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Meetings schedule 2018



14 July            The Beauty and Violence of Our Sun

                           Hazel Collett, Astronomer


Hazel is an amateur astronomer who has been awarded the Lydia Brown medal for meritorious service to  the British Astronomical Association.  Her main interest is in solar observation . Her reports have been sent to the World Solar Data Centre in Belgium.  She will describe how the violence and beauty of the sun arising from the sun’s dynamics can be observed.  





August            no meeting





8 September  Tibet in the 1920’s through the Eyes of the

                       Everest Expeditions

                          Christopher Norton, retired professor, University of York




20 October     Beauty in Art

                          Liz Prettijohn, Professor of Art History, University of York


                     followed by the Annual General Meeting of York U3A at 11.40




10 November  The Wagoners’ WW1 Memorial

                            Dorothy Nott




15 December   Christmas Concert

                            Members of York U3A




12 January      Understanding Hearing Problems in Later Life

                           Andrew Grace;  Ears, Nose and Throat Consultant




9 February       Lendal Bridge: History and Conservation

                            Peter Little and Ivan Martin




9 March           Slavery Past and Present

                           Jim Walvin, retired professor, University of York




13 April           The Purpose and Possible Publicity of Clinical Trials

                           C. Marc Taylor, Chair, UK Clinical Trials Registry




11 May           The New Working Class

                      The Henry Mills Memorial Lecture

                         Claire Ainsley, Executive Director, Joseph Rowntree Foundation




8 June           Memory Training: What was I saying?

                         Alan Swann



13 July           The Independent Traveller

                          Doreen Magill




                        August - no meeting

York U3A Saturday Meetings

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Further details of each meeting, and the speaker's background, will also be published ahead of time:


- in the York U3A newsletter


- by email, a week before, to members with email addresses on file



The Central Methodist Church Hall (St Saviourgate) will be open from 9.30 am.   Please enter up the ramp to the right of the church itself.


Tea, coffee and biscuits are served from 9.30 am to 10.15 am


Talks start at 10.30 am  and finish at approximately 11.45 am


Members are charged* £1.50 entry;  members' guests £3.00

Please remember to bring your membership card!



* except the Henry Mill Memorial Lecture which is free of charge to all

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Living Positively with Dementia

Wendy Mitchell's talk in October 2016 was, for many in the audience, an inspirational one as well as being deeply personal.  


Many members have asked to read a transcript of her talk, and this is now available for all U3A members to read (as a pdf) or print their own copy.


Just click here 

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Venue for Saturday Meetings


Our Saturday Meetings are held at


Central Methodist Hall, St Saviourgate


Click here to see more details of location


*** Our Saturday Meetings all take place at the Central Methodist Church Hall, St Saviourgate, York  YO1 8NQ   ***