Books Group

Meets: 3rd Monday AM

Location: Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH

Group Leader: David Venn

Contact This Group

We meet on the third Monday in the month, at 10 am in the Hameldon Room, at the Unity Church, Padiham. We are a small, friendly group, usually around twelve in number.
We read a selected book each month and a member leads a review/discussion at the next meeting. Our choice covers a wide range and encourages us look at authors we may not have read before. In the January to July 2020 term our list of authors include, Joy Adamson, John Steinbeck, Graham Green, Iris Murdoch, John le Carre, A J Cronin and Arthur  C Clarke.

Next Meeting – No meeting in December – next meeting Monday 20 January 2020 –  we will be meeting to discuss the book Living Free by Joy Adamson. 10.00am in the Hameldon Room, Padiham Unity Centre. Contact David Venn.


Everyone welcome (even if you haven’t managed any reading lately).

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First Aid Training Session

The First Aid Training Session will take place at the  Unitarian Chapel, Padiham on Wednesday January !5th 2020. It commences at 10 a.m. and runs until 12 noon.

Please note this is a one off session only and not the extended course advertised earlier.

U3A Calendar for 2020

The 2020 U3A Calendar produced by our photography  group is now available and can be picked up at the monthly meeting. The price is at cost this year and represents great value at only £4.00. If you would like one and cannot get to the meetings call Stuart Thorn and we will get one to you or tell you where you can pick one up.

December Open Meeting

The December  Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 12 December 2019 commencing at 2:30 pm. The meeting will feature the Pendle Jazz Men.

A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019/2020 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.

Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).