Bournemouth U3A Social Events

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We enjoy our coffee mornings! They are a great opportunity to meet up with other members for a relaxing coffee and chat – what’s not to like?

We would be delighted if as many new members as possible decide to join us so that we can all get to know each other and make new friends.  For those of you thinking of joining us, but haven’t quite made up your mind, we’d be delighted to see you too. 

If you are new to Bournemouth u3a please make yourself known to our host. There’s no need to phone the office.

All Coffee Club meetings will be at 10.30 - 12.00 noon

Thursday 18th January - Cosy Club, Bournemouth
Downtown Bournemouth, between Holland and Barrett and the old Beales Department Store.
There is a lift in the entrance to the first-floor bar area.
Your host will be Julie.

Wednesday 21st February - Westbourne Conservative Club
Situated in Alum Chine Road, near Westbourne centre. Plenty
of buses run through Westbourne. Alight at either the Westbourne Pub or the Post Office (from Bournemouth) or at the Westbourne Arcade/Iceland stop (from Poole) and then walk through the Arcade to Alum Chine Road.
Your host will be Julie.


Friday 15th March - Ludo Lounge, Southbourne
Alight the bus at Fisherman’s Walk. Our venue is on the same side as the Post Office.
Frequent buses - M2, 1b, 1c, 33
Your host will be Jill.

We love 'Lunching Around The World' - not only are we learning about different cuisines but we are widening our vocabulary too. Words to savour like Tzatziki, Tiropitakia, Loukaniko and Souvlaki (courtesy of The Real Greek)...... and Gamberi Milanese, Linguine Positano, Villaggio Greco and Tartufo (from our friends at Finezza).  A particular recent highlight has been our introduction to 'Bento Boxes' at The Wonderful Kitchen in Charminster. Such concentration is required when deciding which items to include. The food is beautifully presented on special trays and as each one arrives at the table - you get a real sense of ceremony. We will definitely be visiting The Wonderful Kitchen again!

In Spring 2024, our tastebuds will be taking a journey across three continents:-

LUXOR (Lebanese/Moroccan) - FRIDAY 19th JANUARY – from 12.30 onwards - 67 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UE

COTE BRASSERIE (French) -  TUESDAY 27th FEBRUARY – from 12.30 onwards - 1 Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BY

KALA THAI - MONDAY 11th MARCH – from 12.30 onwards - 127 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1EP

Information about each meal is sent out to all members via e-mail approximately three weeks in advance.
Places must be pre-booked and some restaurants will require meal choices in advance.
So, if you don't know your TARTE TATIN from your TARTARE, or your GAMBERI from your GNOCCHI - why not come and join us?
To book, please contact: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 01202 551401
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office Tel: 01202 420700

***if you have booked a place and then find you are unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible


Bob Hucklesby

01202 551401 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Following previous memorable trips to Tuscany, we shall again be returning to Hotel Torretta in Montecatini Terme from 2nd to 16th July 2024.   Next year’s programme will include visits to Renaissance gardens, Volterra, Sienna, Vinci, and time for trekking and opera in Lucca.

 There will be plenty of free time to relax and explore nearby cities such as Viareggio, Florence, Pisa, Prato and Pistoia.

Each day finishes with a delicious Tuscan dinner and good conversation.

 If you would like to register your interest and find out more, please contact Margaret Ronchetti by email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 At Hollywood Bowl, (Bowlplex), Branksome.

As usual please arrive promptly at 11.00 so that we can organise a group for each lane and all start together at 11.15. As our sessions will be in school term time I have been re-assured that we will get the concessionary rate. We usually play 2 games finishing by about 1.00 – 1.30.

Bowling shoes are available for hire but ordinary footwear is perfectly acceptable. No need to book, just turn up and by all means bring a friend if you wish.

If you don’t feel like playing just come along and watch and have a chat. Enjoy the fun and there is a coffee bar.

There is plenty of parking on site and of course many buses pass the door.

Please note change from our usual day for our September session

John Oram


Why not join us for this year’s Christmas Lunch at The Cumberland Hotel

27 East Overcliff Drive, BH1 3A, on Tuesday 12 December 2023 arrive by 12.30 for start at 1.00

               £27.50 per person, incl. gratuities

There is limited parking at the hotel and metered parking on adjacent roads.

Please see your Autumn 2023 Newsletter for menu and Booking Form.
All bookings to be received 
by 10 November 2023 at the very latest.

Bournemouth University wanted to let you know about their Bournemouth University Online Public Lecture Series. 

They will be sharing the best of Bournemouth University through a series of free online public lectures. From ageing well to protecting our environment and dealing with disaster, these monthly events will cover some of the biggest issues facing our world and showcase how Bournemouth University research and expertise is helping to make a difference. 

Follow the link above to see and book future events.



If you enjoy keeping active through exercise, why not try Joe Wicks 10 Minute Full Body Seniors Workout, which is available on