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Ad Hoc Walking Group     

Meets Flexible
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Details The group allows members who like to walk to link up and walk with other members, either for safety or just for company. There is no published programme. Walks are advertised by email at short notice, typically 72 – 24 hours prior to start time. Any member of the group can propose a walk which can be short/long and/or easy/strenuous. The proposer will give some indication of the anticipated length, route and type of the walk, but members must understand that the walk may not have been recce'd and occasionally route improvisations may be required. Need clothing and footwear appropriate to the walk. Possible use of public transport.

Aerobic Workout     

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Meets Wednesday
Venue St Andrews Church Skipton - map
Details Incorporating some high intensity aerobic exercise,(HIIT). Suitable clothing essential, mats/towels required for cool down. Please bring water and check that HIIT is O.K. with your doctor as heart rates will be elevated.

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Allotment     

Meets Monday,Thursday afternoon all year
Venue Allotment
Details Let's grow! Additional costs: seeds, plants & other consumables necessary for growing crops

Are we there yet?     

Meets April - October
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Details Aimed at all members, and will it run outside normal U3A “term” time, we shall visit up to three locations between April and September using private cars, car sharing and occasionally a coach. Members will be advised of forthcoming events by email. Extra costs: entry to events and a contribution to car sharing costs if applicable at 7p per mile.

Art and Architecture RESERVE     

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Art and Architecture, Aspects     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Embsay Village Hall - map
Details A follow on course from the History of Art (but it is not essential to have done History of Art first). The course looks at art and architecture in Britain in the 19th Century and the Western World in the 20th Century. The course includes an architectural tour of Leedson 31/10/18. Photocopying £3.

Art, History of     

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Meets Tuesday
Venue Embsay Village Hall Side Room - map
Details History of art from Ancient Greeks to the end of the 19th Century Photocopying £3 per term

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Art, Multi-media 1     

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Meets Wednesday
Venue Three Links Club - map
Details Mixed media class with good company and tuition available for painting felting mosaic knitting and needlework.

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Art, Multi-media 2     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Three Links Club - map
Details Mixed media class with good company and tuition available for painting felting mosaic knitting and needlework.

Ballet DVDs and Musicals DVDs     

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Meets Friday 9:30
Venue Baptist Church - map
Details A program of Ballet DVDs will be shown in the Autumn term and Musicals in the Spring term.

Ballet DVDs RESERVE LIST     

Meets Fri 9:30 a.m.
Venue Champions Church - map
Details 9/11/19 Anyuta + Le Baiser de la Fee 16/11 Le Corsair + The Rite of Spring 23/11 The Winter’s Tale 30/11 Spartacus 7/12. Sylvia 14/12 The Nutcracker

Birdwatching     

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Meets Monday
Venue Bolton Abbey Village Hall - map
Details A class for all those interested in birdwatching illustrated with DVDs videos digital images and birdsong recordings. Free parking at venue. Outdoor field trips by car or coach take place on alternate Mondays involving car sharing costs and coach fares. A pair of binoculars is essential. RSPB Membership is recommended as we visit a number of RSPB Reserves. There will be an optional 4/5 day birdwatching excursion.

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Bridge - Play     

Meets Thursday, 2 to 4 pm
Venue Draughton Village Hall
Details For those who have played Bridge and want to improve their game. We play duplicate bridge. You do not need a partner you will always get a game. Additional costs: £1 to cover cards and travellers.

Bridge for Beginners     

Meets Thursday
Venue Draughton Village Hall
Details An intensive course designed for anyone new to the game or those who have had a long spell away from the game. There is a minimum number of 13 for this course.

Calligraphy     

Meets Thursday
Venue Three Links Club - map
Details This is a self-help group with no tutor and is therefore not suitable for absolute beginners. In the Autumn Term there will be a short introduction to Chinese calligraphy. Occasional photocopying costs.

Ceilidh Club     

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Meets Thursday
Venue Christ Church Annexe - map
Details The Ceilidh Club is for people who like to dance, play and call English country dances. The aim of the club is to develop a repertoire of dances with a distinctive Yorkshire flavour.

