SPILSBY U3A

WELCOME

Welcome to the Spilsby U3A Web site.

Website updated  17th April 2018

The Mat meeting is our AGM. Following this meeting the speaker for the May meeting is a the master butcher, Neil Curtis, who will be talking about “The taste of Lincolnshire”. He is expected to attend in his traditional blue and white outfit and trilby hat flourishing a knife and steel. A talk that should be mesmerising as well as fascinating.

Spilsby U3A meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2pm at the Franklin Hall, Spilsby

 

Do you like sharing your knowledge and experience with others?

Do you like forming new friendships and developing new interests?

If so, then perhaps the Spilsby U3A can supply your needs

For more information about the U3A click on the link here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu4oT4YDe8Y

As you may already know, U3As are found world wide including here in the United Kingdom. General Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the Franklin Hall, Halton Road Spilsby,   PE23 5LA starting at 2.00pm. (For map click **here** )   Proceedings usually begin with local administrative business and this is followed by a refreshment break and then the guest speaker.  They give very interesting talks, covering a range of topics and most importantly, members meet and chat with fellow members.

The following speakers are booked to appear in the near future.

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 9th

Neil Curtis A taste of Lincolnshire

June 13th

Sue Lumb Chatsworth House Estate

July 11th

Bruce Knight Spilsby Theatre Re-generation Project

August 8th

tba

September 12th

Rosalind Boyce Forever Young- the story of Harold Tennyson - the bard’s grandson

October 10th

David Templeman Two Queens and a Countess

November 14th

Ian Morgan Footpads, kimgs and Highwaymen

December 12th

Mark Walsh entertains

 

 

2019

 

January 9th

Loretta Rivet - Lincolnshire dialect

February 13th

Mark Sizer Birds and their migration

March 13th

Paul Leroyd Lincs Wildlife Trust

 

 

 

 

Members will receive a newsletter each quarter generally containing a Chairman’s report, notes of group activities and other news of interest.    The Newsletter is available for collection at the monthly meetings.   

The Spilsby U3A annual membership fee is £10 per person. This fee covers attendance at all monthly meetings and attendance at as many group meetings as an individual wishes.   The financial year runs from 1st April each year to 31st March the following year, but you may join at any time.   

Who can join the U3A?

Anyone who is no longer in full time gainful employment is eligible to join the U3A.

Why join Spilsby U3A?

You will meet active and enthusiastic people with a creative and positive approach to their leisure time.   You will be able to take part in a wide range of activities through various groups of which there are already 20 up and running.

Groups are formed in response to members’ suggestions.   If you have an interest and would like to share this with others, you can propose a group and see who is interested in joining.   

U3A subject groups are self-organising and, unless otherwise stated, meet on a regular basis in members’ own   homes.    They each have a co-ordinator who may or may not be an expert in the subject to be studied but who is willing to do some of the organisation. Meetings can take place weekly, fortnightly or monthly, depending on the subject and the members’ preferences with normal breaks for Christmas and holidays.

You can join as many or as few groups as you wish. The groups aim to provide an opportunity for people to increase their knowledge in a relaxed and friendly way. There are no tests and no exams!

Please check the list of different Groups on the Group page.

For more details or an application form please contact our Membership Secretary, Gill Taplin, by clicking ** here **.

The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for the Universities of Third Age   (U3As) in the UK. U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning  co-operatives for people no longer in full time employment, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.