Association of Open University Graduates

Monthly Calendar for Activities in the Regions and Nations

November 2017

Saturday 25th November. 10.15am
South – Region 02
Portsmouth and South Downs Area

Meet at the West door to Salisbury Cathedral, The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EJ, for 10.30am tour. £7.50, or for the energetic, £12.50 for the Tower Tour (involving climbing three hundred and thirty two steps to just over half-way up the Spire). One of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta on view in the Chapter House. Limited parking nearby in Old George Mall or Lush House. Ten minutes from railway station and bus stops.

Thursday 30th November. 12.30pm
South West – Region 03
Bristol Group

Meet for lunch at the entrance to the White Hart Inn, BS1 2LU, located close to Bristol Bus Station on Lower Maudlin Street (opposite the Eye Hospital). Menu available at . Please let your Local Contact know by 23rd September.

December 2017

Saturday 9th December. 12noon
East Midlands – Region 05

Meet at the Royal William IV, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln, LN1 1YX for a pre-Christmas lunch. This venue now popular for Lincoln members but others most welcome. Contact Executive Representative so that a suitably sized table can be arranged.

Friday 5th December. 1pm
North West – Region 08
Meet at Waterfold Farm, Waterfold Business Park, Bury, BL9 7BR for Christmas Lunch. Pre-booking is essential with the Chairman who will supply a menu for pre-ordering.

Wednesday 6th December. 12.30pm
London and the South East – Region 01
Eastbourne Group

Meet at The Ship Inn, 33-35, Meads Street, Eastbourne, BN20 7RH, for lunch with other OU graduates. Members from other groups and friends and family are always welcome. 

Friday 8th December. 12noon
South West – Region 03
Exeter Group

Meet at main entrance at Puffing Billy, Station Road, Exton, Exeter, EX3 0PR. for Christmas Lunch.

Saturday 9th December
Yorkshire – Region 07

Walking Group - Avril’s Christmas.
Walks are arranged of varying lengths to suit all abilities. Please get in touch with Walking Group organiser Ginny Feeney

Saturday 9th December. 12noon
Ireland – Nation 12
Belfast Area
Meet in the Foyer of the Hilton Hotel, 4, Lanyon Place, Belfast City for a Festive Christmas Lunch. The Local Contact will be carrying a copy of OMEGA. The hotel is close to Belfast Central Railway Station, bus services and shopping. The Continental market in the grounds of the Belfast City Hall has grown from strength to strength in recent years. Family and friends welcome.

Thursday 14th December. 11.15am
South – Region 02
Oxford and Area

Coffee morning is in the Ashmolean Museum's rooftop café, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH. It is anticipated that the annual Oxford Christmas Market will be taking place in nearby Broad Street.

Saturday 16th December. 12noon
Yorkshire – Region 07
Meet in the Cafeteria at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, LS2 7UP for lunch prior to a matinee performance of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ at 1.30pm. Please buy tickets in advance from Box Office 0113 213 7700, prices £14 to £40. Please note the change of traditional date!

January 2018

Tuesday 9th January. 12noon
London and the South East – Region 01

Meet at the Trattoria Verdi Restaurant, 110, Southampton Row, Holborn, London, WC1B 4BL for another great Italian lunch. The cost for a two-course meal with wine is £15 per head (notes only in envelope bearing your name). Bookings via Lunch organiser.

Wednesday 10th January. 12 noon
South – Region 02
Portsmouth and South Downs Area

Meet for our annual lunch at the Toby Carvery, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HS. There is no need to book, but if possible please advise the Portsmouth Local Contact before Christmas if you intend to come.