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March 2017

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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Trips: St Albans

Fri April 28

St Albans is an historic gem of a cathedral city with Roman roots and beautiful medieval architecture.  The city's colourful history can be seen in the Roman remains at the Verulamium Museum and the Roman Theatre, the only one of its kind in Britain.  There is a walking tour of the places of interest. The coach will leave Market Harborough Bus Station at 8.30am.

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May 2017

May – AGM

Mon May 8: 10:15 am - 11:45 am

This month is our AGM, followed by a concert. The Constitution of SLU3A calls for (not more than) 15 members to be appointed annually to the Executive Committee.  The Officers – chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer - shall be appointed annually by decision of the Executive Committee at its first meeting after each Annual General Meeting. We are therefore urgently seeking a number of 'old' and 'new' nominations as some of the existing committee are, for very good reasons,…

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Trips: The Bluebell Woods, Felley Priory

Mon May 15

Felley Priory consists of a 2½ acre Garden and Bluebell Wood, Nursery and Tea Room. Join us this spring to see the stunning bluebells in the woods, specially opened for us, above Felley Priory.  Please note: the woods are a 15-minute walk from the main garden up a steep hill, so it is not recommended for the less able-bodied, but the views are tremendous! After an introductory talk, we will be free to explore this tranquil 2½ acre 'garden for…

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Newtown Linford Open Gardens

Sun May 28: 11:00 am - Mon May 29: 11:00 am

Newtown Linford Open Gardens In the last couple of years other local U3A groups have visited the gardens in Newtown Linford, open under the National Garden Scheme, and this year SLU3A members may be interested in going along and visiting on either of the Open Days on 28th or 29th May.  This particular weekend marks the 90th anniversary of the National Garden Scheme, and the garden at Mountain Ash, along with other gardens in Newtown Linford, will be open to…

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