Recent Ashtead U3A Speakers
|Year||Month||Name||Talk||Subject||Other Talk Topics|
|2017||Jan||Sheila Kennedy||High Times at Heathrow||Her life as air hostess|
|2017||Feb||Colin Jones||Blooming Britain||Gardens open to public|
|2017||Mar||Rupert Matthews||Medieval Women- How women led in the world of chivalry||Four extraordinary women revealing role of women in medieval times||King Arthur, bomber command, local ghosts,history topics, St George, father Xmas|
|2017||Apr||Colin Lomas||Meanings behind familiar paintings in London||Art (lots), Greek Myths, Jewel of West Bank, the V&A|
|2017||May||Ian Keable||Life & Works of James Gilray||Satirist/cartoonist||Hoaxes 18th century, Charles dickens -conjuror|
|2017||Jun||Peter Bates||Farming in the 40's & 50's|
|2017||Jul||Jo Mabbutt||City Livery Companies||Medieval beginnings as craft guilds, current role in city of London|
|2017||Sep||Dr Helen Fry||Secret Listeners WW2||Bugging of Nazis|
|2017||Oct||Gordon Thomas||My Club Sandwich at Home office,Scientist 5 jobs|
|2017||Nov||Nick Barratt||A March through Time||General uprising of people every 100 years||Magna Carta|
|2017||Dec||Ashtead U3A Music Ensembel and AGM|
|2018||Jan||Andy Thomas||The Crop Circle Mystery||History of circles and theories of origin||Unexplained mysteries, Lewes and bonfire night, history of Christmas, English freedom, world|
|2018||Feb||David Williams||French Foreign Legion||History of French Foreign Legion||Lawrence of Arabia, Florence Nightingale, Side shows of WW1,300 years Russian military history, Duke of Wellington, Napoleon Bonaparte|
|2018||Mar||CANCELLED MEETING (bad weather)|
|2018||Apr||Prof Tony Dayan||A toxicologist in the Garden||Common plants which may be poisonous/herbal remedies|
Ashtead Village Day
Attached are pictures from our display thanks to everybody who came and helped.
10th Anniversary with an Afternoon Cream Tea
Ashtead U3A was 10 years old 2016. We were formed in 2006 and our membership is approaching 700.
We celebrated our Anniversary at the APMH on 10th November 2016 which included musical entertainment and table magic. The beautifully decorated cake was cut by Yann Trevou (Chairman 2006 to 2010), Richard Norton (Chairman 2010 to 2013) and Graham Wiseman, the current Chairman.
Attached are pictures.
The Crop Circle Mystery
At the first Monthly Meeting of 2018 we had a most interesting talk by Andy Thomas on the Mystery of Crop Circles. Some are man made but mostly they are so symmetric and appear so quickly that there just has to be another answer, what that is still open to debate.
Attached with his permission are copies of his pamphlets with links to other websites which just might give you the answer.
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.