Welcome to Bristol U3A
Bristol U3A, which is affiliated to the national U3A, offers a programme of educational and leisure activities for retired people. Educational qualifications are are not required for admission and none are awarded. What is essential is that members should contribute their own experience, interests and enthusiasms actively, so that they learn from each other.
We do not employ professional teachers but lead each other in courses of study or other activities, each of us contributing whatever he or she can do.
We welcome new members to a wide and varied number of activities - why not come and try us and, if you like what we have to offer, do join us.
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The U3A is about doing
The new season has started and we look forward to meeting our continuing members and many new ones. Details of this season's offerings are in the members' Annual Bulletin published in July and in the Nerws Sheet No 53 (December 2013). These give details of the activities for the year 2013/2014. For reasons of privacy we do not publish on this website precise details of venues or names and details of convenors, though we do give an indication of locality where possible. For details of venues or convenors please see the Annual Bulletin itself and subsequent News Sheets, or write to email@example.com. For activities in South Bristol you can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to speak to someone personally please see the Contact Us page by clicking on it in the toolbar above. You can e-mail or phone to express an interest in activities or to obtain further information. Up to date information not in the Annual Bulletin can be found on this website and subsequent members' News Sheets.
MESSAGE FOR THE MONDAY HISTORY GROUP
Owing to unforeseen circumstances this group was unable to start on September 2. Please watch the group's page for further announcements about a date. We may need to change the venue.
NEW GROUPS IN SOUTH BRISTOL
Owing to the success of the Social Groups (see paragraph below) a number of new groups are starting in South Bristol. They have either started or are due to start soon. These are Ethics, Poetry for Pleasure, Recorder Consort, French Conversation, Elements of Poetry, and Useful Excercise. These were too late to get into the Annual Bulletin but see the indices on this website under Groups and Activities and go to the webpages or write to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A welcome addition to our groups has been the development of several Social Groups whose main function is to bring people together with a view to social interaction and the development of new activities. These groups are proving very popular. We have long had the Colston Group, the Frenchay and Stapleton Group, the Drop-in coffee mornings and the Singles Group. There are now established Social Groups in Horfield, Downend, Bedminster and Knowle, and a new group in Redland/Cotham. They would all welcome new members. Please see this website for further details together with the members' Annual Bulletin (July 2013) and the News Sheet No 53 (December 2013). Please note that in respect of the Redland and Cotham Social Group the information in the News Sheet is already out of date so please check the web-page on this site for full details of dates and venue or phone 0117 9043697. .
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2013
This was held on 18 June at the Broadmead Baptist Church Hall. The following were elected as officers and trustees: John Littler (Chairman), Colin Allen (Secretary) and Mike Woodhouse (Vice-Chairman). No-one stood as Treasurer but since then the Executive Committee has co-opted Robert Walters to the role. The other trustee members of the committee are Carole Tapper, Raymond Gallery, Roger Penn, Roger Jenkins (membership secretary), Tig Jarratt, Helen Thomas, Jenny Collingridge, Paddy Hennessey and Babs Curtis. Joy Joseph (group co-ordinator),Robert Walters (webmaster and Treasurer) and Juanita Lee (North Somerset representative) are co-opted for their expertise but are not trustees.
NATIONAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2013
This was held at Nottingham University on 13th - 16th September, .Details can be found on their website
Some Forthcoming Events
Monthly Meetings Meetings are held at Broadmead Baptist in Union Street Broadmead. This venue provides more space, better acoustics and easier bus access for most members than the previous one. Do not expect it to look like a church. It is in the flat part of Union Street between Tesco and Primark, parallel with Marks & Spencer. The hall is upstairs. Please bring your pink membership cards there for security. Anyone concerned about disabled parking should contact email@example.com (see above).
There is coffee available from 10.15 am and the meetings start at 10.35 am sharp with a speaker at 10.40
For details of dates and programme, you'd find a link to the relevant page by looking in Groups and Activities.
The speaker at the October meeting on Supporting Families in Times of Stress was very impressed at the turnout and thanked us very much for the collection of £163. She also invited us to visit Ronald McDonald House to see their work. Anyone interested in a visit in 2014 please write to Carole Tapper at caroletapper(at)gmail.com. When typing this write @ instead of (at). We have done this to avoid Carole getting computer-generated spam.
The Art of the Poet Group and the Creative Writing Group would like more members. Anyone for poetry or writing ?
For details see pages listed in Groups and Activities.
Please see the Events page for some further events.
Last update 7/12/13 Bbs