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.
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.
- Weds 12 June – National Brewery Centre and National Memorial Arboretum – SOLD OUT.
- Weds 26 June – Kilworth Open Air Theatre – Joseph & Amazing Dreamcoat – SOLD OUT.
- Tues 17 Sept – Boughton House & Gardens with Lunch- Tickets on sale at June monthly meeting.
- Weds 27 Nov – Renishaw Hall & Gardens with Christmas Lunch – Tickets on sale at September monthly meeting.
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.
Brewery Centre and National Memorial Arboretum
On 12th June we will be going on a visit To the National Brewery Centre at Burton on Trent where we take the “Full Flagon” guided tour with a visit to their museum. The tour culminates in a beer tasting session (soft drinks are available as an alternative) followed by a two-course lunch (included in the ticket cost).
We then whisk you off to the National Memorial Arboretum to take a leisurely ride on their Land Train. This will provide you with lovely views across the landscape & some of the 300 plus memorials. After the tour there will be time to visit the shop & café before boarding the coach home.
Speakers at our Open Meetings 2019
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.
- 6th June – William John French – Butler to the Royal Family & Stars – ‘Welcome To My World’.
- 4th July – Graham Keal – ‘Oprah Winfrey Touched my Elbow’.
- NO AUGUST MEETING
- 5th Sept – Well Versed – ‘Those Were The Days My Friend’.
- 3rd Oct – Phil Cooper – The Silk Road in Central Asia.
GROUP LEADERS: Remember the current membership card number for 2019-2020 starts with the number 3.
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