Renewing Your Membership or Joining Beeston U3A Can Now Be Done Online

Read Renewing Your Membership Online then click here to renew your membership.

Click here to join Beeston U3A.

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Next Open Meeting Thursday 7 February 2019.

The next Open Meeting will take place on Thursday 7 March 2019. at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.

Nelson Blackley (Nottingham Business School) will give a talk ‘What’s happening in UK retail – and Why’.

Coffee will be served from 10.00am with the talk starting at 10.30am.

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Data Protection

To comply with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR)  Beeston U3A has adopted new policies as recommended by the National U3A.


Beeston U3A Data Protection Policy and Beeston U3A Privacy Policy

Posted in Policies

Beeston U3A AGM – Committee 2018-2019

The Committee 2018- 2019 is:

Sue Blackley Chair
Margot Gale Membership Secretary/

Vice Chair
Malcolm Brookbanks Treasurer
Richard Eddleston Business Secretary
Elizabeth Le Marchant Brock Minutes Secretary
Chris Chater Group Coordinator
Jo Muxlow Social Fund Treasurer
Steve Austin Website/

Publicity Officer
Lucy Beardsley Speaker Seeker
Breda Cooper Outings Organiser
Celia Billau Communications Officer
Janis Patterson Events Organiser
Anne Pinnock Welfare Officer
Kathy Shipway Committee Member

May 2018

For details of the 2018 AGM click on this link.

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Group News Stop Press

Stop Press information on Groups – Possible New Groups  and Established New Groups.

Our established groups are:

Ambling, American History, Architecture, Art gallery visits, Art history appreciation 1&2, Badminton, Astronomy, Beeston real ale group (BRAG), Birdwatching, Murder book group, Book group 1, Book group 4, Between the covers, Book group 5, The 5th chapter, Book group Readers’ rendezvous, Bowls, Bridge, Buddies, Canasta, Cinema & film, Craft, Exploring spirituality, Family history/genealogy, French conversation, Garden visits, German conversation, German for beginners, History, International dance, Italian, Jazz appreciation, Knit, crochet & natter, Latin, Latin for beginners, Let’s right Shakespeare, Lunch groups 1&2, Mah-Jong, Music, Philosophy & religion, Photography, Play reading, Poetry appreciation, Practical art, Practical gardening, Psychology & sociology, Quiz, Recorders, Rummikub, Science, Scottish country dancing, Scrabble, Self help art group, Singing for fun, Spanish conversation, Table tennis 1,2,3 & 4, Theatre outings, Ukelele 1&2, Understanding the landscape, Walks long, Walks medium 1&2, Walks short, What the papers say, Whist, Wine appreciation 1,2&3, Writing for pleasure, Yoga.

For the full list of Groups and when and where they meet look on the Groups page. 
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Nottingham River Cruise – 12 September 2019.

Nottingham River Cruise

12 September 2019.
Afternoon tea included (waiter service). Sample menu: Selection of freshly made sandwiches with salad garnish and crisps. Warm scones, clotted cream & jam. Tea and Coffee. Vegetarian options available on request.
£28.00 per person. Booking Forms available form Lucy.

See River Cruise Booking Form for full details.

Posted in Trips

Visit to Coventry 25 April 2019

Travel to the Cathedral City of Coventry. Free time in Coventry to explore the treasurers of the City.

Places of interest: Coventry Cathedral. Coventry Transport Museum.
Herbert Art Gallery. Holy Trinity Church. St Mary’s Guildhall.

Just off Cathedral Quarter are: The Weaver’s House – an original Weaver’s Cottage. St John the Baptist Church – Coventry’s medieval gem
Coventry Watch Museum and Coventry Transport Museum.

Cost £13.50 per person

See Coventry Bookng Form for full details.

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Social Event – 1970’s Disco Evening


70s Disco Night
Saturday 16th March.
7.00pm till 10.30pm.
at Christ Church Hall, Chilwell.
Fish and chip supper.
Tickets £10
Contact Janis Patterson for tickets at

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Computing Guides – The Value of the U3A Network

Need some help with some basic computer applications?

There are a set of Computing Guides which have been made available to U3A members. These guides describe a range of basic computing techniques. Follow the link below to find a page which contains a number of links to specific computer guides: Continue reading

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Discounts and Benefits for U3A Members

This is my latest information on discounts and benefits available to U3A members. Thank you to those of you who have kept me up to date: Continue reading

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Welfare Officer

Just a reminder that Beeston U3A has a Welfare Officer who is also a member of the committee. My name is Anne Pinnock. My aim is to be a point of contact so that any U3A member can raise issues connected to welfare and accessibility, in order to increase involvement and enjoyment. This includes supporting members with hearing impairments, visual impairments and mobility issues, both at monthly open meetings, as well as being able to access the interest groups they wish to join. A small budget is available to assist in meeting these needs, and an application form to request funding is available on the Beeston U3A website. Continue reading

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