News from Todmorden U3A

Groups and members of U3ATod: send us your news!  To keep this page lively and up-to-the-minute, send a para (and a picture if you have one) of your latest visit/unusual event to news@u3atod.org.uk

  • Members’ survey 2018 February 5, 2019

    At the May monthly meeting last year, as part of the 10 year anniversary celebrations of Todmorden U3A, members  were invited to complete a survey/questionnaire about their thoughts on U3A ...

  • Pathways Films – The Stuff of Legend January 30, 2019

    January 17th, 2019 –a sad day for Calderdale for our speakers, Peter Thornton and Ray Riches, the Powell and Pressburger of the Calder Valley, announced their retirement from film-making. But not ...

  • Christmas Music and a Cracking Quiz January 10, 2019

    U3A Todmorden’s Christmas meeting was well served by local talent. Dee Ashworth conducted the Todmorden Community Adult Learners Brass Band in a fine medley of tunes. This was TCALBB’s first outing. They ...

  • Philosophy Walks December 11, 2018

    Some say they do their best thinking when walking. Philosophy Group members and friends are putting this notion to the test for the third time on Friday 21 December when ...

  • November 2018: Chairman’s Report November 17, 2018

    We started our meeting with a very short EGM to confirm Peter Carrigan as Vice Chair of U3A Todmorden.   Peter will continue to be our Speaker Finder so the need ...

  • Rhetoric – Convenient Claptrap for the Conman? November 2, 2018

    Thursday, October 18th saw U3A Todmorden enjoying a talk about rhetoric from Robert Cockcroft, a speaker not unlearned in this dark art. Robert started by eliciting the audience’s response to rhetoric. ...

  • October 2018 meeting: report from the Chair October 20, 2018

    On such a lovely day I’m delighted to announce I have some good news. Last month I encouraged you to consider volunteering to help U3A Todmorden in one way or ...

  • Have Guitar, Will Travel – to the USSR October 16, 2018

    We were delighted to welcome back Neil Smith to U3A Todmorden on Thursday, September 20th to talk about his adventures with his guitar ‘Beyond the Iron Curtain’ in the 1980s ...

  • August monthly meeting August 17, 2018

    Members at the meeting this afternoon enjoyed an informative and amusing talk by David Bell on some aspects of medical treatment in the seventeenth century. David, with a wide variety ...

  • Chairman’s report to 2018 AGM (Ernie Rogan’s farewell) July 20, 2018

    (Chairman’s Annual Report 2017/2018. For the AGM 19 July 2018) The financial year started with just 500 members and we now stand at 533, with about 100 still to pay their ...

  • “I’ll Put My Mind to Anything” July 3, 2018

    U3A Todmorden heard a cracking talk from Allan Shalks on Thursday, June 21st. Enigmatically titled ‘My Interesting Life’, that’s just what it turned out to be. Inspired by his grandchildren urging ...

  • Happy 10th Anniversary, U3A Todmorden! June 2, 2018

    On Thursday, May 17th, U3A Todmorden met to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its first members’ monthly meeting. We were honoured by the attendance of Cllr Christine Potter, Mayor of Todmorden, ...

  • April’s monthly meeting April 22, 2018

    Members meeting 19 April 2018. Greetings to all members. A sweltering day and the committee expected a smaller than usual attendance. However 132 members and visitors gave up gardening duties to attend. ...

  • March’s monthly meeting March 18, 2018

    Greetings to all members. Another full house. It is very heartening for the committee, our Speaker Finder Peter Carrigan,  and our speakers to see so many members attending. Our guests were ...

  • February’s Monthly Meeting February 18, 2018

    Greetings to all members. Another full house. All our usual chairs were used and the reserve wooden chairs had to be brought out, for the late comers. Our guests were Cllr ...