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The Wolds U3A
April Meeting May Meeting June Meeting
 Date: 13th April.
Subject: 'Stories with Strings'
Venue: Community Centre.
Presenters: Fools Gold
 Date: 11th May.
Subject: The History and Mysteries of Scarborough
Venue: Community Centre.
Speaker: Godfrey Holmes.
 Date: 08th June.
Subject: Annual General Meeting
Venue: Community Centre.
Speaker: The Chairman.
  • Wolds U3A News:
    Open Letter to the Wolds U3A Membership.

    Dear Member,
    In view of the upcoming 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM), we feel that we should reaffirm the roles and responsibility of the committee which we trust well help to keep you up to date and make for a more inclusive AGM.

    Whilst The Wolds U3A is an independent body, responsible for its own management and financial arrangements, it must adhere to the Principles and Guidance of the U3A movement and carry out any actions required by them. In particular, they approve The Wolds U3A constitution and subsequent amendments, set capitation fees and reserve the right to intervene if they consider the U3A is brought into disrepute. It should be remembered that we are a charity and that all committee members are trustees and as such must abide by the legal requirements of the Charity Commission in England.

    All the above outlines our responsibilities to the movement, however, just as important is our responsibility to the membership. Although Interest Groups manage their own affairs and finances (subject to The Wolds U3A Financial Rules), our role is to help wherever necessary to ensure their success. We should not interfere in their running, providing they are acting within the Principles and Guidance of the U3A movement for which the committee are responsible for monitoring.

    There are exceptions to this freedom of action. Groups are required to provide details of their membership and attendance and all financial dealings. The treasurer is obliged to provide bi-annual returns for all financial actions within The Wolds U3A and is unable to do this without the help of each Interest Group leader. All Group Leaders are in possession of our Constitution and Financial Rules which any member can view.
    The Wolds U3A Committee.

    Coach Day trips
    Anyone interested in Coach Day trips in the summer months please contact  Maureen Blackwell on 01377 253183 as soon as possible.  I hope to keep the cost down to about £10.00 per person plus entrance fees as necessary.


    Walking Group. On the Wednesday 8th March the '425 Milers' was formed with the the intent of having twice monthly walks of 4 to 5 miles in the local area. The Group Leader will be Phil Dunn and the walks will be on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of the month beginning in April. Got to the Group webpage for more information.

    Walking Group Holiday (4th Sept to 7th Sept)
    Following the survey it has been overwhelmingly decided to stay at the Britannia Hotel in Nottingham and visit Newark on the way home.
    There are only 10 seats left and the £20 single room supplements have all been used.
    Single room supplement is now £36
    3 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast (Includes admission to Heights of Abraham)
    Prices are based on 40+ passengers, verbal guide: 35 - 39 passengers + £10, 30 - 34 passengers + £20
    Britannia Hotel - Nottingham
    £179 per person
    Single rooms now @ £36 supplement

    Monday 4th September Travel to Heights of Abraham; spend the day, go on to hotel.
    Tuesday 5th September Walkers taken to start of Monsal trail at Bakewell, non-walkers can spend the day in Nottingham or Bakewell, possibly Buxton in the afternoon as well.
    Wednesday 6th September Visit to Chatsworth House (Admission not included in price. If you want to go please advise Jim when paying deposit as we can get better discount if Coach company do the group booking.)
    Opportunity for a further walk.
    Thursday 7th September Spend the day in Newark on the way home. Opportunity for a further walk.
    Arrive back at Driffield between 5:00 and 6:00pm

    Deposit cheques (£40 per person) made payable to 'WOLDS U3A' must be paid at time of booking or please ring Jim on 01377 232025 to arrange payment.

    Ellerker House Garden Visit Ellerker House open gardens
    Sunday 09th April 2017 10.00am to 5.00pm
    RARE plant fair lots of interesting plant stalls with Cakes and refreshments available throughout the day.
    More details available by email.
    Coaches welcome

    YAHR News

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

    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.

  • Third Age Trust / U3A National News

    Branenburg Concerts 2017 1) 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 on image!

    2) West End Sing Outgo to West End Sing Out
    The Third Age Trust
    Tuesday, 9 May 2017 from 11:00 to 16:00 (BST)
    The Savoy Theatre
    The Strand
    WC2R 0ET
    Working with Louisa Ridgeway. The Ambassador Theatre Group’s West End Creative Learning team has created this one day bespoke event to bring together up to 150 U3A members from across the UK to enjoy the experience of working together with a professional West End Musical Director.
    Price £36.50 includes sandwich lunch with tea and coffee.

    3) RHS Flower Shows

    Experience the ultimate gardening day out with your group at our dazzling flower shows. Tickets now available for 2017.
    U3A groups save up to 15% off group ticket prices*
    To book call us on 0844 412 4650 (quoting U3A)
    RHS Chatsworth Flower Show – 7th - 11th June 2017
    RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – 4th - 9th July 2017
    RHS Flower Show Tatton Park – 19th - 23rd July 2017
    Terms and conditions
    • This offer and associated benefits are only valid for the Shows listed. Minimum group size is 20 adults. Valid when booked by 21 April 2017. The offer is not valid on RHS Members’ Days for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (4 – 5 July), RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (19 July) and RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (7 June).
    • Valid for RHS Garden bookings made by 21 April 2017 for a visit until 15 December 2017, excluding 5 - 10 September 2017 at Wisley and 3 – 6 August 2017 at Hyde Hall. Garden phone lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
    • RHS members go free to RHS Gardens and do not need to pay as part of a U3A group, but do need to book in as part of the group.
    • RHS Affiliated Societies are entitled to one free group visit a year to one RHS Garden.

    RHS Gardens

    Special offer for U3A groups – save £2.00 off group ticket prices. (min 20)
    To book call us on 0207 821 3170 (quoting U3A)
    RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey
    RHS Garden Harlow Carr, North Yorkshire
    RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex
    RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon

    4) National Summer Schools 2017
    Summer School 1
    go to Summer Schools 2017 Harper Adams University, Newport,
    Shropshire TF10 8NB. 17th – 20th July 2017

    Courses available at School 1

    Cryptic Crosswords For Beginners, France - aspects of French life today, Globalisation, History of the Workhouse, Literature – Elizabeth Gaskell, Maths — from an adult perspective, Recorder Ensemble Playing, Sexuality in the Ancient World.

    Summer School 2
    Royal Agricultural University,
    Cirencester GL7 6JS 14th - 17th August

    Courses available at School 2

    Creative Writing – Erotic Genre, Garden History - Key influences on English Garden Design, Latin in Context, Literature - Dickens and Great Expectations, Music Before the Microchip - Waxing lyrical, Poetry – Exploring English Poetry, Shakespeare - cross-gender casting in Shakespeare’s plays, Singing for Pleasure,

    Summer School 3
    Royal Agricultural University,
    Cirencester GL7 6JS 11th - 14th September

    Courses available at School 3

    Art History - La Belle Epoque France 1890-1914, Creative Writing for Radio, Drama - From ‘The Living Room’ to ‘The Room’, Exploring English, History - Law & Order in Anglo-Saxon England, Opera of the ‘Early Romantic’ period, Spanish - Intermediate-Advanced, The Russian Revolutions a Hundred Years On.

    For more detailed information click on event image or if you want go direct to Booking Form