Monthly Meetings

The main Monthly Meetings are held at Kidderminster Town Hall, Vicar Street, Kidderminster DY10 1DB starting at 2pm on the third Monday of the month (except August).       See Map

Visitors are very welcome to come and see what we are all about!

 

MONTHLY MEEETINGS 2017

Mon Jan 16th 2017

Heather Wastie   "The Page Turners Dilemma"

A humorous look at the life of a musician

Mon Feb 20th 2017

Mark Wilkins   "Air Ambulance"

A light hearted and informative talk on the work of the county air ambulance

Mon Mar 20th 2017

Gillian White  "1st Duke of Devonshire"

The most dissolute man in London

Mon Apr 10th 2017

NB. Change of Date

Ray Sturdy  "China"

It’s ancient and modern wonders

Mon May 15th 2017

FORUM   "Awareness of Local Services"

Short informative talks by four local organisations with additional displays

Mon June 19th 2017

John Mason   "Story of Jet Flight part 1"

Mon July 17th 2017

Eliza Botham    "Local History"

The story of Stourport and the boat ‘Bramble’

Mon Sept 18th 2017

Jackie Cotterill  "Genealogy"

What is it?  U3A member

Mon Oct 16th 2017

Wyre Forest & District U3A - Annual General Meeting

Mon Nov 20th 2017

Christopher Gait    "Gunpowder, Treason and Plot"

Mon Dec 18th 2017

Michael Leach    "A Funny Way to Make a Living"

Wildlife photography
 

 

MONTHLY MEEETINGS 2016

Mon Jan 18th 2016

Heather Wastie   "Carpet Industry, Songs & Stories of Workers"

Mon Feb 15th 2016

Jon Goldswain   "Edward Elgar, From the Cradle to the Grave"

Mon Mar 21st 2016

Liam D'Arcy-Brown  "Chusan"

The Opium Wars and the Forgotten Story of Britain's First Chinese Island

Mon Apr 18th 2016  

Alan Rogers MBE  "A Policeman's Lot"

Mon May 16th 2016

Georgie Hale   "Shipwrecked in Antarctica"

Mon June 20th 2016

Ashley Grove   "A look at birds from Shetland to Scilly"

Mon July 18th 2016

Graham Sutherland    "Brandy for the Parson"

Smuggling through the Ages

Mon Sept 19th 2016

Terry Church  "You couldn't make it up"

Mon Oct 17th 2016

Wyre Forest & District U3A - Annual General Meeting

Following the formal procedures of the Annual General Meeting there will be displays showing the activities of the Interest Groups enjoyed by the members throughout the last 12 months.

Mon Nov 21st 2016

Ray Aspden    "History of the Ancient Olympics"

Mon Dec 19th 2016

Gary Haigh    "The Magic Show"

 

MONTHLY MEEETINGS 2015

Mon Jan 19th 2015

Anthony Collis   "Swinging Ladies"

Actresses, Heroines and Mistresses on Inn Signs

Mon Feb 16th 2015

John Pitwood   "Where did my Bag Go?"

Mon Mar 16th 2015

Bernard Cartwright   "The Dog Catcher" for Worcester City Council

Mon Apr 20th 2015  

Derek Clarke   "Birmingham Back to Back Houses"

Mon May 18th 2015

Members' Forum

Mon June 15th 2015

NB. Change of order

Andrew Lound   "Birmingham War - when the lights went out"

Mon July 20th 2015

NB. Change of order

Mike Watkins & Wilma Hayes    "Two Ships in the Night"

Mon Sept 21st 2015

David Fletcher  "Life, work and experience on Antarctica"

Mon Oct 19th 2015

Wyre Forest & District U3A - Annual General Meeting

Following the formal procedures of the Annual General Meeting there will be displays showing the activities of the Interest Groups enjoyed by the members throughout the last 12 months.

