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
February 2019
Fri Feb 15th
→Thu Mar 7th
Bridge 3I will be starting at 1 p.m. on Friday (15th)
and looking at Andrew Robson's favourite conventions
Mon Feb 18thJazz AppreciationAnother eclectic selection from Andrew
Tue Feb 19thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Brian leading. Meet Fire Station ... via Power station road, Hill and Ham to Berkeley for tea and back via Lower Stone and Rockhampton
Thu Feb 21stArt AppreciationChris Rivett
A Walk round the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow
Mon Feb 25thOur Living Language2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. This month's topic: Nonsense Literature
Tue Feb 26thOpera Study GroupGondoliers - Gilbert and Sullivan
Thu Feb 28thCyclingA Ride - Les & Barbara leading
Thu Feb 28thCyclingB Ride
March 2019
Mon Mar 4thAstronomyPeter Jackson will talk about Fritz Zwicky and Vera Rubin and their roles in bringing Dark Matter into mainstream astronomy.
Mon Mar 4thAspects of the 19th CenturyVictorian fight against filth - John Stannard
Tue Mar 5thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Mar 5thArchitectureAudrey Shepherd - Glasgow
Fri Mar 8thMusicThe Brandon Hill Quartet return with a programme including string quartets by Haydn and Schubert.
Fri Mar 8thTravel and TourismAustria
Mon Mar 11thBird WatchingSnuff Mills
Wed Mar 13thPhotographyTable Top Photography
Thu Mar 14thCyclingA Ride - Thornbury, the Bridge, Chepstow, Shirenewton, Llanvair Discoed, Mathern and home, 36 miles. Peter & Sue leading
Thu Mar 14thCyclingB Ride
Mon Mar 18thJazz AppreciationSome choice items from Les - details to follow
Tue Mar 19thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Brian leading
Thu Mar 21stArt AppreciationDavid Norris
The Splendour of Roman Wall Painting
Mon Mar 25thOur Living Language2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. This month's topic: The origins and use of Parliamentary Language.
Tue Mar 26thOpera Study GroupLady Macbeth of Mtsenk - Shostakovich
Thu Mar 28thCyclingA Ride - Alan leading ... starting at Bitton
Thu Mar 28thCyclingB Ride
Fri Mar 29thScience & TechnologyFacilities Management at Southmead Hospital - Simon Wood
April 2019
Mon Apr 1stAstronomyDetails of the talk at the April 2019 meeting will appear here as soon as they are available.
Mon Apr 1stAspects of the 19th CenturyHistory of Rolling Pins - Reg King
Tue Apr 2ndCyclingAfternoon Ride - Trevor leading
Tue Apr 2ndArchitectureNick Howkins - “Quality Design in Higher Education”
Mon Apr 8thBird WatchingCam Long Down
Mon Apr 8thBird WatchingCam Long Down
Wed Apr 10thPhotographyUsing Histograms
Thu Apr 11thCyclingA Ride - Don leading
Thu Apr 11thCyclingB Ride
Fri Apr 12thMusicProgramme change. The Celli Peppers, a cello octet, will play for us. More details later.
Fri Apr 12thTravel and TourismNew Orleans and the Deep South
Mon Apr 15thJazz AppreciationPeter's subject is The Temperance Seven, ahead of their show at the Arts Festival.
Mon Apr 15thOur Living Language2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. This month's topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Tue Apr 16thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Apr 18thArt AppreciationLynne Gibson
More Double Dutch: The Secret Language of Dutch Still Life
Tue Apr 23rdOpera Study GroupLucrezia Borgia - Donizetti
Thu Apr 25thCyclingA Ride - Alan leading
Thu Apr 25thCyclingB Ride - Trevor leading
Tue Apr 30thOpera Study GroupFairie Queen - Purcell
May 2019
Mon May 6thAstronomyDetails of the talk at the May 2019 meeting will appear here as soon as they are available.
Mon May 6thAspects of the 19th CenturyDevelopment of the wool industry - Cynthia Black
Tue May 7thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue May 7thArchitectureHelen Roberts - Demolition!
