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March 2017

U3A Events: A Talk on the Wild Side

Tue March 7

An illustrated talk and guided tour of the wildlife centre at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Dumfriesshire.  Available on 7th, 8th and 9th of March.  Visit  www.wwt.org.uk/caerlaverock  to book.

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Oadby & Wigston U3A Film Group

Wed March 8: 10:00 am - 12:15 pm

On Wednesday, 8th March, we plan to show the widely acclaimed Oscar winning film 'Driving Miss Daisy', directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykrord.  The film will be shown at the Phoenix Film Centre in Leicester and lasts for 100 minutes.  All welcome! The cost is £5.50, which includes a drink, and you may pay at the door.

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U3A Events: Dutch Painting Study Day

Thu March 9: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

A Dutch Painting Study Day will be held for U3A members at the National Gallery, London on March 9th.  Book via the members' area at  www.u3a.org.uk  or with a booking form from National Office.

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March General Meeting

Mon March 13: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

This month's speaker is David Sweeney (ex Forensic Detective) and the topic is Every Body Tells a Story.

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U3A Events: Exploring Science – Spring Meeting

Thu March 16: 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm

The 'Exploring Science' Spring meeting will be held at the Royal Institution on March 16th.  Details will be available later in January from National Office and the members' area at www.u3a.org.uk

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Trips: National Brewery Centre, Burton-on-Trent

Thu March 23

Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing.  The museum also celebrates the social history of the development of brewing - the real life experiences and stories of the people who helped to build Burton's world-renowned brewing reputation. Tours start with a holographic-style presentation of the history of brewing, then experienced guides take visitors through each step of the brewing process and explain the fascinating roles that the steam engines and vintage vehicles on…

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U3A Events: Mughal India – Art and Culture

Mon March 27

Mughal India: Art & Culture U3A is privileged to be invited by The British Library Knowledge Centre Theatre to discover Mughal India at this study day, exclusive to U3A members.  Maximum 2 tickets per applicant. Ruling South and parts of Central Asia from 1526-1858, the Mughal dynasty became one of the most powerful and opulent empires the world has ever known.  Remembered through a rich artistic and cultural heritage including exquisite paintings, manuscripts and architecture, the British Library has assembled…

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SLU3A Quiz Night

Tue March 28: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Do you think that your general knowledge is up to scratch?  Do you think you can do better than the competitors on programs like 'The Chase' or 'Pointless'??  If so, why not get together a team of four people and come along to The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough, on Tuesday 28th March at 7.30 and have a go!  Do please contact me on the telephone number or email address shown below and let me know if you're interested in coming…

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April 2017

April General Meeting

Mon April 10: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

This month's speaker is Jane Barnes on the topic of Tales from a Dairy Farmer's Wife.

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U3A Events: Brandenburg Choral Festival of London

Tue April 25: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Step into spring with Vivaldi's 'Gloria' and other beauties at Temple Church, London, EC4, on April 25th.  Book online via the members' area at  www.u3a.org.uk  or with a booking form from National Office.

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