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
July 2019
Tue Jul 16thVisits and TripsTour of Rugby School
Visit to the school starts 2.30pm
Something closer to home! We will have a guided tour of the School with talk of architecture, Tom Brown and, of course, the game of rugby! History and tradition combine to make this a fascinating tour. There will be time afterwards to explore the town centre and call in at the library/information centre where there is a cafe selling drinks and snacks.

Coach will leave Warwick (or Newbold Comyn) at 1.45 pm to give us plenty of time to get there in time for the start of the tour. We will leave Rugby at 4.30 pm. At present I don’t have a fixed price for this but it will be between £12.00 and £15.00. Please let me know if you are interested (contact details in Info magazine) and also, if you would prefer to make your own way to Rugby. (I don’t think parking near the school is very easy.)
Tue Jul 23rdLoft TheatreThe Thrill of Love, by Amanda Whittington
23rd July, 7.30 pm, £12.00. Booking deadline 16th July, ref WDU3A Thrill party
A hostess in the West End ‘gentlemen’s clubs’, Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ is convicted of shooting her lover and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain. But why was she so keen to admit her guilt, and so loth to offer any defence?
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?)
Wed Sep 18thVisits and TripsMIDDLETON HALL AND TAMWORTH

There will be a visit and tour of Middleton Hall, North Warwickshire, on Wednesday 18th September. We will leave Tesco car park at 10.45 am and drive to Tamworth. Here, we will be able to find a café or restaurant for lunch (not included), or perhaps have a picnic in the castle grounds by the river, leaving time to explore the town or visit the castle (reasonable mobility required and additional cost of £6.50).
We will then make the short journey to Middleton Hall with tea or coffee on arrival (included). Here we can choose one of three tours each lasting 1 hour. The Architecture tour will focus on the buildings ranging from Mediaeval to Victorian that comprise the moated mansion house. The History tour will explore the people who have lived at the hall, including a commander at the Battle of Hastings, a Tudor explorer, and Cassandra, Duchess of Chandos. The Garden tour includes the walled garden (with its original heated walls), which is planted in the Georgian style. (The Architecture and History tours will involve stairs.) We will finally have some time at leisure, perhaps to visit the Tudor Barn and Courtyard with its café, antique, and craft shops, before we leave for home.
For more information about Middleton Hall, visit its website or contact John Morgan
Cost will be £18.00 and payment and form should be sent to Maggie Watts, contact details in Info magazine. Remember to specify what tour you would like to be included on.
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.
Cost: £53.00 per person

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