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

  • THIRD CONVENORS’ LUNCH April 13, 2019

    Central Methodists Todmorden was the venue for the third Tod U3A Convenors’ Lunch. The purpose of these is two fold: as an expression of thanks from the Committee for all ...

  • PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP EXHIBITION April 13, 2019

    The photography group have some of their work displayed at Tod Information Centre throughout April. You will enjoy a variety of subjects: the expected, but not to say ordinary. Landscapes, ...

  • Maria Glot, Saltaire’s Industrial-Historical Storyteller April 4, 2019

    21st March, 2019 will be remembered as the time Todmorden U3A was hit once again by the benign storytelling tornado that is Maria Glot, historical raconteur extraordinaire. Her primary subject was ...

  • March Members’ meeting March 26, 2019

    Vice Chairman’s report of the Members meeting Thursday 21 March 2019. We had an excellent turn out, rough count 140 including 4 guests. In the 5 minute showcase Sarah Penney gave a ...

  • February Members’ Meeting – Barrow Lad Goes Bargaining in Middle East March 3, 2019

    U3A Todmorden had clearly bargained for 45 minutes from Philip Caine on 21st February, but it got a lifetime’s worth of fluent storytelling (and a chance to buy a book ...

  • February Meeting: from Barrow to Baghdad March 2, 2019

    The Chair welcomed everyone to the February meeting. We are delighted to announce that the membership of U3A Todmorden has now reached 519 and we hope the recent recruits enjoy ...

  • ART CLUB February 20, 2019

    The Art Club have been busy, as Jean Pearson explains below. We have been inspired by poetry for our current project and some beautiful artwork has been produced.   We have ...

  • 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 ...

  • Teazles and Teazlemen – Robert McMillan in Todmorden December 12, 2018

    Before November 15th, few members of U3A Tod would have known that a teazle features in crests on the Clothworkers’ Building at Leeds University and in the decorations of Rochdale ...

  • 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 ...