Coastal Navigation     

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Meets Thursday 10 - 12
Venue Private Houses
Details The aim of this course is to introduce you to coastal navigation (which has similarities to map reading on land) but uses ‘charts’ and has the added interest of how to cope with tides and wind. Mostly learnt by doing exercises using the ‘Firth of Clyde’ chart. Additional Costs: about £20 for a ‘Breton’ plotter & dividers; but could borrow or share.

Craven College Lunch     

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Venue Craven College - The Brasserie - map
Details Craven College annual Christmas Lunch

Croquet     

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Meets Wednesdays
Venue Pendle and Craven Croquet Club - map
Details Instruction and guidance on how to play croquet will be given with the kind assistance of P&C.C.C. members. Croquet is equally suitable for men and women. Although the game is competitive 'Golf Croquet' players are on the lawn together so you will find it a friendly and sociable sport. All equipment will be provided, flat soled footwear is essential. Weekly charge of £3. (Includes tea and biscuits). For more information 'browse the web', - The Croquet Association - Pendle and Craven Croquet Club

Croquet RESERVE LIST     

Meets Wednesdays
Venue Pendle and Craven Croquet Club - map
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Crown Green Bowls (Group 1)     

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Meets Friday
Venue Whinfield Bowling Club
Details Instruction and guidance on how to play crown green bowls. Wear flat soled shoes or trainers. There is a cost of £1 each time you play.

Crown Green Bowls (Group 2)     

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Meets Friday
Venue Whinfield Bowling Club
Details Instruction and guidance on how to play crown green bowls. Wear flat soled shoes or trainers. There is a cost of £1 each time you play.

Crown Green Bowls (Group 3)     

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Meets Tuesdays starts 7th May
Venue Craven Bowls Club
Details A mixed ability group of Crown Green bowlers whose main purpose is enjoy the game. The best entry to the Craven Bowls Club is from Skipton Town Hall car park,

Crown Green Bowls 3 RESERVE LI     

Meets Tuesday starts 7th May
Venue Craven Bowls Club
Details A mixed ability group of Crown Green bowlers whose main purpose is enjoy the game. The best entry to the Craven Bowls Club is from Skipton Town Hall Car Park

Crown Green Bowls RESERVE LIST     

Meets Friday start 3 May
Venue Whinfield Bowling Club
Details Instructions and guidance on how to play crown green bowls. There are two classes, first 11.30am to 2pm and second 2pm to 4.30pm. The less experienced players, in the judgement of the Group Leader will be enrolled into the first class. Wear flat soled shoes. There is a cost of £1 each time you play.

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Discussion Group     

Meets Tuesday
Venue Discussion Group - map
Details A weekly airing of topical issues It is hoped that participants will raise their own subjects and that the quality of the discussion will be more important than the need to reach a firm conclusion

Discussion Group - Politics     

Meets Thursday
Venue Swadford Centre Library - map
Details Following on from last year’s inaugural session this group discusses a wide range of topics covering all aspects of politics, political culture and government. The group leader acts as a facilitator, with members actively engaged in lively discourse and sometimes also delivering sessions. .

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Economics & Economic History 2     

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Meets Thursday
Venue Swadford Centre Library - map
Details This is part 2 of a two year programme. New members will be welcome if there are spaces available as continuing members will be given priority. Pleas indicate when you are applying that you are continuing the programme. This session we will be looking at the relative UK decline as other countries industrialise. We will attempt to find out why this decline took place and examine possible causes. The World Wars will be analysed to see why UK economic management was so successful in achieving the final outcomes. The impact of the wars and the management of peace will also be looked at in depth. The post 1945 period will be looked at in depth, to see how reconstruction and reform were achieved, also how the post war consensus declined in the 1970s.

