March 2024 Performance

The Trinket Box Doctors say we should keep physically and mentally active when we get older, and the u3a Musical Theatre Group helps members do just that. Singing and dancing are among the best ways to stay active, and to see the results, why not come along to our latest production, “The Trinket Box”? There are jewels and… Read More »

Generative AI

The Last Science Group Meeting – November 1st, 2023 ???  Our visiting speaker, David Sutton, talked about Generative AI, a type of Artificial Intelligence, in particular at the combination of Artificial Intelligence with Art and Photography.  The three images were produced by such an AI program.

Ribble Valley trip

In Summer 2022, the Local History group made another trip to the beautiful Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley areas of Lancashire. Here are some photos: click on any photo to see the slide show.

Notice of the 19th Annual General Meeting

Notice of the 19th Annual General Meeting of Aughton & Ormskirk u3a Our 19th Annual General Meeting is to be held on Thursday 30th June, 2022 at 10.30 a.m. at the Ministry Centre, Christ Church, Aughton. Coffee will be available at Horizons at the Scout & Guide HQ prior to the meeting. The Agenda and supporting papers will… Read More »

Maths Week – 9th to14th November

With increasingly gloomy weather and restrictions on venturing out, why not give your brain some exercise instead of your feet! The national u3a website has always had some great resources, and now has a new winter learning programme with links to some intriguing activities. Among the many online events are three Zoom sessions for anyone with an interest… Read More »

Science & Technology Quiz No 2

Here’s another short quiz, 10 more questions – again, don’t google the answers – at least not until you’ve tried the quiz! Do let us know how you get on by email to Loading…

Science & Technology Quiz No 1

To get you started, here’s a short quiz, just 10 questions – why not try it without googling the answers?! Let us know how you get on, whether you enjoyed it, whether you want more of them. You can email Loading…  

Colin Wright, juggler and mathematician – video

Dr Colin Wright was the speaker on 7th September 2017. He gave a fascinating talk and demonstration of juggling and some of the maths behind the art. Here are the links to the YouTube videos of his talk: Colin Wright, juggler and mathematician – part 1 (30 minutes) Colin Wright, juggler and mathematician – part 2 (30 minutes)… Read More »

Colin Wright – juggler and mathematician

7 September, 10.15 in Christ Church: Make a note of a very special and interesting speaker.  Colin Wright is an academic who has studied the art and mathematics of juggling.  He will explain and demonstrate his skills in Christ Church at our first Speaker meeting of the autumn season.  Be there to marvel and enjoy! Colin’s talk is… Read More »

The 100,000 Genomes Project

Thursday, 6th October 2016 – Special Monthly Talk at 10.30 am in Christ Church Vivienne Parry (journalist and former Tomorrow’s World TV presenter) is Head of Engagement at Genomics England and a seasoned presenter. The project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with… Read More »

Chemistry is Magic

The repeat of the successful “Chemistry is Magic” course began with ten enthusiastic “later life learners” finding out about the wonderful world of chemistry. From the creation of the elements when stars explode to the make-up of every day materials, this course introduced complete beginners to the fundamentals of chemistry.


FutureLearn is an offshoot of The Open University providing online courses in a wide range of subjects, many of a scientific nature. The aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit… Read More »

August 2015 Ride

Twelve hardy souls enjoyed a route led by John Radcliffe under rather grey skies: train from Ormskirk to Sandhills, the Leeds-Liverpool canal through Rimrose Valley to Litherland, Little Crosby and Formby, then back to Ormskirk. See map below. Starting the ride at Sandhills Station, we went towards Liverpool for about 1 km, then made our way to the… Read More »