Sheffield u3a

Lunch and Lecture

It is usual for Lunch and Lecture (LL) to take place twice a year: once in May and again in October/November. Talks are varied, usually very entertaining. It is an open group: open to any u3a Sheffield member. The venue for recent years has been at The Double Tree by Hilton Sheffield Park Hotel, Chesterfield Road South, SHEFFIELD S8 8BW as we have found this to have good access, good car parking and several bus stops close by.

Next Meeting

10 May 2024 – Wentworth Woodhouse

Booking Form

Full information and booking forms for each forthcoming event will be available in the monthly E Newsletters for a few months before the event and in the hardcopy of Links prior to the event. When possible, there will be links on this ‘page’ to take you to the booking form and information.

The Lunch and Lecture (LL) Team trust that you have all had a good start to 2024 and that you haven’t been adversely affected by the recent storms and cold weather. As we are noticing the slightly longer hours of daylight we are sure that it gives a positive boost to our wellbeing.

Our next Lunch and Lecture will be on Friday, 10 May 2024 at the Doubletree by Hilton Sheffield Park Hotel, Chesterfield Road South, Meadowhead, SHEFFIELD S8 8BW. Arrival 12 noon for a 1230 start. Cost – £25.00. We have done our utmost to keep the price as competitive as possible and, you can be assured, we will continue to do so.

Our speaker for May 2024 is David Winpenny, who is joining us to speak about Wentworth Woodhouse. With an enormous, extravagant frontage and an amazing history, this Grade 1 listed country house gives David plenty to tell us about. He is a skilled lecturer who is accredited to the Arts Society, having spoken regularly on cruise ships, offering humorous talks on many subjects.

If you would like more information or you know of any possible speakers please contact one of the Lunch and Lecture Team:

Barbara Hutton (Co-ordinator) barbara_hutton@hotmail.com

Sue Connelly ksueuconnelly@hotmail.com

Martin Harvey harveymk@yahoo.co.uk


Our last Lunch and Lecture was on 3 November 2023 when our speaker for the day was Mr Stephen Croft, a volunteer, on behalf of Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA). He was a very interesting speaker who explained some of the background of YAA, explained about the extremely valuable service that YAA provides and recounted some amazing stories of real-life rescues, including his own. Together with a co-volunteer, Ms Emma Hurst, they kept us interested and entertained also displaying a small stall of merchandise which they sold on behalf of the YAA Charity. Many of you may be totally unaware that the YAA service is funded totally by their Charity Collections and Sales – there is no government funding for them.