Current Timetable

 

  Madeley & District u3a
October, 2021  Programme

                The u3a Photo Album is kept on Facebook facebook

COVID & General Safety: Members of our u3a care for each other and take Covid and general safety measures seriously. We have agreed new risk check lists for both indoor and outdoor meetings, which take into account the latest advice on Covid.
We do ask all members to follow these.

Indoor Meetings Risk Checklist           Outdoor Events Risk Checklist

Enrolment for 2021/22: Click for Information  Enrolment can be done by post.  Download enrolment form.

Coffee mornings: These are held in The Madeley Centre every Tuesday morning at 10.30 a.m. as a regular event.  All members are welcome.  Covid restrictions must be observed.

October

Week 1

Friday 1st: Spanish, 11-12

Monday 4th: Photography, 2-4
Indoor meeting

Tuesday 5th: Local Amble, 9.30
Starting from the Madeley Centre, a Grade 2 or 3 walk of 3 miles led by Steve Hurd via Furnace Lane, over fields and railway to Wrinehill.  Circling back to the Centre for coffee by 11 a.m.  Ten stiles, a couple difficult.

Wednesday 6th: Play Reading, 11-12.30

Wednesday 6th: Table Tennis, 3.30-5
At The Madeley Centre.  It will be permissible to play doubles as well as singles, so you can choose whichever you feel comfortable with.  The doors will be kept open, all equipment is sanitised and chairs are well spaced for when you have a rest.  Contact chrisandsuewright@gmail.com

Thursday 7th: Tangents Poetry, 10.30-12

Thursday 7th: Tai Chi Chuan, 1.30-3

Thursday 7th: Card and Board Games, 1.30-3

Week 2

Friday 8th: Spanish, 11-12

Monday 11th: Table Tennis, 10.30-12
At Betley Village Hall

Monday 11th: Painting and Drawing, 2-3
This will be a preliminary meeting to gauge interest in re-starting the group and deciding how it will run.  

Tuesday 12: Tree Planting, 10 a.m.
To be arranged

Tuesday 12th: Music Group (Classical), 10-11
Bach’s ‘Well Tempered Clavier’.  Traditional piano version by Glenn Gould and Jazz version of Jacques Loussier

Tuesday 12th: First Edition Book Group, 1.30-3
Reading ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas

Tuesday 12th: Non Fiction Book Group, Cancelled this month

Wednesday 13th: Local Walk, 9.30
A Grade 3 or 4 walk of 6.5 miles starting from Betley Village Hall led by Paul Chase

Thursday 14th: Tangents Poetry, 10.30-12
Zoom meeting

Thursday 14th: Monthly Talk, 2-3
‘Giacomo Casanova Reassessed’.  ‘Forget the stereotype!’ says u3a member Dr. Lisetta Lovett.  Casanova’s reputation as a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover has led to the neglect of his philosophical contributions.  This talk arises out of Lisetta’s research on 18th Century medical practice and the lived experience of dsease, using Casanova’s memoirs as primary source material.  Having been prevented from following a career as a physician, Casanova remained interested in medical matters throughout his life and frequently treated himself or advised others.  In this talk, Lisetta will tell us a bit about the man, his life, his scholarly achievements as well as giving us examples of his behaviour that belie his reputation as an immoral and self-interested cad.  Tea and chat from 3.30 onwards.

Week 3

Friday 15th: Family History Group, 10.30-12

Friday 15th: Spanish, 11-12

Monday 18th: Photography, 9.30
Outdoor trip leaving The Madeley Centre by car share to Dunham Massey

Monday 18th: Table Tennis, 10.45-12.15
At The Madeley Centre

Monday 18th: French Reading, 2 p.m.
Zoom meeting

Tuesday 19th: Creative Writing, 10-12

Wednesday 20th: Ramble, 8.50 
An easy ramble around Tittesworth Reservoir,  Meet at The Madeley Centre at 8.50 to arrange car sharing.  Optional lunch at the Cafe.  Return early afternoon.

Wednesday 20th: Philosophy, 11-12.30

Wednesday 20th: Quiz Night, 7 p.m.  CANCELLED. 
Next Quiz Night Tuesday, November 9th

Teams of 4 or 5 compete for the glory of winning and a prize box of choccies, but more importantly it’s fun, very sociable, challenging and informative (no trivia).  You can bring friends who are not in u3a to come on a once only ‘taster’ basis and they might then be inspired to enrol.  We probably have one of the best formats and styles of questions in the country.  Don’t excuse yourself with ‘I’m no good at quizzes’.  You will get lots of points on this one.  Many questions offer multiple choice answers so you are bound to get some right even if you reckon ‘I don’t know anything’.  You will not be embarrassed.  The u3a motto is ‘Learn, Laugh, Live’.  Please arrive by 6.45 in order to order food, get drinks from the bar and be seated in teams ready for a prompt start at 7 p.m.  If you are not coming as part of a prearranged team we will soon sort you into one.  Tables will be spaced out in the cafe area of The Madeley Centre with good ventilation.  The Quiz Night costs £1 and you can have a meal if you wish at £7.  Meal choices are 1) scampi, chips and peas; 2) chicken curry and rice; 3) vegetarian lasagne and naan bread.  You can order as you arrive.  Further details from Chris Wright on chrisandsuewright@gmail.com and 01782 750870

Thursday 21st: Natural History, 10.30-12
The Fascination of Moths.  Len Staines lives in Wem, was a student at Keele, is a frequent visitor to Madeley and is a member of its u3a.  There will be plenty of excellent illustrations and the talk will cover: why he is interested in moths; some facts about British moths; the excitement of trapping the moths during lockdown; along with some interlopers and caterpillars.

