Thursday 26th July
“Prehistoric, Pagan and Medieval History of Merseyside -
The Curious History of an Ancient People”
Speaker: Ken Pye
NORTH WEST SUMMER SCHOOL 2018. AUGUST 28TH – 31ST
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
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: www.u3asites.org.uk/north-
Registered Charity number 1159091
North West Regional Newsflash
REGIONAL CONFERENCE and AGM
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 -
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 -
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 -
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: www.u3asites.org.uk/north-
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-
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-
(we used to meet on the 3rd Monday of each month). All other details remain the same.
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