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Exploring Eng Poetry RESERVE     

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Exploring English Poetry     

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Meets Monday PM
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Details EXPLORING ENGLISH POETRY FROM BEOWULF TO BROWNING TO BOB DYLAN. A journey through the history of English poetry from its Anglo-Saxon origins, through Chaucer, the Tudor and Classical periods, the Romantic poets, the Victorians and the 20th century. Set book £10

Exploring the Countryside     

Meets Wednesdays (Monthly, April to September)
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Details Occasional morning trips in the summer to visit local sites of geographical interest. Meet at the site at 10am, and expect to be there for about two hours. Suitable clothing, footwear and provisions for a midmorning break are essential. There will be some walking over rough ground: like a 'short-easy' Walking Group walk, but at a slower pace. Each trip will be organised by a member of the group (volunteers welcome!) who will circulate beforehand by email some background information about the site. Datesand locations will be emailed in early 2020. Please car share where possible. Sorry no dogs

Film International - Worldwide     

Meets Thursday
Venue Champions Church - map
Details All films have sub-titles. A list of films will be available on the Open Day. Come to as many or as few films as you like. Good wheelchair access. Warm hall. Tea and coffee break with biscuits 50p. A stimulating and companionable way to spend an autumn afternoon.

Film International Extra     

Meets Tuesday
Venue Champions Church - map
Details A selection of films – some old, some new - from around Europe and elsewhere including Australia, England and the USA. All films will be subtitled. The majority of films will be certificated 12 or PG (by the British Board of Film Censors, or European equivalent) but one or two may be certificated as 15.

Film International RESERVE     

Meets Friday afternoons
Venue Champions Church - map
Details The Films are all on the Calendar in Beacon, but here are a few dates. Tues. Jan. 8th 1.15 for 1.30 Vee is showing Jean de Florette Glorious French Friday 11Jan. I am showing Autumn Sun Latin American Sweetness introductory offer! Jan. 18th Lore. German. If you have been told you are on the waiting list, don't worry, just come to the class. There is plenty of room. It worked last year. Wendy Berrington

Films - 29th Century Life     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Details Come and see what life was like in the 20th century! Historic film footage and documentaries of everyday life in the last century show us a world which has all but vanished, except in our memories. Each week we examine facets of life, work and play in Britain as captured at the time on film.

Films Japan and Noordic     

Meets Tuesday
Venue Champions Church - map
Details A selection of subtitled films from Japan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland presented by leaders from Japan and Sweden. After the film members who are interested can stay for a short discussion about the film (unfortunately not possible after very long films). Come to as many or as few films as you want. There is good wheelchair access and Champions Church now has a new projector that really brings out the colour of the film. And of course - tea/coffee break halfways into the film.

Fountaine Hospital, Almshouse     

Meets Tuesday
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Details Unravelling the architectural history of this remarkable building in Linton, and its benefactor Richard Fountaine. We will explore the evidence of the Hospital’s origins, of its possible architect, and of the story of Fountaine’s life. Additional Costs: Photocopying £2 approx.

French (Advanced)     

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Meets Friday
Venue Swadford Centre Library - map
Details The course will give students the opportunity to practice spoken and written French at an advanced level using a wide range of relevant texts and activities.

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French (Continuing)     

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Meets Tuesday
Venue Greatwood and Horseclose Community Centre - map
Details Further structured language practice (loosely based on 'French Experience' Book 2). Aspects of French life via the media, stories, songs etc. Photocopying £2 approx per term.

French (Continuing) RESERVE     

Meets Tuesday
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Geography Forum     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Details The Geography Forum has been running for many years with members giving talks on the geography (and sometimes history) of places they know or have visited. In previous years it has only run in the autumn but at the end of last years’ course there were offers to give 15 talks hence the extension to early February.

George Clifford     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Soroptimist International - map
Details GEORGE CLIFFORD, THE 3rd EARL OF CUMBERLAND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'THE PRIVATEERING EARL' Today George Clifford has been eclipsed by his famous daughter, Anne, in popular consciousness but his exploits and achievements deserve to be better known. The course therefore sets out to explore some of the feats of this multi-faceted man of action as we chart his life as a provincial landowner, a courtier and Queen Elizabeth’s Favourite, a Privateer, an inveterate gambler and ultimately one of the founding fathers of the British Empire. Finally, we’ll examine the bitterness and discord he bequeathed to the Clifford family on his death. Additional costs: electronic copies of handouts will be supplied free of charge with paper copies at 10p per sheet being provided on request; also £8.30 for an optional tour of the Skipton Castle and visit to George Clifford’s tomb in Skipton Parish Church.

