University of Bristol Retirement Association


This Association is for  members of staff who have left the University and their spouses/ partners. We always welcome new members. See contact details below.

Programme of events

The  Association meetings are held every third Wednesday in the month from October until May (inclusive) at the Hiatt Baker Halls of Residence. Meetings start at 2.15pm and finish around 4.00pm. Tea and Coffee and cakes are provided after the talks. The lunches are not necessarily on the fourth Wednesday.

Car parking is available and new members are welcome - you are warmly invited to come and spend an interesting afternoon in good company.

 Autumn 2013/Spring 2014

Date Event Venue
Wed 16th OctoberA Visit to Poland (Pat Bye)Hiatt Baker Hall
Wed 20th NovemberTyntesfield-The House, The Family, The Vision (Terry Stevens)Hiatt Baker Hall
Wed 11th DecemberThe History of the Traditional British Toastmaster (James Mcleod)Hiatt Baker Hall
Wed 15th JanuaryWho was Amelia Edwards? (Cyril Routely)Hiatt Baker Hall
Wed 19th FebruaryThe Art of the Magician (Tony Griffith)Hiatt Baker Hall
Wed 19th MarchTelevision Tales (Tim Hooper)Hiatt Baker Hall
Wed 16th AprilAGM and QuizHiatt Baker Hall
Wed 21st MayLunch at The Bristol FashionThe Bristol Fashion

How to get there

Our talks take place in

John Allen Room

Hiatt Baker Halls of Residence,
Parrys Lane


Eligibility to join: Open to any member of staff who has left the University of Bristol.

Subscription fees: None, but there may be a charge for some events

To join the Association: Please contact Valerie Barnes

Contact details

Chairperson: Ray Chambers

Secretary: Valerie Barnes

Treasurer: Sonia Matthews