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

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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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Next Open Meeting 6 September 2018

Beeston U3A’s open meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.

Please be aware that the Public Car Park at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, is now Pay and Display. You must obtain a ticket from the machine or you will receive a Parking Fine

Thursday 6 September 2018. Brian Tuck. Samuel Pepys.

The meeting will begin at 10.30 – coffee will be available as normal from 10.00.

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Group News Stop Press

Stop Press information on Groups – Possible New Groups -The History of Aviation, Ecology/Biodiversity, Walking Football, Patchwork and Quilting, Debate and Discussion,  2nd Writing for Pleasure Group, 2nd Murder Book Group.

Our established groups are:

Ambling, Architecture, Art gallery visits, Art history appreciation 1&2, Badminton, 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, Learn to program IT, 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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Benefits and Services to U3As and Members

For further information on any of these services, please contact the National Office on 020 8466 6139 or visit the national website at

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June 2018 Newsletter – Member’s Questionnaire

We were very pleased to receive the responses to the questionnaire. Many thanks to the folk who took the time and trouble to fill it in. This was a forum for you to have your say. We were delighted with the many very positive comments and we were praised for good communication, welcoming atmosphere, excellent outings and speakers and the variety of groups.

We asked what we could do better and we will (or already have) respond to the following

Plastic cups – already addressed

Problem hearing in parts of the church balcony. It would be better if members who are hard of hearing sat down stairs in the reserved seats at the front.

Crowded open meetings and hard to get a drink. We have moved the refreshments into other rooms to try to make it easier and safer.

Encourage more ethnic minorities to join U3A. We will look at this issue when we formulate our Equality/Diversity policy later in the year. This policy would include reaching out to people from all walks of life. Continue reading

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June 2018 Newsletter

Click on Newsletter No. 29 June 2018 to read it.

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Keep This Date Free

Saturday 20th October 2018
60s Disco Nite with Supper
Wear the clothes, dance the dances, drink the drinks.

Posted in Events

Beeston U3A Bulletin No. 4

Click on Beeston U3A Bulletin No. 4

Posted in Bulletins

Open Meeting – Fire Procedure

After consultation with a representative from the Beeston Methodist Church, and discussion at our Committee Meeting, it was felt we should have a formal Fire Procedure for the Monthly Meeting.

It is very simple:
In the event of a fire leave via the nearest fire exit. If you are main church, you should exit from both upstairs and downstairs via the doors at the back (Chilwell Road end) of the church. Committee Members present in the main church will act as stewards and guide you towards these exits.

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