This page lists forthcoming events and visits that may be of interest to all U3A members. Please contact the organiser of any event you wish to attend.

You can view a timetable of ALL group meetings by clicking the link on the right.

Dates for your Diary
May 2018
Thu May 24thCyclingA Ride - Chris F leading
Thu May 24thCyclingB Ride - Steve leading
Fri May 25thConcertsDiscussion meeting for Autumn 2018 Cardiff concerts & Bristol 2018-19 concerts at 2:30 pm in the Buckingham Room at The Chantry
Fri May 25thRailwaysIllustrated Guide to Barry Docks & Railway - Lindsey Bryan
Fri May 25thScience & TechnologyThe Rolls Royce Merlin Story (Jay Cooper)
Tue May 29thOpera Study GroupWar and Peace (Prokofiev) - Longer Opera
Thu May 31st
→Wed Jun 20th
Bridge 3Thank you to all members who have supported Bridge 3
in 2018. we will be starting again in early September
if demand supports ( possibly the 7th) Have a good
summer break and see you then.
June 2018
Mon Jun 4thAstronomyThe details of the Astronomy meeting in June will appear as soon as they are available.
Mon Jun 4thAspects of the 19th CenturyTBA
Tue Jun 5thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Jun 5thArchitectureRichard Rogers - Alan Heath
Wed Jun 6thOpen Meetings and VisitsLove, Life and Autism with Sheila Barton 2.30pm Armstrong Hall
Fri Jun 8thConcerts7:30 pm. Colston Hall. Wurth Philharmonic Orchestra.
Coach departs Aldi 5:45 pm.
Fri Jun 8thMusic10:30 am. Leader of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Leslie Hatfield, will be Jos Gregson’s guest as she decides what records she would have with her on a Desert Island. We find out about her busy professional life and how she would cope with the solitude of the island.
Fri Jun 8thTravel and TourismPennine Explorer
Wed Jun 13thPhotographyStorage Systems
Thu Jun 14thCyclingA Ride - Peter & Sue leading
Thu Jun 14thCyclingB Ride
Mon Jun 18thJazz AppreciationDavid Clarke's Jazz. A selection from David's CD collection.
Tue Jun 19thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Phil leading
Thu Jun 21stArt AppreciationA talk from a volunteer OR Member's Choice
Tue Jun 26thOpera Study GroupTales of Hoffman (Offenbach)
Thu Jun 28thCyclingA Ride - Alan leading
Thu Jun 28thCyclingB Ride
Fri Jun 29thRailwaysScottish Locomotives in Steam Days - Martin Green
July 2018
Mon Jul 2ndAstronomyThe details of the Astronomy meeting in July will appear as soon as they are available.
Tue Jul 3rdCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Jul 3rdArchitecture“The National Lottery had been the greatest benefactor of architecture since Victorian times” - Nick Howkins
Fri Jul 6thWine Group 3Aldi Wines
Wed Jul 11thPhotographyAnnual Day Out
Thu Jul 12thCyclingA Ride - Tony leading
Thu Jul 12thCyclingB Ride
Fri Jul 13thTravel and TourismNamibia & South West Africa
Mon Jul 16thJazz AppreciationNo meeting
Tue Jul 17thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Jul 26thCyclingA Ride - Les & Barbara leading
Thu Jul 26thCyclingB Ride - Steve leading
Fri Jul 27thScience & TechnologySwansea Lagoon (Raquel Hughes)
August 2018
Tue Aug 7thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Aug 7thArchitectureScagliola works Crediton, and visit to Knightshayes NT house - trip
Wed Aug 8thPhotography(no meeting)
Thu Aug 9thCyclingA Ride - Ken leading
Thu Aug 9thCyclingB Ride
Mon Aug 20thJazz AppreciationNo meeting
Tue Aug 21stCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Aug 23rdCyclingA Ride
Thu Aug 23rdCyclingB Ride
September 2018
Tue Sep 4thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Tony leading
Tue Sep 4thArchitectureGlass - Tim Giles and /or Lyn Haigh
Fri Sep 7thWine Group 3New Zealand Wines (postponed from March)
Mon Sep 10thAspects of the 19th CenturyHistory and Social Aspects of GW Rail works at Swindon
Wed Sep 12thPhotographyImages from Day out, and images are due for our entry for the the Tom Crowe Competition
Thu Sep 13thCyclingA Ride - Phil leading
Thu Sep 13thCyclingB Ride
Fri Sep 14thTravel and TourismSouth Africa
Mon Sep 17thJazz AppreciationTo be advised
Tue Sep 18thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Phil leading
Thu Sep 27thCyclingA Ride
Thu Sep 27thCyclingB Ride - Mike leading
Fri Sep 28thRailwaysPorthmadog Sailing Ships, 1840 to 1914 - Douglas Lindsay
Fri Sep 28thScience & TechnologyDevelopments in Robotics (Dr Tony Pipe)
October 2018
Mon Oct 1stAspects of the 19th CenturyTBA
Tue Oct 2ndCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Oct 2ndArchitectureMoral architecture – prisons, workhouses and mad houses - Helen Roberts
Wed Oct 10thPhotographyImage review of Tom Crowe submission
Thu Oct 11thCyclingA Ride - Peter & SUe leading
Thu Oct 11thCyclingB Ride
Fri Oct 12thTravel and TourismMalaysia
Mon Oct 15thJazz AppreciationLIVE JAZZ! Gareth Williams and the Class Act Quartet. DO NOT MISS THIS!!
Tue Oct 16thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Oct 25thCyclingA Ride
Thu Oct 25thCyclingB Ride
Fri Oct 26thRailwaysHistory of Swindon Works Part 1 - Rev Brian Arman
Tue Oct 30thArchitectureCattebrook brick works - Trip - Jan Fullman
November 2018
Mon Nov 5thAspects of the 19th CenturyLighthouses
Tue Nov 6thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Nov 6thArchitectureArts and Crafts architects - Anne Strong
Thu Nov 8thCyclingA Ride
Thu Nov 8thCyclingB Ride
Fri Nov 9thTravel and TourismAustralia
Wed Nov 14thPhotographyPortfolio of Images
Mon Nov 19thJazz AppreciationJazz on Screen! Two top tenors in live club performances via DVD
Tue Nov 20thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Nov 22ndCyclingA Ride
Thu Nov 22ndCyclingB Ride
Thu Nov 22ndOpen Meetings and VisitsDouble Dutch with Lynne Gibson 2.30pm Armstrong Hall
Fri Nov 23rdRailwaysMain Line Heritage Locomotive Miscellany - David Bailey and George Hargreaves
Fri Nov 30thScience & TechnologyDr Edward Jennar (Dr Gareth Williams)
December 2018
Mon Dec 3rdAspects of the 19th CenturyMedicine and Disease
Tue Dec 4thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Dec 4thArchitectureChristmas architectural fun - The Committee
Wed Dec 12thPhotographyImages from Theme of the Year
Thu Dec 13thCyclingXmas Ride
Fri Dec 14thTravel and TourismChristmas Celebration
Tue Dec 18thCyclingAfternoon Ride