Speaker Meetings

Happy New Year everyone! This year’s Speaker Meetings will begin on Thursday 3rd February at 12 noon via Zoom, when Neil Stevenson will speak on the subject of Ancient Egyptian Burial Practices, and in this talk we will look at the burials in Egypt from the pre-dynastic period over 5000 years ago through to the pyramid building periods of… Read More »

Albert – Short story

UNCLE ALBERT 29th January 1945, Nottinghamshire In the dark night sky above the village of Hoveringham a Lancaster bomber circled, its engine spluttering. It was a training flight, and on board was a crew of 7 British and Canadian airmen, including the Flight Engineer, Albert Mercer, aged 23. As horrified villagers watched, the aircraft burst into flames and… Read More »

Online Talks and Tours

A message from Pamela Ball, the Speaker Meeting Organiser, about Free Online Talks: UK Tours Online are offering a number of online talks via Zoom which may be of interest to members. Most have to be paid for, but there will be a free one on Monday 7 September entitled Saints, murderers, heroes, crooks: the worst and best… Read More »

Speaker Meeting News

Piano Recital by Andrew Wilde We have heard via the North West Region of U3As that international pianist Andrew Wilde will be giving a recital on Tuesday 21st July at 2 pm, via Zoom. The concert is free of charge and is open to U3A Members only. Andrew will play a selection of much-loved ‘evergreen’ pieces by some… Read More »

Pam’s Past Speaker Meetings

2019 February Many thanks to Andrew Thwaite, who kick-started the 2019 programme in February with an entertaining and informative talk on the history and manufacture of chocolate. A great many people braved the elements that wet and windy morning and were rewarded with a most enjoyable talk and freshly made chocolate! April Our next Speaker Meeting was in April,… Read More »