Bushey & District

Events calendar

We are still in business despite the corona virus pandemic.

Whilst we are in shutdown we are pleased to say that we will be streaming a full programme of Monthly Meetings via Zoom to all our members. These will be broadcast at our usual time of 10am on the 1st & third Tuesday of each month.

Full details of the talk will be published in our monthly Newsletter and also on this page. You will be able to enjoy a live talk, ask questions and get u3a updates as before.

When we return to normality we will resume our meetings at the Police Club in Aldenham Rd Bushey WD23 2TR. You will be kept up to date with this in the monthly Newsletter and also on these web pages.

If you need any further help with using Zoom please e mail our Chairman via the contact page on this site.

Stay safe and well!

Dates for your Diary
Tue Feb 2nd Monthly Meeting - "On Zoom" - 10am. The Speaker will be Malcolm Nelson, Retired Senior HM Customs Officer. The Subject is “Forty Years Catching Smugglers, Part 2 “You’re Nicked”

Malcolm last gave U3A a Talk on 21st August 2018. His Talks are extremely amusing, and informative. You will not believe what goes on at Heathrow!

About the Speaker

Malcolm Nelson worked for forty years for HM Customs & Excise. He was involved in every aspect of catching smugglers. He was mainly based at Heathrow Airport. He is credited with the largest quantity of drugs by weight ever found in a single suitcase. Forty five kilos of compressed herbal cannabis concealed inside plantains that had been scooped out and then sewn back together then left to rot!

You will not want to miss this unbelievable Talk
Tue Feb 16th Monthly Meeting - On Zoom - 10am. Musical and Poetic Entertainment by the well known Fools Gold Duo.

The title of this program is "Bang Up to the Elephant", which is a Victorian expression, from which you can gather that there is something of a Victorian Theme!

This will be a lovely, and light-hearted, 60 minutes to brighten up those dark and chilly Winter days ----- Don't miss it!
Tue Mar 2nd Monthly Meeting - On Zoom - 10am. The Speaker will be Brian Nathan and the subject is
"Ol Blue Eyes. His Life and Music". ---- You've got it ---- this is an inside story about the life and music of the great Frank Sinatra

About the Speaker

Brian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1959 and worked mostly in the "City" managing a precious metal company. Socially he has hosted a massive 350 supper quizzes and given many talks on popular music subjects. Brian came highly recommended to us by other U3A Groups, for his lively personality, and delightful presentations.

This will be an extremely enjoyable, entertaining Musical and Informative interlude.
Tue Mar 16th Monthly Meeting - On Zoom - 10am. The Speaker will be Alister Lack on the subject of "Inspector Morse's Oxford.

About the Speaker

Alister studied at Oxford University and then worked for the BBC World Service for 27 years. He is now an Oxford City Walking Guide. Inspector Morse's Oxford is a PowerPoint presentation on Murder, Mystery and Beer in Oxford -- not forgetting Lewis and Endeavour.
Tue Apr 6th Monthly Meeting - "On Zoom" - 10am The Speaker will be Edward Cafnor-Dumas on the subject of "Writing for TV Drama to Conflict Management"

About the Speaker

For twenty years Eddy Canfor-Dumas worked as a TV drama scriptwriter. His credits include The Bill, Kavanagh QC, Wycliffe and the BAFTA nominated Pompeii: The Last Day.

But the events of 9/11 took him down another path – into war, peace and conflict management. He set up the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues, found himself in places as far-flung as the foothills of the Andes, the forests of Gambia and Baghdad's Green Zone, and spent four years working with the British Army on how to prevent violent conflict – without violence.

In this talk, richly illustrated with his own photographs, Eddy recounts the whys, the wheres and the whose of his journey 'From TV drama to conflict management'.
Tue Apr 20th Monthly Meeting - On Zoom - 10am. The Speaker will be Paul Barwick. The subject is "The White Mouse"

The White Mouse” tells the story of WW2 spy Nancy Wake. A remarkable woman who lived with the daily threat of death for almost 5 years to help shorten the war for the allies. Her incredible courage and strength of purpose is an awe-inspiring tale of strength of purpose, resolve and bravery.

About the Speaker

My own credentials are that of a Police Officer now retired (34 years’ service) with a career background in the national intelligence and security arena. I worked with partner agencies in the field of national security and counter terrorism. I also now own and run a walking tour company in Central London focused on Spy Tours of the Capital.
Theatre Outings
Thu Aug 26th Prince of Egypt which should have taken place on Thursday 19th March 2020, but they have finally given us Thursday 26th August 2021.
Wed Sep 1st To Kill a Mockingbird Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

Was originally on 26th August 2020
Travel Group
Thu Apr 22nd
→Mon Apr 26th
Cheshire 5 Day Tour of this fabulous and fascinating part of the country
Thu Jun 3rd
→Mon Jun 14th

12 Day Cruise to Iceland

June 3rd to 15th 2021 with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Click here to see the U3A Cruise 2021 Updated