Wearside

Events at Wearside U3A

Monthly Meeting

Our monthly meetings are held in the Bangladeshi Centre in Tatham Street, Sunderland on the second Friday in the month from 10.00am - noon. Light refreshments are served at 10am and ample time is available for members to socialise and sign up for group activities.

We usually start with a short business meeting when members are updated on National and Local U3A news and developments. Several of the Group Coordinators also report details of forthcoming events. This is followed by a talk from an invited speaker.

Potential members are always welcome and information about our U3A is available from committee members.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Apr 9th

*** Cancelled ***

The Monthly Meeting was going to be held on 2nd Thursday due to
Good Friday Bank Holiday But has been cancelled ***

Thu May 7th

*** Cancelled ***

The Monthly Meeting was going to be held on 1st Thursday due to
the VE75 Bank Holiday But the meeting has has been cancelled ***

Fri Jun 12th June's Monthly Meeting is
Wearside U3A's A.G.M.
Fri Jul 10th July's Monthly Meeting is entitled
Capt Ned Robinson: life at sea on the collier ships in the 1820s.
by Sharon Vincent
Fri Aug 14th August's Monthly Meeting is entitled
Broken Promises
by John Pattison
Fri Sep 11th September's Monthly Meeting is entitled
Ravensworth Castle - Legend, Romance, Intrigue
by Tom Steanson
Fri Oct 9th October's Monthly Meeting is entitled
Awesome New Zealand
by Harry & Kath Gilbert
Fri Nov 13th November's Monthly Meeting is entitled
Christmas in Germany
by Eve Gamblin
Board Games Cafe CANCELLED
Mon Apr 27th

*** Board Games Cafe is Cancelled until further Notice ***

Mon May 25th

**** No Board Games Cafe on this day - Due to Bank Holiday ***

Mon Jun 22nd

*** Board Games Cafe is Cancelled until further Notice ***

Mon Jul 27th Board Games Cafe.

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.


£1 for tea or Coffee or £2 with a tasty cake.
Mon Aug 24th Board Games Cafe.

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.


£1 for tea or Coffee or £2 with a tasty cake.
Mon Sep 28th Board Games Cafe.

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.


£1 for tea or Coffee or £2 with a tasty cake.
Mon Oct 26th Board Games Cafe.

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.


£1 for tea or Coffee or £2 with a tasty cake.
Mon Nov 23rd Board Games Cafe.

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.


£1 for tea or Coffee or £2 with a tasty cake.
Community Lecture
Wed May 20th

*** This Lecture may be cancelled depending on the outcome of the 3 week Virus Lock-down. ***

"Suffrage Movement in Sunderland and the City's first female MP"
by Sarah Hellawell

Further Details to follow.

Provisional details which are subject to Change.

All lectures are free of charge and take place in the
Sir Tom Cowie Theatre at the
Sunderland University's - St. Peter's Campus.
Registration is from 2.00pm to 2:25pm for a 2.30pm start.

Wed Jun 3rd

*** This Lecture may be cancelled depending on the outcome of the 3 week Virus Lock-down. ***

"The Horsekeepers Daughter"
by Jane Giliford Lowes

Further Details to follow.

Provisional details which are subject to Change.

All lectures are free of charge and take place in the
Sir Tom Cowie Theatre at the
Sunderland University's - St. Peter's Campus.
Registration is from 2.00pm to 2:25pm for a 2.30pm start.

Wed Jul 1st "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".
by Freda Thompson.


Further Details to follow.

Provisional details which are subject to Change.


All lectures are free of charge and take place in the
Sir Tom Cowie Theatre at the
Sunderland University's - St. Peter's Campus.
Registration is from 2.00pm to 2:25pm for a 2.30pm start.
Wed Jul 15th "Witchcraft"
by Peter Rushton.


Further Details to follow.

Provisional details which are subject to Change.


All lectures are free of charge and take place in the
Sir Tom Cowie Theatre at the
Sunderland University's - St. Peter's Campus.
Registration is from 2.00pm to 2:25pm for a 2.30pm start.
Wed Aug 5th "Emily Davies"
by Jennifer Tindall.



Further Details to follow.

Provisional details which are subject to Change.


All lectures are free of charge and take place in the
Sir Tom Cowie Theatre at the
Sunderland University's - St. Peter's Campus.
Registration is from 2.00pm to 2:25pm for a 2.30pm start.
Wed Aug 19th "Feisty Females: From Coronation Street to Sunderland Sagas"
by Glenda Young.


Further Details to follow.

Provisional details which are subject to Change.



