What's On

Main topics (follow link):

Other Events (follow link)

National Summer Schools

National Conference and AGM (To be  held 27 - 29 August 2019)

Loughborough University Arts Programme (various dates)

U3A Advice on Online Courses (various dates)

Your Holiday (Riviera Travel Offer)

Monthly Meetings Arrangements

Monthly Meetings Programme

Last Monthly Meeting Slideshow
New Horizons

Interest Groups Timetable

Other Events Archive

Monthly Meetings Arrangements 

Monthly meetings are held in the afternoon on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held in the Methodist Church, Selby Lane.  

The meetings start at 2:30 pm and usually involve a speaker together with information about U3A activities.
The doors are open at 2:00 pm for members to meet, have refreshments, look at the notice boards and visit the Group tables.  If you are interested in joining you are welcome to come earlier at 1:45 pm.

Keyworth & District U3A have purchased a defibrillator to be installed in the entrance hall of the Methodist Church for use in an emergency when someone is not breathing after a cardiac arrest.   Voice commands guide any helper through every step of the procedure.  A short YouTube video shows the defibrillator in use.  Follow this link to watch the video.

Monthly meetings Programme

**** Coronavirus Update 16th March 2020 - the March, April, May and June meetings have been cancelled. ****


**** Coronavirus Update 16th March 2020 - the March, April, May and June meetings have been cancelled. ****

To print the 2020 programme click here.  

The monthly meetings programmes for 2009 to 2019 have been moved to the What's On Monthly Meetings Archive.

Monthly Meeting information slideshow

Below is the February Monthly Meeting information slideshow.   Use the arrows bottom left to move to the next or previous slide at your own pace.  Alternatively between these arrows is the play / pause slideshow button which gives 5 seconds per slide.

New Horizons

The retiring New Horizons team is stepping down from the role after providing our U3A with many years of very enjoyable outings and events. We are very grateful for their very hard work as a team, it has been hard work although enjoyable for them and those of us who have participated in their events.  

A new team has come forward to take on the role and there are vacancies for others to join them.  If anyone is interested please contact the U3A secretary, Jackie Fisher (0115 937 2898), who will put you in touch with the new co-ordinator.

The retiring New Horizons team leader Sue O'Donoghue looks back at the end of an era in the notes below, written for the March 2020 edition of E-News. 


Interest Group Meetings

The table provides a summary of when the  Interest Group meetings are held each month.  For more detail on a group follow the link in the table to the group's webpage, or for a summary of all groups go to the interest group summary in the Interest Groups section.

Day Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Other arrangements
Mon 10am Abacus
10am WW1 History
11am German
2pm STAR
10am Abacus
11am German
2pm Putting the
world to rights
2pm Desert Island

10am Abacus
11am German
2pm Family and Social
2.15pm Creative Writing

10am Abacus
11am German
2pm Craft
2.15pm Philosophy
Tues 9.30am Needlecraft
10am Play reading
9.30am Computer
Help Centre

2pm Handbell Ringing
am start Walking 
(up to 8 miles)
9.30am Needlecraft
10am Drawing
10am Ukulele
2pm Book Group
2pm Scrabble
9.30am Needlecraft
10am Cycling
9.30am Computer Help Centre
10.30am Walking
(up to 3 miles)
2.pm Handbell Ringing
9.30am Needlecraft
10am Drawing
10am Ukulele

2pm Monthly meeting
Computer Help Centre not held Jul, Aug, Sep.
Wed 9.30am Needlecraft
10am French
2pm Canasta
9.30am Needlecraft
10am French
2pm Italian Conversation
9.30am Needlecraft
10am French
2pm Singing for fun
9.30am Needlecraft
10am French
1.30pm Table Games
2pm Italian Conversation
2pm Wine Tasting (four weekly*)
2.15pm Listening to Music (two weekly*)
(*Wednesdays in Cent. Lounge)
Thur 10am Flower
Arranging (Apr - Sep)

10am Bridge (Absolute
10am Calligraphy
2pm Architecture,
Archaeology & History
2pm Bridge (Social)
10am Bridge (Absolute Beginners)
2pm Mah Jongg
2pm Painting (fortnightly)
Fri 10am Yoga
10am Cycling
2pm Latin
2pm Circle Dancing
10am Yoga
2pm Latin
10am Yoga
10am Heraldry
2pm Exploring World Faiths
2pm Latin
10am Yoga
2pm Latin
2pm Wildlife and Conservation

Sun Weekenders
  Cooperative gardening (irregular)
Lunch Club (irregular)
Theatre visits (irregular)

National Summer Schools

Monday 12th to Thursday 15th August 2019.
Aston University, Birmingham.

Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th September 2019.
Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.

More information on the national website here https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/summer-schools

National Conference and AGM

This year's event will be held 27th - 29th August 2019 (AGM on 29th) at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University.
Further information and booking form are on the U3A National website here.

U3A Advice on Online Courseswebpage

The Third Age Trust has created a New National Website designed to help groups get the most from the new courses and other resources now available to large numbers of people on the internet (there is an acronym for such courses and resources - MOOCS - Massive Open Online Courses).

The website has lists of available courses and has case studies from U3A groups across the country as well as suggestions for websites with good online resources.

Within the U3A the aim should always be "Uniting Third Agers" so the main attraction of MOOCs is as a means of promoting discussions in a live group.

Follow these links to the website:

Advice on MOOCS  or  MOOCS on Offer


Your Holiday

If you book your holiday through Riviera Travel and tell them that you are a member of Keyworth & District U3A they will donate 10% of the final cost to our U3A.
(as advertised in Third Age Matters, Winter 2017, Page 36, click image to enlarge)
You must mention Keyworth U3A when booking.

Other Events Archive

What's On Events 2017 Archive
What's On Events 2016 Archive
What's On Events 2015 Archive
What's On Events 2014 Archive
What's On Events 2013 Archive
What's On Events 2012 Archive

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