News - 2011 Archive

22 Dec 2011

The next meeting of the discussion group  Putting the World to Rights” will take place on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 2pm in the Parochial Church Hall, Keyworth.
The topic for this meeting will be “What is Prison for?  Crime and Punishment – simple words, complex issues.”
Come and have your say!  Stan Miller.

The Winter 2011 Newsletter is now available for online viewing in the Documents section.  Sheila Kingdom.

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

16 Dec 2011

Photographs taken by Keith Barton during  the Christmas Party can be seen in the Recent Events section.

14 Dec 2011

The following U3A Summer Schools are available to all members.
•    Harper Adams College, Telford        Mon 16th to Thurs 19th July 2012
•    Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester    Mon 20th to Thurs 23rd August 2012
Each Summer School covers several different courses.  For more information see the What's On section.

07 Dec 2011

The Philosophy group meet every 2nd and 4th Monday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.   The venue is now Sue Brittain's home. Sue can be contacted on 0115 9374751. Previous knowledge is not essential and all are welcome. Sue is keen to stress that this is a genuine group initiative where all members work together.

21 Nov 2011

The last meeting in 2011 of the Good Food and Fine Wine Group will be on 1st December.  The meetings will re-commence on 2nd February from  2 to 3.30pm in the Bar area of the Village Hall for a further 6 fortnightly sessions and there is room to accommodate new members.  We are a very happy group (specially at the end of the session!)  so if you would like to come come along phone Kath on 937 4296. 

17 Nov 2011

All the Open Meetings for 2012 have been arranged, well done and thank you to speaker finder Jackie Robinson.  You can see the programme in the What's On section.

09 Nov 2011

New Group - Jackie Fisher (0115 9372898) and Jackie Mullins (0115 9376176) are jointly leading a Lunch Club.  Affordable lunches will be organised  on the first Thursday of the month.  

The first lunch will be at The Salutation on Main Street, Keyworth.  Meet at the venue at 12 noon for 12.30pm. On Thursday 2nd February 2012.  Members of the group will agree the next venue at this inaugural get together.  Membership of the group will be limited to 22.

The group will be launched at November's Open Meeting where Jackie Fisher will take names and contact information.

01 Nov 2011

Read about the recent Heraldry group visit to Thrumpton Hall on the Heraldry group webpage.

Following the successful use of the video link for the Carol Hinds open meeting, the committee has decided to remove the membership cap.

27 Oct 2011

From November the Craft meetings on the fourth Monday will change from 10.00am to 1.30pm.  No meeting in December.  Jackie Fisher.

24 Oct 2011

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

12 Oct 2011

Following the success of the first get together of the "Putting the World to Rights" group the next meeting will be held at the Parochial Hall, Selby Lane on Monday 14th November from 2 to 4pm.
Meetings are monthly on the 2nd Monday, do come along and share your opinion!

form27 Sep 2011

The September newsletter is available for online viewing in the Documents section.  

The newsletter includes a survey form.   Forms returned to the Newsletter Editor by the next Open Meeting on 25th October will be entered into a 25 M&S gift voucher prize draw.  You can return the form via your group leader.

Click on the image to print a copy.

25 Sep 2011

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. 
Illustrated Talks - All members are invited to sign up at the Open Meeting for
Les Robson's "The History of Nottinghamshire". Depending on numbers the talks will be held in the Methodist Hall and there are five in all. Les delivered a very interesting series about National Parks so we look forward to hearing all about our own county.

Christmas Party - Please note that vouchers for the Christmas party will be on sale at October and November Open Meetings and that the cost will be 7.50. This event is limited to 150 members and will take place on December 14th.
Groups information:

Humour -  the 2011 dates for the Humour group run by Roy Ainscough are: Tuesday 18th October , Tuesday 8th November, Tuesday 13th December, all at 1.00pm in the Methodist Hall.

