Warwick District

Events

This page lists events that are organised by the WDU3A committee and helpers, such as Open Meetings, the AGM, Education Day and outings.

Click on names to contact them by email.

Do come along to the Open Meetings and make yourself known. Someone will be only too happy to address any queries you may have and will show you the ropes. Committee members will be on hand and should be wearing name tags.

Here is a Dormer place map - the venue of the Open Meetings.

Events organised by a specific group for its members may be found on the appropriate group page.


Dates for your Diary
April 2019
Sat Apr 27thLoft TheatreOne nighter (so no group booking), Into the Breach.
Mon Apr 29thVisits and TripsVISIT TO LICHFIELD
I have now made arrangements for our proposed trip to Lichfield, to include a 90 minute tour of the city led by Lichfield Green Badge guides. Times of the tour have yet to be confirmed but the plan is that we will start with the tour and then have time free to explore on our own.

The cost of the visit will be £18.00, to cover the cost of the guides and coach travel, and the current plan is that we will meet at Warwick Tesco car park for a pickup time of 9.20 am. Departure time from Lichfield is 4.00 pm. Johnsons estimate that the journey time will be one hour - so time for a coffee before the tours start.

Cheques should be made payable to Warwick District U3A and sent to Maggie Watts, as per the details in Info.
May 2019
Mon May 6th
→Sat May 11th
Visits and Trips

4* Northern Spain & the Picos Mountains
Flights from Stansted to Bilbao/Santander. Executive coach for all excursions and transfers in Spain, staying at the 4* Olimpo Hotel at Playa de Isla. Half board with drinks package. Exploring Cantabria and the Picos Mountains (exploring the UNESCO listed Altamira caves, famous for their Upper Palaeolithic cave paintings), the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Santander being the highlights. £834.00 (includes UK transport).
Single supplement £99.00. Costs not included - gratuities and entrance fees to museums and places of interest.

You can view and download details of the tour online at the following website:
Details of the tour

Contact Jean Hardwick for more detailed information.
Now fully booked

Wed May 8thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA
Speaker: Phillip Bushill-Matthews – The English in the Canaries
Tue May 14thLoft TheatreThe Crucible, by Arthur Miller
14th May, 7.30 pm. £12.00. Booking deadline 7 May, ref WDU3A Crucible party
Centring on the Salem Witch Trials, this is a timeless parable of morality and a scorching indictment of intolerance. In a tight-knit, repressive Puritan community in the late 17th century, a group of girls is discovered dancing in the woods and then they immediately fall ill, causing panic to percolate. Buried secrets are brought to light, and scapegoating leads to treachery, lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria… with tragic results. 
June 2019
Mon Jun 3rdWorkshop

Economics: Myths and Realities
Monday 3rd June 2019 9.30 am–1.00 pm at Dormer Place
Refreshments provided

Is there a Magic Money Tree? What is Austerity?

A panel of three former economics educators explains the economics behind some of today's slogans.

You are invited to raise any issues during an extensive QA and panel discussion.

Tickets: £3.00 cheque, payable to Warwick District U3A with membership number on the back – send with SAE to Chris Forse, details in Info, or email him to reserve your ticket:

Chris Forse
Wed Jun 5thVisits and TripsHIGHGROVE GARDENS TOUR WITH LUNCH

The Prince of Wales opens his gardens to the public on a few days each year and I have been able to reserve places for a guided tour of the gardens followed by lunch in the Orchard Restaurant. I think maybe I emailed on just the right day.

I’ll have more information nearer the time but I can confirm that although it is necessary to provide photographic evidence of identity, a bus pass or driver’s licence will do, no need for passports.

My apologies to everyone I have given the wrong information to! I totally misread the email I was sent and have therefore given the wrong price for this day trip. It will be £57 instead of £82!!!

The coach will leave Warwick Tesco car park at 8.45 am and I anticipate leaving Highgrove at 4.00 pm..

This visit is now full.
Wed Jun 12thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA
Speaker: Caroline Faulkner – Waste Management
Tue Jun 18thLoft TheatreThe York Realist
July 2019
Tue Jul 23rdLoft TheatreThe Thrill of Love
September 2019
Wed Sep 11thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA
Speaker: Philip Bowen – The Tudor Bishops of Worcester (Saints, Sinners, 
Heretics, Refugees, Italians and a Poisoner?)
October 2019
Wed Oct 9thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA
Speaker: Philip Caine – From Barrow to Baghdad
November 2019
Wed Nov 13thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA
Speaker: Anne O’Flanagan – The Wallace Collection
Fri Nov 15thVisits and TripsTutankhamun and The Roaring Twenties
Friday 15th November
Pickup time: 9.00am
For more details and to sign up, contact Maggie Watts

The discovery of the boy king’s tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter in an expedition financed by Lord Carnarvon of Highclere Castle stirred up 'Egyptomania' in England. The 3,300 year old Egyptian designs influenced the art and architecture of the Roaring Twenties.

Click here for further information: Tutankhamun
December 2019
Wed Dec 11thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA
Christmas Social