Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday at The Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall, which is very near the Metro/Bus Station. Arrive from 1.30pm to sign in before the meeting starts at 1.45pm.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Mar 20th 2014||U3A MONTHLY MEETINGS|
The next U3A monthly meeting will be on Thursday, March
in The Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall. Sign in at 1.30pm and the meeting starts at 1.45pm.
The speaker will be Margaret Clay, The Cooperative Society
and the topic “The Co-op Shop”
See under FORTHCOMING EVENTS for dates and speakers for the remainder of the year
|Fri Mar 28th 2014||History Group 4|
On Friday March 28th we will be doing a guided walk -THE HIDDEN GEMS OF MANCHESTER -starting at 1.30 from Manchester Information Centre. The cost will be £6.00. Meet Bury Metro 12.30 or at the information centre at 1.15
On Thursday April 24th we will be visiting the MANCHESTER POLICE MUSEUM at 1.30. Meet at Bury Metro 12.30 or at the Police Museum on Newton Street which is 5 minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens
|Thu Apr 17th 2014||FORTHCOMING DATES AND SPEAKERS|
17 April Veronica Walker,Vice President,Northern Branch
of the Dickens Fellowship
“What the dickens happened to the children?”
19 June Kim Griffiths, Bury Townships Coordinator
The work of the Township Forums
17 July Alan Stuttard “Waterwheel to email”
Stories of a lifetime working in the
clothing industry in Hebden Bridge
21 August Brian Ashworth ‘Brockholes’
Lancashire Wildlife Trust
16 October Keith Warrender “Manchester Oddities”
20 November Lizzie Jones “Rogues and Vagabonds”
The theatre and actors in Elizabethan times
|Mon Apr 21st 2014|
Are you interested in finding out more about Bury U3A?
Our next meeting for prospective members will be on Monday 21st April from 1030 to 1230 at the Fusiliers Museum. Please come along to this open session and find out more about our various group activities and monthly meetings. You will have an opportunity to become a member.
|Thu May 15th 2014||ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING this year will be on Thursday 15th May. There will be no guest speaker but all members are invited to participate in this event, commencing at 1.30pm. |
Our book sale at the back of the room will raise money for the Bury Dementia charity, so please ask your friends not to throw any books out when Spring cleaning. Bring them to the AGM
|Thu Sep 18th 2014||OPEN DAY this year will be on 18th September starting at 1.30pm. More information to come.|
|Sun Mar 23rd 2014||Grand Organ Recital at the Bridgewater Hall on Sunday 23rd March|
Pieces being played will include:
Zadoc the Priest
Pomp and Circumstance
Saint-Saen's 3rd plus many other well known pieces!!
Price only £14.50
Please contact Susan Unsworth on 0161 312 1408 by Saturday 1st March if you would like to go.
|Thu Apr 3rd 2014||Ballet by Matthew Bourne "Lord of the Flies" at The Lowry Theatre. Performance starts at 13.30 and the Ticket price is £18.50. Payment ASAP and latest at January 2014 meeting. |
Please contact Jenny Johnson.
|Mon Mar 24th 2014||U3A Explores Science Lecture 24 March 2014 at Ri, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1. |
Ticket by admission only. £20 from Third Age Trust, 19 East Street, Bromley BR1 1QE
|Mon Jul 14th 2014||14 – 17 July 2014 Harper Adams university, Telford. Cost £285 residential ensuite|
Subjects; Ancient civilisation of the Americas, Canal history, Cinema history- 100 years of Hollywood,creative writing, current affairs, drama through the ages, France today,Latin, philosophy, recorder ensemble.
Information can be found on the U3A website
|Mon Aug 18th 2014||18 – 21 August 2014 Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester Cost £285|
Subjects Arts and architecture of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain, Digital photography, Drama, Gardening, Literature- Womens voices of WW1, Music- making friends with great composers, poetry, science, singing for pleasure.