Yoga is cancelled for 30th September and 7th October. Back to normal 14th October. Unfortunately this group is heavily subscribed and we have been compelled to maintain a waiting list.
Philosophy - For those who attended the sessions earlier in the year this is a follow up and Alan Morris has advised that only those with a knowledge of Philosophy would benefit from the group. Alan will be on hand at the first meeting.  The first meeting will be on Monday 3rd October in the BAR AREA at the Village Hall and will start at 2pm and finish at approximately 4pm. Sue Brittain will assist in facilitating the meetings and can be contacted on 0115 9374751.
Computer Groups - With effect from September 28th the groups will meet at the Main Entrance to South Wolds school every Wednesday at 3.45pm in order to sign in. When all the group is assembled you will be escorted to the computer area with Peter and SW's I.T. person, either Mike or Ben.  Beginners and Intermediate computer group members will attend on alternate Wednesdays.Please contact Peter Tomlinson, the group leader for further guidance.0115 9372707.
Languages - Regardless of the language you wish to learn all will be available on Mondays, term time only with effect from Septeber 3rd. The process is interactive and the languages available should meet everyone's needs. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should go to the Main Entrance of South Wolds School between 3.45 and 4pm to sign in and when everyone is gathered you will be escorted to the language lab where Mike or Ben will show you the ropes.The sessions must finish by 5.30pm. Please ring Sue O'Donoghue on 0115 9372989 if you have a query.

20 Sep 2011

Singing for Fun - autumn dates added to the Singing interest group page.

18 Sep 2011

Heraldry - A new session started on Friday 16th September.  Interested?  For more information see the Heraldry interest group page.

Keyworth Methodist Church have put up a For Sale and Wanted Board in the Schoolroom.  They are very happy for (and would encourage) U3A members to use it.

Recent Events - Photographs of the August New Horizons Trent River Cruise are now in the Recent Events section.

07 Sep 2011

Short Walks - the programme for 2011 has been updated, see the Walking group page.

06 Aug 2011

New Group - Putting the World to Rights
Stan Miller launched this discussion group at the last Open Meeting.  The group will meet monthly, initially at Stan's home.  For more information call Stan on  915 7981.

26 Jul 2011

Tour the St. Pancras Hotel with the Architecture Group
The tour on Friday 23rd September 2011 is now fully booked.  It may be possible to arrange another tour date, more news when more information is available.

25 Jul 2011

Tour the St. Pancras Hotel with the Architecture Group
tour infoThis iconic building was erected when the Midland Railway built its London terminus at St Pancras, was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott and partially opened in 1873 and fully opened in 1876.  For many recent years it has been unoccupied until Marriott Renaissance Hotels acquired the building and has renovated it to become one of theis international hotel chain’s flagship hotels. 

For a short time guided tours of the hotel are being offered and we have managed to book one at 1 pm on Friday 23 September 2011.  The cost is 5 for the tour and we are leaving participants to make their own travel arrangements because some of us will be staying over in London for the weekend.  For full information and booking form go to the Architecture Group page.

24 Jul 2011

New Group - Good Food & Fine Wine - to enjoy!
This group will run fortnightly from 22nd Sept on Thursday afternoons 2pm-4pm, in the Bar area of the Village Hall.   The sessions will  be along the lines of a tasting of one or two dishes and a tasting of a couple of wines.   The cost will be modest and the numbers limited, due to space.   So if you think you might like to join or if you want more information give Kath Oakley a call on 937 4296.  

17 Jul 2011

Humour Group - This well attended new group had their first meeting on the 12th July.  Roy Ainscough has planned the next two meetings for Tuesday 9th August and Tuesday 6th September, both in the Methodist Church Hall starting at 1pm.
Please contact Roy on 937 3419.

08 Jul 2011

There are a few seats available on the bus for the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park on Thursday, 21st July. Contact Jackie Fisher on 0115 937 2898.

06 Jul 2011

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

12 Jun 2011

Heraldry -  The group will meet on the third Friday of every month starting September 2011 in the Feignies Room at the village hall and will run from 10.00am until midday. "Site" outings will be notified to the group as appropriate.  More information on Heraldry webpage. Please contact Vic Taylor on 0115 9375459.

10 Jun 2011

Humour Group - Leader Roy Ainscough with technical support from Barry Hull. First meeting will be held on Tuesday 12 July 2011 at the Church hall, Selby Lane at 1pm.   Roy can be contacted on 0115 937 3419.
Italian for beginners - If you are interested in learning Italian please contact Sue O'Donoghue on 0115 937 2989.  This is a toe in the water test to establish if there is sufficient interest to take things forward.