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German (Continuing)     

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Meets Tuesday
Venue St Andrews Library - map
Details A course for revising vocabulary and grammar, with regular listening comprehension. Reading about German-speaking countries. Developing confidence with the language. Additional costs £3 towards photocopying & materials.

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Getting Better     

Meets Monday
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Details GETTING BETTER: LOOKING AT THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE After a brief outline of how Western Health and Medicine have evolved from the earliest times, the group will look at the development of specific areas, starting with Greek-Roman Medicine and the Renaissance Period, and then particular areas like Surgery, Mental Health, Infectious Diseases, Public Health.

Government & Politics RESERVE     

Meets Thurs 04.01.19
Venue Swadford Centre Library - map
Details I will be running a repeat of the Autumn politics course starting on Thurs. 04.01.18 at 13:00 at the Swadford Centre Library. Please apply NOW. First come basis. Syd Matthews

Government and Politics Gp 1     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Swadford Centre Library - map
Details We will be looking at the nature of politics and political behaviour which will involve an examination of democracy and totalitarianism. We will also look at different systems of government, political parties, pressure groups, elections and local government.

Government and Politics Gp 2     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Swadford Centre Library - map
Details We will be looking at the nature of politics and political behaviour which will involve an examination of democracy and totalitarianism. We will also look at different systems of government, political parties, pressure groups, elections and local government.

Homes Fit for Heroes     

Meets Thursday
Venue Skipton Friends Meeting House - map
Details Before WW1 being a council tenant was almost unheard of. By the late 70s, about a third of the population lived in a council property. Now it’s 9% and going down. What happened? A quick look back at the history of council housing. The class lasts for 10 weeks, including a couple of visits to places of interest. Vera worked for local authority housing departments and housing associations for 30 years. Additional Costs: travel associated with two half day visits on 18 Oct & 6 Dec.

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International Lit Book Group     

Meets Monday (Monthly all year)
Venue Private Houses
Details We choose books to read and discuss, together. Tea/coffee and biscuit break. Pleasant company. A stimulating and companionable start to your week.

Italian (Continuation)     

Meets Monday
Venue Skipton Friends Meeting House - map
Details Good level of fluency required. Conversation & listening practice. Passages for reading and comprehension on a range of topics related to Italy. Revision of grammar. Additional costs approx £1/week for photocopying, tea/coffee etc.

Italian (Improvers)     

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Meets Wednesday
Venue Skipton Friends Meeting House - map
Details a fairly low base, this course improves all skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It extends vocabulary and covers more intricate grammar. Not suitable for beginners. Approx £1/week for photocopying, tea/coffee etc.

Keep Going     

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Meets Friday
Venue Three Links Club - map
Details Gentle exercises to music aimed at keeping all body parts moving. We will include dancing and regular exercises i.e. stretches, balances and arm punches. Most exercises can be done whilst sitting. People with knee, hip, heart and other health issues should ask their G.P. which exercises may NOT be suitable. Soft shoes should be worn.

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Mah-Jong     

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Meets Thursday
Venue Princes Drive Community Centre - map
Details Both experienced players and beginners are welcome to this game which resembles Rummy but uses Chinese carved tiles based on Eastern Mythology

Metal Detecting     

Meets Variable
Venue No Venue
Details Introduction to the theory and practice of metal detecting – including the choosing and use of equipment and practical detecting sessions. Researching and dating finds. Compliance with the Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Modern Architecture     

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Meets Wednesday
Venue Gargrave Village Hall - map
Details Modern architecture, its derivation and best examples; Islamic architecture; sustainable (green) architecture. Additional costs for photocopying

Modern Architecture RESERVE     

Meets Beginning Wednesday October 3rd
Venue Gargrave Village Hall - map
Details #FAM Pleased to let you know that , following a' trial run 'this morning the room can now comfortably sit up to 40 people so if your on the waiting list and still want to attend these talks please be in touch and I will add you on to the members schedule. Hope to see you there. Best regards C H R I S

