Open Meeting Calendar

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

  • Coffee and tea will be available from 10:00 at the far end of the hall.
  • 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.

This is the opportunity for new members to join and sign up for the Interest Groups that are on offer. Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available. At 11.00am an invited speaker will give a talk. Members must bring their membership cards. Click on this link for details. We allow two visits as a guest/prospective member at Open Meetings at a cost of £2 per visit.  After this, it is anticipated that membership will be taken up if attending again.

Forthcoming Open Meetings:

Thursday 1 February 2018. Graham Hayes. ‘Titanic’ The Ship of Dreams.

Thursday 1 March 2018. Group Fair which will be at the Pearson Centre next to Roundhill School and the Library from 10am to 12 noon.

Thursday 5 April 2018. John Whitfield. Sir Winston Churchill: Man of Destiny.

Thursday 3 May 2018 AGM. Ann Mason. Bees Around the World.

Thursday 7 June 2018. Charles Hanson. My Life as an Auctioneer.

Thursday 5 July 2018. Maureen Rushton. The Tragedy of Canary Girls.

Thursday 2 August 2018. Tim Grey. East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme.

Thursday 6 September 2018. Brian Tuck. Samuel Pepys.

Thursday 4 October 2018. Carol Lovejoy Edwards. Nottingham in the Great War.

Thursday 1 November 2018. Ann Featherstone. The Baby Killer and the Thief: Two Local Victorian Crimes

Thursday 6 December 2018. Christmas Meeting.

Thursday 3 January 2019. David Skillen. Five Years in 50 Minutes.

Thursday 7 February 2019. Robert Mee. History Along the Erewash Valley Trail.

Thursday 7 March 2019. Programme to be announced.

Thursday 4 April 2019. Robert Williams. William Shakespeare: His Life and His Plays.

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.