08 Jun 2011

Members of East Midlands U3As are invited to the East Midlands U3As Conference 2011 to be held at Holywell Park (Loughborough University) on Friday 22nd July.  For details see:
Conference Invitation
Conference Programme
Conference Registration
Conference Catering

If you plan to attend please let our secretary, Larraine Donovan know.

30 May 2011

Short Walks - The Short Walks Programme for 2011 is now available on the Walking webpage.  Short Walks continue as usual every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10.30am and we meet at the Village Hall Cark Park unless otherwise stated.
I will try to keep the Short Walks information on the website up-to-date. Gloria Wright

26 May 2011

Craft Group - The next meeting is on Monday 27 June from 10-12 in the morning in the Methodist Hall.  We shall be making flower broaches using squares of fabric, cotton or cotton polyester are the easiest to use.   Details of what to bring are on the Craft webpage. Jackie Fisher.

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section. Sue O'Donoghue.

13 May 2011

Short Walks - Gloria Wright has taken over as group leader from Barbara Wallace.  The walk on Tues 17th May has been moved forward to Monday 16th and will be at Cotgrave Country Park. Meet at 10.00am at the Village Hall Car Park for cars to Cotgrave Country Park Car Park.  Refreshments at Granny's Kitchen afterwards.prestwold
On April 19th the Short Walks group rambled in the Prestwold area of Leicestershire.  This was the last walk led by Barbara Wallace before she and John  head off to their new home in Yorkshire.  To see an enlarged photograph go to the Walking webpage.

10 May 2011

Drawing group - This lively, friendly and enthusiastic group are looking for new members to join their sessions. It would also be great if there is a member out there with an aptitude for showing those less skilled the various techniques needed to develop their potential. You do not have to be an art teacher! Ability levels do vary and this adds to the group’s attraction especially for those who simply want to try their hand at drawing for fun. Come along to the Feignies room on any second or fourth Tuesday between 10.00am and 12 noon or come along to meet Gill and Malcolm at the open meeting.

28 Apr 2011

The following interest groups were launched at the April Open Meeting:

Humour group
To start late May/early June. Leader Roy Ainscough: 9373419.
heraldry logo
Heraldry group
To start in September. Leader Vic Taylor: 9375459.

For more information on the Heraldry group and how to join, please visit the Heraldry Group webpage.


21 Apr 2011

West Bridgford U3A have organised a visit to The Holocaust Centre , Laxton, on Saturday 30th April with  a coach leaving from West Bridgford Library car park at 9.15am.  There are 6 places left if any Keyworth members would like to join them.
The cost is 13 to include the coach travel and entrance to the Museum and to The Journey Exhibition. They have also booked a speaker and plan to leave at 4pm.  There is a cafe on site that will make up sandwiches if pre-ordered at 2.50 per sandwich (with garnish  egg, cheese or tuna). Coffee/tea is available at 1. Visitors are welcome to bring their own sandwiches. 
They advise travelling to West Bridgford by bus to avoid parking problems.
Please contact Jacky Arnold on 0115 933 2905 who will allocate places on a first come first served basis.

The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section.

26 Mar 2011

The March 2011 newsletter is available in the Documents section, use it to see the photographs in colour.  
Newsletter information and guidance have been added to the Membership section.

22 Mar 2011

Craft - Our changed day for the April meeting to Wednesday 27 April has a change of venue.  There will not be a meeting in the Methodist Church Hall but members are to travel to Long Eaton to visit the ‘Living Threads’ group’s annual exhibition of work.
Anyone wishing to go on the visit should contact Jackie as soon as possible so that car sharing can be arranged.

21 Mar 2011

New group launching at Tuesday's Open Meeting - 'Home Brewing', Group Leader Chris Mason. Sign up on 22nd March.

New Horizons
The Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section.

Vouchers are still available for the trip to Renishaw Hall on 5th May. Voucher price is 21.50, which includes coach travel to and from the destination, a guided tour of the Hall and plenty of time to see the famous bluebells. If you would like a ticket, please phone Larraine on 937 2804.
Vouchers are still available for the trip to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park on Thursday, 21st July. The price of a voucher is 34, which includes coach travel to and from Tatton Park and your entry fee to this wonderful event. Please phone Jackie 937 2898.

