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 2020
Thu May 28thCyclingThursday Ride - Three Castles ride from Abergavenny, Phil leading
June 2020
Mon Jun 1stAstronomyThis will be a Zoom meeting. Eddie will give a talk about an anniversary followed by two short talks by Andrew McLean and Andrew Barnes. Andrew McLean will introduce "The 2019 Nobels - 1 Jim Peebles". Andrew Barnes will talk about "The Gaia Mission - Data Galore!"
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 - UNDER REVIEW due to Covid-19.
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
Mon Jul 6thAstronomyDetails of the July 2020 meeting will appear here when they become available.
Tue Jul 7thArchitectureCharles Rennie Mackintosh - Audrey Shepherd
Tue Jul 7thScottish Country DanceMeeting in the Methodist Church Hall
Wed Jul 8thPhotographyGroup trip to Birmingham - UNDER REVIEW due to Covid-19.
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 - UNDER REVIEW due to Covid-19.
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" - UNDER REVIEW due to Covid-19.
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 - UNDER REVIEW due to Covid-19.
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 - UNDER REVIEW due to Covid-19.
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