Chinnor & District

Events

Coffee mornings
As promised we have tried to get the Coffee Mornings functioning again but Covid regs got in the way. So the best we can offer for now is make coffee and get on Zoom with your friends in the U3A.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Nov 19th

Monthly Speakers on Zoom

Jeff Rozelar - ‘Bagels & Bacon Part 2. Second helpings’

This presentation contains further anecdotes of the growing up in the East End in the 1940’s and 50s. All the characters will hopefully engage and amuse the audience with their Jewish and Cockney humour.

Jeff has been an entertaining Speaker at the Chinnor U3a on several occasions and I am sure he will not disappoint on ZOOM.

Thu Dec 17th

Monthly speakers on Zoom

John Tyler - ‘The Lost Forest of Bernwood’

The Lost Forest of Bernwood existed for over a thousand years, but few people know where it was. Yet much of it’s ancient landscape and wildlife still survive, and in this talk we explore what it was like to live and work in the Forest in mediaeval times and look at some of the plants and animals that would have been familiar to the people of the Forest.

John, worked for many years in nature conservation, most recently as a warden of a nature reserve in Kent. He has a particular fondness for glow-worms and his other interests include photography, woodcarving and coracles.

Thu Jan 21st 2021

Monthly Speakers on Zoom

Jeremy Holmes – ‘Rags to Riches to Giving it all away Andrew Carnegie, the world’s richest man’
Andrew Carnegie came from a slum in Dunfermline, Scotland, made his fortune in America as a ruthless steel magnate, then at the start of the 20th century gave it all away by setting up philanthropic foundations all over the world. In his day he was worth more that Bill Gates and earnt so much so much interest on his wealth that he couldn’t give it away fast enough. This talk explains his rise, his motivations and his unique personal story, in the context of the dramatic industrialisation of America.

Jeremy had a career as a management consultant, as CEO of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and then in higher education. "My interest in Andrew Carnegie was stimulated by being a trustee of the Carnegie UK Trust of 12 years and also living in New York in the 1980’s. I’m now semi-retired, enjoying other trustee and non-executive work, and giving talks such as to the U3A"

Thu Feb 18th 2021

Monthly speakers on Zoom

Richard Anderson – ‘Kensal Green Cemetery’
I am sorry but Richard has cancelled this talk. Please keep an eye on this page for detials of the replacement.

Thu Feb 25th 2021

ANNUAL LECTURE ON ZOOM

Alex Hetherington 'Try to do the right thing'

The ins and outs of recycling and recyclability.
More details to follow

Thu Mar 18th 2021 Speaker Martin Holmes
Subject Harold MacMillan
Outings
Fri Jan 1st 2021 Because of the current situation there are not yet any definite outings or holidays booked but if you would like to see what we have in mind click to see our proposals on the outings group page.