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Radcliffe-on-Trent U3A

Laugh, live and learn with the 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 skills and experiences through monthly meetings, addressed by interesting speakers, as well as through a wide variety of social activities and  outings.

Find out more…

Speakers at our Open Meetings

Come along to one of our next monthly open meetings. These take place on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm in the Grange Hall. Members and non-members are welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.


  • 3rd Oct – Phil Cooper – The Silk Road in Central Asia.
  • 14th Nov – Paul Dyson – ‘ Adventures of a Wildlife Artist’
  • 5th Dec – Sara Spade – ‘ Ukulele Lady’


  • 3rd Oct – Phil Cooper – The Silk Road in Central Asia.
  • 14th Nov – Paul Dyson – ‘Adventures of a Wildlife Artist’
  • 5th Dec – Sara Spade – ‘Ukulele Lady’
  • 2nd January – Mike Storr – Masters of Mirth
  • 6th February – Kevin Powell – A Place to Rest … in Peace
  • 5th March – Rosemary Gibson – Grantham Canal, Another World
  • 2nd April – Mark Shardlow – A career in sports journalism
  • 14th May – David Bell – The Plague Doctor
  • 4th June – Jas Bilkhu, Former Radcliffe GP and so much more – Inspired to Aspire
  • 2nd July – Jenny Saint, Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire – Her Majesty’s Honours
  • 3rd September – Barrie Page Geologist and Mountaineer – Between a rock and a hard place
  • 1st October – Fran Sandham – A solo walk across Africa
  • 12th November – Paul Stafford – A visit to North Korea, the most secretive and bizarre country in the world
  • 3rd December – Higgs Bo’sun – local band – Traditional British folk music
For the full list of 2020 speakers please see this News article

Next AVAILABLE Trip - Boughton House

Our next trip is to Boughton House and Gardens on Tuesday 17th September 2019 Cost £35 per person payable by cash or cheque (made payable to ROT U3A Social).

Located in the heart of England this remarkable house is a blend of the intimate and the grand, drawing its inspiration from the Palace of Versailles. Its village-like Tudor courtyards contrast with its palatial 18th century additions, earning it the title ‘The English Versailles’ which inspired filmmakers at Universal to use Boughton House in the latest film adaption of Les Miserables.

The ticket price includes return travel by coach, a 2 hour guided ‘Kings Tour’ of the house and a Hot Buffet Lunch in the converted 18th century stable block.

The Kings Tour is designed for the enthusiast covering 20 rooms and also ascends the grand entrance staircase to include the High Pavilion and State Apartments created for the visit of William III.

Highlights include: Painting Masterpieces, English and French furniture, tapestries, porcelain, silver, armoury and beautiful ceiling paintings.

Trips and Outings 2019

This is the list of forthcoming trips and outings for 2019. Book soon because these are very popular and fill up quickly. For queries, contact the Trips and Outings Group leader here.

Carnival Ground Crew

  • 08 August 2019

Those Were The Days

  • 10 September 2019

Five Go Motorcycling

  • 02 August 2019

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.

GROUP LEADERS: Remember the current membership card number for 2019-2020 starts with the number 3.

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.

Our Groups

Click here to visit our Active Groups page which includes an indicative timetable showing on which days of the week our group meetings are held. Our Proposed Groups page contains the latest ideas for new groups. 

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