Coffee mornings 2018:

3rd November:  Coffee morning, a social gathering with presentations by the Craft groups and the Digital Camera Group.



If you have a hearing aid with a T (telecoil) or loop setting you will find our new system simple to use, just put on one of our discreet FM receivers and switch your hearing device to the T setting!  

The FM loop system will be used at all forthcoming monthly lunches so if you would like to try the system please speak to me, or one of the other committee members present, before the speaker starts.  The FM loop system is also available for use at other U3A venues so please speak to your group leader if you feel this would be of help to yourself or any one else who wants to attend any of our groups. 

The whole reason for investing in the FM loop system is to help make the Torridge U3A more inclusive and rewarding for all.  I know from my professional experience that hearing problems, especially in situations with more background noise, can make people feel excluded and less likely to take part in social activities. 

Please spread the word, to both existing U3A members and anyone you know that may have been put off from joining the Torridge U3A, that we now have a system which can help them make their membership a more interesting and enjoyable experience.

 Dennis Pavitt  (Committee Member)


U3A Jurassic Coast Study Day - Wednesday 24th October 24th 10.30am - 3.30pm


For full details and an application form for the U3A Jurassic Coast Study Day, click here




The following events are organised by the national Committee of the U3A, contact details for these events can be found at the end of the list.

'We the Curious'- Bristol Science Centre Thursday 20th September

On a journey through the biology, chemistry and psychology of our amazing brains. Workshops, a show and welcome refreshments with admission to the two floors of exhibits. 10.30 am 5.15 pm f20.00 (Bookings open in June)

Unravelling the Whitworth- Whitworth Art Gallery. Manchester Thursday 4th October

A day of hands on discovery to unravel the secrets of the gallery's textile and wallpaper collection. Talks from curators, a tour and a hands on session facilitated by an artist with welcome refreshments. 10.00 am to 4.00 pm t27.50 (Bookings open in July)

Music & Art Afternoon - National Museum, Cardiff Tuesday 9th October

Talks on the Davies' Sisters art collection and a talk on Margaret Haig Thomas. A special performance by Welsh National Opera singers. 1 .30 pm to 4.30 pm. €15.00 (Bookings open in July)
The Royal institution - London Monday 1Sth October Explore an afternoon of science talks at the Royal institution London 1.45 pm - 4.45 pm. t21.50 (Bookings open in July)

'Makers not Muses' The National Gallery - London Thursday 1st November

A day of talks by the National Gallery experts exploring the status of female artists their paintings and obstacles to success. 11.00 am to 3.45 pm. f25.00 (Bookings open in August)

From Page to Stage - Ambassador Theatre - Lyceum Theatre" London Monday 12th November

Under the watchful eyes of three directors, Harry Burton, Lisa Spirling and Jane Moriarty your chance to direct a scene putting into practice valuable lessons learnt through the day. Welcome refreshments. 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. f37.50 (Bookings open in August)

Guildhall Art Gallery - London Wednesday 28tt, November or Thursday 2gth November (two separate dates)

Delve into the Roman archaeological world buried beneath the City of London. A day of workshops and talks with welcome refreshments. 1 1.00 am to 4.00 pm. f22.00 (Bookings open in August)

Christmas Concerts - The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London Monday 3rd December 

Performances at 2.00 pm or 5.30 pm & Tuesday 18th December at 2.00 pm only The Brandenburg Singers will perform a balanced programme of familiar repertoire alongside traditional carols. €19.50 (Bookings open late September)

Online Booking is available www.u3a.orq.uUevents or call the National Office 0208 466 6139







 September 2018