Music for Fun     

Meets Tuesday
Venue Trinity Methodist Church - map
Details Music is Great! It can be very emotional, but after a Music For FUN session you can guarantee that your spirits will be lifted and you will leave with a spring in your step! Everyone can join in the singing, musicians of all abilities also come along and play their instruments. We occasionally listen to a tune or two and even have a bit of a dance, but really the music leads the singing. Themed mornings, from Scottish songs, Russian songs, Water songs, Irish Songs, Happy Songs, songs about Northern Towns and singing the Blues add to the variety! Songs from the thirties through to the seventies (and occasionally even more modern) songs are sung. Usually Graham, Graham and Lesley lead the sessions, but others also take their turn in leading a part of a session or even just a song. Not everybody wants to do this and that is fine, we are a very relaxed group. If you feel like joining in with the musicians, there are always percussion instruments available. Words and chords are projected onto a screen, so everyone can see. This year we have a new venue – Trinity Methodist Church, Westmorland St, Skipton, and sessions are held every Tuesday morning with a coffee/tea break in the middle. We are a very friendly and supportive group. I would like to invite you along to a session, then you can see for yourself what we do.

Musicals     

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Meets Friday
Venue Champions Church - map
Details Les Miserables; The Glenn Miller Story; The Merry Widow; Fiddler on the Roof; The Mikado; Guys and Dolls; The Dancing Years; Funny Girl; Rose Marie; Sound of Music

Orchestral Playing     

Meets Wednesday 2-4pm starting 25 September
Venue Embsay Village Hall - map
Details If you play or have ever played an instrument you will be welcome at the orchestra. Our members have varying levels of skill, varying from beginners to the highly proficient, but all share an enthusiasm for making music together. Our repertoire ranges wide over the musical landscape – Dowland, Handel, Schubert and Vaughan Williams all featured in our latest annual concert. We also enjoyed letting our hair down with Pirates of the Caribbean. The rehearsals are always an enjoyable and rewarding way of spending an afternoon. Come and join us!

Patchwork and Quilting     

Meets Wednesday 3rd October and weekly thereafter
Venue Champions Church - map
Details Patchwork & Quilting also embroidery knitting rag rugs. Tea and biscuits 25p per week

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Popular Music     

Meets Tuesday
Venue St Andrews Church Skipton - map
Details From ragtime to rock ’n roll via British dance bands, American swing, Hollywood musicals, wartime nostalgia and fifties pop. From Jolson to Presley via Glenn Millar, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Buddy Holly. Something every week for every generation!

Racketball Monday 1     

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Meets Monday
Venue The Coulthurst Craven Sports Centre - map
Details Played on a squash court to the same rules as squash but with a bigger ball and larger racket making the ball easier to retrieve and hit. Clothing as for squash/tennis with non- marking shoes A reasonable level of fitness is required. Racket and ball provided. The less experienced players in the judgement of the Course Tutor will be enrolled into the 2nd class. Cost: £3 per session for Court Fees

Racketball Monday 2     

Meets Monday
Venue The Coulthurst Craven Sports Centre - map
Details Played on a squash court to the same rules as squash but with a bigger ball and larger racket making the ball easier to retrieve and hit. Clothing as for squash/tennis with non-marking shoes. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Racket and ball provided. The less experienced players, in the judgement of the Course Tutor, will be enrolled into the 2nd class. Additional costs: £3 per session for court fees.

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Racketball Wednesday     

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Meets Wednesday
Venue The Coulthurst Craven Sports Centre - map
Details Played on a squash court to the same rules as squash but with a bigger ball and larger racket making the ball easier to retrieve and hit. Clothing as for squash/tennis with non- marking shoes A reasonable level of fitness is required. Racket and ball provided. The less experienced players in the judgement of the Course Tutor will be enrolled into the 2nd class. Cost: £3 per session for Court Fees

Raikeswood Camp     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Details RAIKESWOOD CAMP: German POWs’ experiences 1918-1919 The Raikeswood Camp accommodated 900 German POWs from January 1918 to October 1991. How did they respond to captivity, their captors and Germany’s defeat? What psychological pressures were they under and how did they cope with them? Possible guest speakers.

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Railway Study Group     

Meets Friday
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Details The program will include a wide variety of railway topics both modern and historic. The presentations will be given by members of the group and about 10 guest speakers. Additional Costs: £1 per meeting to cover coffee, guest speaker expenses and donation to Swadford Centre.

