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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 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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Special RENEWAL Session 28th January

Shortly you will be receiving a link to a blank Radcliffe on Trent U3A Membership Renewal Form by email, or a blank form by post if you do not use email.

Come along on Tuesday 28th January 2pm-4pm and enjoy a tea /coffee and biscuit and bring your completed membership renewal form, together with your subscription fee and we will give you your 2020/21 membership card.  If for some reason you cant download or print the form you can collect and complete one at the session. 

Lastly tell your friends that anyone wishing to join Radcliffe on Trent U3A is also welcome to come along to the session, but if you are unable to attend the session you can always renew or join at the Thursday monthly meetings or by post.

Best Wishes

Diane Kidger – Membership Secretary

Kilworth Open Air Theatre Trip June 2020 - Tickets on sale

Our next trip to Kilworth open air theatre is planned for Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 2.30pm to see the matinee production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical ‘Carousel’. The show includes the well-known songs ‘If I Loved You’, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Richard Rodgers later wrote that Carousel was his favourite of all his musicals.

Tickets will go on sale at the November U3A monthly meeting or contact Trips here. Price £48 pp. This will include coach travel, a breakfast cob stop en route and theatre ticket. We have to pay for all tickets in January so please book and pay for your place as we will be limited to numbers.

Our Next Speaker - Kevin Powell - Feb 6th 2020 2pm

The Nottingham Civic Society.

“People have a strange fascination for old cemeteries and Nottingham benefits from two of them.

The General Cemetery and the Church (Rock) Cemetery, both came about out of necessity in the mid-19th century.

As Nottingham’s industrial heritage grew, so did its population. The town soon became overcrowded, so when death and disease struck the town’s graveyards quickly filled and so two new cemeteries were created.

During their history, the great and the good have been buried, but each cemetery has its own story to tell.

This talk will tell their story and look at those who………Rest in Peace there.”

Speakers at our Open Meetings 2020

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. Free for members, only £2 for non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.

  • 6th February – Kevin Powell – A Place to Rest … in Peace (see above)
  • 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

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.

Has Your Email address Changed?

It is really important that you advise us when your email address changes. We are relying more and more on email communications so please tell us if it changes via our Contact Form (choose Membership from the drop-down list).

Trips and Outings

Book soon because these are very popular and fill up quickly. For queries, contact the Trips and Outings Group leader here.

** The complete list for 2020 is currently under consideration and will be published in the new year **

  • Weds 24 June 2020 – Kilworth Open Air Theatre “Carousel” – Tickets on sale at our November monthly meeting priced £48 pp.

Latest News

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.

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