York

Events

This page shows our future u3a dated Events. For details of each type of Event click on the link for further information.

Saturday Talks are usually held on the second Saturday of a month, and are open to all members, we are using Zoom at present, the code is sent to all members in the week before the talk.

Travel covers Day Trips or Short Breaks in the UK. If you are interested in Overseas Trips, see the Travel Abroad Group on our Groups List, where members can register to be keep up to date with planned trips.

New Members Meetings are organised to provide information for new members, recently joined.

Other events may also be listed under the category of 'Other'.


Dates for your Diary
December 2021
Sat Dec 11thSaturday TalksThe annual Christmas Concert
This will involve the choir and ukulele band and will be in person –
St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NQ
Doors open 9.30am.
The cost: £2 for entry and £1 for coffee.
All welcome including friends.
January 2022
Sat Jan 8thSaturday TalksMartin Birley: Safeguarding communities from the health risks of international development

Begins at 10.30am
Tue Jan 18thTravelTuesday, January 18th 2022
The Derby Museum of Making, Derby.

Cost £16 which includes coach, entrance, coffee/tea and biscuits on arrival and map

The Museum of Making has recently been opened and is housed in the Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site) There is much to see in this bright and airy museum including, not only what Derby has produced in the past but also with a focus on what Derby currently makes. There is art, craft and engineering to see with a Rolls Royce engine hanging from the ceiling in the auditorium.

Should you only wish to spend a short time in this museum you could also visit the Art Gallery or the Derby Museum, a ten minute walk away, both of which have free entrance.

Organiser:- Tina Dearle.Risk assessment

Our trip will be organized following current Government guidelines. Each member has a duty of care to their fellow members so please don’t travel if you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been near anyone who has had them within two weeks of travelling. We TRUST that members have had two vaccinations or a lateral flow test within the last 24 hours. There will be a forehead temperature check as you board the coach and if you have an unusually high temperature, you will be asked not to travel. Coaches will be fully sanitized before departure and it is recommended that you wear a face mask.
February 2022
Sat Feb 12thSaturday TalksRob Wyke: Shandy Hall, Fact and Fiction

Begins at 10.30am
Tue Feb 22ndTravel

Beat the Winter Blues and get ready for Spring

The Travel Group is planning an overnight trip on Sunday February 20th and Monday 21st 2022

The overnight trip to Loughborough advertised in the October News Mail will now include a visit to Nottingham Castle and not the Space Centre in Leicester as circumstances have changed.

Leaving York around 9.00am, we will arrive at the Castle where we will enjoy a tour of the newly-reopened Castle with time for lunch at the Terrace Café or the Coffee shop. As the Castle is close to the City Centre, there may be an opportunity for time in the City.

Nottingham Castle’s story begins in 1068, when William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle at Nottingham, as he aimed to fortify Norman power over central and northern England.
Rebellions, riots and royal rows have all played out across the dramatic stage of Castle Rock – the dominating rock on which Nottingham castle is situated. Towering over the streets of legendary Nottingham, the hand of history has never strayed far from this enduring landmark, which is visible for miles around.

We leave Nottingham in time to arrive at our hotel, to relax and gather for dinner. We will be staying at The Quorn Grange Hotel, a three-star hotel which is located in the heart of Leicestershire surrounded with sweeping grounds.

The next day after breakfast we travel to Loughborough for our private tour of the Bell Foundry.
Consisting of two Grade II* listed Victorian factory buildings, the bell foundry is unique with global architectural and historical significance. Home to historic bellfounders John Taylor & Company, the ancient craft of bell founding has been practiced here since 1859. The bell foundry is home to Britain’s only bell museum and an extensive company archive.

There will be time for lunch in the town before we leave for home at 3.30.

Price per person in a twin room £123
Price per person in a single room £162.00

Prices include Dinner, bed and breakfast, coach travel and entry to the Castle and the Bell factory.

Please fill in the booking form on page……….. and return it to Hilary Davies, 16 Dikelands Close, Upper Poppleton, York YO26 6HY marking the envelope Loughborough.

Risk assessment

Our trip will be organized following current Government guidelines. Each member has a duty of care to their fellow members so please don’t travel if you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been near anyone who has had them within two weeks of travelling. We TRUST that members have had two vaccinations or a lateral flow test within the last 24 hours. There will be a forehead temperature check as you board the coach and if you have an unusually high temperature, you will be asked not to travel. Coaches will be fully sanitized before departure and it is recommended that you wear a face mask.

March 2022
Sat Mar 12thSaturday TalksMark Pearson: Bird Migration

Begins at 10.30am
April 2022
Sat Apr 9thSaturday TalksCarol and Steve Robson of Fools Gold: Bang up the Elephant - Songs accompanied by Flute and Guitar

Begins at 10.30am