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Registered Charity Number 1207225


Next monthly meeting

13th August

David Dean

Where did that come from? The origin of famous terms

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP (approximately 150): Membership is open to anyone interested, so why not contact us?

We pay an annual subscription of £15 then £1 for each monthly meeting to help towards the cost of hiring the hall and providing refreshments.  

MONTHLY MEETING: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9:45am-12:00pm. Half an hour to book in and enjoy coffee and a chat while checking out the sign up sheets for various groups on offer. Then take your seats to listen to the Chair give out notices before this month’s speaker takes the floor.

VENUE: Bowen Hall, off Bates Avenue, DL3 0TH. Click on the side bar for map and details.

GROUPS: We have a large number of active groups and full details are available by clicking on the side bar.   

We are one of over 1000 u3a groups across the country totalling nearly half a million members. For further information on the National u3a please click here. We are also a member of the Northumbria Regional Group and for details click here.  

 Speaker Programme 2024


Chris Lloyd – Hidden Darlington


Carol Tetlow – Stethoscope Secrets: Her Time as a GP


Co-Op Estate Planning – Tax, Care and Toyboys


Marion Boyden – Guide Dogs for the Blind


Malcolm Sweet – The Freemasons


Rev John Howard – Hope for Israel/Palestine


Raby Castle Team – Presentation


David Dean – Where Did That Come from? The Origins of Famous Terms


Dr Stuart Jones – Energy Transition to Net Zero


Shaun Campbell – The Arthur Wharton Foundation


James Skitt – AGM and Demonstration of 3D Printers


Musical interlude – to be arranged