Cheadle Hulme U3A

Greater Manchester U3A Network

Cottonopolis Study Day
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The Cottonopolis Project
A Greater Manchester U3A Network Study Day on Saturday 27th January 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm
The venue is Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL.
Partly funded by the Third Age Trust, this is a day-long workshop for all members of the U3A Greater Manchester Network (now including Cheadle Hulme U3A) to find out more about involvement in the ‘Cottonopolis’ project. No experience necessary
Useful information can be found on
this flyer and more is available on the project’s website: https://cottonopolis.weebly.com
The Greater Manchester U3A Network
This group of twelve U3As ('Universities of the Third Age') within the Greater Manchester area got together at the end of 2014 to form a mutually supportive network based on a common set of interests.
The Cheadle Hulme U3A joined them in January, 2018.
The Greater Manchester Network of U3As collectively offers over 400 interest groups covering a wide range of activities. These include study classes, discussion groups, choirs, cultural visits, walks, craft workshops, luncheon clubs, etc. all aimed at shared learning and social contact with new friends.
What is a Network?
A Network is a group of independent U3As which have chosen to work together for the mutual benefit of all participating members in an atmosphere of mutual support. We share ideas, experience, perspectives and aspirations in our aim to extend the life-enhancing opportunities available to our individual members. We also spread among us the effort and expense involved in organising activities across the Network.
Aims of the Network
  • To be a forum for exchange of news, information, events and ideas.
  • To promote the U3A movement in the geographical area covered by the network so as to extend to everyone in their third age an opportunity of belonging to a U3A.
  • To encourage links between interest groups of individual member U3As for sharing information, skills and experience, and organising special events/projects on a Network-wide basis.
  • To encourage minority interest groups or study days which are difficult for individual U3As to support.
The Network Website
The Network web presence acts as a 'portal' to the individual websites of the member U3As which constitute its membership. It also promotes issues of interest in the field of life-long learning to the Network as a whole. You can visit it here.