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Jan 2018 - Free First Aid Sessions - British Red Cross  - please click here


The next meeting is : -

April 11th  Sing Me Mersey - choir/concert with some audience participation

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



The Newsletter editor is Dave Goodwill. The March issue is now on the website and has been sent out via email. Online newsletters may be viewed by clicking here. Alternatively, the printed newsletter may be collected at the next meeting or coffee morning 14th and 15th March respectively.

Contributions to the monthly Newsletter are ALWAYS welcomed and actively encouraged.  All items for inclusion in the April issue are required by MIDDAY THURSDAY 22nd MARCH  AT THE VERY LATEST  

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.


Membership Renewal 2018

If you do NOT renew 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. Membership still remains only £9 per person per year - the Financial/Membership year is 1st January to 31st December - Full details of how to renew your membership are in the newsletter.

Any outstanding payments should be made by cheque for £9.00 per member, payable to Formby U3A, together with a stamped self-addressed envelope and sent to:

The Hon Treasurer

53d Paradise Lane


L37 7DU

Thank you. David Manning-Fox

If you have any queries regarding payment or wish to pay by Standing Order then please contact the Treasurer, David Manning-Fox.

Email: treasurer@formbyu3a.org.uk   Phone : 01704 833124

Please remember that from January onwards, you need your 2018 Membership Card at all events, including group activities

If you are not certain if you are still a member please contact the Membership Secretary Ann Gunstone - email membership@formbyu3a.org.uk or phone 01704 872879


Group Leaders

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


Latest Group vacancies - Please click here


SEPT 2017 - Local information

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

Formby Information Hubs - various dates - please click here for 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


March 2018 - Study Volunteers required

My name is Katherine Whitehurst, and I am a researcher at the University of Liverpool in the Department of Communication and Media. I am running a study on how older women (50+) interpret representations of female ageing and aged women in contemporary fairy-tale films. I thought this study might be of interest to many of your members, and I am hoping that some of your members will be interested in taking part. The study, which consists of watching and discussing a fairy-tale film with a group of older women, seeks to give female third-agers a chance to voice their opinions and perspectives. In addition, this study will also serve as a social event, as food and drink will be provided during the course of the study. Participants are welcome to signup individually or in a group. Where participants signup in a group, these groups will be kept together throughout the course of the study. The study will last 3 hours (this includes viewing and discussion time). If you would like further details or to take part in the study please contact Dr Katherine Whitehurst. Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies Department of Communication and Media.  School of the Arts, University of Liverpool Room 136, 19-23 Abercromby Square Liverpool,L69 3BX

Email: katherine.whitehurst@liverpool.ac.uk Tel. 0151-795-7438

Office Hours: Monday 14.00-15.00;Thursdays 13.00-14.00 (term-time only)


JULY 2017 - Memory In Older Adults

Deborah Talamonti is a first year PhD Psychology student at Liverpool John Moores University.  She would like some volunteers over 50 years old who are interested in helping with her research into memory in older adults.  Participants, who should have no diagnosed dementia, would take part in a 1 hour session at the Byron Street Campus.  They would be reimbursed for the time with a £10 Tesco or Amazon voucher.  Free car park space is available, if required.  Tasks would involve neuropsychological tests, including paper and pencil tasks and two computer-based memory and attention tests.


If you are interested in helping with this research, please contact D.Talamonti@2016.ljmu.ac.uk


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  


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


Third Age Trust / University of the Third Age news, events and information - new updates March 2018

please click here to view the TAT news page


Other Local News

Locally based U3A branch members are invited to:-

Liverpool Mathematical Society public lectures, usually 4 or 5 per annum. These are targeted at students and members of the public whose mathematical capability is of a standard above GCSE. There is a door charge £4 for non-members of the Society. Further details are available at www.livmathssoc.org.uk and click on Public Lectures.