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
March 2020
Mon Mar 30thBird WatchingLittleton Brick Pits and the River Severn
Tue Mar 31stOpera Study GroupMacbeth - Verdi
Tue Mar 31stScottish Country DanceMeeting in the Methodist Church Hall
April 2020
Wed Apr 1stHistoryPainters, actors and musicians in 18th Century Bath with Helen Roberts
Mon Apr 6thAstronomyThe April 2020 meeting has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus.
Tue Apr 7thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Apr 7thArchitectureTall Buildings of the World - Nick Howkins
Wed Apr 8thPhotographyScene Modes - CANCELLED due to coronavirus
Thu Apr 9thCyclingThursday Ride - Chris F leading
Thu Apr 9thChurch Visits 2Postponed
Sun Apr 12thTravel and TourismNo Meeting (Good Friday)
Tue Apr 14thDiscussionsIQ
Tue Apr 14thScottish Country DanceMeeting in the Methodist Church Hall
Thu Apr 16thArt Appreciation

David SpeedimanStained Glass: An Ancient Art
Mon Apr 20thJazz AppreciationJazz in Britain, 1919 to 1950, Part Two, by Peter Reeve, this time featuring mostly male performers.
Tue Apr 21stCyclingAfternoon Ride
Wed Apr 22ndBird WatchingGreat Bustards on Salisbury Plain. Prior Booking required
Wed Apr 22ndGeology10:00 am at The Chantry. Programme details later.
Thu Apr 23rdCyclingThursday Ride - Keith W leading
Tue Apr 28thOpera Study GroupFlying Dutchman - Wagner
Tue Apr 28thScottish Country DanceMeeting in the Methodist Church Hall
May 2020
Fri May 1stConcerts7:30 pm. Victoria Rooms. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Coach departs Aldi 5:45 pm.
Mon May 4thAstronomyThe May 2020 meeting has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus.
Tue May 5thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue May 5thArchitectureDendrochronology - Andy Moir
Wed May 6thHistoryMy Napoleonic Soldier with Janice Jackson
Fri May 8thTravel and TourismMadeira
Mon May 11thBird WatchingSnuff Mills and Eastville Park
Tue May 12thScottish Country DanceMeeting in the Methodist Church Hall
Wed May 13thPhotographyCloseup and Macro Photography - CANCELLED due to coronavirus
Thu May 14thCyclingThursday Ride - Steve leading
Thu May 14thChurch Visits 2Postponed
Mon May 18thBird WatchingSand Point near Weston Super Mare
Mon May 18thJazz AppreciationAndrew's presentation will feature an eclectic collection of stars via YouTube downloads
Tue May 19thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Moira leading
Thu May 21stArt Appreciation

Les HarperWalter Sickert:Post Impressionist or Jack the Ripper
Tue May 26thOpera Study GroupIl Pagliacci/Sister Angelica - Leoncavelli/Puccini
Tue May 26thScottish Country DanceMeeting in the Methodist Church Hall
Wed May 27thGeology10:00 am at The Chantry. Programme details later.
Thu May 28thCyclingThursday Ride - Three Castles ride from Abergavenny, Phil leading
June 2020
Mon Jun 1stAstronomyDetails of the June 2020 meeting will appear here when they become available.
Tue Jun 2ndCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Jun 2ndArchitectureCalatrava post 2012 - Alan Heath
Wed Jun 3rdHistoryWriting wartime memories with Maureen Armstrong
Mon Jun 8thBird WatchingSwell Wood and Collard Hill
Tue Jun 9thScottish Country DanceMeeting in the Methodist Church Hall
Wed Jun 10thPhotographyComposition
Thu Jun 11thCyclingThursday Ride - Les and Barbara leading
Thu Jun 11thChurch Visits 2St Mary, Batsford and St James, Chipping Camden
Fri Jun 12thTravel and TourismEleven Caribbean Islands
Tue Jun 16thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Jun 18thArt Appreciation

Stella LyonsFrom rowdy drunkenness to lonely hotel rooms: Everyday Life in Art.
Tue Jun 23rdOpera Study GroupPearl Fishers - Bizet
Tue Jun 23rdScottish Country DanceMeeting in the Methodist Church Hall
Wed Jun 24thGeology10:00 am at The Chantry. Programme details later.
Thu Jun 25thCyclingThursday Ride - Moira leading
Tue Jun 30thArchitectureVISIT - Cirencester and Rodmarton Manor – Maurice Bell
Tue Jun 30thOpera Study GroupParsival - Wagner
July 2020
Wed Jul 1stHistoryVisit – tba
Tue Jul 7thArchitectureCharles Rennie Mackintosh - Audrey Shepherd
Tue Jul 7thScottish Country DanceMeeting in the Methodist Church Hall
Wed Jul 8thPhotographyGroup trip to Birmingham
Thu Jul 9thChurch Visits 2St Michael, Great Witley and St Mary, Croome d’Abitot
Fri Jul 10thTravel and Tourism41 Locks to Nuremburg
Mon Jul 13thBird WatchingChipping Sodbury Common and Wetmoor
August 2020
Mon Aug 10thBird WatchingChew Valley Lakes
Wed Aug 12thPhotographyNO MEETING
Fri Aug 14thTravel and TourismNo Meeting
September 2020
Tue Sep 1stArchitectureBuildings of the Industrial Revolution - Lyn Haig
Mon Sep 7thBird WatchingNote First Monday in month for better tides
Wed Sep 9thPhotographyPictures from the trip to Birmingham
Thu Sep 10thChurch Visits 2St Mary, Kingston St Mary and St Andrew and St Mary, Pitminster
Fri Sep 11thTravel and TourismNorthumberland
Tue Sep 22ndOpera Study GroupBizet - Carmen
Tue Sep 29thArchitectureVISIT – Avoncroft Museum and Hanbury Hall – Brian Hawkins
Tue Sep 29thOpera Study GroupMozart - Cosi Fan Tutti
October 2020
Tue Oct 6thArchitectureAlternatives to Demolition - Steve Thomas
Thu Oct 8thChurch Visits 2St Andrew, Mells and St George, Beckington
Fri Oct 9thTravel and TourismCopenhagen & Prague
Mon Oct 12thBird WatchingUpton Warren
Wed Oct 14thPhotographyReview of images for the "Tom Crowe Competition"
Tue Oct 27thOpera Study GroupCorigliano - The Ghosts of Versailles
November 2020
Tue Nov 3rdArchitecturePost War Reconstruction in British cities - Helen Roberts
Mon Nov 9thBird WatchingSomerset Levels
Wed Nov 11thPhotographyPractical - Christmas themed tabletop photography
Fri Nov 13thTravel and TourismChile
Tue Nov 24thOpera Study GroupPuccini - La Rondine
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stArchitectureXmas fun activities
Wed Dec 9thPhotographyReview of Christmas tabletop images
Fri Dec 11thTravel and TourismChristmas Celebrations
Mon Dec 14thBird WatchingSlimbridge
January 2021
Tue Jan 26thOpera Study GroupVerdi - Rigoletto
February 2021
Tue Feb 23rdOpera Study GroupJanacek - Katya Kabanova
March 2021
Tue Mar 23rdOpera Study GroupWagner - Rheingold
Tue Mar 30thOpera Study GroupBritten - Billy Budd
April 2021
Tue Apr 27thOpera Study GroupPoulanc - Dialoguees des Carmelites
May 2021
Tue May 25thOpera Study GroupVivaldi - The Coronation of Darius
June 2021
Tue Jun 22ndOpera Study GroupDvorak - Rusalka
Tue Jun 29thOpera Study GroupRossini - Barber of Saville