This page contains information about our regular monthly meetings, presentations, and events organised by or related to Shrewsbury U3A. Please click on the CALENDAR button above for our complete schedule of events and group meetings.
We gather around 10.00am for a 10.30am start in The Walker Theatre (Theatre Severn), Frankwell, Shrewsbury on the third Monday of the month (unless otherwise stated). Prospective members are welcome to attend a monthly meeting before joining.
Monday 21st October 2019, "Charles Rolls of Rolls Royce", presented by Bruce Lawson
Bruce Lawson visits Shrewsbury U3A to introduce us to the exciting life of Charles Rolls, co-founder of the iconic car firm and the birth of British motoring. Roll’s extraordinary achievements, popularity with the ladies and his successes in car-racing, ballooning and aviation eventually cost him his life at the age of 32.
Monday 18th November 2019, "The Moon Landings", presented by Peter Williamson
Peter Williamson visits Shrewsbury U3A to share his passion about astronomy and the moon landings. His love for the planets and stars began as a young boy when he discovered an observatory near the playing fields of his school in Worcestershire. With the support of Sir Patrick Moore, Peter founded The Shropshire Astronomical Society in 1994 was elected as a fellow of The Royal Astronomical Society.
Meet your fellow U3A members at Palmer's Café in Shrewsbury town centre (Claremont Street, SY1 1QG) between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on the last Friday of the month (except December). This monthly social event is open to members and new members, especially those not attached to any of our study groups. Prospective members are most welcome at this opportunity to find out more about Shrewsbury U3A and to get their questions answered.
Coffee Time is an informal meeting, giving new members the chance to ask and enquire about the study groups and to gather advice from existing members. It's an opportunity for those who are unable to attend the monthly meetings at Theatre Severn to meet other U3A members outside of the study groups.
Our Chairperson and Vice-chairperson are normally present to welcome you. Our New Member Facilitator is normally on hand to assist new and prospective members. Our New Groups Facilitator is usually present to help you set up a study group of your own. Our Secretary is normally present if you have any queries about using our online membership system (Beacon).
Shrewsbury U3A members meet in the ground floor function room through the double doors to the right of the café service area. Coffee, tea, cakes and snacks can be ordered at café service area and are kindly brought through to the function room.
Shrewsbury U3A organises regular trips and excursions. Some outings are arranged by individual groups for their own members but we have created some special groups that organise trips for all our U3A members (and sometimes guests are permitted to come along too). Please click on the link to our Trips webpage for further details.