Wirksworth & District


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.
Please see the link ideas for future events.

We have had well received presentations so far, on working in Non-Governmental Organisations in areas hit by disaster, from Hannah Reed, an experienced, locally based Aid worker; Christmas themed singing by the Community Choir; and an illustrated talk on Leawood Pumphouse.

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.

Dates for your Diary
December 2018
Wed Dec 5thMeetingHello all, at our open meeting/coffee morning at the beginning of December we’re very pleased to welcome the Wirksworth Community Choir who will entertain us by singing songs to get us into the festive spirit.

On January 2nd the different groups will talk about or exhibit in other ways the highs and lows of what they’ve been up to during the past year, and are planning for the new year.

For February 6th we’ve been kindly invited to hold the meeting at the Mount Cook Centre, situated by the Stone Centre. They will host the meeting, talk to us about their work, and take us on a guided tour...should be v interesting. There are buses up there, but we’ll post more info re transport nearer the time. Shared cars would be a good option.

On March 6th we’ll be back in the Community Centre, 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.