Thursday 21st: Tangents Poetry, 10.30-12

Thursday 21st: Card and Board Games, 1.30-3

Thursday 21st: Tai Chi Chuan, 1.30-3

Thursday 21st: Art Appreciation, 3.15-4.30
Continuing our current theme of German artists, Sheila Holdsworth will introduce us to the work of Joseph Beuys, an influential artist in the international contemporary art movement of the late 20th Century.

Week 4

Friday 22nd: Spanish, 11-12

Tuesday 26th: Short Cuts Book Group, 10.30-12
Reading ‘Candide’ by Voltaire (Sue Wright)

Tuesday 26th: Music Group (all other music), 11-12
Beatles Duel – Mike Covell and Steve Hurd do battle over the best Beatles album

Wednesday 27th: Local Amble, 9.30
Details to follow from Mike Stead

Wednesday 27th: Discussion Group, 2-3.30

Wednesday 27th: Patchwork and Quilting, 2.15-4.15

Thursday 28th: Tangents Poetry, 10.30-12
Zoom meeting

Thursday 28th: Digital World, 11-12.30

Thursday 28th: Table Tennis, 2.30-4
At The Madeley Centre

Week 5

Friday 29th: Spanish, 11-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Madeley & District u3a
July, 2021  Programme

                The u3a Photo Album is kept on Facebook facebook

COVID & General Safety: Members of our u3a care for each other and take Covid and general safety measures seriously. We have agreed new risk check lists for both indoor and outdoor meetings, which take into account the latest advice on Covid.
We do ask all members to follow these.

Indoor Meetings Risk Checklist

          Outdoor Events Risk Checklist

Tree Planting Group: to resume in the autumn  Contact Ruth Eagle on ruthefgh@gmail.com

New group: Boules: Details to be confirmed.  Contact Kay Manning on manningsdandk@tiscali.co

No Quiz Night or Monthly Talk in July

 

Monday 28th June: Painting and Drawing, 2 pm
At the Madeley Centre

Monday 28th June: Tennis, 2-4
At The Old Vicarage

Monday 28th June: Croquet, 2-4
At The Old Vicarage

 

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<p>Boules Group: Contact manningsdandk@tiscali.co.uk</p>
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<p>Tree Planting: to re-start in the autumn. Contact ruthefgh@gmail.com</p>
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<p>Walks: Contact stevejhurd@gmail.com</p>
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<p>Tuesday 1st, 10.30-12: Tangent Poetry<br>At The Madeley Centre<br>Contact carolecregan@gmail.com</p>
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<p>Monday 5th, 2-4: Photography<br>At The Madeley Centre<br>Contact roygadsden@btinternet.com</p>
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<p>Monday 5th, 2-4: Tennis<br>At The Old Vicarage<br>Contact sheilaebrooks@hotmail.com</p>
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<p>Monday 5th, 2-4: Croquet<br>At The Old Vicarage<br>Contact Ro.gay@btinternet.com</p>
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<p>Wednesday 7th, 3.30-5: Table Tennis<br>At The Madeley Centre<br>Contact chrisandsuewright@gmail.com</p>
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<p>Thursday 8th, 10.30-11.30: Tangent Poetry<br>Zoom meeting</p>
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<p>Monday 12th, 10.30-12: Table Tennis<br>At Betley Village Hall</p>
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<p>Monday 12th, 2-4: Tennis<br>At The Old Vicarage</p>
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<p>Monday 12th, 2-4: Croquet<br>At The Old Vicarage</p>
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<p>Monday 12th, 2-4: Painting and Drawing<br>At The Madeley Centre<br>Contact bgfinnemore@gmail.com</p>
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<p>Tuesday 13th, 1.30-3: 1st Edition Book Group<br>At The Madeley Centre, reading Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart<br>Contact sandrashephard89@gmail.com</p>
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<p>Thursday 15th, 10.30-12: Tangent Poetry<br>At The Madeley Centre</p>
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<p>Friday 16th, 10.30-12: Family History Group<br>At The Madeley Centre (places limited)<br>Contact roberts@blakelow.net</p>
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<p>Monday 19th, 10.45-12.15: Table Tennis<br>At The Madeley Centre</p>
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<p>Monday 19th, 2-4: Tennis<br>At The Old Vicarage</p>
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<p>Monday 19th, 2-4: Croquet<br>At The Old Vicarage</p>
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<p>Thursday 22nd, 10.30-11.30: Tangent Poetry<br>Zoom meeting</p>
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<p>Monday 26th, 2-4: Painting and Drawing<br>At The Madeley Centre</p>
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<p>Monday 26th, 2-4: Tennis<br>At The Old Vicarage</p>
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<p>Monday 26th, 2-4: Croquet<br>At The Old Vicarage</p>
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<p>Tuesday 27th, 10.30-12: Short Cuts book group<br>At The Madeley Centre, reading Guy de Maupassant’s ‘The Horla’ plus one other short story<br>Contact cfanstone@btinternet.com</p>
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<p>Wednesday 28th, 2-3.30: Discussion Group<br>At The Madeley Centre<br>Contact glancaster104@gmail.com</p>
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<p>Thursday 29th, 10.30-12: Tangent Poetry<br>At The Madeley Centre</p>
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<p>Thursday 29th, 2.30-4: Table Tennis<br>At The Madeley Centre<br></p>
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1 Response to Current Timetable

  1. Anne Mc Culloch says:

    sorry there is NO play reading on wednesday 18th December

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