Newport U3A - News

Latest Updates
12-06-18: Update to the History Programme
11-06-18: Update to the Craft page
05-06-18: Update to Saturday walks and Cycling Programme
29-05-18: Updates to the news page (below) Monthly Speakers, French Debutants and French 2 pages

Spring: 10 January - 23 March
Summer: 11 April - 13 July
Autumn: 5 September - 14 December


Quiz: - Second week of June, date to be confirmed
Thank you lunch & set up Open Day - 15 August
Open Day: - 16 August
Celebratory Concert - 7 December
Carol Service - 14 December

Committee meetings - First Wednesday (with some exceptions)
Monthly meetings - First Thursday (with some exceptions)
Conveners' meetings - 31 May, 29 November

Please note: any of the above dates are liable to change, due to bad weather, elections, funerals in Church etc. Please check with your Convener or a Committee Member if you have a query or question regarding any of them.

It is with sadness that we say farewell to members and their nearest and dearest.

Mike Savage, ex French I and Conversation (15 February)
Pam Linton's husband Tom (20 March)
Cath Casey of Craft, her husband Bill (19 April)
Val Evans' husband Roy (26 April). Val is in French I, Roy was a Creative Writer
Betty Robson, widow of Bob Robson, passed away in late April/early May, in Andover. Betty and Bob were founder members
Last but not least, Stephen Berry's dad, Wilf, who was in the Choir.

Our thoughts are with the families at this time.


The new skittles group meets between 1.15 - 3.30pm on the 4th Friday of every month at a local pub.

Our intention is to topple opponents with friendly rivalry, and afterwards we retire to the bar and enjoy a performance from a jazz band.

If you are interested in joining us, contact convenors Mike Brown and Angela Robins (phone 07980970967).

Our Whist Group began in October, and meets every second Thursday, 12.30 - 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome - from absolute beginners to the very experienced - please do come along! Contact Jen Harrhy (01633 270840) for more information.

Many members participate in social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc) and blogs. However, please be mindful that not everyone wants to be "shared". You are welcome to film or photograph any U3A event, but please respect the privacy of others - do not publish without the express permission of those concerned.

If you receive an email purporting to be from your bank, the tax man, PayPal, a friend stuck penniless in foreign climes or even a Nigerian prince announcing your inheritance, chances are it is a scam! There are numerous phishing emails on the go at any given time.

Most of these emails are constructed extremely well, and really look as though they are coming from a legitimate source, so you do need to be on your guard. If you receive an email that is out of the blue:

  • Never log in to an account from a link in an email
  • Never give your security details or any other confidential information
  • Check the address of the sender of the email - they are often very close matches - eg,

A quick search will reveal lots of useful information about fraudulent emails - Hoax Slayer is particularly useful for debunking false stories and Paypal has useful information about how to spot a fraudulent email, along with other helpful advice about keeping safe online.

If in doubt - delete it!