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
April 2019
Mon Apr 15th
→Mon Apr 29th
Bird WatchingEvening visit to Frampton on Severn on Monday April 29th. Meet at 5.30 p.m. at Thornbury Leisure Centre Car park to arrange lifts and then drive up to Frampton on Severn.
Sat Apr 20th
→Fri May 10th
Bridge 3No bridge on the 19th.
Thu Apr 25thCyclingA Ride - Alan leading
Thu Apr 25thCyclingB Ride - Trevor leading
Tue Apr 30thOpera Study GroupFairie Queen - Purcell
May 2019
Tue May 7thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Brian leading
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
Mon May 13thAstronomyDetails of the May 2019 meeting will appear here as soon as they are available. Note that the First Monday of May is a Bank Holiday, so the meeting of the Astronomy Group will be on the second Monday.
Thu May 16thArt AppreciationDavid Ploss
The Wyeth Dynasty in Pennsylvania & Maine
Mon May 20thJazz AppreciationBob's jazz connections
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 24thConcertsPlanning meeting at 2:30 pm in the Buckingham Room at the Chantry.
Fri May 31stScience & TechnologyAn introduction to blood groups - Richard Laycock
June 2019
Mon Jun 3rdAstronomyDetails of the June 2019 meeting will appear here as soon as they are available.
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 – Anchor, Oldbury
Fri Jun 14thTravel and TourismDelhi and Central India
Mon Jun 17thJazz AppreciationTo be advised. Watch this space!
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 1stAstronomyDetails of the July 2019 meeting will appear here as soon as they are available.
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 3rdMeeting2.30pm: Open Talk: “My First Love, My Darling” with speakers from The Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre (Armstrong Hall)
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
Mon Jul 15thJazz AppreciationNo meeting
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
Mon Aug 5thAstronomyThere is no meeting in August.
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
Mon Aug 19thJazz AppreciationNo 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
Mon Sep 16thJazz AppreciationTopic to be advsed
Tue Sep 17thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Sep 24thOpera Study GroupMadame Butterfly - Puccini
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
Fri Oct 4thMeeting10.00am: Open Meeting: Combating Cybercrime with Avon and Somerset Police (Armstrong Hall)
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
Mon Oct 21stJazz AppreciationAnother eclectic selection from Andrew, focusing on the trumpet
Tue Oct 22ndOpera Study GroupFidelio - Beethoven
Thu Oct 24thCyclingA Ride - Steve leading
Thu Oct 24thCyclingB Ride
Tue Oct 29thArchitectureTrip - Highnam Court/Church, Huntley Church
Tue Oct 29thOpera Study GroupReturn of Ullyses - Monteverdi
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 13thMeeting2.30pm: Open Talk: Extraordinary Events at Newark Park with Helen Roberts (Armstrong Hall)
Wed Nov 13thPhotographyLow light photography
Thu Nov 14thCyclingA Ride
Thu Nov 14thCyclingB Ride
Tue Nov 19thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Nov 26thOpera Study GroupAbduction from the Seraglio - Mozart
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
January 2020
Tue Jan 28thOpera Study GroupFalstaff - Verdi
February 2020
Tue Feb 25thOpera Study GroupThe Nose - Shostakovitch
March 2020
Tue Mar 24thOpera Study GroupLa Donna del Largo - Rossini
Tue Mar 31stOpera Study GroupMacbeth - Verdi
April 2020
Tue Apr 28thOpera Study GroupFlying Dutchman - Wagner
May 2020
Tue May 26thOpera Study GroupIl Pagliacci/Sister Angelica - Leoncavelli/Puccini
June 2020
Tue Jun 23rdOpera Study GroupPearl Fishers - Bizet
Tue Jun 30thOpera Study GroupParsival - Wagner