Warwick District


Maggie Watts is the Trips organiser for WDU3A. Her home telephone number has been changed, and will be published in the next edition of Info magazine, number 151. If you need to contact her, please use her mobile number or click here to send her an email. Maggie Watts

UCL Memory research project
A MailChimp was sent out about this. If you are able to assist in this project, please see these documents and contact Elnaz Gultekin, whose details are in the first one:
UCL Memory research information sheet
UCL Memory research Ethics approval

Haddon Hall outing - the Ramblers are going to Haddon Hall on 10th July 2019 for their summer outing, and have spare spaces on the coach, so click on the link for full details. Please note that the coach is now full.

Tour of Rugby School
Tuesday, 16th July: Visit starts 2.30 pm.
See Events for further details

Climate Change Ideas Café
Wednesday 26th June 2019
This event has been arranged by The University of Warwick in conjunction with The Coventry & Warwick U3A Network.
Please use the following link for full information and registration instructions.
Kenilworth U3A have arranged the venue and advise that a charge of £1 per person can be paid on the day to cover room hire and refreshments.
You are advised to register early since there will be a limit on numbers:

Warwickshire Open Studios Event
During this year's Warwickshire Open Studios event, Ian Mattingly, who leads the Drawing and Painting Group, and his fellow U3A member, and partner Bridget, are showing their art work as part of a series of mini-exhibitions in the foyer at the entrance to the Royal Pump Rooms, from Wed 19th to Sat 22nd June, between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. During this event, they would be very pleased to see any members who would like to look at, and talk about, their work.

WDU3A rambles
The number of maps of walking routes in our map bank is now over 330. Maps can be downloaded and printed from our website. The address is below. WDU3A has paid the copyright fee.
These routes and many others can be downloaded to your smartphone from:
Derek Darby, SatNav Ramblers

Public Speaking
Do you want to learn how to speak in public? Click on the link to find out more.

Trip to Middleton Hall and Tamworth
18th September 2019
Tamworth and Middleton Hall
This trip is being organised. See Events for details.
If you are interested, contact Maggie Watts.

Tutankhamun and the Roaring Twenties: Friday 15th November 2019
Fuller details of this excursion are to be found on the website under Events, but here are the salient details.
9.00am Leave Warwick, allowing us time to arrive at the National Army Museum at midday
12.00 - Blue badge guide will meet us at the National Army Museum
12.00-13.30 - lunch (not included in the price - the café at the National Army Museum has been recommended)
13.30 - rejoin coach for drive through Kensington and Chelsea discovering places of importance during the
Roaring Twenties and some history of that time.
16.00 - Saatchi Museum for the Tutankhamun Exhibition.
18.30 - Back to coach for return to Warwick.
Cost will be £53 pp and cheques should be made payable to Warwick District U3A and sent to Maggie as usual - see Info for contact details.
Click here for further information Events


It is some time since we had a trip to London to see a musical and I wondered if there was any interest. I know that Pam used to regularly arrange them. I’ve checked prices and it is a bit more expensive now - tickets for a show are around £45, lunch is probably in the region of £20-£25 and coach will cost around £20. There are a number of new musicals opening this year. I have asked about WAITRESS. It may be that if I arrange something at short notice I would be able to get the theatre tickets cheaper.

A visit to Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. This has been on my list for some time. Wrest Park is an English Heritage site and most interest is in the gardens but there are also State Rooms to explore. Free to members, concessions can be arranged for non-members.

July - I’d like to organise a guided tour of Rugby School and the town itself. It would need to be in the school holidays (or a weekend) but they will break up at least a week before state schools so I could aim to do it then. What do you think? When I started these tours I had always intended to do some visits close to home but it never happened. This seems a good start.

If you are interested in any any of these trips, to find out more, contact Maggie, using the details in Info.

Citizens Advice Appeal

Now or Never - click here if you are interested in helping to clear litter where you live.

WDU3A Litter picking

Claim a Power of Attorney refund
Did you know that if you have set up a Power of Attorney you may be able to claim a refund of part of your application fee? You are eligible for a refund if you applied to register a power of attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.

This applies to lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA).
You must claim your refund by 1 February 2021.

For more information please look at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.

The Arts Society Leamington Spa

Music to my ears - click here to find out more about the guide to music in Warwick, Leamington and beyond.

British Heart Foundation appeal for help

Tools with a Mission
Are you getting rid of old garden tools? Then click on the link, and see how you can give them a very useful second life.

== Group News ==

Spanish Beginners 3
With effect from 9th May, this group will be known as "Spanish Beginners".

Line Dancing
This group has closed with effect from Monday 29th April 2019.

Garden Group 2 is looking for new members
Leader Dee Broquard (Phone no. in Info)
We are an established group (started 15 years ago) but welcome new members who like to visit gardens near and far, share gardening tips and ideas, swap plants and seeds, learn about plants and design, and enjoy sociable lunches out in members' gardens or at a restaurant. We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays: sometimes for just a morning trip car sharing, or on occasion a full day out by coach.
If you would like to come along on Wednesday February 20th at 10.30 to meet us and see what we will be doing in 2019 please give me a ring.

Handbell Ringing Group
If anyone is interested in joining a proposed handbell ringing group, or knows of a set of handbells available to borrow in the first instance, please contact Sheena Harris 257119