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Learn, Laugh and Live!

Are you recently - or indeed long - retired, or winding down from full-time employment and looking for new interests? Or to take up again the interests you’ve never had the time to pursue?

If you are in this so-called 'third age' and would like to learn some ‘new tricks’ – then read on, because this exciting new venture is for you.

The University of the Third Age is all about bringing like-minded people together in small interest groups to explore learning opportunities in almost every subject you can think of, from Aromatherapy to Zoology!

There are over 900 U3As in the UK with more than 350,000 members. Each one is run on a 'self-help' basis with individual groups deciding how to go about exploring something new, and sharing valuable life experience and expertise. There is no pressure to impose a formal learning pattern – it’s all about establishing an informal, enjoyable way to learn with and from each other about a topic of mutual interest.


Events Calendar

August
Thursday 16th 10:30-12:00 Coffee Morning Croft Hall
September
Tuesday 11th 10:30-12:00 Coffee Morning Croft Hall
Saturday 22nd pm Theatre Trip: Theatre Royal, Bath
The Height Of The Storm
October
Thursday 11th 10:00-12:00 Coffee & Speaker (10:30) Croft Hall
The Shondra Project
November
Thursday 15th 10:30-12:00 Coffee Morning Croft Hall
Thursday 22nd pm Theatre Trip Aldwych Theatre, London
Tina Turner
December
Thursday 13th 10:30-12:00 Xmas Coffee Morning Croft Hall

Theatre Visits

It’s not too late

There are a few tickets available for this new play, so if you would like to go please contact Margaret by email mags@barter.name or by phone 01488 685134

The Height of the Storm

André and Madeleine have been in love for over fifty years. This weekend, as their daughters visit, something feels unusual. A bunch of flowers arrives, but who sent them? A woman from the past turns up, but who is she? And why does André feel like he isn't there at all? The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, 'the most exciting playwright of our time' (The Guardian). Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, this major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-Winning The Father is a searing exploration of love, family and the fragility of life.

Internationally acclaimed actor Jonathan Pryce and three-time Olivier Award-winning actress, Dame Eileen Atkins star in this production prior to them both going on to star in it when it transfers to the West End

 

Theatre Royal, Bath
Saturday, 2.30 pm, 22 September 2018
£51.00 inclusive of transport


Groups

Over 20 groups are now up and running (including walkers and Art practical). Please visit the Groups page to see the latest information.

 

Special

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS and APPLICATIONS - please visit the Contact page. Renewals for 2018/19 now available and new members can sign up for just £16 through until April 2019.

Note that the various WALKERS groups have there own page available here.

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Motoring Matters Motoring Matters

Group convener John Turton recently organised a group visit to the new Aerospace Bristol Museum, home of the last Concorde supersonic passenger aircraft to fly. A departure from the auto scene you might think, but full of technical interest and the history of the Bristol company, that also built a range of luxury cars. In planning now are potential visits to the Gaydon Motor Museum and to Brooklands, watch this space for further details.

Lunchtime 'Motoring Matters Natters' will be themed around current motoring topics allowing members to have their say and ask questions of the group. Members will be encouraged to share their motoring experiences and expertise with the rest of the group and special guest speakers will be invited to present to the group on topical subjects.

Lunchtime 'Motoring Matters Natters' will be themed around current motoring topics allowing members to have their say and ask questions of the group. Members will be encouraged to share their motoring experiences and expertise with the rest of the group and special guest speakers will be invited to present to the group on topical subjects.  Our next meet is scheduled for 2pm Monday 4th June 2018 at the Three Swans, Hungerford.  Why not come along?

For more information contact: John Turton Motoring Matters Convener rudder.pedal@googlemail.com 077760-33244

More Information

There will be meetings of the whole U3A from time to time to listen to specific speakers and discuss progress. If you would like to provide any feedback - or offer to help - please use the contact form, we'd love to hear from you.

You can also use the contact form if you need any further information.


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