17 Mar 2011

A New U3A in Beeston - There will be a first meeting on Thursday 7th April at 10.30am in the Methodist Church Hall, Chillwell Road, Beeston.  If you know anyone who might be interested please spread the word.

News Flash! 
New Horizons is now able to offer a complete package of delights for all our members…..for one day only!
For the bargain price of 21.50 you can absorb 400 hundred years of history, the arts, the architecture, the vineyard, the gardens with its beautiful display of blue bells and all the first signs of spring by joining us on Thursday May 5th. We travel by coach to Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire and will be leaving Keyworth at 9.30am and returning by 5pm. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity; come to the New Horizons table on Tuesday and pick up your voucher.

09 Mar 2011

Information about the U3A National Summer Schools 2011 and the U3A National Conference and AGM have been added to the What's On section.

07 Mar 2011

Short Walk on Tuesday, 15th March - This month's short walk will be to Cotgrave Country Park and will be led by Ken Doyle. Please meet in the village hall car park at 10.30 for car sharing to Cotgrave.

27 Feb 2011

New Horizons - Visit to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park, Cheshire on Thursday, 21 July 2011.  The coach departs Keyworth at 08.00 and leaves Tatton at 16.00.  The cost is 34 per person to include coach fare and show entrance. Vouchers are available from Jackie Fisher (0115-937-2898) or the New Horizons' booking table at Open Meetings.  Tatton’s RHS Show is the Northern equivalent of the Chelsea Flower Show and is seen on TV. 

Craft Group - The next meeting is 28th March 2.00pm to 4.00 – Silk Painting. The April meeting will be on Wed 27th  April 10.00am to 12.00 (i.e. not Easter Monday).

26 Feb 2011

Wine Tasting - The programme for 2011 has been added to the group's webpage.

21 Feb 2011

New Horizons -The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section.

12 Feb 2011

Keyworth Quiz - There was a good turnout on the 7th February to support the U3A Village Quiz team when they competed against BGS, last year's winners.  The first set of questions was on 'Transport' and the all-male BGS team took an early lead.  The U3A team fought hard over the remaining three sets but were eventually defeated, with a very respectable 43 to 56 scoreline.

07 Feb 2011

Cycling - The 2011 programme is now available on the Cycling webpage.
Walking - The 2011 longer walks programme is now available on the Walking webpage.

01 Feb 2011

The Monday morning Relaxercise class is proving very popular and and we now have a waiting list!  If anyone would like their name on the list would they please contact me on 0115 846 9407. Thanks.  Penny Kimmins

31 Jan 2011

New Horizons - Visit to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park on 21st July 2011. Vouchers, priced at 34 will now be on sale from the February Open Meeting, not the March meeting as previously stated. Enquiries to Jackie Fisher 937 2898
French - Attendance at the weekly K&D U3A French Group Meeting held at South Wolds School has diminished and I am afraid this may be one of those 'use it or lose it' scenarios. If you would like to join this Group, please contact me as soon as possible. Barbara Wallace 937 6266

26 Jan 2011

Craft Group - The next meeting is on 28th February.  Fran Turnbull will show us how to make paper lace: a craft knife, cutting board and scissors are needed, paper and card will be available at the class.
Future activities will be wool-wrapping, card making, tealeaf folding, silk painting and ribbon embroidery; the dates will be fixed for when tutors are available.

keyworth quiz20 Jan 2011

Keyworth Quiz - The U3A quiz team comprising Chris Close, Pat Murfit, Jean Allton and Paul Harris is to meet the BGS in the first round of the Village Quiz at 9.10 pm on Monday 7th February in the Village Hall.

13 Jan 2011

New Horizons -The New Horizons Events List  has been updated with all the latest event information.  The updated list is in the  What's On section (where a copy can be printed).

08 Jan 2011

Walking - Our next Short Walk will take place on Tuesday, 18th January. Please meet in the Village Hall car park at 10.30am for car sharing to Wollaton Park. The circular walk of approximately three miles will be in the Wollaton Park grounds. The Leader will be Ken Doyle (974 3612). Both regulars and newcomers are welcome.

05 Jan 2011

Photographs of the Christmas Party are now in the Recent Events section.

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