Current Timetable


  Madeley & District U3A
February 2020  Programmes

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Advance notice: Hula Hoop Class starts March 16th, 9.30 – 10.30, in the main hall.  It is approximately a 13 week session.  I have 8 weighted hoops available. I do not think it wise to buy your own hoop until a) you have tried the class and b) you see the type of hoop required to get the best from the class.  Gym wear is best, so that the hoop can move freely around the body. It is a dance hoop class. By that I mean after first learning how to hoop around the waist we move on to off body exercises. These are done to lively pop music. You achieve a good cardiac and strength building workout. Come along and give it a try. It is fun as well as hard work.
More information contact me on

Week 1

Recorders: Monday, 3rd February, 9 – 10.30

Table Tennis, Betley: Monday, 3rd February, 10.30 – 12.00
We welcome beginners and those who haven’t played for years. All our beginners are quickly improving in a very friendly and non-demanding atmosphere, so you need not fear you will make a fool of yourself. Come along and have a go, get a bit of exercise and enjoy some excellent company.

French Refreshers: Monday, 3rd February, 11 – 12.30
No French Refreshers this week.

French Reading: Monday, 3rd February, 10 – 11

Photography: Monday, 3rd February, 2 – 4

Amble: Tuesday, 4th February, a.m.   (Led by Chris Hawksley this month.)
Meet at the Madeley Centre at 9.15 in order to catch the 9.34 bus to Betley. We will walk back to Madeley via Wrinehill and Bowsey Wood. The exact route will depend on the one with the least mud!  There will be some stiles whichever way we go and the terrain is gently undulating. We should be back at the Centre before 11 45.  Remember your Bus Pass or fare and wear suitable attire for some damp or muddy areas.

Email Chris on  07771755307

Latin: Tuesday, 4th February, 2 – 3.30
New members will be very welcome, but will need at least  O Level Latin sometime in the past.  Please contact the coordinator,

Play Reading and Drama: Wednesday, 5th February, 10.30 – 12.30

Table Tennis, Madeley: Wednesday, 5th February, 3.30 – 5.00

Tangent Poetry Group: Thursday, 6th February, 10.30 – 12.00

Card and Board Games: Thursday, 6th February, 1.30 – 3.00

T’ai Chi Chuan: Thursday, 6th February, 1.30 – 3.00

Week 2

Recorders: Monday, 10th February, 9 – 10.30

French Improvers: Monday, 10th February, 11 – 12.30

Painting and Drawing: Monday, 10th February, 2 – 4.30

Tree PlantingTuesday, 11th February, 10 – 11

Book Group 1, First Edition: Tuesday, 11th February, 1.30 – 3.00
The group will discuss ‘The White Tiger’ by Aravind Adiga.

Book Group 3, Non-fiction: Tuesday, 11th February, 2.30 – 4.00
The group meets at 35 Greenmeadows Road, CW3 9EY

Quiz Night: Tuesday, 11th February, 7 – 9.30 p.m.
Meet in the café area of the Madeley Centre.   Please arrive by 6.45 to order food and get drinks so the quiz can start promptly at 7.00 p.m. Come along and experience one of the best quizzes around, enjoy some excellent company, have a lot of fun, a nice meal, a drink or two, and exercise the little grey cells. Original and fascinating questions are contributed by our regular quiz-goers. Don’t think you may be “no good at quizzes”. You will be in a team with a fund of useful and useless knowledge between you, the questions are not too hard and the difficult ones have multiple choice answers, so even if you know nothing about the subject you have a chance of guessing correctly. Glory and a box of choccies await the winners. Don’t be put off if you’re not already in a team. Sue will sort you into one as you arrive with some really sociable punters. Contact: Chris Wright: 01782 750870

Local Outings: Wednesday, 12th February, a.m. or p.m.

Table Tennis, Madeley: Wednesday, 12th February, 7.45 – 9.15

Natural History: Thursday, 13th February, 10.30 – 12.00 
Visit to Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Reserve, Burscough, Lancashire.  Depart Madeley Centre at 09.30am to arrive at Martin Mere for 10.45am. This is the best place to see Whooper Swans (winter visitors from Iceland) and a host of other wildfowl etc. Full day trip arriving back at Madeley no later than 4.00pm. Café on site and facilities for people with disabilities. Good, hard pathways and numerous bird hides. Please let Paul Chase know ( if you intend to come so that car share can be planned. Entrance around £10 – £11 depending on numbers plus car share contribution.

Monthly Talk: Thursday, 13th February, 2 – 3.30 followed by tea and chat, all welcome.  Images of the Hebrides: Landscapes, Habitats, Plants and Wildlife given by Richard Gulliver, who has lived in the Hebrides for many years. It sounds as if it will be a fascinating talk, illustrated with beautiful slides.

Spanish: Friday, 14th February, 11 – 12.30

Week 3

Recorders: Monday, 17th February, 9 – 10.30

Table Tennis, Madeley: Monday, 17th February, 10.45 – 12.15

French Refreshers: Monday, 17th February, 11 – 12.30

Latin: Tuesday, 18th February, 2 – 3.30
New members will be very welcome, but will need at least  O Level Latin sometime in the past.  Please contact the coordinator,

Ramble: Wednesday, 19th February, 9 – 5 (approx.)
Walk of 4.75 miles over the Peckforton Hills, Cheshire starting at The Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley, Tattenhall, Cheshire, CH3 9PF.  Depart the Madeley Centre at 09.15. The walk is a pleasant mix of woodland and open fields and is quite undulating, with some spectacular views en route across the Cheshire Plain. Please let Paul Chase know if you wish to come ( and would like to have lunch at The Pheasant after the walk. It is an award winning Camra pub and has an online menu.

Play Reading: Wednesday, 19th February, 10.30 – 12.30

Poetry: Thursday, 20th February, 10.30 – 12

Card & Board Games: Thursday, 20th February, 1.30 – 3.00

Tai Chi : Thursday, 20th February, 1.30 – 3.00

Table Tennis, Betley: Thursday, 20th February, 2.30 – 4

Art Appreciation: Thursday, 20th February, 3.15 – 4.30
This month members of the group will be presenting paintings by four Spanish artists through the ages.  

Family History: Friday, 21st February, 10.30 – 12

Week 4

Recorders: Monday, 24th February, 9 – 10.30

French Improvers: Monday, 24th February, 11 – 12.30

Painting and Drawing: Monday, 24th February, 2 – 4.30

Book Group 2, Short Cuts: Tuesday, 25th February, 10.30 – 12

Lunch Club: Tuesday 25th February, 12 noon
We are meeting at the Westbury Tavern for lunch this month.  Please contact Sheila on if you wish to come along.

Amble: Wednesday, 26th February, morning

Discussion Group: Wednesday, 26th February, 2 – 3.30

Sewing, Patchwork & Quilting: Wednesday, 26th February, 2 – 4

Digital World: Thursday, 27th February, 11 – 12.30 and 1 – 2.30

Table Tennis, Madeley: Thursday, 27th February, 2.30 – 4

Spanish: Friday, 28th February, 11 – 12.30



















1 Response to Current Timetable

  1. Anne Mc Culloch says:

    sorry there is NO play reading on wednesday 18th December

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