Book your places now for the annual U3A holiday in 2020. This time we’re planning a trip to Scotland, taking in some fantastic scenery, lochs, castles and delicious food; visiting the Edinburgh Tattoo and a host of other fantastic places. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. All the details including dates, schedules, costs and contacts can be found at this link.
Wed 30 Oct Open Meeting Methodist Church 2.30 pm TBA
New Group: Walking 6-2-8
For those looking for a middle-distance walk at a moderate pace, allowing time to admire the scenery or take a photograph, this group will start in August. It will meet on a fixed day, the fourth Tuesday of the month, and will include a coffee stop and a lunch break en route and, where possible, a café visit afterwards for tea/coffee and cake/scone – or even an ice-cream! Members will be encouraged to lead walks or volunteer to undertake a recce with a walk leader. For more information contact Judith Pentith email@example.com.
Music of the 60s & 70s
A new music group – Music 60s & 70s – started in September. Topics covered so far include the life and music of James Taylor, a selection of number ones from the 1960s; a brief history of rock n roll and lots of individual songs on CD.
Future meetings will include a look at (listen to) Motown hits, The Beatles’ Rubber Soul album and the life and music of The Beach Boys. The group has space for 2 more members, especially somebody who wants to contribute ideas and music to help the group develop.
The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays 2 to 4pm
Contact Roger Hocking firstname.lastname@example.org (01937) 587165. Click Here for more information.
Audio Visual Spanish
It’s been decided to repackage and relaunch the intermediate Spanish classes. Click here for more information.
Hoping to set up a new group meeting on Monday afternoons between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm at Tadcaster Leisure Centre. Please contact Neil Haigh if you’re interested email@example.com
The following groups are currently looking for new members – See the Monthly Memo for more details
- Art Appreciation
- Enjoying Musical Theatre
- Historic Houses 2
At the Open Meeting on 24th April, Linda Glew, highlighted details of a new project led by Leeds Older People’s Forum, in partnership with Leeds City Council and other partners. The project aims to bring together Dementia Friendly and Age-Friendly initiatives to help make Leeds the ‘Best City to Grow Old In’. It is part of the Time to Shine programme which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst older people.
Further information will be made available over the coming weeks, but brief details can be seen in the flyer here.
Please have a look at the following requests sent to us by local charities looking for volunteers to help run their organisations.
Here are some links to local services and other sources of local information.
Here are some other nearby U3A organisations
Also have look at these other free learning sources
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses – they’re all free)
TED Talks (Online lectures – there are loads to choose from)