Mon Nov 16th 2015

Ned Williams    "Life on the Fairground"

Mon Dec 14th 2015

NB. Change of Date

Dr David Bareford    "The Adventures of a Hot Air Balloonist"

 

 

MONTHLY MEEETINGS 2014

Mon Jan 20th 2014

Robin Hill    "My Collection of Collections"

A personal choice of objects, people and places from 30 years of working in Museums.

Mon Feb 17th 2014

Rosemary Prosser   "The Final Furlong"

A look at the Cheltenham Race Festival

Mon Mar 17th 2014

Cameron Addicott

20 years of under cover work with Customs and the Serious Crime Squad.

Mon Apr 14th 2014  Note change of Date

Bronco Lane      "I have climbed Everest"

Mon May 19th 2014

Robert Skelt    "The Zimmermann Telegram"

Mon June 16th 2014

Steve Gillespie    "The Law is an Ass"

Illustrated talk with the intention of entertaining, involving and explaining how various aspects of the law occur, with an overview of how magistrates operate.

Mon July 21st 2014

Cora Weaver   "Florence Nightingale and the Malvern Water Cure"

Mon Sept 15th 2014

Phil Griffiths      "Stories of the English Coinage"

An illustrated presentation

Mon Oct 20th 2014

Wyre Forest & District U3A - Annual General Meeting

Following the formal procedures of the Annual General Meeting there will be displays showing the activities of the Interest Groups enjoyed by the members throughout the last 12 months.

Mon Nov 17th 2014

Dennis Plant

The work of the Commonwealth Graves Commission.

There will be a display of World War 1 memorabilia

Mon Dec 15th 2014

Tony Powell    "My life in the World of Quizing as a Quiz Master"

Followed by a short Christmas recital by U3A groups, Satellite Singers and  Singing for Pleasure.

 

 

 

MONTHLY MEEETINGS 2013

Mon Dec 17th 2012

Merrienoyse 

Musicians who perform Medieval, Tudor & 17th century music in period costume using authentic musical instruments. 

 A great start to the Christmas celebrations.

Mon Jan 21st 2013

David Bartley

An afternoon of Black Country Poetry & Humour. Just the thing to brighten up a winter’s day, guaranteed to bring laughter & smiles to all present.

(Cancelled due to bad weather)

Mon Feb 18th 2013

Bob Lawrence

Director of Wildlife at West Midlands Safari Park.

Mon Mar 18th 2013

John Yates 

Genealogist at Birmingham Registry Office. “A Funny Thing Happened at the Registry Office!” history of the Civil Register with Funnies.

Mon Apr 15th 2013

Derek Clarke 

An Illustrated talk by the Conservation Architect during the Restoration of the Perseus & Andromeda Fountain at Witley Court.

Mon May 20th 2013

Dr. Colin Harris

101 Great British Curiosities.

Discover more about our unique and bizarre Great British culture by exploring these curiosities.  Bring your own curiosity which will challenge your friends and wonder over its origins.

There are prizes for the most curious Curiosity!!  WOW!

Mon June 17th 2013

Ray Sturdy

Worcestershire Remembered.  Illustrated talk.

What was life like in Worcestershire 100 years ago?  Good old days?

You decide!

Mon July 15th 2013

Colin Such

30 Years on the Auctionneers Rostrum!

Mon Sept 16th 2013

Richard Bifield

The British on Holiday.  From the Grand Tour to Mass Tourism.

Mon Oct 21st 2013

Wyre Forest & District U3A - Annual General Meeting

Following the formal procedures of the Annual General Meeting

there will be displays showing the activities of the Interest Groups enjoyed by the members throughout the last 12 months.

Mon Nov 18th 2013

Lord Cobham

Hagley Hall and The Lyttelton Family

Mon Dec 16th 2013

Lisa Smith

The Marie Lloyd Old Tyme Music Hall Show.

A show of song, comedy and sketches.  A great start to the Christmas festivities.