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Thursday 26th July

“Prehistoric, Pagan and Medieval History of Merseyside -

The Curious History of an Ancient People”

Speaker:  Ken Pye



Registration is now well underway for this event so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

 The courses offered are:

Ruskin and His legacy. Tutor: Meg Shaw

Architecture - Housing, Modernism and Architecture. Tutor: Clyde Raine

Archaeology - What did the Romans ever do for us? Tutor: Maggy Simms

Lake District Minerals. Tutor: Christine Arkwright

Modern medicine. Tutor: Gill Baynes

Recorder Playing. Tutor: Marlene Phillips

Science is for everyone. Tutor: Bob Roach

Making friends with Music. Tutor: Jack Wood

The Wars of the Three KIngdoms and Two generals. Tutor: Brenda Cubbon

Twentieth Century Russia from Tsarism to Communism and then what? Tutor: Edward Towne

Full details of all the courses and booking arrangements are available on the regional website:  Please note: all the tutors are U3A members who give their time freely to share their expertise and interest. If you ever feel you would like to run a course for the summer school please let the NWREC know.

 Registered Charity number 1159091

North West Regional Newsflash


Who’s it for?

Anyone who wants to come. The event is open to anyone (and it’s free). The only restriction is that you cannot vote at the AGM itself unless you are the authorised voting member of your U3A

It’s a great opportunity to meet other members from around the North West

Venue: Liverpool Quaker meeting House, School Lane, Livepool.

Date: Tuesday May 29th.

Time: 10.30 - 4

Please note: We couldn’t avoid half term! We tried to book a venue further north Unfortunately nothing was available on any of the dates we needed and as it was urgent that we finalised details, we have reverted to the Liverpool which has proved popular in the past. This date will also avoid the transport difficulties when Lime Street station closes for refurbishment in June.

Don’t worry - Preston has already been provisionally booked for 2019!

10.30 – 11.00 Registration

11.00 – 12.30  Morning breakout sessions will include:

Finance and the National Office: Kevin Traynor, National Finance Officer will tell you how your capitation fee is spent.

Communication: Liz Drury, National Communications Officer. Raising the U3A Profile

The Third Age Trust: Gill Russell, NW Regional Trustee. What is the Third Age Trust? Who are the members? (You are all members of the Trust). Gill will explain how the National Executive Committee helps to support all our members with the help of the National office team.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): David Simmons, Wilmslow U3A. This becomes Law in May and it’s a good idea to know what it’s all about.

12.30 – 1.30: Lunch is not provided but there is an excellent vegetarian café at the venue and other eating places nearby

1.30 – 2.30: Afternoon speakers - There will be two short talks by guest speakers

The Non-Thermal Universe: Professor Tim Greenwood (Liverpool University)

The Great Moon Hoax: Dr. Steve Barrett (Liverpool University)

2.10 – 2.45 Short Break

2.45 – 3.45 The Regional AGM.

Full details are and booking forms are also available on the Regional website:

There’s still time to book. Please consider joining us.

THE BARN DANCE GROUP now meets at the UR Church Hall ,Parkgate Road, Neston

and not in Willaston on alternate Fridays as usual, 2.0-4.0, starting on Jan 6th.

Newcomers are made very welcome and the first session is free.

2018 Dates of meetings are; January 5 and 19, February 2 and 16, March 2, 16 and 30  April 6 and 20,

Members of Neston U3A are also welcome to attend Heswall Barn Dance group meetings

Held on alternate Fridays at St Michael’s Church Hall in Gills Lane , Pensby.

CRAFT GROUP 2 have changed their day for meeting to the 3rd Wednesday of each month Jan-Nov

(we used to meet on the 3rd Monday of each month). All other details remain the same.

Hilary Eaude

Craft Group 2 Leader


 Half day walks take place on the first Tuesday of the month  starting from a different place each

month, with a different leader.

 All day Wednesday walks will  start again in March.

 Stroller’s walks will also start again in March.




Please go to “Useful Links” to find North West Regional Website