Ian Webb

Membership Secretary

I am pleased to advise that following the recent initiatives, we now have records of the email addresses of almost 75% of membership. I would like to thank the Groups Leaders for all their help and support in achieving this milestone. It is has been very much appreciated. I am delighted to note that 14 […]

Group Enabler

We are well and truly into Autumn now and the weather is feeling very chilly. During the summer it has been very quiet but as the year draws on I would like to bring your attention to some of the groups who are desperately seeking new members. The list of groups is always situated on […]

four people walking on path between trees

Walking Half Day Third Thursday – October

Our next walk is on 18 October. It will be from Stoke Dry, Rutland starting at 10 am, and will cover about 5 miles. The proposed circular route is via Lyddington and has many panoramic views. The meeting point is the car park south-west of Stoke Dry, alongside the Eyebrook Reservoir. From MH follow the […]

Relaxation for life – October

The dates for October are the 9th and the 23rd, we meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 10-12 MD. We are a small and friendly group and new members are always welcome. This term we are concentrating on new ways of breathing, Mindfulness and Visualisation Meditation. I am always looking […]

Book Club 1 – October

The Night Visitor  –  Lucy Atkins The tale of Olivia and Viviian.  A tale of ambition and manipulation and  of secrets, lies and revelations.   The characters are well drawn and the majority of us recommend this book  – a compelling read.

Treasurer’s Ramble

At last!!! The year 2019 slimline U3A diaries selling at £2.50 have arrived and are available in response to your orders and requests. They will be on sale at the October and November (and perhaps December as well) General Meetings or if you contact us by telephone or Email (01858 463545) (david.j.kyle@btinternet.com) we will be […]

Railway Exploration – October

The October meeting will look at the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway and continue with some more of John Betjeman’s railwayana after our recent viewing of his journey from Kings Lynn to Hunstanton.  We also have our ongoing presentation of the artist’s work that portrayed our local railway in its steam days before closure. We  […]

Melanie Nash in Barcelona

Great opportunity to attend international conference Since retiring at 60 and joining the U3A just over a year ago I really enjoy reading Third Age Matters. I worked for many years in early years education so was very interested to read a call in the February 2018 edition of TAM for a U3A members to […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure – October

Although we did not meet in July and August, a group of 12 of us went to Thornby Hall, the new Buddhist Centre, on an outdoor painting day in mid July. The weather was idyllic, and the house and grounds provided us with inspiration for some really lovely work. The lunch and afternoon tea completed […]

Cycling – October

  Ten members cycled a slightly shorter but slightly hillier route than usual in September.  It was very enjoyable nevertheless.  Thanks to Sue for organising this.  The next cycle ride will take place on Friday 2 November and will be organised by Terry, John and Graham.  We meet at The Pug and Greyhound in Great […]