Cheadle Hulme U3A

Notices and Events

Members' Meetings

Monthly General Meetings are held at 2 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the Methodist Church, on Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, unless otherwise indicated.
Recent illustrated talks have included a History of Abney Hall.

Forthcoming Members' Meetings
March 1st, 2018: A Penny’s Worth
Penny Dean
Penny and Arthur Dean, of Hazel Grove, set up the Dwarf Sports Association to encourage confidence and positivity among people with dwarfism.
The campaigns to make various sports more accessible to dwarves, has helped dozens of British athletes compete in the World Dwarf Games and other contests, including the Olympics.
They have also battled discrimination as part of the Restricted Growth Association, which represents people with the condition achondroplasia, a common cause of dwarfism.
Both have been awarded OBEs.
April 5th, 2018: The Northern Dance Orchestra
May 3rd, 2018: ’Ave you ’ad the Doctor?
Christine Belton
June 7th, 2018: A Trip to New Zealand
Rob Knowles
July 5th, 2018: The Fourth Plinth
Barry Richards

Forthcoming Events

  • 04/28/2018 12:11 pm
    04/28/2018 12:11 pm

    NE Cheshire Network Study Day

    A Study Day featuring the work of Graham Greene
    location_on Bramhall United Reform Church access_time All Day
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    A Study Day featuring the work of Graham Greene has been arranged for Saturday, April 28th, 2018.
    There will be a Study Day at Bramhall URC, featuring ‘A Literary Exploration’ of the works of the novelist Graham Greene.
    Each U3A is allocated a certain number of tickets, so please book early.
    Please contact Bernadette Murray-Robb for further information/booking, or
    click here to view/download a flyer and booking form.
  • 05/22/2018 12:22 pm
    05/22/2018 12:22 pm

    Visit to Adlington Hall

    A visit to Adlington Hall and gardens has been arranged for Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018.
    location_on Adlington Hall, Cheshire access_time From 2pm
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    A visit to Adlington Hall and gardens has been arranged for Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018.
    There will be a guided tour of the Grade I listed Hall at 2p.m., and an opportunity to visit the garden.
    As well as the many interesting and unique features of the Hall, including the Great Hall itself, which was completed by 1505 and contains the famous organ played by Handel, the gardens are one of the finest examples of a Rococo garden in the U.K., and at the end of May the laburnum arch should be in full bloom.
    Guided tour of Hall: £8.50
    Tea/coffee and cakes:£5.50
    Car share to be arranged.
    Please contact Pat Vermes for further information/booking.
  • 08/06/2018 02:12 pm
    08/06/2018 02:12 pm

    Science Network Summer School

    This year’s Science Network Summer School will take place at Nottingham University
    location_on Nottingham access_time 6 — 9 August, 2018
    The Science Network Summer School is open to all U3A members.
    The format of this annual meeting is a mixture of talks, visits and socialising. Talks are at a general interest level so no specialist scientific knowledge is needed – just a general interest in the world around you. Visits are being arranged for the Tuesday (details and cost later).
    The full programme will be available in June/July.
    More information can be found on the Science Network website.
  • 08/28/2018 01:01 am
    08/28/2018 01:01 am

    North West Region of U3As Residential Summer School

    The North West Region of U3As invite applications for their Residential Summer School.
    location_on Newton Rigg College, Penrith access_time Aug 28 - 31, All Day
    Newton Rigg College is located close to J40 of the M6 and less than ten minutes’ drive from Penrith Railway Station. The campus has modern facilities, student en-suite rooms with Wi-Fi access. Food is locally sourced and prepared on the premises. A large room is available for meeting and socialising. There will be entertainment on the second evening and a “Gala Dinner” on the third and final evening.
    The North West Region of U3As invite applications for their Residential Summer School.
    August 28th — 31st, 2018 at Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria.

    An opportunity to learn in the inspiring setting of the Lake District
    The ten courses on offer include those which have proved popular in previous years and a number of new courses. Course titles are: Archaeology: What did the Romans ever do for us?, Architecture: Housing & Modernism, Geology: Lake District Minerals, Making Friends with Music, Modern Medicine, Recorder Playing, Ruskin and his Legacy, Science is for Everyone, History: The Wars of Three Kingdoms and Two Generals, 20th Century Russia: From Tsarism to Communism.

    Full details on the North West Region website here.
  • 09/19/2018 11:56 am
    09/19/2018 11:56 am

    Proposed visit to the People’s History Museum in Manchester

    Cheadle Hulme U3A has a proposed visit to the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Click the arrow to the right for more information.
    location_on Manchester access_time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Date: Wednesday, September 19th

    Time: 2pm to 4pm (tour and tea)

    Tour will feature events from Peterloo massacre to present day,

    Cost: £8 per person for guided tour and tea.

    Public transport

    Organiser: Peggy Dutton

The Committee greatly appreciate, encourage and welcome initiatives from Members. If you wish to organise an event – such as a theatre visit or an outing – Pat Vermes will be happy to discuss it with you and provide a set of guidelines that have been drawn up specially to assist you in arranging a successful event.

Recent Events
Recent events organised by the U3A include a matinée performance of Oklahoma! at the Plaza in Stockport.

Please note:
Events listed on our Interest Group pages, theatre visits and coach excursions should be paid for in full, at the time of booking, by cheque payable to Cheadle Hulme U3A Events and sent to Shirley Cawthra.