Worcester

Events

This page lists events organised by Worcester or other U3As (scroll down for details). Click on C.Link for Cotswold Link events.

The Travel Group organises Outings which are listed below.
Click here for a Trip Payment slip. Cheques must be made out to U3A WAG.
Sign-up sheets are available at Main Meetings as well as Travel Group meetings.

N.B. IF YOU PUT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR A TRIP, MAKE SURE YOU EITHER CONFIRM WITH A CHEQUE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, OR CROSS YOUR NAME OFF THE LIST. Organisers need to cancel coach and venue in reasonable time if numbers are not viable. Contact organisers via the web-site or at main meetings.

Main Meetings These are held either at the Green Centre, Dines Green or St Peter's Baptist Church, Eden Close, St Peters at 2pm on alternate Wednesdays between September and May. At these gatherings we usually have an audio visual presentation. This is either by invited speakers or by one of our own members who volunteers to share his or her knowledge by giving a presentation.

National Activities
If you want to be kept informed about the various events being held you can sign up to receive the new national newsletter for U3A stories, events, advice, opportunities and more. Click on U3A National Events.

The photos in the sidebar were taken on past events.

To see what else is happening that might be of interest including events and activities at The Hive click on Whats On Outside U3A or scroll down.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Aug 27th
→Thu Aug 29th
U3A National Conference and AGM 2019
Venue: East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Nottingham
Visit the dedicated website for Conference news, updates and booking. Click on Conference.
Outings
Thu Jun 27th Chirk Castle (NT) and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Cost: £20 (NT) or £31.50 for non-NT members.

Chirk Castle and Gardens (National Trust)
Built in 1295 by Roger Mortimer de Chirk; Chirk Castle is part of a chain of fortresses across North Wales and this Castle guards the entrance to the Ceiriog Valley. You will be in awe of the majestic structure. This site is especially notable for the clipped yew hedges, herbaceous rocks, rock gardens, and terraces that compose the 18th-century parkland.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (pronounced Pont–ker-sulth-teh)
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and 11 miles of the Llangollen canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The aqueduct is one of the most awesome engineering feats on the canal network. You can walk across the aqueduct or go by boat (our trip includes a boat trip across the Aquadeuct). The Trevor Basin Visitor Centre (which is free) has hands on models, videos, local information and local gifts.

A coach will leave from Croft Road at 7:45am returning to Worcester around 6:00pm.
You can download information about the trip along with a booking form by clicking on Chirk Castle.
Tue Sep 17th City Trip to Cardiff
A day trip to Cardiff. There are two drop-off points in Cardiff; one at the National Museum and the other at Cardiff Bay.
A coach will leave from Croft Road at 8:30am and return at around 6:00pm.
Cost: £13pp to cover the coach fare and driver gratuity. Please contact Pat Lee to find out where to send your cheque which she needs by 1st August.
Don't forget to include a Return Slip which you can print off from the Website on the Events page.
Thu Oct 3rd British Iron Works
The trip is being organised by Elizabeth Hill. There will be more information about this trip to Oswestry in due course.
Study Days
Thu Jul 11th Engineering the Future
At this Special Interest Day in Cheltenham there will be three talks on engineering in the future. These talks are being sponsored by the Cotswold Link arm of the U3A.
Venue: The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN
Time: 09:45 to 15:45.
Cost: £18 for U3A Members which includes attendance, car parking, coffee/tea on arrival and lunch.
For more information or to book a place please contact the Cotswold Link organiser by clicking on Special Interest Day.
Summer Schools
Mon Aug 12th
→Thu Aug 15th
National Summer Schools
There are various courses being held at Aston University in B'ham during August. See the general U3A/Events website for more details or click on Summer School.
Tue Sep 10th
→Fri Sep 13th
National Summer Schools
There are various courses being held at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester in September. See the general U3A/Events website for more details or click on Summer School.
Holidays
Mon Oct 26th 2020
→Fri Oct 30th 2020
Walking Holiday Number 2
This walking holiday will be from Harrington House at Bourton on the Water.
It is a four night stay from 26-30 October 2020. There will be at least 2 walks each day.
Cost: Estimated at £299/pp and is full board including packed lunches. A deposit of £75 is needed to secure a booking and should be done as soon as possible.
If you are interested please click on walking holiday
Group Leaders
Sat Sep 7th Groups Fair
Worcester 6th Form College
1030 am - 12 noon
Whats On Outside U3A
Mon Jun 24th
→Fri Jun 28th
Eventbrite
'Enterprising Worcestershire FREE Business Startup Course'
A 5 day free course for anyone setting up a business, working freelance or doing a social group. The course will cover generating or developing ideas, finance, sales, venture creation and finance.
Anyone interested can click on Eventbrite.
Venue: Jenny Lind Building at the University of Worcester
Time: 09:30-16:00
Fri Jul 19th Creative Writing Workshop at Diglis Island
"In this workshop, we will explore how contemporary poets have engaged with the River Severn: a place that has been shaped by nature, local community and industry."
If you are a poetry enthusiast have a look at the notice for this workshop to be held on Diglis Island.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-writing-workshop-at-diglis-island-tickets-63060206776
Time: 11am - 3pm
Sat Aug 24th Flower Power Day
Venue: Worcester Cathedral
Time: 10am-4pm
For more information click on Flower Power