Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..




Neil Meldrum is proposing to run four weekly Zoom sessions as from Friday 20thNovember at 12.30pm to Friday 11th December on the cultural history of Ancient China, from the semi legendary Xia period down to the very historical Sui Dynasty in 581 CE, and then in the spring term some more Chinese cultural history, from the glorious Tang Dynasty and on into to the Ming dynasty 1368-1644 CE.

No prior knowledge needed just a curiosity about a fascinating civilisation.

If you would like to challenge a friend, or friends, to a game of Bridge online, you can do this by downloading  Full instructions can be found in the following attachment :

Mirthy are a UK company who provide Speakers to various organisations and are currently offering free weekly online Talks to the public, with a Q&A session at the end.  To register for any of these talks, simply go to and scroll down the page until you see the link to their free talks. It takes one click to register, there is no need for any complicated downloads. If you don't receive your confirmation email fairly quickly don't forget to check your Junk folder.

If anyone is interested, just sign up, sit back and relax!  Any feedback regarding the talks would be much appreciated, feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Reminder - Neil Meldrum (a Bournemouth U3A member and one of our previous Group Leaders) is also hosting free online Zoom talks for members. To sign up for these talks, which take place every Wednesday morning, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Why not take a look at the National Theatre website, They are currently streaming plays and quizzes free via You Tube.

You can also take part in their virtual quizzes on the final Monday of each month.  Join their quizmasters Dame Helen MirrenSir Lenny HenryLesley Manville and Sir Ian McKellen at 7pm, as they pose questions on history, sport and the National Theatre.



If you enjoy keeping active through exercise, why not try out the following: have a wide range of videos available for all ages, including active older adults, a good description for many of our members.

To see these videos, open the website, then select ‘browse videos’ , scroll down and open ‘Active Older Adults’. You will find they have something for all abilities and a choice of exercises, be it sitting yoga or something more active.

You could also try out Joe Wicks 10 Minute Full Body Seniors Workout, which is available on  



For those of you who enjoy classical music, the London Symphony Orchestra will be streaming concerts twice a week during the current Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Visit their website select 'What's on' then select 'Always Playing: Our Online Season'  to see what's available.


Check out the many various activities on our National Office website . Maybe try a Quiz, get moving with Mr Motivator or even give the Maths Challenge a go!  There are also links to Government and NHS websites offering advice during the Covid-19 pandemic.


This is the second Monday of our Easter break and, because it's before schools break for their holidays, we get the concessionary rate of only £3.10 per game (correct at time of going to print).

As usual, please arrive promptly at 11.00 so we can organise a group for each lanNo need to book, just turn up. Bring a friend if you wish. (There is plenty of parking on site and, of course, many buses pass the door).

                                                                                                       John Oram

Roger's & Hammerstein's 'The King & I' will be coming to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, from London's West End, on Thursday 23rd April 2020.

Matinee performance, cost £68 each including coach. Interested? contact Mitchell on 01202 722171