Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..


Wednesday 10 August

Last year, instead of the usual BBQ, we had a picnic on the beach. One advantage is that we did not have to wait for 6.00pm to light up!

Despite some indifferent weather it was good to meet up so we decided same again this year – with better weather of course!

So come along to the beach at Southbourne in front of beach hut 1414, by lamp post 311, just west of the site of “The Bistro”. Bring everything you need; food, drinks and something to sit on. Warren Edge car park off Southbourne Coast Road is conveniently near. We will “pitch camp” by 12.00.

We are hoping for lovely sunshine but on the day if it’s a bit cooler than we would like it won’t put us off, but if it’s unpleasant then we won’t be martyrs! Hope you can join us and by all means bring along a friend.

John Moore and John Oram

Watch this space for details of our 2022 Christmas Lunch. 

Unfortunately we have had to postpone all theatre trips for this year.  However, we hope to resume trips again next year.
Watch this space! 

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.



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 before the new term starts.  For those of you thinking of joining us, but haven’t quite made your mind up, we’d be delighted to see you too. 

So please come along, from 10.30am, on

Tuesday 20 September, The Westbourne pub, 45 Poole Road, Westbourne

Please join us if you can.  If you are new to Bournemouth u3a please make yourself known to, John, Julie or Pat.  We look forward to welcoming you! 

(There’s no need to phone the office.) We will see you there.

The u3a Lunch Club is open to all members and meets several times in the year. Each time that we visit a restaurant, we have the opportunity to sample a particular cuisine at a reasonable price, as well as to meet old and new friends.   The restaurants we visit are easily accessible by bus.  Parking nearby may be limited

Enjoy your summer break and we look forward to seeing you all again in the Autumn.

Bob Hucklesby

TEN PIN BOWLING   Monday 19 September

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 we get a concessionary rate.

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.


John Oram


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Check out the many various activities and numerous interesting free Online Zoom events on our UK Office website . Or why not 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.

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