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2019 Meetings

AUGUST - Please note - No Meeting nor Coffee Morning in AUGUST -  summer holidays

The next meeting is

11th September  A stranger in a Strange Land - Gill Russell,

Gill lived with her family in Japan for 4 years.  The presentation describes some of the cultural aspects of life relating to the hundreds of years when the country had been closed to Western influence and what it was like to see the traditional and modern side by side every time you walked down the road.


plus each Thursday following a Wednesday meeting, there is a workshop in the village, please click here for details

Please click here for future meetings and events



The Newsletter editor is Dave Goodwill ). The July issue is on the website. Online newsletters may be viewed by clicking here.

Contributions to the monthly Newsletter are ALWAYS welcomed and actively encouraged.  All items for inclusion in the SEPTEMBER issue are required by MIDDAY THURSDAY 22nd August AT THE VERY LATEST - The printed newsletter may be collected at the Wednesday meeting or Thursday coffee morning

Please be aware - To comply with GDPR implementation - Members submitting photographs must ensure that all people shown in photographs are aware that photographs are being taken for inclusion in the Newsletter and may also be used on the website

Please send any articles, photos and items for inclusion in the newsletter to newseditor@formbyu3a.org.uk - please note email delivery is not 100% guaranteed, if 7 days after submitting an article you have not received an acknowledgement one of the e-mail systems may have failed, so please try again.

Email Newsletter links are now sent via Mailchimp - if you wish to read more about this system please click here (opens a pdf)


JUNE 2019 Request for Help In A Memory Loss Research – Online survey

We have received a request from someone who is currently completing an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at University College London. They ask:

 Are you experiencing difficulties with memory?

If yes then we would really like to hear from you. We are researchers in Division Psychiatry at University College London and a have developed an online survey that will ask you a series of questions about your difficulties with your memory and/or attention, your mood, your satisfaction with life and various other psychological factors. This should take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

If you are interested in taking part then please go to:  https://opinio.ucl.ac.uk/s?s=61647

If you complete the survey, you will be invited to enter into a draw for one of eight Love2Shop vouchers worth £50 each.


Membership 2019-20

If you have not renewed your membership you are deemed to NO LONGER BE A MEMBER of Formby U3A and CANNOT partake of any of their activities as you will no longer have valid insurance cover.

Annual subscriptions were due on 1st January. In order to ensure that the insurance cover provided by our affiliation to the Third Age Trust is not compromised, ALL membership subscriptions should be paid by 28th February.

If you wish to pay by Standing Order then please contact the please contact the Membership Secretary, Christine McIlraith

Email: membership@formbyu3a.org.uk

If you are not certain if you are still a member please contact the Membership Secretary, Christine McIlraith

Email: membership@formbyu3a.org.uk

Or write to:

Membership Secretary

Formby U3A,

PO Box 216,

Liverpool L37 1XQ

If you require information on how to renew  your membership please click here


Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations in May 2018, Formby U3A committee revised the policies for data protection and data privacy in line with the regulations

To view  the new polices please click here


Group Leaders

There is a separate page for Group Leader information - please click here


Latest Group vacancies - Please click here


Third Age Trust / University of the Third Age news, events and information. If you are not already registered on the National site then you will need to create an account to view  the member only areas and offers and receive their newsletter. The Third Age Trust (TAT) website can be viewed by clicking here.  The Third Age trust website also has a resource section which has articles on a number of topics which may be of interest,  Please click here


North West Region of U3As - You may wish to see what events are available elsewhere please click here to visit their site

To access North West Region Newsletter visit u3asites.org.uk/north-west and link to the Newsletter

To view and sign up to receive the National Newsletter direct, visit u3a.org.uk/about/newsletter


Older News

SEPT 2017 - Local information

Village Surgery promotes healthy lifestyles - please click here to view the information (pdf)


AUG 2017 - The Legal Helpline previously available to all U3A members has been withdrawn by Third Age Trust.  However, legal advice can still be obtained on a case by case basis, as appropriate, through specialist lawyers and this can be arranged by Third Age Trust, telephone 020 8466 6139


Volunteer opportunities New  Update March 2017

Looking for a new challenge? Have you thought about volunteering to help local charities? - to view current opportunities with please click here