Wed May 8thPhotographyPrint mounting methods
Thu May 9thCyclingA Ride - Trevor leading
Thu May 9thCyclingB Ride
Fri May 10thMusicJana Chuda will perform a range of piano music with some material from the shows as well as a range of classical items
Fri May 10thTravel and TourismJourney over the Himalayas
Thu May 16thArt AppreciationDavid Ploss
The Wyeth Dynasty in Pennsylvania & Maine
Mon May 20thOur Living Language2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. This month's topic: The Border Ballads
Tue May 21stCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu May 23rdCyclingA Ride - Steve leading
Thu May 23rdCyclingB Ride
Fri May 31stScience & TechnologyAn introduction to blood groups - Richard Laycock
June 2019
Mon Jun 3rdAspects of the 19th CenturyPhotography - Steve Wells
Tue Jun 4thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Jun 4thArchitectureAlan Heath - Thomas Heatherwick - modern British designer
Wed Jun 12thPhotographyHDR techniques
Thu Jun 13thCyclingA Ride - Alan leading .... starting at Malmesbury
Thu Jun 13thCyclingB Ride
Fri Jun 14thMusicLocal conductor Chris Hill will be Jos Gregson’s guest as he decides what records he would have with him on a Desert Island and we find out about his very musical life and how he would cope with the solitude of the island.
Fri Jun 14thMusicAnnual Lunch – venue to be advised
Fri Jun 14thTravel and TourismDelhi and Central India
Tue Jun 18thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Thu Jun 20thArt AppreciationTo be confirmed.
Thu Jun 27thCyclingA Ride - Peter and Sue leading
Thu Jun 27thCyclingB Ride
July 2019
Mon Jul 1stAspects of the 19th CenturyLadies and Science - Peter Jackson
Tue Jul 2ndCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Jul 2ndArchitectureDoug Fowler - Inside the mind of an architect
Wed Jul 10thPhotographyGroup Outing taking the West Somerset Railway from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and then on to Dunster.
Thu Jul 11thCyclingA Ride - Gill & Noel leading
Thu Jul 11thCyclingB Ride
Fri Jul 12thTravel and TourismBottom right hand Corner
Tue Jul 16thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Thu Jul 25thCyclingA Ride - Les & Barabara leading ... Epney and Longney?
Thu Jul 25thCyclingB Ride
Fri Jul 26thScience & TechnologyThe Weather - Bob Dale
August 2019
Tue Aug 6thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Aug 6thArchitectureTrip - Gloucester Gaol/Llanthony Priory
Thu Aug 8thCyclingA Ride - Alan leading
Thu Aug 8thCyclingB Ride
Wed Aug 14thPhotographyNo Meeting
Tue Aug 20thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Aug 22ndCyclingA Ride - Moira leading
Thu Aug 22ndCyclingB Ride
September 2019
Tue Sep 3rdCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Sep 3rdArchitectureHelen Roberts - Decline and rise of Country houses
Mon Sep 9thAspects of the 19th CenturyThe World of Magic - Barry Smith
Wed Sep 11thPhotographyReview Images from the Group Outing
Thu Sep 12thCyclingA Ride - Phil leading
Thu Sep 12thCyclingB Ride
Fri Sep 13thTravel and TourismPoland
Tue Sep 17thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Sep 26thCyclingA Ride - Peter & Sue leading
Thu Sep 26thCyclingB Ride
Fri Sep 27thScience & TechnologyTBA
October 2019
Tue Oct 1stCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Oct 1stArchitectureAnne Strong - Gwent villages
Mon Oct 7thAspects of the 19th CenturyRobert Owen - Helen Roberts
Wed Oct 9thPhotography“Tom Crowe Competition” submitted images
Thu Oct 10thCyclingA Ride - Alan leading
Thu Oct 10thCyclingB Ride
Fri Oct 11thTravel and TourismJersey
Tue Oct 15thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Oct 24thCyclingA Ride
Thu Oct 24thCyclingB Ride
Tue Oct 29thArchitectureTrip - Highnam Court/Church, Huntley Church
November 2019
Mon Nov 4thAspects of the 19th CenturyRevolutions in Chemistry - Peter Minshall
Tue Nov 5thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Nov 5thArchitectureKingsley Fulbrook - Shetland Vernacular architecture
Fri Nov 8thTravel and TourismSwitzerland re-visited
Wed Nov 13thPhotographyLow light photography
Thu Nov 14thCyclingA Ride
Thu Nov 14thCyclingB Ride
Tue Nov 19thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Nov 28thCyclingA Ride - Alan leading
Thu Nov 28thCyclingB Ride
Fri Nov 29thScience & TechnologyTBA
December 2019
Tue Dec 3rdCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Dec 3rdArchitectureChristmas activities, Armstrong Hall
Wed Dec 11thPhotographyMaking Slide Shows
Thu Dec 12thCyclingChristmas Ride
Fri Dec 13thTravel and TourismChristmas Celebration
Tue Dec 17thCyclingAfternoon Ride