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
August 2nd, 2018: From New Orleans to New York in Music
Roger Browne

Roger has been the pianist for the Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz ensemble for the last 22 yrs, as well as former Artistic Director of the Stockport Operatic Society. Prior to joining the band in 1995, Roger had been the regular pianist with local bands such as The Dallas Jazzband, The Smoky City Jazzmen, and The Red River Jazzmen. Roger’s talk covers the common ground between Jazz and Musical Theatre. He will be playing some pieces from musical theatre in a jazz style on electronic piano and recount some amusing stories from both worlds in an entertaining talk.
September 6th, 2018: Beekeeping
Alan Towse

Alan Towse is a local beekeeper and was the co-ordinator of this year's Stockport Beekeepers’ Beginners Course.
October 4th, 2018: The Wellspring
Peter Burns

The Wellspring is a charity, based in Stockport, which supports homeless people. Peter Burns was a councillor for 34 years and has been Mayor of Stockport Council.
November 1st, 2018: Wildlife and Travel Photography
Brian White

December 6th, 2018: To be confirmed

Forthcoming Events

Click on the arrow on the right of the items below for more information.

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      Science Network Summer School

      This year’s Science Network Summer School will take place at Nottingham University.
      location_on Nottingham University access_time August 6 - 9
      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.
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      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

      People's History Museum, Manchester

      Cheadle Hulme U3A has a proposed visit to the People’s History Museum in Manchester.
      location_on Manchester access_time September 19th
      Date: Wednesday, September 19th
      Time: 2pm to 4pm (tour and tea)
      The tour will feature events from Peterloo massacre to present day,
      Cost: £8 per person for guided tour and tea.
      Public transport
      Organiser: Peggy Dutton
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      Famiy History Group Afternoon Tea

      An afternoon tea in Cheadle to thank Gllian for the 18 years she has run the group.
      location_on Bill & Betty's, Cheadle access_time 2:30 PM
      The group will be taking tea together at Bill and Betty's in order to thank Gillian for running the group for 18 years. Sadly the group is now closing as we have been unable to find anyone to take over.
      It will be at Bill & Betty's in Cheadle on October 19th at 2.30pm.
      The cost of the tea is £10.95, and the tea shop require us to pay this up front. Therefore I will start collecting this at the August U3A meeting. I will also need to know whether you will require a vegetarian or gluten free tea.
      Linda Vann
    • 10/20/2018 02:15 pm
      10/20/2018 02:15 pm

      Stockport Operatic: Me and My Girl

      A visit to Stockport Plaza to see an afternoon performance of Me and My Girl
      location_on Stockport Plaza access_time 2.15 pm
      Tickets have been reserved for a matinée performance of Me and My Girl by Stockport Operatic Society at Stockport Plaza.
      It’s at 2.15pm on Saturday, October 20th.
      The cost will be £16.00 plus public transport. More details will follow nearer the time. Organised by Pat Vermes.

    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.

    Right-Click here to view/download our Guidelines for Events Organisers

    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.

    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