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Chester U3A Diary for 2018

August 2018
6th to 9th National Science Network Summer School – Nottingham University Jubilee Campus – more information
7th Tuesday monthly meeting at St Columba's Church Hall. 10:00am. Talk by Huw Jenkins entitled 'The Wild West Indies – one hell of a paradise'. Huw is a speaker on cruise ships and has been to the Caribbean many times. He promises his talk 'will be humorous with gossip, history and wildlife, but tinged with the misery of recent hurricanes'.
9th Thursday monthly meeting at St Columba's Church Hall. 10:00am. Membership Renewal. Music Performing Group will entertain us. Book swap table, computer help desk and social events table.
28th to 30th U3A National Conference and AGM – East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University – more information
28th to 31st North West Region Summer School – Newton Rigg College, Penrith – more information
September 2018
4th 25th anniversary celebration – Doubletree Hilton – 1:00pm – ticket only – enquiries to 07594-239600 (there will be no monthly meeting at St Columba's Church Hall)
11th to 14th U3A National Summer School – Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester – more information
12th North West Region 'The Big Sing' – 10:30am to 4:00pm, Manchester – more informationregistration
13th Thursday monthly meeting at St Columba's Church Hall. 10:00am. Retired registrar Carole Codd will be relating her experiences at work. Book swap table, computer help desk and social events table.
27th Lancashire and Merseyside Network – Craft Celebration Day – Liverpool – more information
October 2018
2nd Tuesday monthly meeting at St Columba's Church Hall. 10:00am. Talk by John Walley entitled 'The George Formby Story'. John has worked as an actor and entertainer for many years. His television work includes 'Halls of Fame' with Roy Hudd, 'Collectors Lot' with Sue Cook and 'Searching for George Formby' with Frank Skinner. He will give us an insight into the life of George Formby and illustrate his talk with several songs.
11th Thursday monthly meeting at St Columba's Church Hall. 10:00am. Retired pharmacist and U3A member Christine Robinson will be speaking about her life as a pharmacist. Book swap table, computer help desk and social events table.
15th U3A Explores Science at the Ri – London – more information
24th Popular Science Lectures At Bishops' High School. More information in due course.
November 2018
6th Tuesday monthly meeting at St Columba's Church Hall. 10:00am. Tim Carley's talk, entitled 'The Knowledge', will discuss how to restart civilisation after an unnamed disaster. A few survivors are left but no gas, electricity, water supply, or indeed any of the things we take for granted. Where do we start?
8th Thursday monthly meeting at St Columba's Church Hall. 10:00am. Talk by Sheilah Hamilton on 'Forensic Science'. Book swap table, computer help desk and social events table.
December 2018
4th Tuesday monthly meeting at St Columba's Church Hall. 10:00am. Talk by Barry Humphries on 'The Great British Christmas'. His talk is an exploration of the origins of Christmas and its traditions, including a nostalgic look at Christmas in Great Britain in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
13th Thursday monthly meeting at St Columba's Church Hall. 10:00am. Christmas Fair. Book swap table, computer help desk and social events table.