Next Open Meeting Thursday 3 January 2019. 

The next Open Meeting will take place on Thursday 3 January 2019 at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.

David Skillen will give a talk ‘Five Years in 50 Minutes’.

Posted in Open Meetings

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.

Posted in AGM, Committee

Group News Stop Press

Stop Press information on Groups – Possible New Groups – Darts, German Conversational Group, Third Medium Walks Group, Second Murder Book Group, Second Short Walks Group, Second Writing for Pleasure Group.

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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Social Event – 1970’s Disco Evening

Date for your diary: Saturday 16th March 2019.

Watch out for further details.

Posted in Events

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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On-line Payments are Coming!

If you remember waiting to pay your subscription in April and May last year, then you will probably be pleased to hear that we have been working hard to modernise our processes to make life easier for the members, and the committee. We were hampered by the Beast from the East in March which postponed the Group Fair when we could have started doing renewals, but even so, we intend to make the process much easier for our next renewal time, especially as we now have over 850 members!

Our membership year will be brought forward by a month so that our membership year corresponds to our financial year, which means that the year will run from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020. The subscription fee for the year will be £15, and a new style of membership card will represent a receipt for payment. Continue reading

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December 2018 Newsletter

Click on Newsletter No. 31 December 2018  to read it.

Posted in Newsletter

Visit to Valkenburg – 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019.

Travelling by ferry and staying at the Best Western Hotel, Walram, Netherlands.

Cost: £339.00p per person. Single Room Supplement £55.00 per person.

This cost also includes Ferry crossings: Dover – Calais and Calais to Dover, and entrance to the Valkenburg Caves.

Proposed visits: – Christmas Market Mastricht. Free time in Walram.

See Visit to Valkenburg Booking Form for full details

Other outings which are proposed awaiting final details:

Cruise on the River Trent.

Buxton Opera House – July 2019.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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