Benfleet

Events

The Events listed here are in Date order.

GENERAL MEMBER MEETINGS

Unfortunately, the Member meetings for much of 2021 have been CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.

With the easing of lockdown we will have the opportunity to restart Member Meetings at Richmond Hall. However, this will require confirmation from our National u3a that insurance cover is in place and of course members need to be confident and feel safe attending.

We do not envisage that the Richmond Hall meetings will start until late summer/early autumn. August 2021 at the earliest and more likely September.

In the mean time we will continue with Zoom Speaker Talks arranged by Marion. All of the details are listed below including how to register if you haven't attended previously.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom or need advice then please contact Marion via Chairperson

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Member Zoom Meetings to look forward to:

Nigel Dawson.Mark Mitchels.Marilyn Bishop.Tony Diamond
Britain in the 60s.Characters of East Anglia.Fakes and Forgeries.The History of Chocolate
Zoom 11 May 2021.Zoom 25 May 2021.Zoom 15 June 2021.Zoom 29 June 2021
11 May 2021 - Britain in the 60s . 25 May 2021 - Characters of East Anglia . 15 June 2021 - Fakes and Forgeries . 29 June 2021 - The History of Chocolate

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Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue May 11th Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 2pm; ZOOM Speaker talk

Subject: Remembering Britain in the 1960s
Speaker: Nigel Dawson

A look back at Britain in the Swinging 60s with music, movies and news from 1960-63. We’ll remember how the country changed in the flower power decade and at the people making the News.

How to take part:
> If you signed up for any previous ZOOM speaker talks then you are already registered and don't need to do anything yet.
> If NEW then you need to message Marion using Chairperson to receive meeting details.

Near the meeting all registered attendees will receive an email with joining link and details.
If you have not used Zoom before then please contact Chairperson for some guidance.
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Tue May 25th Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 2pm; ZOOM Speaker talk

Subject: Characters of East Anglia
Speaker: Mark Mitchels

There are occasions when it is pleasant to put historical fact to one side and enjoy a good story instead. These Famous and Infamous East Anglians fill that bill! They are closely linked to specific towns and villages in the area. More information to follow!

How to take part:
> If you signed up for any previous ZOOM speaker talks then you are already registered and don't need to do anything yet.
> If NEW then you need to message Marion using Chairperson to receive meeting details.

Near the meeting all registered attendees will receive an email with joining link and details.
If you have not used Zoom before then please contact Chairperson for some guidance.
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Tue Jun 15th Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 2pm; ZOOM Speaker talk

Subject: Fakes and Forgeries
Speaker: Marilyn Bishop

Marilyn will tell us about Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World and how these have deceived and perplexed experts throughout the centuries.

Marilyn has been a lecturer for over 30 years. Her Fee will be donated to CLIC Sergeant, the cancer charity.

How to take part:
> If you signed up for any previous Zoom speaker talks then you are already registered and don't need to do anything yet.
> If NEW then you need to message Marion using Chairperson to receive meeting details.

Near the meeting all registered attendees will receive an email with joining link and details.
If you have not used Zoom before then please contact Chairperson for some guidance.
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Tue Jun 29th Tuesday 29 June at 2pm; ZOOM Speaker talk

Subject: The History of Chocolate
Speaker: Tony Diamond

Everyone loves Chocolate! Tony will tell us all about the origins of this delicious confection and how the Europeans first encountered chocolate when the Spanish arrived in South America.

His talk will include how it made the Spanish very rich and how it was brought to Europe to eventually play such a huge part of our lives.

How to take part:
> If you signed up for any previous Zoom speaker talks then you are already registered and don't need to do anything yet.
> If NEW then you need to message Marion using Chairperson to receive meeting details.

Near the meeting all registered attendees will receive an email with joining link and details.
If you have not used Zoom before then please contact Chairperson for some guidance.
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