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Reading Gp Classic to Contemp     

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Meets Tuesdays (Monthly)
Venue Skipton Friends Meeting House - map
Details This monthly reading for pleasure group, meeting from October 2018 to March 2019, will explore genre development across three different literary categories. The genres are crime fiction, comedy fiction and science fiction. Two meetings will be devoted to each genre. The first discussion, for each genre, will focus on a classic novel written in the 20th century, while the second discussion will examine a contemporary work published within the last ten years. This is a structured reading group where participants introduce each session and a central theme is explored. Previous book group discussion experience is essential.

Reading Group 1     

Meets Wednesday (Monthly)
Venue Reading Group 1 - map
Details We meet once a month in members houses on Wednesday afternoons. The choice of books is made on the first meeting when members bring their own recommendations to the group and includes at least one book of non-fiction or biography. Each session also includes the discussion of one short story chosen from an agreed anthology. Meetings are informal but we ask the member who has chosen the current book/story to make a brief introduction including background to the author before the discussion begins

Recorder (Continuers)     

Meets Monday
Venue Champions Church - map
Details We are an informal self-help group, and members have a varied amount of musical knowledge. We play all sorts of 2 and 3 part music. Ideally you should have some previous experience of simple sight reading, and 15 notes, but if in doubt please contact me to check standard needed. Requirements: Recorder and portable music stand. Allow £10 for music. Refreshments – 20p per session.

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Recorder Ensemble     

Meets Monday
Venue Champions Church - map
Details Four or five part music will be played, on Descant, Treble, Tenor and Bass recorders from different genre. Requirements: music stand & recorders. The group is sometimes invited to take part in public performances

Saga & Wagner     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Details We finish our three - year study of Wagner operas based on Northern sagas and Arthurian legends with Lohengrin. The format is similar to the previous presentation of Wagner’s Ring, Tristan and Isolde and Parsifal and the underlying sagas and legends. There will be four sessions, the first three relating to Lohengrin – the legend and art – with a filmed performance of Wagner’s opera in full. In the forth session I will reprise my 2018 Summer School presentation of an opera heavily influenced by Wagner: Chausson’s Le Roi Arthus.

Science and Technology     

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Meets Tuesday
Venue Holy Trinity Church Skipton - map
Details Discussion of current scientific topics and topics that are of special interest to group members. If members have expertise in a particular area the group would welcome a presentation. The group distributes discussion documents by email and using Dropbox, so familiarity with internet technology would be an advantage. We may try a new system during the course. We also have a 4G Router for internet access, so a laptop/tablet/smartphone would also be useful.

Scrabble     

Meets Tuesday
Venue Scrabble - map
Details This is an informal group suitable for both beginners and those who have played before. We use crib sheets of 2- letter words and unusual 3-letter words, but the emphasis is on having an enjoyable afternoon.

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Spanish Beginners 1 Self Help     

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Meets Friday
Venue Private Houses
Details For those with no or very little Spanish knowledge. Additional costs: books+CDs £10

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Spanish Continuers     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Private Houses
Details This small, friendly group is suitable for learners who are already familiar with Spanish grammar and vocabulary, including the main verb tenses, and are keen to progress and encourage each other. Our classes are structured, we have a strong focus on speaking and listening to recordings of native speakers, as well as reading authentic Spanish texts, watching video clips and writing. Additional costs: One or two text books that can be bought second hand online.

Spanish Level 1     

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Meets Tuesday
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Details Not a course for beginners. A sound knowledge of Spanish grammar essential. Photocopying £2 approx.

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Stories of Scientists     

Meets Wednesday
Venue Carleton-in-Craven Village Hall - map
Details A series of individual talks on the lives of various scientists and engineers, some of whom deserve better recognition.

Stretching And Yoga     

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Meets Monday
Venue St Andrews Church Skipton - map
Details Exercise for flexibility and muscle toning. Please wear comfortable clothing and soft shoes. Bring a mat and bottle of water.

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Table Tennis     

Meets Friday
Venue The Coulthurst Craven Sports Centre - map
Details Have fun and improve your fitness and co-ordination at the same time. Beginners are welcome. £1 per term for balls etc.

