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2 Hour hiking     

Meets Tuesdays 10 am, October to March
Venue Various Outdoor
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details This new group gives you the friendship and fitness opportunities of a 2-hour group hike locally, 10 am to 12 noon, allowing you to do other things in the afternoon. The walks take place on Tuesdays, up to 5 miles, at a pace both exhilarating and companionable. Led by Keith & Wendy, we take in the usual Dales environment of ups and downs and variable footpaths. Each hike has a goal, a point of interest to aim for. We will match with bus connections from Skipton in the Gargrave, Carleton, Embsay and Grassington directions. As these hikes finish before lunch, you do not need to bring a picnic, just something to drink. We email you details of each event a few days beforehand, and you reply if you are coming.

2024 SP AA     

Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details The Business Case for the Green economy Despite reliable scientific evidence of the need for Net Zero, politicians, governments and fossil fuel providers are moving away from measures to address the problems. Yet the Green economy can provide the growth we need and, under the mainstream media radar, a great many companies, farmers, investors and other influencers are moving towards green solutions. My talk will focus on these and on the reasons why green solutions are so needed. There will be ample opportunity for discussion

2024 SP AB     

Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details Thomas Hardy: 19th Century Novelist - 20th Century Poet Born in 1840, the son of a stone mason, Hardy became the most famous novelist of the late 19th century. He turned to writing poetry for the rest of his long life, covering subjects including the Boer War, the First World War, and even Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

2024 SP AC     

Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details The Lives of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace Charles Babbage is best remembered for his differential and analytical machines which were the forerunners of modern computing while Ada demonstrated mathematical skills which would be at home in our present world of artificial intelligence

2024 SP AD     

Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details Part 1: A Writer's Journey - the long and winding road to getting published and researching themes, especially human trafficking. Part 2: Creative Writing Workshop on 'Flash Fiction'. What is flash fiction? It's a very short story, typically 300-500 words but ranging from 1,000 to just six words.. You'll do some exercises to get your creativity flowing, with guidance on where to submit your work when you've polished it up. Bring a notebook and pen or a laptop/tablet

2024 SP AE     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details The Country House in Tudor & Stuart England. This talk looks at the evolution of the English country house during the fifteen and sixteen hundreds, including the manor houses and great 'prodigy houses' of Elizabethan and Jacobean times; the adoption of Italian Classical architecture; and the mighty Baroque palaces such as Castle Howard & Blenheim

2024 SP AF     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details Bardsey Island: Haven of Wildlife David will explore the wildlife, geology, archaeology, human and monastic life of Bardsey Island, a tiny gem, the ‘Iona of Wales’. David is Life President of the Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory which has monitored wildlife daily for the past seventy years. Last year the island was awarded the first International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Europe

2024 SP AG     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details A Stroll around Skipton: Oversubscribed last year so a second chance if you missed this two hour guided walk around Skipton, taking in some historical highlights (and lowlifes!), buildings and byways, cultural curiosities, and industrial heritage. Discover the sometimes surprising stories behind the place which began as 'Sheep Town'. The walk begins promptly at 10.00 am

2024 SP AH     

Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:00
Details Stretching / Yoga. Exercise for flexibility, posture and balance. You should be able to sit down on your heels and do a shoulder stand to do the exercises correctly. You will need a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. The class is 1 hour long

2024 SP BA     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details From Glass Balls to Crystal Balls - a short history of Anaesthesia We will look at the discovery and development of anaesthesia to provide painless surgery from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Why did it take so long to mitigate the horror of surgery?.We will consider the present and possibly future role of the anaesthetist in the current health service.

2024 SP BB     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details Stephen Sondheim - music, lyrics and life. The lyricist of West Side Story went on to create the most innovative and often controversial musicals of the 20th century. Come and hear about his life and see clips of some of the shows of this multi-award-winning composer, whose original productions sometimes failed but whose revivals now sell out

2024 SP BC     

Meets 25th July 24
Venue 
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details Harold Hopkins Optical Genius Born into poverty in Leicester in 1919, Harold Hopkins displayed great academic ability. Guidance and fate led him into the field of optical physics. His work led to the development of a variety of lens systems and other optical devices which have revolutionised modern life, yet his name is virtually unknown

2024 SP BD     

Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details China - a Brief History, then a Grand Tour Douglas Goode has visited China five times since 1988. After a brief history of China from Confucius to Mao, Douglas will talk about the places he has been to in North, South, East and West China and the changes he has seen

2024 SP BE     

Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details It’s Not All Sushi - a culinary trip to Japan One of the highlights of a trip to Japan is the food. In this talk we will introduce you to some of the ingredients, types of meals, famous dishes and the places to eat that you will find in Japan. Sorry – no samples!

2024 SP BF     

Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details What did the Normans do for us? The period known as the Dark Ages has distorted our view of around 600y of English history. Anglo Saxon society was not the savage uncivilised culture that was portrayed in earlier history and the Normans weren't civilising invaders. This course will attempt to put the record straight by using modern insights.

2024 SP BG     

Meets 25th July 24
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details The Impressionists and their Legacy We will look at the development, techniques and impact of the Impressionists, as a group and as individual artists and their impact on late 19th century art, most particularly the Post Impressionists such as Van Gogh, Cezanne and Matisse. Jacqui will provide a powerpoint presentation and numerous books on the two movements but please bring books/ pictures and enthusiasms of your own as well!

2024 SP BH     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 25th July 24
Venue email
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:30
Details Offsite exploration of Bingley 2pm-4.30pm Start/End at Bingley Arts Centre" A 3 mile walk around Bingley, exploring the unique challenges created over the last 400 years by this narrow valley and the growing demands of modern transport. Highlights include the 5 Rise Locks, Bingley Bog, a dissected graveyard and the canal that was moved to make way for a bypass. Note the late start/finish to allow for travel from Skipton

2024 SP CA     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details Drumlins & Reefs: the little hills of Craven An illustrated appreciation of our drumlins and limestone reefs. These hills show Craven at two extremes. Reefs formed from life-teeming tropical seas over 300 million years ago, drumlins from ice-age glaciers scouring the land 20,000 years ago. The presentation explores these contrasts, and the relevance to current climate change

2024 SP CB     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details Travellers’Tales from New Zealand New Zealand: a land of stunning beauty where the colours are brighter and the atmosphere seems lighter. Richard and his nephew, Laurie, hired a car and enjoyed a 25 day self guided odyssey. Having nothing booked gave a great sense of adventure and freedom but how did it work out and what was it like? Richard has some great stories, tips and l

2024 SP CC     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details M. and Mme Lavoisier: the chemistry between them.Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794) has been called ‘the father of modern chemistry.’ Remarkably, his great triumph of wrenching chemistry from the obscurity of alchemy and wonky ideas about combustion was significantly facilitated by his marriage to the spirited Marie-Anne Paulze. Then in 1789 came the French Revolution, and country’s republican leaders declared they had ‘no need of scientists and chemists.’

2024 SP CD     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details Samuel Beckett, the Irish playwright, the most philosophical of 20th Century Writers Beckettian theatre represented a Copernicus revolution. His stage characters exult in endless, pointless , yet entertaining metaphysical argument, as in his seminal work “ Waiting for Godot”. “. His biographer described him as “The last Modernist

2024 SP CE     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details Desperate Romantics A glimpse at the paintings, lives and loves of the best-known PreRaphaelite artists. Rebelling against the strictures of the Victorian Royal Academy, they blazed an exciting colourful new trail in British art

2024 SP CF     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details Victorian Women The Victorian Age is usually seen as a male-dominated period in our history. So what was expected of women at this time and what did they expect for themselves? Many women made outstanding contributions in their chosen fields. Who were they and what were their achievements

2024 SP CG     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details A Stroll around Skipton: Offsite activity – The walk begins promptly at 10.00 am Oversubscribed last year so a second chance if you missed this two-hour guided walk around Skipton, taking in some historical highlights (and lowlifes!), buildings and byways, cultural curiosities, and industrial heritage. Discover the sometimes surprising stories behind the place which began as 'Sheep Town'

2024 SP DA     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details International film: 'Tampopo' A Japanese film, directed by Juzo Itami with English sub-titles. 'Tampopo' is a comedy where a group of vagrant Samurai guide a noodleshop owner in her quest for the perfect recipe for pulled noodles. This film is a sweet, sexy and surreal song to the sensual joys of nourishment. Japan 1985 114 mins

2024 SP DB     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details The Songs We Sang at School. This covers the historic and political forces that drove the development of community singing and singing in schools, the background to a selection of songs that featured in commonly used school singing books in the 50s - 70s and the BBC programme Singing Together which most u3a members will remember. No singing is required of participants.

2024 SP DC     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Details Paper Craft - making a 'Blizzard Fold' notebook. We will make a small notebook, using paper folding techniques. This book has replaceable papers that slot into the book spine. There will be guidance and opportunity to practise the folds before completing at least one notebook. It would be helpful if you can bring a pair of paper scissors but paper and glue will be provided.

2024 SP DD     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:30
Details Indoor Games This session will provide a taster of the activities of the winter Indoor Games Group. You will be able to participate in some friendly competition, taking part in a wide range of board & card games. Dominoes, scrabble & many others available. No prizes or trophies – purely for fun

2024 SP DE     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details Boulton and Watt - Men who powered the Industrial Revolution We will look at their early lives, how they came to meet, and the history of the company they formed

2024 SP DF     

Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Details Hackfall is a steep wooded gorge near Ripon, once part of the Studley Royal Estate. In the 18th century, it was a famous attraction for travellers in search of the Picturesque. Come and hear about this wonderful place, and the ideas these early tourists were pursuing

2024 SP DG     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 26th July
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Details Latin Dance: no partner or experience required Dancing is great for well-being, toning, muscle and bone strength. Jacqui is a trained dance teacher who will teach you how to dance solo: the cha cha, samba, rumba, jive and paso doble to the rhythms of Latin music. Comfortable clothing and footwear

2024 SP DH     

Meets 26th July
Venue 
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details Offsite Visit to Craven Cattle Market, Skipton Meeting point: The Gather, Craven Auction Market at 1.30pm Jeremy Eaton, the manager of Craven Cattle Marts Ltd, will give an insight into the history and development of livestock sales in Skipton followed by a tour and discussion about the site and its development in the last 25 years .If members would like to observe the end of a sheepdog auction, it is advisable to arrive as early as possible. There is a café where you can soak up the atmosphere and get a bite to eat.

2024 SP Team + Presenters     

Meets 25th & 26th July 2024
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
Details SP Team + Presenters

Ad Hoc Walking     

Meets Anytime - all year
Venue Various Outdoor
Details Based in Skipton the Ad Hoc Walking group has no programme; walks are proposed by group members at short notice taking advantage of good weather. Any group member can propose a walk anytime, anywhere, any length. The proposer can set the maximum group size. Groups are usually small (historical maximum: 18, average: 6). On joining the group, you will be sent the latest guidelines.

Adventure into Classical Music     

Meets Thursday weekly Jan - Mar 2 - 4 pm
Venue St Andrews Church Primary Room
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details Are you looking for a Music club in Skipton? Do you enjoy listening to classical music but wish you knew more of it and more about it? This group aims to cater for you - we shall listen to all sorts of music - often starting from something familiar and then exploring pieces that relate to it, always accompanied by some explanation or story which sheds new light or asks an intriguing question. There will also be a strand of discovery in each meeting - on this occasion we shall be looking at the development of the string quartet over the last three centuries.

Aerobic/Strength/Fitness Train     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Wednesday 2.00 pm
Venue Sandylands Sports Centre - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:00
Details The course is aimed at improving overall body fitness levels. Activities include some upper body strength training as well as the generally accepted aerobics workouts,resistance training incorporating light weights and use of gym equipment,Numbers are limited so Members should be prepared to do press-ups squats lunges and be able to sustain some high intensity aerobic exercise (HIIT). Suitable clothing essential & towels required for cool down. Please bring water and check with your doctor that HIIT is OK for you as heart rates will be elevated. Subject Details

Allotment     

Meets Group meeting Sunday morning. All year 10 am
Venue Allotment
Normally starts 09:30 to 00:00
Details The group meets together at 10.00 on Sunday morning to work on two allotments exclusive to u3a and a third communal plot on which we have a dedicated space. During the summer we work on the plots more frequently and have a watering rota.

Arts Forum     

Meets Monday 14.00 Fortnightly Oct 23 - March 24
Venue Zoom
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details This is a fortnightly participatory Discussion Group from 2pm on Mondays where each member contributes image/s of a piece of artwork , theme of an artist/s to discuss. We are on Zoom to be inclusive cheap and to maximise use of images. The aim is for each member to present once per term over the projected two terms . Ideally the maximum number for the group is 11 and the minimum 5. NB we are now a fortnightly group requested by the majority of members.

Aspects Art and Architecture     

Meets Wednesday 10 am
Venue Embsay Village Hall - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Aspects of Art Architecture and Design in 19th and 20th century 10 weeks

Astronomy     

Meets Monday Monthly Oct - March, 2 pm - 3:30
Venue Soroptimist International - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:30
Details The night sky and understanding the universe are at the heart of Craven u3a's astronomy group. We will meet monthly this winter, in Skipton's Sandylands Sports Centre, for our talks and discussions. We aim to share knowledge in a friendly informal way, and beginners are most welcome. Each month there will be a presentation on some aspect of astronomy and space exploration, which may include video. We will also discuss what can be seen in the sky at night, what stars and planets are visible in Skipton at the moment, and other events such as an eclipse or meteor shower.

Basic Meteorology     

Meets Tuesday fortnightly Jan - Mar 10 - 12 am
Venue Swadford Centre Assembly Room
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Why does it rain or snow? What makes the wind blow so hard? What on earth is the Adiabatic Lapse Rate? If these questions give you pause for thought, then a six session course on basic Meteorology may shed a little (insolated) light on the matter. The course will concentrate on those of us who go outdoors and are exposed to the elements, hence participants will be encouraged to make observations and discuss their own experiences of how the weather has played a part in their lives. There will be a steady breeze of description, showers of explanation with pictures (interspersed by occasional light anecdotes). We will avoid any turbulence caused by arithmetic.

Beacon membership renewal     

Meets NULL
Venue Zoom
Details A demonstration on how to renew Craven u3a membership on line using the Beacon Membership Portal. This session may go on to show how to join Groups on line if time allows.

Beacon portal registration     

Meets NULL
Venue Zoom
Details Zoom demonstrations on how to register for the Beacon membership portal. This will go on to explaining what can be done via the portal. To join email Doug Hirst at datamanager@cravenu3a.org.uk

Birdwatching     

Meets Monday 10 am
Venue Bolton Abbey Village Hall - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Meetings are weekly and alternate between indoor meetings at Bolton Abbey Village Hall where we have presentations for members and visiting speakers and some DVDs and trips by car sharing or coach to nearby birdwatching spots. Many are RSPB reserves so membership is useful. The groups is co-ordinated by Jacqui but many long serving members help with leading small groups on trips/ giving presentations/ sorting I.T and making coffee. New members welcome!

Bridge - Supervised Play     

Meets Thursday 10:00
Venue Mallory Court - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:45
Details This group is for Craven u3a Members who have had some bridge lessons and wish to get practice to improve their game.  You will bid and play random hands.  I will then comment on your bidding and play and then say how, and why, I would have bid and played each hand.  Advice to improve your game will also be given.

Bridge Play     

Meets Thursday 2 pm
Venue Draughton Village Hall
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details Craven u3a play Duplicate Bridge at Draughton Village Hall on Thursday afternoons between the dates shown in the calendar.  A friendly group which welcomes all, from the area round Skipton, who have played a bit of bridge (see the ‘Bridge - Supervised Play’ group if you are a beginner).  There is a charge of £1 for the year to cover the cost of cards and travellers.

Byzantium - Bright Star in the     

  Note that Byzantium - Bright Star in the is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Wednesday
Venue St Stephens Church Hall Skipton - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details The great Christian empire of Byzantium (330-1453) is both the successor and continuation of the Roman Empire. Spanning Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Byzantium has been undeservedly neglected. Now is your chance to become familiar with its tumultuous history. Nigel keeps the narrative going. Jane reveals its glorious artistic and architectural achievements.

Calligraphy     

Meets Thursday 10 am
Venue St Andrews Church Primary Room
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details We are a small friendly group with various levels of experience. We don’t have a tutor but would welcome anyone wanting to learn a new skill or revive what they learnt at school. We can provide books equipment and guidance to get you started. You might just enjoy the mindfulness of the practice or you might want to produce works of art - the choice is yours. If you are unsure whether it would suit you feel free to try it for a few weeks.

Craven College Meal     

Meets 29 November 2023
Venue 
Normally starts 18:00 to 21:00
Details 

Craven u3a Orchestra     

Meets Wednesday 2 pm
Venue Embsay Village Hall - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details If you play, or have ever played, an instrument you will be welcome at the orchestra. Our members have varying levels of skill from beginners to the highly proficient, but all share an enthusiasm for making music together. Our repertoire ranges widely over the musical landscape from Mozart and Haydn to Johann Strauss. We also play music from films and musicals. The rehearsals are always an enjoyable and rewarding way of spending an afternoon.

Creative Writing     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets New writing themes are set fortnightly
Venue email
Details This is not a normal U3A group! We do not actually meet... unless by chance... or for social reasons. We communicate by email and each fortnight a new topic is set. We then have two weeks in which to send our contribution (preferably by attaching a Word file) to the rest of the group via a group email address. Contributions can be prose, poetry, drama scripts or whatever. Members may then send private feedback/comments to the writer. There is no obligation to write, or to comment, and the deadlines are flexible. In fact, we don't really like rules. We always treat each other with respect and try to keep to a 500 word limit so that we are not overwhelmed by having to much to read. Suggestions for topics are always welcome. The key is to have a go... use your imagination... and be creative!

Croquet     

Meets Wednesday 13:30 to 15:30
Venue Pendle and Craven Croquet Club - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 15:30
Details The group provides friendly, social competition playing 'Golf Croquet' from the beginning of May to the end of September (weather permitting!). There is no need for previous experience. The rules of Golf Croquet are very straightforward and it is easy to pick up, so there is no problem in starting to play quickly. Instruction and guidance on how to play croquet will be given with the kind assistance of members of Pendle and Craven Golf Club. It is equally suitable for men and women. All equipment will be provided. Flat soled footwear is essential. Weekly fee for playing will be confirmed by Group Leader.

Crown Green Bowls (Group 1)     

  Note that Crown Green Bowls (Group 1) is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Friday 11:30
Venue Whinfield Bowling Club
Normally starts 11:30 to 14:00
Details Instruction and guidance on how to play Crown Green Bowls.

Crown Green Bowls (Group 2)     

  Note that Crown Green Bowls (Group 2) is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Friday 14:00
Venue Whinfield Bowling Club
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:30
Details Instruction and guidance on how to play Crown Green Bowls.

Culture Vulture Club     

Meets Irregular
Venue Various Outdoor
Details WhatsApp group who agree trips to theatre, cinema live Arts etc in local towns

Days out with a bus pass     

  Note that Days out with a bus pass is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Tuesday
Venue Various Outdoor
Details WhatsApp group who arrange regular days out

E-Bikers     

Meets Variable
Venue Coach St car park
Normally starts 10:00 to 15:30
Details 

Economics     

Meets Monday
Venue 
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details Simple guide through basic economic theory to enable a better understanding of how it influences people's lives

Exploring Mythology     

  Note that Exploring Mythology is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Wednesday 10:30
Venue Group Leader's Home
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:00
Details Members will be invited to explore the origins and functions of mythology in cultures around the world. We will look at similarities and differences, sources of possible historical verification, the social and religious significance of myths and any effects these have had on art and literature.

Exploring Poetry     

  Note that Exploring Poetry is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Monday 10:30
Venue Group Leader's Home
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:00
Details The group will continue to explore poetry selected by theme or author. Group members may wish to present their own selection to share, the themes will be discussed and agreed upon at the start of the course.We already have 6 members who wish to continue so the group is currently full.

Exploring the Countryside     

Meets Tuesdays monthly in summer
Venue Various Outdoor
Normally starts 10:00 to 13:00
Details This is a series of summer walks in the Skipton area. Each month we have an informally guided walk in the Craven countryside or village in the Yorkshire Dales. The walk may take about two hours, and may involve a cafe or picnic. Each walk will be organised by a member of the group who will circulate beforehand by email some background information about the place and its history. We will lead the first trip, to Linton, then rely on other volunteers. No dogs, please. We try to use public transport where possible.

Film - French     

Meets Thursday 13:30
Venue Champions Church - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details The Film group is perfect for a chilly, damp afternoon. Just drop in when you can...or come every week and make new friends. Contact Wendy at 01756 752907 Just come and join us.

Film International     

Meets Thursday 13:30
Venue Champions Church - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details Do join us for our Drop In Film Club. 1.30 - 4.00 Champions Church Skipton. International Films with English sub-titles. Parking at Morrisons free for three hours. Thursday 4th January How Green was my valley: Welsh, Thurs. 11th Jan. The Quiet Girl : Irish, 18th Jan. Gabbeh A small carpet : Iranian, 25th Jan. Golden Door : Italian, 1st Feb. Of Horses and Men af hestum og monnum : Swedish, 8th Feb. Familia Rodante Rolling Family : Argentinian, 15th Feb. Il Cielo Cade The Sky is Falling : Italian, 22nd Feb. Pelle the Conqueror Swedish/Danish, 29th Feb. Living It's never too late to start : British1st March Like Water for Chocolate Como agur para chocolate. Do join this flexible self help group. Come when you can. You are always welcome. There is a tea break. Wendy 01756 752907

Film International Extra     

Meets Tuesday 13:30
Venue Champions Church - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 16:00
Details This is a ten week course offered in both the autumn and spring terms, providing films from around the world, with English sub-titles. There will be refreshments at 50p and a chance to meet other members. Join us for a wide variety of films from around the world. Most films are certified 12 or PG. All have English sub-titles.

First Thursdays     

Meets Thursday Monthly Oct - Nov 10 - 12 am
Venue Christ Church - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 00:00
Details To provide a welcome and introduction to the area to those new to Craven and/or the u3a but also open to 'veteran' members. The first two meetings only will be held at Christ Church Hall on September 7th and October 5th, and will be a social get- together when members have the opportunity to plan future outings. We will 'boldly go' to cities, towns and villages, museums and galleries, tea-rooms and pubs, and 'places where we have not been before'. Refreshments will be provided at the first two meetings. The nearest free parking is at Tesco (2 hour max) and Morrisons (3 hour max).

Flower Arranging     

Meets Thursday 2 pm
Venue St Stephens Church Hall Skipton - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details This is a hands-on have-a-go practical course suitable for all skill levels from complete novice to experienced arranger. The session format consists of each member doing their own arrangement a break for refreshments each member explaining the ideas and process that informed their arrangement a discussion about the next technical aspect. My principal aim is to provide a supportive environment in which we can develop skills and creativity together. Members source their own materials, from their garden foraging or shop.

French Advanced     

  Note that French Advanced is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Friday 10 am
Venue St Stephens Church Hall Skipton - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details An opportunity to improve your knowledge and ability in French in a convivial atmosphere using contemporary sources. A reasonable existing level of spoken French is assumed, and needed, as authentic French texts and videos will be used.

French Conversation     

  Note that French Conversation is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Tuesday 10 am
Venue Christ Church Annexe - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details This course is ideally suited to people already able to speak some French and who want to improve their ability and confidence in the spoken word. The class is often split into small groups to discuss topics and also to present a piece to class on a chosen subject. Modern texts and articles are used for reading aloud and to stimulate discussion. Grammar and the written word are also covered.

French From Scratch     

Meets Thursday weekly Oct 23 - Mar 24
Venue Christ Church - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Conversational French to equip you for your next holiday in France. No previous knowledge preferable!French from Scratch is suitable for complete beginners as no previous knowledge will be assumed. The emphasis will be on speaking and understanding the spoken language so that participants will gain the confidence and skills to communicate with French people as they travel across the Channel

Gardening Group     

Meets Irregular
Venue 
Details This is a group for members who enjoy gardening. Spending time in the garden amongst the flowers and wildlife can be a joy. You do not have to have a garden to join the group. Why not share your garden with others? This a social group of members who get together and enjoy chatting about plants and also get ideas for their own gardens. We share plants and seeds and have a whatsapp group to communicate with each other , as well as email. We visit each others gardens and enjoy the hospitality provided by our hosts for a couple of hours. More often than not enjoying tea and cake while we chat about the garden. We also run small group trips to RHS gardens and other formal gardens. You do not need to be a ‘Monty Don’ . We are all learning gardening by trial and error! It’s a really great way to meet people and make new friends Key word- Do you enjoy your Garden, Make new friends with similar love of gardening, Share your gardening ideas and knowledge, Spend a lovely summer morning or afternoon in a member’s garden, enjoying the hospitality of the owner Enjoy small group visits to RHS gardens and more formal gardens

Geography Forum     

  Note that Geography Forum is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Wednesday 10 am
Venue St Stephens Church Hall Skipton - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Talks in Skipton by members of the group covering geography history places people weather geology holiday trips walks

Geology Walks     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Monday 10 am Fortnighly
Venue Various Outdoor
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details These morning walks take us through the fascinating geology of Craven.. We go to a local feature, such as a hill, river, quarry or mine. On our walk we look at fossils, rocks and minerals, and see the geology around Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales. Each walk is informally guided by me, and I email out a description a few days beforehand, and you reply if you can come. Beginners and experts are all welcome, we are a friendly group and learn from each other. We meet at 10 am Monday fortnightly at the car parking at the start of the walk (sorry,no dogs). The walks vary from 1 to 4 miles and may involve some scrambling.

German (Continuing)     

Meets Tuesday 10 am
Venue St Andrews Library - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details For those with a knowledge of German, an interest in improving oral skills, and reading a variety of newspaper/magazine articles from German speaking countries.

Handels Heroines     

Meets Friday weekly Jan - Mar 10 - 12 am
Venue Skipton Little Theatre
Normally starts 00:00 to 12:00
Details Although he was never romantically linked with anyone, male or female, Handel showed, in his operas and oratorios, a good understanding of women. The group will hear some beautiful music written for heroines and a few villainesses, and will learn something of the singers and how Baroque opera worked.

History of Art     

Meets Tuesday 10 am
Venue Embsay Village Hall - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Art and architecture from Bronze age to Post Impressionism

Indoor Games     

Meets Monday 2 pm
Venue Three Links Club - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details The group provides an opportunity for members to meet socially during the dreek winter months and to enjoy some FRIENDLY competition. The Venue provides full facilities for darts dominos and pool. Members also have access to a wide range of board and card games including scrabble chess/draughts monopoly canasta whist and bridge. Members are very welcome to bring along their own games to try out. Refreshments are available for purchase from the Lounge Bar during the afternoon.

Italian - Continuing     

Meets Monday 2 pm
Venue Skipton Friends Meeting House - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details This class is for students with a reasonable level of fluency whether obtained through study or visiting/living in Italy. We spend some time chatting in Italian. We d a listening exercise every week, and comprehension exercises that can be prepared at home. We cover a wide range of topics focussed mostly on Italy and things Italian. Occasionally we do some advanced grammar or translation.

Italian Improvers     

Meets Wednesday 2 pm
Venue Skipton Friends Meeting House - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details This is a 2nd year class with students who have studied with the U3a for one year only. Anyone with a VERY basic fluency and/or reasonable confidence with foreign languages i.e. fluent in another language (ideally latin-based) or having acquired a very basic 'get by' knowledge in Italy would be very welcome. This year we will be extending our very basic vocabulary and starting some grammar from the beginning.

Literary Lives     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Monday 2pm Fortnightly
Venue St Stephens Church Hall Skipton - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details Joint leaders David Turner & Judith Barras. Illustrated talks on the lives of literary figures by David, Judith and Guest Speakers

Mah-Jong     

  Note that Mah-Jong is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Thursday weekly
Venue Princes Drive Community Centre - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details Mah Jong is an old Chinese game based on three suites, winds and dragons. It stretches the mind, is competitive and satisfying, but needs concentration!!

Motorcycle Group     

Meets Any Day
Venue Various Outdoor
Normally starts 10:00 to 00:00
Details We are a group of motorcyclists who enjoy a ride out and a chat. All are welcome. We combine scheduled rides from March to early October , which are usually on Monday or Friday a couple of times a month with ad hoc rides at any time of year when the weather looks good and the urge to roam takes hold. We usually start at Morrisons in Skipton at 10:00am. We run the group via WhatsApp. Contact Harry Taylor at harrytaylor1950@hotmail.com if you want to be included in the WhatsApp group.

Music for Fun     

Meets Tuesday weekly Oct - Mar 10:30 - 12:15
Venue Trinity Methodist Church - map
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:15
Details This course is purely for the enjoyment of singing and\or playing music. We are not a choir and no perceived ability to do either is required. If you only sing in the shower that's fine. ! Everyone welcome. We don't provide music but words and chords are projected onto the wall. We sing and accompany a very wide variety of songs old and new , including folk and sea shanties classic pop American song book jazz etc. We would like it to be a proactive group where members feel relaxed enough to request songs and \or lead them if they wish and make suggestions. Otherwise the course leaders will choose around a dozen songs each. We have a coffee break when members are encouraged to socialise.Keywords: based in Skipton,mixed group ,amateur, singers, instrumentalists, no audition required.

Nature Rambles     

  Note that Nature Rambles is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Irregular
Venue Various Outdoor
Details Nature study and observation in the broader local Skipton area. Occasional short walks in locations chosen by group members for guided observation of plants, insects, and other fauna in readily accessible situations. Walks will be weather dependent and notified to group members via email and WhatsApp. There may be very short notice (24-48 hours).

Opera DVDs     

Meets Monday Fortnightly Oct - Mar 10- 12 am
Venue Group Leader's Home
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details To see opera is to see the climax of music and drama, the summit of tragedy and comedy. This is a new Craven u3a group, for anyone interested in exploring opera. We meet fortnightly in Skipton at the Sandylands Sports Centre, and watch an opera chosen and presented by a member of the group, with time for tea and discussion. If you have an opera film on DVD or digital media that you would like to show and give a short talk about, then please offer. I will start off the season with Wagner's opera Das Rheingold. New members can join at anytime

Politics Discussion Group     

  Note that Politics Discussion Group is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Thursday weekly
Venue 
Normally starts 13:00 to 15:00
Details Ongoing whose members discuss a wide range of contemporary events. Prior knowledge of political and govt structures is important.

Popular Music 1920-1970     

Meets Tuesday weeklyOct - Mar 2 - 4 pm
Venue Three Links Club - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details We trace the story of popular music from 1920 until 1970. Our music starts with Ragtime and Charleston in the 20's, the beginnings of film music, British dance bands in the 1930's, Film music (Astaire & Rogers, Eddy & McDonald, etc), American big bands, wartime music, post-war popular music in England and America, 1950's theatre and film music, rock 'n roll, 1960's (Beatles, etc). Literally, everything our parents (and ourselves!) have enjoyed over 50 years 1920-1970. We manage to hear 25 different tracks each week, everything from Bing to the Beatles, via Benny and Barbra! Add a break for tea and biscuits (chocolate!) and we enjoy a delightfully nostalgic two hours every Tuesday afternoon. In good company! I promise you a really enjoyable time.

Quilting and Sewing     

  Note that Quilting and Sewing is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Wednesday weekly
Venue Christ Church - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details ewing is a wonderfully extensive skill that can be applied to small and large, simple and complicated projects. Items to use daily or pieces to give as presents. The Quilting Group embrace all aspects of sewing. Everyone can sew, you just require a vision of the finished project and the determination to complete it. If you enjoy sewing or want to learn to sew then come along and join our group. We are interested in making all things patchwork from placemats to sophisticated quilts and all the other ways of using this versatile skill. Bring your own work, or a basic sewing kit and some fabric if you want to learn something new. I have ideas for simple starter projects. Everyone welcome, from experienced Quilters/ dressmakers to complete novices. We can all teach each other what we know and ask for help with what we don’t know. We are part of the Skipton U3A and meet in Christ Church Hall, it is large room with plenty of ventilation. Sessions are on Wednesdays 10am to 12am starting on 20th September 2023. Tea, coffee and biscuits available.

Racketball     

Meets Monday 8:50 am
Venue Sandylands Sports Centre - map
Normally starts 08:50 to 10:50
Details Sandylands - Monday 8.50 - 10:50 every week except public holidays. Played on a squash court with similar rules but with a larger ball and racket. Clothing as for squash/tennis with non-marking shoes. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Court fees £2 per session payable in cash or by bank transfer arranged with the Group Leader.

Railway Group     

Meets Friday 10 am
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details Talks on a wide variety of Railway and related topics from historical to modern mainly British but some foreign content included. The talks are given by a mix of group members and guests - some from the railway industry.

Recorder (Continuers)     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Monday 3 pm weekly Sept - March
Venue St Andrews Church Primary Room
Normally starts 15:00 to 17:00
Details We are an informal, supportive, self help group (no tutor) and members have a varied amount of musical knowledge. We play all sorts of 2 and 3 part music. Ideally you should have some previous basic experience, but if in doubt please contact me to check standard needed. Requirements: Recorder and portable music stand. Allow £10 for music.

Recorder Beginners     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Wednesday weekly
Venue Group Leader's Home
Normally starts 00:00 to 11:30
Details A new course for beginners or returners. We will work through a tutor book together, with the aim of eventually joining the 'Recorder Continuers' group on a Monday afternoon.  Day, time and content is flexible, depending on the requirements of participants. Requirements: Descant or treble recorder and portable music stand.  Initial loan possible. Any additional costs to members - Allow £5 for music.

Recorder Ensemble     

Meets Monday 1:30 pm weekly Oct to March
Venue St Andrews Church Primary Room
Normally starts 13:30 to 14:30
Details Four or five part music will be played on Descant, Treble, Tenor and Bass recorders from different genres. It is an asset if members can play more than one instrument. The group is sometimes invited to take part in public performances.

Safety on the Web 1     

Meets 15 Sept 10.30 - 12.30
Venue Zoom
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:30
Details The World Wide Web trades on ignorance. Selling your data without even asking your permission. Come on the Safety on the Web to learn that all is not lost and there are things you can do. A recent attendee said 'I found it very useful and quite reassuring too.'

Safety on the Web 2     

Meets 13 October 10:30 to 12:30
Venue Zoom
Normally starts 00:00 to 11:30
Details The World Wide Web trades on ignorance. Selling your data without even asking your permission. Come on the Safety on the Web to learn that all is not lost and there are things you can do. A recent attendee said 'I found it very useful and quite reassuring too.'

Science+Technology discussion     

Meets Tuesday 10 am
Venue St Stephens Church Hall Skipton - map
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:30
Details Discussion of current scientific topics that are of special interest to group members. If members have expertise in a particular area the group would welcome a presentation. The group distributes discussion documents via their website: https://cravenst971700904.wordpress.com so familiarity with internet technology would be an advantage. Meetings are held in a hybrid in-person/Zoom format. We will have the internet and a large screen at the venue so that participants and articles can be display to all.

Seeing for Ourselves - Options     

  Note that Seeing for Ourselves - Options is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Tuesday weekly Jan - Mar 2 - 4 pm
Venue Various Outdoor
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details There are a wide range of local options for people seeking more support or care in later life, or indeed for those of us just looking to downsize or move somewhere more suitable. But do we understand what’s on offer? Is Retirement Living the same as sheltered housing? Is Extra Care the same as a care home? What extra help could we get without moving at all? What does it all cost? We’ll visit a range of places, both for sale and for rent, to find out the answers.

Shorty Walks     

Meets Monday fortnighly
Venue Various Outdoor
Details Walks of 2 - 5 miles for those who prefer gentler exercise in a social context. Walks are offered and led by group members. Our programme includes walks in the Dales, town trails, canals and anything else any member wishes to offer! The information about each walk is emailed monthly with a reminder a few days before each walk. This includes date, time, meeting place, transport options, walk length, stiles and a general description of the terrain. All walks are at members’ own risk.

Singing Madrigals     

Meets Wednesday weekly Oct - Dec 10:30 - 12:30
Venue St Andrews Church Primary Room
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:30
Details Following on from last year's history of madrigals - Hey! nonny no - in this course we shall get together to sing examples of English madrigals and other simple part songs. Singing in parts is a group activity where we support each other and is good for both body and mind. Enthusiasm and a willingness to try will be more important than musical experience, although some knowledge of musical notation will help.

Skipton: The Origins     

Meets Monday
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:30
Details The course examines the transformation of Skipton from an historic market town concentrated in and around the High Street, to a small industrial town characterised by a distinctive pattern of social and spatial segregation, well ordered housing developments, effective governance, mature social institutions, and extensive railway connections. All of this was underpinned by successful engagement with the expanding cotton textile industry. Although the course draws on historical geography, and social and economic history, no prior knowledge is necessary, and all are welcome. The course is presented mainly as generously illustrated lectures, and the intention is to demonstrate that familiar urban landscapes are rich in historical interest. Terraced housing, mills, chapels, and railways are amongst the themes which will be considered. I hope this will be of particular interest to people who are new to the town as well as those who attended Skipton and the Growth of Suburbia in 2022.

Spanish Intermediate     

  Note that Spanish Intermediate is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Wednesday 10 am
Venue 
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:30
Details Somos un pequeño grupo de personas interesadas por el español que ahora ha logrado un nivel intermedio. Nos juntamos cada semana para compartir noticias y conversaciones. Leemos y traducir textos y a menudo repasamos puntos de gramática. Nos vamos turnando para coordinar cada clase semanal.

Stories of Scientists     

Meets Weekly Wednesdays
Venue Carleton-in-Craven Village Hall - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Details A series of talks presenting the life and work of scientists and engineers, some of whom deserve better recognition, having flown under the radar, especially women scientists and engineers. The breadth of topics is very wide and covers not only recent achievements but also those from history, e.g. the North Yorks doctor who discovered the link between typhoid and contaminated drinking water. The talks are given by members of the group.

Stretching/Movement     

  Note that Stretching/Movement is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Monday 11:15
Venue St Andrews Church Hall Skipton - map
Normally starts 11:15 to 12:15
Details Gentle exercise to improve flexibility posture and balance. Some standing, but mostly chair exercise. Please wear comfortable clothing and soft shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Stretching/Yoga     

  Note that Stretching/Yoga is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Monday 9.45 am
Venue St Andrews Church Hall Skipton - map
Normally starts 09:45 to 10:45
Details Exercise to improve flexibility posture and balance. You should be able to do shoulder stands and sit down on your heels, Floor work is a crucial part of the class. Please bring a mat and bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing and soft shoes

Sunday Lunch Club     

  Note that Sunday Lunch Club is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Sunday Monthly
Venue Various Outdoor
Normally starts 12:00 to 00:00
Details Whats App group who agree monthly Sunday Lunch Club venues

Table Tennis     

  Note that Table Tennis is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Friday 2 pm
Venue Sandylands Sports Centre - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details Have fun and improve your fitness and coordination at the same time. Beginners welcome.

Ten-Pin Bowling     

Meets Monday 2 pm
Venue Matrix Superbowl - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details We play 2 games each week at a cost of £4/£5 . The session starts at 2 pm and lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. This is friendly bowling no experience required.

The Economic History of theWar     

  Note that The Economic History of theWar is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Monday 2 pm
Venue 
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details This course will examine how the combatant managed and organised their economic resources and ultimately effected the outcome of the conflicts.

The Story Behind the Song     

  Note that The Story Behind the Song is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Fortnighly Tuesday 2 pm Spring
Venue Group Leader's Home
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details We'll look at songs we all know and trace their history. Pop songs, hymns, playground songs, folk songs and the songs we sang at school. They all have an interesting past. Members will not be expected to sing.

The World of Art     

Meets Friday 1:30-3.30
Venue St Stephens Church Hall Skipton - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 15:30
Details A guide to art galleries of the world - essentially Europe and the U.S, their collections and highlights, as well as costs and practical information. Inevitably along the way we meet new and familiar artists and movements and share our enthusiasms and not! The leader provides powerpoints and virtual tours/selection of highlights and books for reference but there is plenty of opportunity for members to present brief guides to their favourite galleries and artists and all are encouraged to bring their books/photos and recollections. Last year we learnt a lot from one another and made friends as well as visiting Manchester's Art Gallery.

Walk to Lunch     

  Note that Walk to Lunch is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Thursdays fortnightly 10.00 start
Venue Various Outdoor
Normally starts 10:00 to 00:00
Details We offer morning walks of up to 5 miles followed by a pub/café lunch. Please note that a regular commitment to walks is required and pre-booking for walks/lunches is essential. Members must be fit to walk at a good pace and manage hills and stiles. Meeting points and pub menus are circulated by email a week before each walk. You’ll need boots waterproofs and (sometimes) a sense of adventure !! Joint leaders Jenny Robinson and Brigida Martino

Walking Group     

Meets Tuesday/Thursday all year No extra charge
Venue Various Outdoor
Details Looking for a Walking Club in and around Skipton?. We offer walk in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Yorkshire Moors throughout the year based from Skipton. We offer a sequence of short (5-7 miles), medium (8-9 miles) and long (10+ miles) with various degrees of difficulty. We plan to meet in Coach Street Car Park, to arrange shared transport. The times will vary and are stated in the Walks Programme. Suitable clothing, footwear, drinks and packed lunches are essential. Join us to meet new friends, walk in the glorious setting of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors together with walks in the Lake District National Park. All walks are at the members’ own risk. Sorry no dogs. Walk Programmes are distributed by email. If you do not have email, please phone Phillip Sugden to get a hard copy of the programme.

Walking Netball     

Meets Tuesday 10 am
Venue Sandylands Sports Centre - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:00
Details To introduce ex-players to a sport they have always loved or to engage adults in a sport they didn’t realise they could enjoy. We will develop walking netball skills at a slower pace for everyone to increase physical and social health ; open to everyone ; there is a health questionnaire for participants to assess themselves , anyone unsure if they are fit to participate should speak to someone at their GP practice.

Water Colour Painting     

Meets Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm
Venue St Andrews Church Primary Room
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details A painting group for all levels. There is no formal tuition but group members help each other.

Wharfedale Walking     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Saturday 10 am
Venue Various Outdoor
Normally starts 10:00 to 00:00
Details A friendly way to walk, for reasonably good walkers, at an easy pace up and down the dales. Walks are on Saturdays, weather permitting and mainly in Wharfedale. We meet at the start of the walk at 10.00.We like to stop from time to time to take in the scenery and anything else of interest during the walk. You should have appropriate clothing boots drink and a picnic lunch. Typically, walks will be between 5 and 8 miles. (Sorry but no dogs). A few days before each Saturday walk a detailed description of the walk is sent by e-mail, and you reply if you can come. New walkers are welcome to join at any time. Occasional walks during the Summer

Woodturning 1     

  Note that Woodturning 1 is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Monday 2 pm weekly Oct - March
Venue Woodturning - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details A mixed ability class. Beginners will be taught basic techniques. Returners will undertake more ambitious projects. N.B. This course involves moving machinery and sharp tools, so there are health and safety issues, which will be taught. There will be some exposure to dust, so it may not be advisable for those with breathing difficulties. Physical strength is not required, so it is suitable for both sexes. Persons with health problems such as postural hypotension MUST inform the Group Leader. Additional cost <£5 for cost of materials, wood.

Woodturning 2     

  Note that Woodturning 2 is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Monday 5 pm Weekly Oct - March
Venue Woodturning - map
Normally starts 17:00 to 19:00
Details A mixed ability class. Beginners will be taught basic techniques. Returners will undertake more ambitious projects. N.B. This course involves moving machinery and sharp tools, so there are health and safety issues, which will be taught. There will be some exposure to dust, so it may not be advisable for those with breathing difficulties. Physical strength is not required, so it is suitable for both sexes. Persons with health problems such as postural hypotension MUST inform the Group Leader. Additional cost <£5 for cost of materials, wood. NB the time may be brought forward 30 minutes.

Woodturning in Summer     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Monday 2 pm Alternate weeks June - Sept
Venue Carleton Woodturning
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Details This group will be held in a woodturning club in Carleton. There will be 10 sessions in which I will do a demonstration of a project and the leave it to the group to make the piece themselves. This course is more suited to those with a bit of experience in woodturning but will not be too challenging. NB the premises to be used involve rough terrrain in the approach and a steep staircase. There are no toilet or kitchen facilities so members must bring their own refreshments.£20.00/term