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Some adult (aged 30 -70+) students of English at the Association Robion Culture et Loisirs have proposed an exchange with South Lakes U3A  members to improve their foreign language skills. There has been significant interest in this proposal from our French group members but there may well be other members with some knowledge of French who would like to provide hospitality for one or two people on an exchange basis.

The draft proposal is that the Robion group should visit Kendal 8th-15th May 2018 and the Kendal group go to Robion (26km from Avignon) for a week in March or April 2019.

If you wish to register an interest please contact Bob Wells, Vice-Chair (contact details in the Newsletter)

Posted on 29 November 2017


The Committee have produced policy documents on Disciplinary Actions and Safegaurding Vulnerable Members.

They can be viewed and downloaded from our Documents page

Posted on 22 November 2017


Contact details will be in the next newsletter, or use the Contact Form

LISTENING TO CLASSICAL MUSIC: Meeting once a month to enjoy a wide range of classical music. Subject & music for each meeting to be decided by members. There should be a substantial piece, as well as shorter pieces and extracts. It would be necessary to find venues with good-quality hi-fi equipment and room for the group.

Contact: Mark Miller.

CLASSIC FILMS: Enjoy and discuss classic films. A good selection is available on YouTube, DVD and by recording from TV. What constitutes ‘classic’ to be decided by members. A venue with appropriate equipment would have to be found. Probably meeting 6 times per year.

Contact: Mark Miller.

MODERN GREEK: Although not an expert on Modern Greek, Mark Miller can speak it up to a point and has read books (with a dictionary). He is happy to help beginners learn the language; introduce those going to Greece to it; join others in reading novels, poetry etc; join others in learning from someone whose Greek is more advanced. Meeting probably once a month, flexible according to demand.

Contact: Mark Miller.

GERMAN: Some time ago, Richard Moore lived and worked in Germany and was fluent in the language. He would welcome the opportunity to practice German conversation. Meeting days, location and time to be decided. Interested members should be able to speak and understand German to some extent.

Contact: Richard Moore.

ANYONE FOR TENNIS?: Meet at Kendal Lawn Tennis Club on Appleby Road, opposite Queen Katherine School. From 2.00 - 3.30pm, Friday afternoons 1 Apr - 30 Sept. Some racquets are available. 

Contact: Barbara Studholme.

DULCET TONES ENSEMBLE: Lorna Kelly, an experienced vocal teacher, would like to start a ladies ensemble, of about 10 singers, to sing a varied repertoire of popular and light classical songs. Meetings will be in Windermere. Members should have singing experience and preferably be able to read music although, if they have good musical memory, this is not essential.

Contact: Lorna Kelly.

AGE of ADVENTURE: To commence in May. Testing our physical and mental boundaries. Events range from abseiling to firewalking, from paranormal investigations to skid pan tuition.

Contact: Donald Potter.

Posted on 16 November 2017


Since the beginning of 2012 the South Lakes U3A Walking Groups have on a voluntary basis been making donations to the Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team.

Over the last six years we have donated £7,986.03 a grand-total for which they are very grateful.
During 2017 we have donated £2,496.20 an excellent sum and contribution to the above total, with grateful thanks from KMS&R Team.

Many thanks to all those U3A Walkers who enjoy the wide variety of mountain experiences we are so fortunate to have so close to home.

Posted on 11 November 2017


South Lakes U3A was founded in 1992 and so we celebrated our 25th Annivesary at the Open Morrning in September.
You can see the photos HERE

Posted on 8 October 2017


Cumbria U3A Network are holding a Music Makers Day for members of music groups on
Monday 11th December 2017. 10.30am – 4.00pm at Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool

Further details are available on the Regional Website
or from Gill or 0151 633 2796

Posted on 6 October 2017

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