Wirksworth & District

Events

This page give details of events open to all members.
These maybe organised locally by individual groups opening an invitation to all,or nationally, regionally or via the U3A network.
For any events organised by individual groups for that group only, please visit the relevant interest group page.

We hold monthly coffee mornings where all are welcome. These are on the first Wednesday of each month in The Memorial Hall, Wirksworth.
They start at 10.15am and usually finish around 12.00 noon.
There is a charge of £1.00 to cover the cost of hiring the hall. A voluntary donation for a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit would be very welcome.

Do come along, meet friends, make new friends or take up a new interest by joining one of the many interest groups.
You may come along to 2 meetings before you decide whether or not to join the U3A.
Each month we invite a speaker who has been selected from a list of interests voted on by members, aiming to be locally based and outward looking.
Please see the link for future events.

We have had well received presentations so far, including working in Non-Governmental Organisations in areas hit by disaster, from Hannah Reed, a locally based Aid worker, a local community theatre group researching Suffragettes, Transition, talking about locally based response to global environmental issues, a speaker from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust talking about their work in our area, and our local geology.

Presentations take place monthly at the General Meeting.

Future topics for presentations will be taken from the list suggested by members and dates and speakers will be added to the website and advertised as they are confirmed.

We are pleased to announce that we now have a voice amplification system to overcome some of the poor acoustics in the hall.

Our February meeting will be something of a difference (see dates for your diary below).
Prior to being shown around Mt Cook we will hold our usual meeting when Bill Bevan will speak for 30-45 minutes about a new 2 year local history project with Heritage Lottery funding and New Opportunities Wirksworth backing.

Refreshments will be provided and there will be no charge.


Dates for your Diary
March 2019
Wed Mar 6thMeetingWe’ll be back in the Memorial Hall, Alex from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has been working on the reintroduction of red squirrels and pine martens in the Goyt valley, and will talk about this project.