Further information can be found on the U3A website
|Fri Mar 28th 2014|
Visit the THIRD AGE TRUST website and have a look at the U3A Online courses.They are short courses specially designed for older people and available through a partnership between Third Age Trust (the UK national U3A organisation) and the U3A Online Inc.(based in Australia).
These are courses for which no entry qualifications are required. They offer no credit on completion and are designed purely for personal interest and enjoyment. They have been written by volunteers who are experienced tutors or course leaders in their fields.
These courses are aimed at U3A members, ex-U3A members who are no longer able to attend a U3A, and those unable to access conventional courses for one reason or another (e.g. restricted mobility, disability, etc).
Upcoming online courses
They also hope to re-run existing courses, provided there is sufficient demand (ie at least 16 subscribers). These include Anglo Saxon Poetry and First World War –the home front.
Visit the UK Course list for more details and the Application form to enrol.
|Tue Jun 10th 2014||North West U3A Annual General Meeting with Guest speakers – 10th June, at the Ashton Hall within Lancaster Town Hall |
11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
We will have interesting and eminent speakers in the morning and afternoon with the AGM at 1.45 p.m. Make a note in your U3A diary now, more details will follow.
|Tue Aug 26th 2014||2014 North West Summer School, new courses available. |
26-29 August at Newton Rigg College, near Penrith
North West Region’s Residential Summer School will be held at Newton Rigg College near Penrith from Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 August 2014
Newton Rigg College is an open campus very near to Penrith and just five minutes’ drive from the M6 junction.
Ullswater and the Northern Lake District are on the doorstep. Once again we are offering seven courses with two new tutors and three new topics.
Choose from Archaeology (Carole Allen), Art use of colour(Jacqueline Cartwright), Creative Writing (Maggie Smith),
Digital Photography (Rod Marsh), Geology (Chris Arkwright), Novels of 1961 (Meg Shaw) and A Musical Journey from
Renaissance to Romanticism (Gillian Russell)
The Summer School starts mid-afternoon on Tuesday 26 August and ends with lunch on Friday 29 August.
Accommodation is in single, en suite rooms and all meals are provided to residential students.
Day students are welcome too, with buffet lunch, teas/coffees included, evening meals can be taken at the College
for an extra charge.
Several of the courses will include a day out (all expenses included) to cover field trips or visits
We have held our prices at £300 (£150 Day rate) with an early bird discount of £40 (£20 Day rate) provided a deposit and completed booking form is received by 31 January 2014.
Full details and application forms are available on the North West website, or phone David Joseph (member of NWREC) on 01625 861 327 for information
|Thu Dec 18th 2014||OUR 2014 CHRISTMAS PARTY|
will be on 18th December. Put it in your diary as we only have limited places!!!
|Wed Mar 12th 2014||Mason's, Egerton|
|Wed Apr 2nd 2014||Mason's, Egerton|
|Wed Apr 16th 2014||Grant Arms, Ramsbottom|
|Wed Apr 23rd 2014||Mason's, Egerton|
|Wed May 14th 2014||Mason's, Egerton|
|Wed Jun 4th 2014||Mason's, Egerton|
|Local History No. 2|
|Wed Mar 26th 2014||March- visit will be to the Jewish Museum in Manchester on Wednesday 26th March at 12.30pm. Cost for concessions is £2.95|
The tour starts at 12.30pm. Provisional booking has been made for 20 people but if there aren't 20 from our group wanting to go, tickets will be offered out.
The museum is on Cheetham Hill Road 10 mins walk from Victoria. There's also free parking for anyone going by car.
Please can you let me know whether or not you want a place reserving.
|Wed May 14th 2014||Wednesday 14 May at Royal Exchange Theatre 2.30. Last Days of Troy (reworking of Homers Iliad by Simon Armitage) Ticket price £17.50 payable asap but before 1 April.|
|Sat Jun 14th 2014||Saturday 14 June at Octagon theatre, Bolton at 2.00. Brassed Off. Ticket price £9 payable asap but before 1 May THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED|