wed Nov 13th Andy Wilson from Yorkshire Cancer Research will talk about the work of the association.
Wed Dec 11th ‘Some entertaining highlights of an eventful life’
Michael Wright, one of our members, will talk about his life as a young curate and vicar in Yorkshire.
Wed Jan 8th 2020 ‘Your next station stop is Stokesley. Revisited’
Tony Daniels, one of our members, will talk about the railway line that ran between Picton and Battersby, calling at Stokesley.
Wed Feb 12th 2020 ‘Gertrude Bell’
Lynn Lampert returns to talk about Gertrude Bell and her local connections. 
Wed Mar 11th 2020 ‘Fotherley Pannell - 18th century surgeon and apothecary’
David Severs will talk about his research into the life of this local man.
Wed Apr 8th 2020 ‘Bang up to the elephant’ - Fools Gold - an acoustic duo.
Live music, spoken words and projected images centring on our Victorian ancestors.
Wed May 13th 2020 ‘Single to Hong Kong’
Brian Jocelyn describes his cross country journey to China.
Wed Jun 10th 2020 ‘A solo walk across Africa’
Fran Sandham talks about his 3,000 mile walk from Namibia's Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean.
Wed Jul 8th 2020 ‘Fighting AIDS in Africa’
Peter Sotheran will describe the highlights, the horror and the humour of running an AIDS camp in the slums of Nairobi.
Wed Aug 12th 2020 ‘Memories of China’
Jean Harrod will return to talk about the years that she spent as a diplomat in China immediately after the death of Chairman Mao.