All Lectures are free of charge and take place in the
Sir Tom Cowie Theatre at the
Sunderland University's - St. Peter's Campus.
Registration is from 2.00pm to 2:25pm for a 2.30pm start.
Crafty Stitcher CANCELLED
Thu May 7th

*** Crafty Stichers' Group meetings CANCELLED until further notice ***

Discussion CANCELLED
Mon Apr 6th

*** Discussion CANCELLED until further notice ***

The Bangladeshi Centre is Closed at the moment

Mon May 4th

*** Discussion CANCELLED until further notice ***

The Bangladeshi Centre is Closed at the moment

Mon Jun 1st Held on the First Monday of the month
from 10am until noon at The Bangladeshi Centre
in the Training Room.


All welcome, Please join us complete with opinions !

Starting subject - - - - > > >

Starting topic will be - - - TBC


The Starting Subject for Discussion will be available at the May Monthly Meeting.
French
Thu May 7th

*** French Group meetings CANCELLED until further notice ***

Thu Jun 4th

*** French Group meetings CANCELLED until further notice ***

Garden Group
Fri May 1st

*** Cancelled ***

Originally, this was going to be a visit to Alnwick Gardens

But it is now CANCELLED.

Total £ 21.00

when meetings resume see Molly for refunds if you paid.

This Trip was going to be led by Molly

Wed Jun 3rd

A visit to Thornton Hall (2 Miles West of Darlington)

Wednesday 3rd June 2020.

Travel details to follow.

Entrance £ TBC
Bus £ TBC (non Returnable)
Total £ TBC

There have been requrest to return after last years' trip.

Refreshment are available to be purchased.

This Trip is being led by Liz T.

Further Details should be available at the April Monthly Meeting.

Sun Jun 28th

A visit to Staindrop Open Gardens.

Sunday, 28th June 2020.

Travel Details to follow.

Entrance £ TBC
Bus £ TBC
Total £ TBC

The Entrance fee might be paid on the Day.

There will probably be several gardens to View.
Refreshments will be laid on.

This Trip is being led by Carole.

Further details at April Monthly Meeting

possible Additional Pick Up Times

East Rainton - ??:00a.m.

Barnes Park - ??:??a.m.
Stand near Bus Stop near Park Gates

Fri Oct 2nd Garden Group

Speaker - Vera Baty

Subject - "More Lovely Gardens"

Meeting in the Bangladeshi Centre at 2pm

possibly £2 including light refreshments
German Conversation
Mon Apr 13th

*** No German Conversation at BIC this month due to Bank Holiday ***

Mon May 11th

*** German Conversation Group meetings CANCELLED until further notice ***

Mon Jun 8th Meeting at 10:30 until 12 noon on
the Second Monday of the month
in Sunderland International Bangladesh Centre

For Topics - See Group Page.
History
Wed Apr 15th

*** All History Group Meetings Cancelled until after the summer break. ***

Joyce sends her best wishes to all History group members and also her thanks for continued support.

Wed May 13th

*** All History Group Meetings Cancelled until after the summer break. ***

Joyce sends her best wishes to all History Group members and also her thanks for continued support.

Wed Jun 10th

*** All History Group Meetings Cancelled until after the summer break. ***

Joyce send her best wishes to all History Group members and also her thanks for continued support.

Wed Jul 8th

*** All History Group Meetings Cancelled until after the summer break. ***

Joyce sends her best wishes to all History Group members and also her thanks for continued support.

Italian
Tue Apr 21st

*** Italian Group meetings CANCELLED until further notice ***

Tue May 19th

*** Italian Group meetings CANCELLED until further notice ***

Latin CANCELLED
Wed Apr 15th

*** Latin Group meetings CANCELLED until further notice ***

Wed May 20th

*** Latin Group meetings CANCELLED until further notice ***

Local & Family History CANCELLED
Tue Apr 14th

*** Cancelled ***

Today was going to a trip to Chester-le-Strret but It has been Cancelled.

Future events Cancelled until we can meet again.

Tue May 12th

*** Cancelled ***

Today's meeting was going to beat the new Local Studies at the formaer Elephant Tea Rooms but it has bee Cancelled.

Future Events Cancelled until we can meet again.

Tue Jun 9th Possible Visit to St Oswald's Durham
at Church St, Durham DH1 3DQ
if we are allowed to meet.
Tue Jul 14th On Tuesday 14th July 2020 the Group meets at 2pm in the Local Studies Section
which is located in the former Elephant Tea Rooms (corner of High Street and Fawcett Street).
Alternatively we might meet at "The Word", South Shields.
See Notice at Monthly Meeting nearer the time.

