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learn, laugh, live with  Radcliffe-on-Trent U3A

We are part of a national network of U3As offering people who are no longer in full-time employment the opportunity for late life learning, fellowship and enjoyment. Members share their wide variety of skills and experiences through monthly meetings, addressed by interesting speakers, as well as through a wide variety of social activities and  outings.

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Radcliffe-on-Trent u3a In collaboration with

“I am thrilled that in the continuing absence of our Thursday Meetings we have arranged for our Speaker for September to be broadcast by Notts TV.” – Malcolm McDowell, Chair

Barrie Page – who was due to be our September speaker – was recently filmed by Notts TV. Watch the full unedited programme. Click play above.

Barrie has worked and climbed in over 20 countries – in deserts, on glaciers and ice caps, Pacific Islands, savannahs and in tropical jungles. His time living in tents, bivouacs and ice caves adds up to over five years – including encounters with reptiles and various animals whom did not necessarily have his best interests at heart!

COVID-19: UNFORTUNATELY ALL MONTHLY MEETINGS AND TRIPS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE BUT some interest groups have restarted. Please contact your Group LEader.

An Urgent Appeal

“There is much community support taking place in Radcliffe and the surrounding area, wonderfully orchestrated by The Parish Council, other groups and individuals, formally and informally. It is becoming apparent there are pockets of people who are suffering real deprivation as this dreadful crisis continues to unfold. One response is via The Parish Council. The Grange Hall is open 9am to noon , Monday to Friday, to collect non perishable food to distribute to those who really need it. There is a socially isolated table to deposit any items which will be cleared by The Grange Hall Manager and then distributed by Parish Council volunteers. If you think you are able to donate may I thank you so much on behalf of your u3a who wish to support this initiative. Stay Safe, Stay Alert.”
Malcolm Chair.

Following the Government and NHS announcement yesterday, the Third Age Trust has created a dedicated page on the national website to keep you up to date with the latest guidance and advice – both general and specific to U3A.


Please read this message from the Committee about use of Zoom for Group Leaders.

Are you able to help?

Childline is there to give young people a voice when no one else is listening. Whatever problems or dangers they’re facing, we’re a place for them to turn for support – any time of day or night. We are urgently seeking more people to volunteer with us on our helpline in Carrington, Nottingham. We provide full training so no previous experience is needed. We look for compassionate people who are good listeners and want to make a difference. If this is of interest to you please do get in contact by either visiting our website, emailing or calling 01158963259.’

Volunteer Required

In March 2021 our Treasurer will retire from the role. Yes 2021 is correct. This role benefits from some lead in time and hand over, particularly as during this year we plan to move onto a new and simplified U3A accounting system. 

Is it you ? Do you know someone ? Please help. 

This is self evidently one of our most senior and critical roles. It is also satisfying, stimulating and fun working in a committed and talented committee team.

Please contact Malcolm, our Chairman via the contact page, choosing ‘Other general enquiry’ from the list.

Have Your Details Changed?

It is really important that you advise us of changes, e.g. change of status, email address changes, address changes etc. Please advise any changes via our Contact Form (choose Membership from the drop-down list).

Local U3A Discounts

The following local businesses have very kindly offered discounts on production of your U3A membership card.

Café Piano..10% off lunches and dinners.


Did you know that U3A members get an additional discount on a 'Silver Screening' film at the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham? Just select U3A at checkout or present your card at the desk.

Next NewsSHEET

For the next issue of our U3A monthly NewsSheet please send your news, articles and photos to our Editors via our form here, usually by 21st of each month, or as varied by the current NewsSheet.

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