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The Wolds U3A
January Meeting February Meeting March Meeting
 Date: 12th January.
Subject: '2 man play about Conscientious
Venue: Community Centre.
Speaker: -----
 Date: 09th February.
Subject: Photographers in East Yorkshire
Venue:  Community Centre.
Speaker: Ernest Howard.
 Date: 09th March.
Subject: To Be Notified
Venue: Community Centre.
Wolds U3A: To be Notified.
  • Wolds U3A News:

    Walking Group. Steve Whitaker has now taken over from Phil Dunn as U3A Walking Group Leader.
    Steve has arranged the small hall at the Community Centre for the meeting regarding the formation of an intermediate walking group for Wednesday 8th March between 1.00pm and 3.00pm and to organise walks for the year.
    This group would meet between March and October on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:00pm. The walks will be 4 to 5 miles and nearby. If you are interested and have a walk in mind please try to attend the meeting or speak to Phil Dunn.

    Wolds Wheelers. - Colin Bickerdyke is now the new leader this group. The U3A Wolds Wheelers still need new cyclists to form a core group that will meet once or twice per month to explore the countryside around Driffield.
    The only requirements are that you have use of a Bicycle and are reasonably fit and able to ride 10 to 25 miles on a regular basis. For further details send an e-mail to Or Telephone 01377 538437.

    September Open Day:

    Eighteen of the twenty-six interest groups were represented at the above event, some group representatives missing as they were with the Walking Group walk based on the site of the medieval village of Fordon. The event attracted numerous members of both the general public and existing Wolds U3A members in addition to the local press, photographs appearing in the following week's publication of the Wolds Weekly. Hopefully, the event will not only raise awareness generally of the U3A, but also the scope of interest groups within the local organisation, so resulting in an increased membership. In addition to thanking the interest section leaders who attended thanks are extended to the stalwart team of ladies who organised the refreshments and also to the Community Centre caretaker, Rob, who was instrumental in setting up the room and clearing away - my sincere thanks. Janet Dunn


    Thanks to all the Interest Group leaders/nominees who attended.
    I do hope you consider the afternoon was useful - please give me your feedback on the positive/negative aspects of the afternoon so that it can be improved upon in future years.
    The following new interest groups were requested:-
    1) European languages - starters French/Spanish/Italian
    2) Computers- basic and updating
    3) Gardening Forum
    4) 4-5 milers Walking section

    Are there any volunteer leaders for these prospective groups? Do please contact me if interested either in leading or being a member of the proposed groups.  Janet Dunn

    Third Age Trust / U3A National News
    At a Glance

    This is a synopsis of Events and News and more detail can be found on our Notice Board at Monthly meetings or on the U3A & YAHR websites.

    1) Possible Study Day at Saltaire, Wednesday, March 15th at 10.15am
    Saltaire is a World Heritage Site, where in 1853 Titus Salt, a philanthropist, built a cotton mill and model village with the welfare of his workers very much in mind.

    The day would start at 10.15, at Salts Mill.

  • In the afternoon, we would gather at the United Reformed Church opposite, at Titus Salt gave this church to the occupants of the village.

    The cost would be £10.00 per head.

    We are very much aware that some groups have already been to Saltaire, so before we make a Firm booking, it would be useful to know if there is sufficient interest. More Information about the Trip.
    Will you therefore, telephone me, Beth Rudkin, on 01226 241477, or email me on

    2) U3A Explores Science at the Ri
    The Third Age Trust
    The Royal Institution of Great Britain
    21 Albemarle Street
    London W1S 4BS
    Thursday, 16th March 2017 from 13:15 to 16:45, Price of Tickets £21.50pp

    1.45pm Introduction by Pam Jones, (Chair of The Third Age Trust), followed by:
    Alison Fairbrass – New technology for monitoring London’s wildlife
    Chiara Ambrosio – What does art have to do with science?
    Chris Darby – Cryptography
    4.45pm Close of meeting
    Click Image for Event & Booking Information.

    3) Spring Concert - Brandenburg Festival Chorus
    The Third Age Trust
    Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 14:00 to 16:00
    London, United Kingdom
    Step into spring … with The Vivaldi Gloria and other beauties!
    The concert will be introduced and conducted by Robert Porter, the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London’s Artistic Director. The programme will include a selection of a cappella and organ favourites, and the ever popular Vivaldi Gloria. The Brandenburg Singers is a small hand-picked group drawn from the finest of the members of the 150 choirs that perform in the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London – the largest choral festival in the UK.
    Tickets available £18.00 pp until 09th March 2017. Location details and to Obtain your tickets.. Click Here!

    4) National Summer Schools 2017
    Following an increase in the number of volunteer tutors and reports of some potential applicants facing disappointment in previous years, the Trust has tentative bookings in 2017 for THREE summer schools.
    17th – 20th July TELFORD
    14th – 17th August CIRENCESTER
    11th – 14th September CIRENCESTER
    We are assessing the viability of the third summer school in SEPTEMBER.
    Please complete the short questionnaire by clicking HERE!

    5) Summer Learning Break
    7th - 10th August 2017 The Hawkhills, Easingwold. Costs for our 3 night top class residential Summer Learning break.
    Full Board Delegate £380:   Day Delegate £190:
    For more infomation Click here! or Contact Gill Carrick (538613) who has booking sheets & extra information.

    'Going Dutch' on 9th March at The National Gallery, London and 'Mughal India': Art and Culture 27th March at The British Library, London are now both fully booked