Speaker Meetings

Speaker Meetings are held at 10.30 on specified Thursday mornings throughout the year in Christ Church, Aughton. Coffee is available in the Scout & Guide HQ next door from 09.30 to 10.15 before the meeting. Everyone is welcome, so bring family, friends and neighbours to all our lectures.

Speaker Meetings in 2018

Thursday 1 FebruaryYvonne Taylor, one of our own members, will tell the story of her Polish Mother, Genovefa, (try saying it aloud and you will hear the English equivalent) and her wartime experiences.  Deported from Soviet occupied Poland and taken to the wastes of Siberia at the age of 15, she undertook a long and hard journey to join the Polish Free Army in Persia.  At the end of the war she began a new life in Lancashire.

Thursday 1 MarchRon Hutchinson, in his life story, speaks of the years when he was chauffeur to Lord Leverhulme.  It’s a fascinating and moving account of a young man seeking and finding a job that became a life’s commitment to one man, the experiences they shared and the people he met, including members of the Royal Family.

The Speaker Meeting Team

Our U3A Speaker Team plans and organises these events. It is led by Sue Watkinson and consists of Margaret Kitchen, Jeff Roberts, Alex McMinn and John Stewart.  They would very much welcome ideas for topics or specific speakers – please contact Sue on 01695 422423 or any member of the team.
You may also like to take a look at some Speaker Meetings from the past.

Message from the Speaker Meeting Team

  • These meetings are open to the public.  So do invite your friends even if they are not U3A members.
  • Parking can be tricky on Thursday mornings.  So, if you can, please consider car-sharing or alternative modes of transport.  The handy half-hourly  310 Ormskirk – Liverpool bus stop very nearby on Holborn Hill. Some members ‘get active’ and walk, while a few even cycle now and then


DVD recordings

The Speaker Meetings are recorded on DVD. DVDs can be obtained from Bill Evans at a cost of £3.  To order one, phone Bill on 01695 312479 or contact him at Horizons.