Monthly Meeting History

Whilst the Monthly Meetings webpage contains the future events and speakers, this webpage will contain all of the events and speakers - past, present and future.


If you have any "Speaker" suggestions or, as Speaker Secretary of another U3A, you wish to know more about some of our speakers, then please contact our Speaker Secretary via the Speaker Secretary email contact link.


The list of events below will be in reverse chronological order i.e. most recent first.

Monthly Meetings in 2021

Monthly Meetings in 2020

Monthly Meetings in 2019

Monthly Meetings in 2018

31 JulyEssex Police Crime Prevention by Ray Newman
26 JuneWandsman AAT - a role at St. Paul's Cathedral by Patrick Wilkins
29 MayThe Stow Maries Aerodrome by Roger Smith
24 AprilThe Theatrical Costumier and Retail - the story retold by Anne Hardy
27 MarchThirty years a BBC reporter, In and Out of Parliament by Brian Curtios
27 FebruaryHow to do everything and by happy by Peter Jones
30 JanuaryAntiques by Mark Stacy

Monthly Meetings in 2017

26-DecNo Meeting in December
28-NovSinging by Ray Spiller
31-OctWhitechapel Mission by Tony Miller
26-Sep6th AGM followed by When Doctors and Policemen start to look young by Keith Baldwin
29-AugHistory through Essex Foods by Keith Lovell
25-JulLife of a Stunt Woman by Lucy Allen
27-JunGemstones or Gemology by Michael Allen
30-MayBBC Essex Radio by Steve Scruton
25-AprMistress Angharad, Tudor Cook by Joan Williams
28-MarWildlife on the River Colne from Source to Sea by Alex Bass
28-FebTo Coin a Phrase by Maryl Catty
31-JanThe Good Life by Peter Webb

Monthly Meetings in 2016

27-DecNo Meeting in December
29-NovEntertainer by Karen Lee Burnett
25-OctWRNS by Zena Skinner
27-Sep5th AGM followed by Detective by Steve Roberts
30-AugJoyce Grenfell by Jacqueline Trevline
26-JulQuiz by Ray & Sue Soar
28-JunSoil, Sweat & Tears by Brian Carline
31-MayAloe Vera by Jean Cunningham
26-AprTBC by Rev David Tudor
29-MarAll the Queens Horses, Men & Women by Keith Baldwin
23-FebHistory of Essex Bells by Cathryn Corns
26-JanMy Wife & I are One and I am He by Margaret Rogers

Monthly Meetings in 2015

29-DecNo Meeting in December
24-NovThe Origins & Traditions of The Pearly Kings & Queens of London by Gerald Baxter
27-OctWhitechapel Mission by Tony Miller
29-Sep4th AGM followed by Sea Shanty Songs by Keith Lovell
25-AugBarnados by Maria Alexander
28-JulMan of Hats by Colin Banks
30-JunLife of a Magistrate by Jeanne Stafford
26-MayBlow my own Trumpet by Roy Bilham
28-AprBenfleet & Canvey by John Downer
31-MarJames Gillray: Art Bicentennial by Ian Keable
24-FebRebirth of a Rural Railway by David Gibson
27-JanGrowing Old Disgracefully by Chris Winter

Monthly Meetings in 2014

30-DecNo Meeting in December
25-NovCome to the Cabaret by Simon Gilbert
28-OctDay in the life of a Thames Tugboat by Richard Thomas
30-Sep3rd AGM followed by Name Game by Meryl Catty
26-AugHistory Through Essex Town and Village Signs by Keith Lovell
29-JulRock and Roll by Alan Goldsmith
24-JunSingalong by Ray Spiller
27-MayTripe and Trotters by Brian Carline
29-AprTouchwood Plant Support by Ian Huff
25-MarNational Garden Scheme by Linda Holdaway
25-FebGamekeeper by Graham Bendell
28-JanSocial Afternoon

Monthly Meetings in 2013

31-DecNo Meeting in December
26-NovPopular Christmas Songs 1820-1960 by Reverend John Robinson
29-OctEssex Wildlife Trust by Mr Cliff Moore
24-Sep2nd AGM followed by Play Your Cards Right by Mike Coppins
27-AugGuide Dogs for the Blind by Doreen Sim
30-JulAntiques by Brian Billins
25-JunQuiz Afternoon by Ray & Sue Soar
28-MayHistory of London Hospital by Sheila Billins
30-AprThames Sailing Barge History & Trust by David Gibson
26-MarMusical Quiz/Singalong down memory lane by Ray Spiller
26-FebHer life & the Giggly Pig business (Sausages) by Tracey Mackness
29-JanHistory of Rayleigh by Mike Davies

Monthly Meetings in 2012

25-DecNo Meeting in December
27-NovLife of Marie Lloyd and Old Thyme Music Hall by Irene Bowkett
30-OctRNLI by Richard Ireland
25-Sep1st AGM plus Martyn Harrison talking/singing re Musicals Jubilee celebrations
28-AugEssex Air Ambulance by Dennis Rensch
31-Jul3 Months in Vietnam by Brenda Smith
26-JunQuiz Afternoon Set by Peter Chipperfield, Quiz Master Ray Soar
29-MayLiving with the Ghosts of the Tower of London by Brian D'Arcy
24-AprBee Keeping by Ian Grant
27-MarHistory of London Hospital by Sheila Billins
28-FebJack the Ripper by Brian Billins
31-JanSpecial Date Related Songs by Ray Spiller

Monthly Meetings in 2011

27-DecNo Meeting in December
29-NovQuiz Afternoon Set by Peter Chipperfield, Quiz Master Ray Soar
25-OctThe History of the Cliffs Pavilion & Palace Theatre by Emily Malcolm
27-SepBritish Red Cross by Barry Trewern
30-AugFrom the Cradle to the Grave - Jewish Life by Sybil Greenstein
26-JulWho do we think we are? by Reverend David St Clare Tudor
28-JunBenfleet U3A - 1st Meeting - Introducing the Committee & Membership Applications