West Lakes

Events

This page shows subjects of the meetings with speakers and visits . Events occasionally have to be changed or cancelled due to Adverse Weather or Speaker unavailability, so if a member is particularly interested in a specific event, or in bad weather please check the website shortly beforehand.
It also shows changes to dates & venue of other groups.
Further Information on other group meetings can be found on the appropriate group page.


Dates for your Diary
September 2019
Tue Sep 17thDiscussionGroup meets at 10.30am contact Graham Brassington 019457 25794
House group discusses topical matters . NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Thu Sep 19thOpen MindSPEAKER Paul Pharaoh
Eskdale Mill's history, Restoration & Future
VENUE Gosforth Public Hall
TIME 10.15 for 10.45 am
Thu Sep 19thOut & AboutOPEN MIND talk on ESKDALE MILL in the morning Then Out and About to ESKDALE with a lunch and a guided visit to Eskdale mill in the afternoon
Wed Sep 25thDiscovery (Science and Technology)NO MEETING in September, next meeting in October.
October 2019
Wed Oct 2ndHistoryFarming in the past. Maurice Steele.
VENUE Drigg Village Hall Refreshments 10.15 am for 10.45 am start
Thu Oct 3rdMore Singing for FunVENUE Seascale Methodist Hall
TIME 2.30 - 4 pm with a refreshment interval
Mon Oct 7thThe Strolling Group for WalkersTo be arranged
Wed Oct 9thOut & AboutAt Village Shop Gosforth leaving at 9.30 am for a trip to
Hayes Garden Centre then on to Blackwell Arts & Crafts House for a guided tour. £25 (No food included)
Thu Oct 10thArt appreciationDVD 'Robson Green and the Pitman Painters' All meetings take place in St. Joseph's Church Hall, Seascale starting at 10.15 am with refreshments, the presentation starting at 10.45 am unless otherwise stated. All members of West Lakes u3a and visitors are welcome.
Thu Oct 17thOpen MindFrom Mines to Mountains the idea based on a poem written to commemorate two Miss Lowther's visit to Whitehaven. Speaker Dr Christopher Donaldson Lancaster University
VENUE Gosforth Public Hall TIME 10.15 for 10.45 am
Wed Oct 23rdDiscovery (Science and Technology)CYBER SECURITY for Computers & Mobile Phones
SPEAKER Ben SEED Wellington
Venue: St Mary's Room Gosforth
Time: 10.15 for 10.45am
November 2019
Wed Nov 6thHistoryWasdale and its characters. Wasdale History Group

VENUE Drigg Village Hall Refreshments 10.15 am for 10.45 am start
Thu Nov 7thMore Singing for FunVENUE Seascale Methodist Hall
TIME 2.30 - 4 pm with a refreshment interval
Tue Nov 12thOut & AboutAt Village Shop Gosforth leaving at 9.30 am for a trip to meet the Alpacas before lunch & a guided tour of Holme Cultrum Abbey, before travelling to Silloth for a stroll & an ice cream. Cost £30 including lunch
Thu Nov 14thArt appreciationDVD ' The Sculpture Diaries '. Waldemar Januczak.
All meetings take place in St. Joseph's Church Hall, Seascale starting at 10.15 am with refreshments, the presentation starting at 10.45 am unless otherwise stated. All members of West Lakes u3a and visitors are welcome.
Thu Nov 21stOpen MindWorld Heritage Status & Our Cultural Heritage.
Speaker Jamie Lund the National Trust Archaeologist
VENUE Gosforth Public Hall
TIME 10.15 for 10.45 am
Wed Nov 27thDiscovery (Science and Technology)The SCIENCE of LEGO
We are all familiar with Lego, but have you thought about it other than merely as a toy?  In this talk Jeff Ferguson will explore the science of the Lego brick in a range of ways,
SPEAKER Jeff Ferguson Cockermouth U3A
Venue: St Mary's Room Gosforth
Time: 10.15 for 10.45am
December 2019
Wed Dec 4thHistoryThe women in Wordsworth’s Life. Blaise Catley. (Wordsworth Trust.)
VENUE Drigg Village Hall Refreshments 10.15 am for 10.45 am start
Tue Dec 10thOut & AboutAt Village Shop Gosforth leaving at 9.30 am for a trip to Tullie House Carlisle with 2 guided tours £25 (No food included)
£18 trip to Carlisle only at Tullie Rembrant, Turner & Japanese Exhibits can be seen, return via Cockermouth Christmas lights
Thu Dec 12thArt appreciation

'Winslow Homer, American Painter'. A talk by Mike Fossey.* This session starts at 10.30am, refreshments from 10.00am.
Meetings take place in St. Joseph's Church Hall, Seascale All members of West Lakes u3a and visitors are welcome

Tue Dec 17thSocialChristmas Dinner at Higham Hall with sleep over
Soup/fruit juice Roast Turkey/Nut roast plus trimmings
£67 per person includes breakfast (en suite £10 extra)
Thu Dec 19thOpen MindRemarkable Trees & Forests of Cumbria
Speaker Edward Wilson Silviculturist
VENUE Gosforth Public Hall TIME 10.15 for 10.45 am
Christmas Light Lunch Refreshments after the meeting
Wed Dec 25thDiscovery (Science and Technology)NO MEETING TOO BUSY ENJOYING CHRITMAS
January 2020
Wed Jan 22ndDiscovery (Science and Technology)The Science of BALLS
From tennis & other sporting balls to "Buckie" balls, through many other Spheres
SPEAKER Les Reed Cockermouth U3A
Venue: St Mary's Room Gosforth
Time: 10.15 for 10.45am