Bring your Library Card.
Tue Aug 11th On Tuesday 11th August 2020 the Group meets at 2pm in the Local Studies Section
which is located in the former Elephant Tea Rooms (corner of High Street and Fawcett Street).
Alternatively we might meet at "The Word", South Shields.
See Notice at Monthly Meeting nearer the time.

Bring your Library Card.
Tue Dec 8th On Tuesday 8th December 2020
The Local & Family History Group Christmas Lunch will be decided upon nearer the time.
Philosophy
Tue Apr 7th

*** Philosophy Group meetings CANCELLED until further notice ***

Tue May 5th Held in Cafe Refresh in the Sunderland Civic Centre
on the first Tuesday of the month starting at 2:00 p.m.

Subject:-
#1) TBC
Photography
Tue Apr 21st

*** Meeting CANCELLED *** but keep taking photos if you are able.

The Photography group NORMALLY meets on the 3rd Tuesday Afternoon of the month

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. but due to restrictions is CANCELLED.

This Month's review Subject is
A Village.

Tue May 19th

*** Meeting CANCELLED *** but keep taking photos if you are able.

The Photography group NORMALLY meets on the 3rd Tuesday Afternoon of the month

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. but due to restrictions is CANCELLED.

This Month's review Subject is
A Portrait.

Tue Jun 16th The Photography group meets on the 3rd Tuesday Afternoon of the month

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.


This Month's review Subject is
Art.
Tue Jul 21st The Photography group meets on the 3rd Tuesday Afternoon of the month

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.


This Month's review Subject is
Monochrome.
Tue Aug 18th

*** No Photography Group Meeting in August 2020 ***

but keep taking photos.

Quiz Group
Thu May 7th

*** QUIZ Group meetings are CANCELLED until further notice ***

Thu Jun 4th

*** QUIZ Group meetings are CANCELLED until further notice ***

Reading CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Thu Apr 23rd

*** Reading Group - CANCELLED until further Notice ***

Reading can only re-start if the Library is Open to provide the Books.

Thu Jun 25th

*** Reading Group - CANCELLED until further Notice ***

Reading can only re-start if the Library is Open to provide the Books.

Science
Sat Apr 25th All Remaining Saturday Morning Science Talks for the 2019/2020 series have been Cancelled.

It is intended that there will be a series of talks starting in Autumn 2020.

If so, Details will eventually be on the Saturday Morning Science in Durham web site at
https://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/satmornscience/
Sat May 30th All Remaining Saturday Morning Science Talks for the 2019/2020 series have been Cancelled.

It is intended that there will be a series of talks starting in Autumn 2020.

If so, Details will eventually be on the Saturday Morning Science in Durham web site at
https://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/satmornscience/
Strolling
Mon Apr 6th

*** Strolling CANCELLED due to current social distancing requirements ***

Keep Safe until we can meet again.

Mon May 4th Details to follow at the Previous Monthly meeting.
Mon Jun 1st Details to follow at the Previous Monthly meeting.
Mon Jul 6th Details to follow at the Previous Monthly meeting.
Talking Travel
Fri Apr 24th

*** Talking Travel is Cancelled until further Notice ***

Fri May 22nd

*** Talking Travel is Cancelled until further Notice ***

Fri Jun 26th

*** Talking Travel is Cancelled until further Notice ***

Fri Jul 24th Speakers - TBC

Subject - TBC

Meeting in the Bangladeshi Centre at 2pm
Walking CANCELLED
Mon Apr 20th

*** Walking CANCELLED ***

But a Message from Doug -

To help to maintain your walking, fitness and sense of achievement, consider walking alone, or 6 feet apart.
Remember your favourite walk from the past, locally, or far away, and your favourite cafe.
Share it with colleagues and friends, by phone or to be ready when we can meet again.
Keep in touch with as many as you can, and plan substitute activities, hobbies, and skills.

Mon May 18th

*** Walking probably CANCELLED ***

But a Message from Doug -

To help to maintain your walking, fitness and sense of achievement, consider walking alone, or 6 feet apart.
Remember your favourite walk from the past, locally, or far away, and your favourite cafe.
Share it with colleagues and friends, by phone or to be ready when we can meet again.
Keep in touch with as many as you can, and plan substitute activities, hobbies, and skills.

Wine Appreciation
Mon Apr 6th

*** Wine Appreciation CANCELLED until further notice ***

There was going to be a substitute meeting as the Group's normal meeting was going to be on April 13th but that is a Bank Holiday.

Mon Apr 13th

*** No Meeting Due To Bank Holiday ***

Mon May 11th Normally The Group Meets at 2 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the Month

Subject for this meeting is:-
Rosé Wines.
Mon Jun 8th Meet on the 2nd Monday of the Month.

There will be a Summer Lunch Outing instead of the normal Group Meeting.