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.

Posted in AGM, Committee

Next Open Meeting Thursday 1 November 2018

The next Open Meeting will take place on Thursday 1 November at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.

Ann Featherstone will give a talk ‘The Baby Killer and the Thief: Two Local Victorian Crimes’.

  • Coffee and tea will be available from 10:00 in the Guild Room, follow signs to Toilet.
  • Registration will take place in the hall and not in the church. The colour-coded membership cards will be required for this process.
  • Group tables will be placed between the registration tables and the refreshment tables.
  • Access to the church will be available from 10:15 only.
  • Notices will begin at 10:30.
  • The Speaker will begin at 10.50 or 11.00 and the meeting will close at 12:00 at the latest.
Posted in Open Meetings

Group News Stop Press

Stop Press information on Groups – Possible New Groups – American History, Darts, Debate and Discussion, The History of Aviation, Walking Football.

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, 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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Discounts and Benefits for U3A Members

September 2018 Newsletter

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:

Fred Olsen Cruises- 5% membership discount (on top of any other offers) on your first sailing with them; 5% in addition to 5% Loyalty Club discount for existing customers.

Magic Mountain (outdoor clothing factory shop- Vernon Ave, Beeston)- 25% discount for U3A members

Broadway Cinema- 50p per ticket discount for Silver Screenings, on production of a valid U3A membership card

Riviera travel-10% of the final holiday cost will be donated to your nominated local U3A- (easy to nominate when booking by phone).

If anyone knows of any other discounts/benefits, (or finds that any of the above information has changed) do let me know, and I will edit the list.

Anne Pinnock

Posted in Good Idea

Succession Planning

The Beeston U3A Committee consists of 12 members who hold specific officer duties and we currently have 2 people who have been co-opted on to the committee as they are prepared to take on some of the vital roles in future, when the current post holders stand down.

It is seen as very important that the committee work is operating in a highly transparent way, so that all members can feel confident that committee members are doing the best they can to carry out their official duties and it’s not a “closed shop”. It should also be evident that any member is welcome to offer their services and seek office should they wish at the next AGM. Continue reading

Posted in Committee

September 2018 Newsletter

Click on Newsletter No. 30 September 2018 to read it.

Posted in Newsletter

Special Events

60’s Disco Night

Saturday 20th October 2018
Christ Church Hall
Wear the clothes and dance the dances
Fish and Chip Supper
Bring your own Drinks
Tickets £10
Contact Janis Patterson for tickets at

Fine Wine Evening

Friday 7th December
at 7pm
at The Resource Centre.
Tickets £15
Contact Janis Patterson for tickets at

Posted in Events

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

Posted in National and Cluster Notices

June 2018 Newsletter

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

Posted in Newsletter