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Events

This page lists forthcoming events and visits that may be of interest to Thornbury U3A members.
Please contact the organiser of any event of interest - or that you wish to attend.

Forthcoming events

28th May 2024
2:00 pm
Meeting

(Group: Archaeology)

4th June 2024
Meeting

(Group: Architecture)

Clough Williams-Ellis & Portmeirion with Doug Fowler

Doug will take us through the development of Portmeirion where architect Clough Williams-Ellis wanted to demonstrate how a site could be developed without spoiling it. He created a landscape of […]
Venue: Thornbury Methodist Church - Upper Hall

5th June 2024
Meeting

(Group: History)

10th June 2024
Outing

(Group: Bird Watching)

Ham Wall, Somerset Levels

Led by Dendy - All day

13th June 2024
Outing

(Group: Cycling)

Thursday Ride

- Steve leading

13th June 2024
Outing

(Group: Cycling)

14th June 2024
Meeting

(Group: Travel & Tourism)

14th June 2024
Meeting

(Group: Music)

Our Vice-Chairman Phil Holland will be Jos Gregson’s guest

Our Vice-Chairman Phil Holland will be Jos Gregson’s guest as he decides what records he would like to take with him on a Desert Island and we find out about […]
Venue: Alveston Methodist Church

25th June 2024
Performance

(Group: Opera Appreciation)

25th June 2024
2:00 pm
Meeting

(Group: Archaeology)

27th June 2024
Outing

(Group: Cycling)

Thursday Ride

- Don leading

2nd July 2024
Meeting

(Group: Architecture)

Brutalism in Architecture with Helen Roberts

The most unpopular architectural style. But what is brutal about Brutalism? Why have so many grand brutalist schemes been demolished? So why does the Twentieth Century Society campaign to save […]
Venue: Thornbury Methodist Church - Upper Hall

3rd July 2024
Meeting

(Group: History)

5th July 2024
Social

(Group: Wine Group 3)

8th July 2024
Walking

(Group: Bird Watching)

Downend

Led by Cilla - Medium

11th July 2024
Outing

(Group: Cycling)

Thursday Ride

- Moira leading - Clevedon

12th July 2024
Other

(Group: Travel & Tourism)

No Meeting

No Meeting

23rd July 2024
Outing

(Group: Archaeology)

25th July 2024
Outing

(Group: Cycling)

12th August 2024
Outing

(Group: Bird Watching)

Goldcliff and Newport Wetlands

Led by Alan - All day

27th August 2024
Performance

(Group: Opera Appreciation)

3rd September 2024
Meeting

(Group: Architecture)

The Answer is Leipzig with John Ellis

The title is the City’s slogan, and John’s 3 years residence/10 years visiting helped to answer his company’s mission at the time - how to invest successfully in European property. […]
Venue: Thornbury Methodist Church - Upper Hall

9th September 2024
Outing

(Group: Bird Watching)

Hill

Led by Cilla - All day

24th September 2024
2:00 pm
Meeting

(Group: Archaeology)

1st October 2024
Meeting

(Group: Architecture)

Laurie Baker - a Trailblazer for Sustainable Architecture on the Indian sub-continent with Alan Soldat

Lawrence Wilfred "Laurie" Baker was a British-born Indian architect, renowned for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and designs that maximized space, ventilation and light and maintained an uncluttered yet […]
Venue: Thornbury Methodist Church - Upper Hall

14th October 2024
Outing

(Group: Bird Watching)

Severnside, New Passage

Led by Eve - Morning

21st October 2024
Outing

(Group: Bird Watching)

Return to New Passage

Led by Cilla - Short

22nd October 2024
2:00 pm
Meeting

(Group: Archaeology)

5th November 2024
Meeting

(Group: Architecture)

WW1 Memorials - 'Pro Patria Mori' with Mark Walker

Mark will be talking about some of the great architects of the early 20th Century and in particular, their creation of monuments to commemorate the fallen in the Great War. […]
Venue: Thornbury Methodist Church - Upper Hall

11th November 2024
Outing

(Group: Bird Watching)

Somerset Levels

Led by Charles - Long

26th November 2024
2:00 pm
Meeting

(Group: Archaeology)

3rd December 2024
Social

(Group: Architecture)

Architecture Group Christmas Event

Fun and games in a relaxing festive mood.
Venue: Thornbury Methodist Church - Upper Hall

9th December 2024
Outing

(Group: Bird Watching)

Slimbridge

Slimbridge - Led by Carol and Kevin - or Cilla? - Short

17th December 2024
2:00 pm
Meeting

(Group: Archaeology)

Sardinia - Here be Giants

Some winter sunshine & seasonal nibbles
Venue: Porch House - Catholic Church