We are a group of individuals who enjoy reading a wide range of material then having the opportunity to talk about and discuss what we have read. We do this in a very democratic way, taking turns to lead the group. Note that if you want to "study literature", Southwell u3a also has a "Literature Group". The group meets at 2.00 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month, but break for summer and Christmas - so we do not meet in August or December.
Update: We used to meet in members' homes, but with a steady growth in numbers during 2023 we have moved and now meet at Burgage Court Community Centre. This move has allowed us to expand our membership further, but we can still welcome more new members! If interested in joining us please contact Alison (details in "Members' Section" or see below). Lift sharing can be arranged, and we make time for refreshments and a chat as well as our book discussion. Members normally source their own copies to allow us maximum flexibility in our choice of texts. We negotiate our programme by group agreement, aiming to read from a different genre each month. We plan to vary the format by including some 'Members' Choice' meetings and 'Book v Film' sessions. We usually take turns to find out a little about the author and share this with the group before we discuss the book.
Our 2023 Programme is:
February 28th The Paper Palace Miranda Cowley Heller March 28th Apples Never Fall Liane Moriarty April 25th Songbird Christy Lefteri May 23rd Diddly Squat Jeremy Clarkson June 27th The Forgetting Time Sharon Guskin July 25th A Beautiful Spy Rachel Hore No meeting in August September 26th The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie Plus any other Christie novel October 24th A Terrible Kindness Jo Browning Wroe November 28th The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd No meeting in December
Our 2022 Programme was:
February 22nd Any novel by Claire Chambers March 22nd Fifty Fifty Steve Cavanagh April 26th The Lamplighters Emma Stonex May 24th The Salt Path Raynor Winn June 28th The Midnight Library Matt Haig July 26th The Martian Andy Weir August No meeting September 27th Ruth Elizabeth Gaskell October 25th The Summer of the Bear Bella Pollen November 22nd Anxious People Fredrik Backman December No meeting
Think you might be interested in joining this group?
1. If you are not already a member of Southwell U3A but are interested in finding out more about these groups and/or would like to attend one of their group meetings please click on the Contact Us link and let us know which group you are interested in. We will arrange for the Group Leader to get in touch with you as soon as possible.
2. If you are already a member of Southwell U3A and are interested in joining either group you can contact the Group Leader directly. Their details are in the Group Leaders page in our Membership Area of the website. As a Southwell U3A member you will have received the password for the Members Area pages in Newsline. If you have forgotten the password please use the Contact Us facility on this website to request the password.