Aberystwyth

Events / Digwyddiadau

Our meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month, at 2.30pm (to 4.00pm) at the Morlan, Queen's Road, Aberystwyth SY23 2HH.

If you're interested in joining us, you're very welcome to come along to one of our monthly meetings as a visitor (for up to two visits, at £2 per visit). Just mention at the signing-in desk that you are new, and someone will help.

This website listing is regularly updated, and our full programme is shown below. (Members are emailed if there are any unavoidable changes, or additions, to the programme.) Posters for our monthly meetings are displayed at various locations around town, and reviews of our meetings regularly feature in the Aberystwyth "Up Your Street" section, of the Cambrian News.

An application form for new members, can be downloaded here: Membership Form or Ffurflen Aelodaeth. Current members' subscription information is at: Membership Renewal. Previous programmes of guest speakers, and other events, are listed at: Programme Archive. For any further information please leave a message for: Programme Secretary or Membership Enquiry.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Mar 19th

AGM (2.00-2.30)
followed by a talk by David Saunders
"Dr Beeching - right or wrong?"

David Saunders spent his career in the Railway Industry, firstly as a student with Brush Traction and then in various positions within British Rail. He became Managing Director of the Traction and Rolling Stock division of a multinational engineering consultancy following the privatisation of BR.

Few civil servants ever rise to national prominence and fewer still are remembered 35 years after their death but Richard Beeching certainly ticks both boxes. Recorded in history both as ‘The most hated British Civil Servant of all time’ and ‘The man that saved the railways from financial and organisational disintegration’. It is rare for Beeching’s name not to evoke strong feelings one way or another in the minds of those of us ‘of a certain age’. But how much of these feelings are based on any knowledge of why he was appointed and what was he asked to do. This talk will try to explain the state of the British rail network in the early sixties, how this had arisen, what Beeching proposed and what actually happened both because of and despite his efforts.

Other Events
Mon Feb 17th
→Thu Feb 27th

Follow The Footsteps of Leib Nussbaum
One Holocaust Victim among 6 million

The exhibition is in memory of Leib Nussbaum and the tireless efforts of his family to trace his footsteps from Antwerp to Auschwitz as told by his granddaughter Alwen, who is one of our U3A members.

The exhibition is in the Quiet Room, at Morlan Centre, Queens Rd, Aberystywth.
and runs until 27th February, (including Saturday) 10.00-3.30.

Organiser: 01970 617996

Sun Feb 23rd

Walking the Aberystwyth Walls

Terminalia is a circuit of the town walls, celebrated by the Romans on 23rd February.
It is regularly celebrated in Aberystwyth. Convene 11am at Castle Point.

For information see:
http://www.rogerdboyle.eu/Terminalia/terminalia.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/559932861260353/

(This is not a U3A event, but members may be interested)

Mon Feb 24th

"Recreating the Polish Bomba"
(Predecessor to the Turing-Welchman Bombe)
A talk by Jerry McCarthy
in the Physics building at Aberystwyth University.

The talk will start at 6.15pm. There will be drinks and light refreshments outside in the foyer of the Physical Sciences building from 5.30pm.

This event is free and open to everyone.
For further details see https://midwales.bcs.org/
and to reserve your free ticket go to: https://bcsmwales240220.eventbrite.co.uk/

(Please note this is not a U3A event)

Wed Jun 3rd

It is U3A Day on the 3rd June 2020!

Look out for national events, and press and social media coverage for this day of celebration.