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Ten-Pin Bowling     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Monday
Venue Matrix Superbowl - map
Details We play two games each week at a cost of £4. The session lasts 1.5-2.0 hours. This is ‘friendly bowling’ – no experience required.

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The Red Priest - Vivaldi     

Meets Friday
Venue Soroptimist International - map
Details THE RED PRIEST: VIVALDI'S LIFE & MUSIC The story of Antonio Vivaldi and his music. Known of course for his “Four Seasons”, he composed several hundred concertos, as well as large amounts of church music, several serenatas and at least 45 operas. He achieved dizzying fame, yet died in poverty and was essentially forgotten for 200 years

Walk to Lunch     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Thursday (fortnightly) All Year
Venue No Venue
Details Morning walks of up to 5 miles followed by a pub or café lunch. Members must be fit to walk at a good pace, manage hills and stiles and have access to e mail. Meeting points and pub menus circulated by e mail prior to each walk – members need to book meals and commit to walks in advance. Need walking boots and wet weather clothing. Additional costs: lunch, depends on food choice. Travel to walks.

Walk to Lunch RESERVE LIST     

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Walking Group 1     

Meets Tues/Thurs All Year
Venue Coach St Car Park - map
Details We offer a sequence of short (5-7 miles), medium (8-9 miles) and long walks (10+ miles). We meet at Skipton Coach Street Car Park 10 minutes before the time stated in the Walks Programme to arrange car sharing. Suitable clothing, footwear and packed lunches are essential. Sorry no dogs. Programmes are distributed by email. The current programme can be viewed on the U3A website. If you require a hard copy please contact Tony Canfer. Cost for car sharing: 7p per mile to the car driver.

Walking Netball     

Meets Friday
Venue The Coulthurst Craven Sports Centre - map
Details To re-introduce ex-players to the sport they have always loved or engage adults in a sport they didn’t realise they would enjoy. We will develop netball skills at a slower pace for everyone to increase physical and social health. Open to everyone, health assessment will be discussed.

Watercolours (Leisure)     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Tuesday
Venue Trinity Methodist Church - map
Details A group for leisure painters in watercolour preferably with some experience and choosing their own subjects to paint

Watercolours (Leisure) RESERVE     

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Watercolours (Prog) RESERVE     

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Watercolours Paint & Progress     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Tuesday
Venue Greatwood and Horseclose Community Centre - map
Details Join this relaxed and informal group to practice and improve your watercolour skills. Through a ‘share and learn’ approach we will cover varied subjects ranging from still life to landscapes. There will be a group choice of subject matter and suggestions on composition and colour choice. Members must provide all their own painting materials including paper, paints, brushes, water containers etc.

Weather and Climate     

Meets Friday
Venue Swadford Centre - map
Details Illustrated talks to cover topics such as weather maps, clouds, winds, convection and precipitation, seasons, weather lore, space weather, the composition and evolution of the atmosphere, radiation and the "greenhouse" effect, energy balance and climate modelling, climate change.

Wine Tasting     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Thursday (Monthly)
Venue Soroptimist International - map
Details To discuss various wines, i.e. taste, grape variety etc. NB Monthly costs will increase this year.

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Women in Art History Autumn     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Monday
Venue Private Houses
Details WOMEN IN ART HISTORY AND IN ART NOW Using the first week as an introductory session for the new group we would aim to examine the artwork of a woman artist in her period for each of the subsequent weeks. The course leader will suggest a list up to half term with the option for members of the group to agree other suggestions for the second half-term. Hardcopies of images will be provided for sharing. If members of the group wish for info to take away then photocopying costs at library to be agreed.

Women in Art Spring Term     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Monday Spring
Venue Private Houses
Details This was a new adventure in shared learning last year. The leader provided comprehensive information each week so that we could examine the artwork of a woman artist in her period for each of the subsequent weeks. This year we will continue from the early 20th century to the present one. The tutor will provide hard copies of images for sharing. Members to consider £2 for other printouts to keep. - This is the repeat of the autumn term course, specifically for new members.

