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 2018
Tue Feb 20thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Phil leading
Wed Feb 21stConcerts7:30 pm. Colston Hall. London Symphony Orchestra
Note: Coach departs Aldi 4:45 pm.
Thu Feb 22ndCyclingA Ride - Tony leading
Thu Feb 22ndCyclingB Ride - Ian leading
Fri Feb 23rdRailwaysAirBus - Chris Bigg
Tue Feb 27thOpera Study GroupDido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Wed Feb 28thOpen Meetings and VisitsFiona Warin: "Land Girls" 2.30pm Armstrong Hall
It's the 1940's. The country is at war and food is scarce. A call goes out for 80,000 ladies to join the Women's Land Army. Come along to one of the recruitment sessions - who knows, you might even be offered a job!
Fiona Warin gives an interactive and entertaining talk that brings to life the experiences of the Land Girls of the Second World War.
March 2018
Mon Mar 5thAstronomyThe details of the Astronomy meeting in March will appear as soon as they are available.
Tue Mar 6thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Moira leading
Tue Mar 6thArchitectureA Tower, Tartan and Toy Story, 3 literary hideouts - Helen Giles
Thu Mar 8thCyclingA Ride Alan leading
Thu Mar 8thCyclingB Ride - Mike leading
Fri Mar 9thMusic10:30 am. The Brandon Hill Quartet return with a fresh programme. Details will be announced when they have decided on their play list.
Wed Mar 14thPhotographyVisiting Photographer
Thu Mar 15thArt AppreciationDavid Norris - Gustav Caillebotte and the Life in 1870's Paris
Mon Mar 19thJazz AppreciationAnother eclectic selection from Andrew
Tue Mar 20thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Thu Mar 22ndCyclingA Ride - Phil leading
Thu Mar 22ndCyclingB Ride - Don leading
Thu Mar 22ndConcerts7:30 pm. Colston Hall. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Coach departs Aldi 5:45 pm.
Fri Mar 23rdRailwaysThe Vale of Berkeley Railway - Graham Sturgess
Fri Mar 23rdScience & TechnologyHistorical Innocence (Peter Petrie)
Tue Mar 27thOpera Study GroupThe Thieving Magpie (Rossini)
April 2018
Tue Apr 3rdCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Apr 3rdArchitectureA trip round Bristol, a virtual tour. (Views and buildings, you'll all find very familiar. Why not sit back and enjoy the ride?) - Louise Ingsley
Mon Apr 9thAstronomyThe details of the Astronomy meeting in April will appear as soon as they are available. This is the second Monday of the month as the first Monday is a Bank Holiday.
Wed Apr 11thPhotographyThornbury Project
Thu Apr 12thCyclingA Ride - Trevor leading
Thu Apr 12thCyclingB Ride - Mike leading
Thu Apr 12thConcerts7:30 pm. Colston Hall. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Coach departs Aldi 5:45 pm.
Fri Apr 13thMusic10:30 am. Philip Heyman will entertain us on his viola with a wide range of different works, accompanied by Alison Dite.
Tue Apr 17thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Thu Apr 19thArt AppreciationLynne Gibson - Double Dutch
Thu Apr 19thOpen Meetings and VisitsWind in the Willows with Tim Lewis 2.30pm Armstrong Hall
Tue Apr 24thOpera Study GroupDie Fledermaus (Johann Strauss)
Thu Apr 26thCyclingA Ride - Trevor leading
Thu Apr 26thCyclingB Ride - Ian leading
Fri Apr 27thRailwaysBarrow Road Remembered - Dave Cheesley
May 2018
Tue May 1stCyclingAfternoon Ride - Tony leading
Tue May 1stArchitectureJames Wyatt – “the destroyer?” - Helen Roberts
Thu May 3rdConcerts7:30 pm. Colston Hall. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Coach departs Aldi 5:45 pm.
Wed May 9thPhotographyReview of Images for the Thornbury Project
Thu May 10thCyclingA Ride - Les & Barbara leading
Thu May 10thCyclingB Ride
Fri May 11thMusic10:30 am. Nicki Barnes presents her new programme, a journey of world flute music inspired by folk traditions, playing flute, whistles and folk flutes as well as piccolo and alto.
Tue May 15thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Thu May 17thArt AppreciationTricia Norton - Sorolla in Paris
Thu May 17thConcerts7:30 pm. Colston Hall. Dresden Philharmonic.
Coach departs Aldi 5:45 pm.
Tue May 22ndOpera Study GroupI Putitani (Bellini)
Thu May 24thCyclingA Ride - Phil leading
Thu May 24thCyclingB Ride - Steve leading
Fri May 25thConcertsDiscussion meeting for Autumn 2018 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 & TechnologyTBA
Tue May 29thOpera Study GroupWar and Peace (Prokofiev) - Longer Opera
June 2018
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.
Wed Jun 13thPhotographyStorage Systems
Thu Jun 14thCyclingA Ride - Peter & Sue leading
Thu Jun 14thCyclingB Ride
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
Tue Jul 3rdCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Jul 3rdArchitecture“The National Lottery had been the greatest benefactor of architecture since Victorian times” - Nick Howkins
Wed Jul 11thPhotographyAnnual Day Out
Thu Jul 12thCyclingA Ride - Tony leading
Thu Jul 12thCyclingB Ride
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tue Nov 6thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Nov 6thArchitectureArts and Crafts architects - Anne Strong
Thu Nov 8thCyclingA Ride
Thu Nov 8thCyclingB Ride
Wed Nov 14thPhotographyPortfolio of Images
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
Tue Dec 4thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Dec 4thArchitectureChristmas architectural fun - The Committee
Wed Dec 12thPhotographyImages from Theme of the Year
Thu Dec 13thCyclingXmas Ride
Tue Dec 18thCyclingAfternoon Ride