Woodturning 1     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Monday
Venue Woodturning - map
Details A mixed ability class. Beginners will be taught basic techniques. Returners will undertake more ambitious projects. N.B. This course involves moving machinery and sharp tools, so there are health and safety issues, which will be taught. There will be some exposure to dust, so it may not be advisable for those with breathing difficulties. Physical strength is not required, so it is suitable for both sexes. The course involves standing at a lathe so members with health issues, especially postural hypotension MUST inform the group leader. Small charges (<£5) for cost of materials (wood etc.)

Woodturning 1 RESERVE LIST     

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Woodturning 2     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets Tuesday
Venue Woodturning - map
Details A mixed ability class. Beginners will be taught basic techniques. Returners will undertake more ambitious projects. N.B. This course involves moving machinery and sharp tools, so there are health and safety issues, which will be taught. There will be some exposure to dust, so it may not be advisable for those with breathing difficulties. Physical strength is not required, so it is suitable for both sexes. The course involves standing at a lathe so members with health issues, especially postural hypotension MUST inform the group leader. Small charges (<£5) for cost of materials (wood etc.)

Woodturning 2 RESERVE LIST     

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Zumba Gold     

Meets Wednesday 3rd - 24th October
Venue Black Horse Hotel upstairs
Details Short course of Zumba Gold: any ability. For active older adults. Beginners welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing, trainers or pumps, and bring some water.

Zumba RESERVE LIST     

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ZY Distribution helpers     

Meets Variable
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ZZ Summer School 2019     

Meets July 11 &12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZAA Bede, Father of English H     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZAA Waiting List     

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Details Anne Reay Adrian Cragg June Wardle-Harpur Stephanie Crolla Pat Fletcher Dave Fletcher Kath Kennedy David Jones

ZZAB Cheshire Salt Field     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZAB Waiting List     

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ZZAC Rome, Ancient & Baroque     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZAC Waiting List     

Meets 
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Details Margaret Hyde Judith Davison David Knight Keith Hillery Olive Poulton

ZZAD Robert Burns     

Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZAE Skipton's Water Supply     

Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZAF The Princess     

Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZBA Observing the Universe     

Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZBB Skipton Woods     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZBB Waiting List     

Meets 
Venue 
Details Erica Fletcher Lynn Blakeborough Audrey Crossley Mark Woronowski Geoff Woods Graham Nolan

ZZBC Oregon Trail     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZBC Waiting List     

Meets 
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Details Jeremy Mead

ZZBD Fidelio     

Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZBE Catherine the Great     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZBE Waiting List     

Meets 
Venue 
Details Stephanie Crolla Judith Davison Dagmar Akselsson Elaine Brunswick Jean Kendrew Jean Coldwell

ZZBF Road to Santiago     

Meets July 11 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZCA Christiane Fountaine     

Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZCB John Muir     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZCB Waiting List     

Meets 
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Details Gordon Jackson

ZZCC Lake District 1750-1850     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZCC Waiting List     

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ZZCD Big Environmental Issues     

Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZCE Brexit     

Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZCE Waiting List     

Meets 
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Details Vic Edy lynn Blakeborough Christine Todd Geoff Woods Liz Easterby

ZZCF Mayerling     

Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZCG Bridging the Gap     

Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZDA History Walk Settle     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 12 2019
Venue Skipton Bus Station - map
Details 12:45 bus to Settle. Meet outside "Naked Man" cafe at 14:00. Aiming to return on 15:30 bus

ZZDA Waiting List     

Meets 
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Details Neil Wilson Judith Davison jill Martin Katharine Cheney

ZZDB Seraphine     

Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZDC Intro. to the Caucasus     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZDC Waiting List     

Meets 
Venue 
Details Liz McNeill Christine Todd Valerie Lennard Stephanie Crolla Dagmar Akselsson Pat Fletcher

ZZDD Those you have loved     

Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZDE Submarine Cable Laying     

  We regret that this group is full:
   
Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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ZZDE Waiting List     

Meets 
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Details Denise Murphy Anne Wood Jeremy Mead

ZZDF Playful Creativity     

Meets July 12 2019
Venue Ermysteds Grammar School - map
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