Chorleywood

Events

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The Memorial Hall Monthly meetings for all members of Chorleywood U3A usually take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the War Memorial Hall on Common Road, WD3 5LN, from 2:30 until 4:00 pm. Click here for a map - the Hall is adjacent to Betjeman Gardens and there is a car-park opposite.

Click on the coloured text to see the full list of 2018-19 Monthly Meeting Topics. Further details of the speakers and their talks will be added on this EVENTS page as they become available.

Information about forthcoming theatre outings is now included on this page. Click on the link on the right to see a list of past theatre outings.

For the activities of an individual interest group go to its page via the GROUPS page.


Dates for your Diary
December 2018
Thu Dec 13thOtherOur Annual Carol Service at 5:00 pm in Christ Church on the common, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
January 2019
Wed Jan 23rdMeetingThe Romans and Hadrian’s Wall a talk by Paul Heslop at 2:30 in the Memorial Hall. One of our regular monthly meetings open to all members of Chorleywood U3A.

This talk covers a brief account the Roman occupation of Britain, especially along the environs of the present-day Northumberland-Cumbria Border, and a history of Hadrian’s Wall. The waLL is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Seventy-three miles long, it linked Wallsend in the east, with Bowness-on-Solway on the Cumbrian coast.  It is the biggest standing Roman monument in the world. The talk is accompanied by digital images, featuring the Wall we see today, together with forts, milecastles, etc, and focuses on the lives of the men who built the Wall and occupied this territory for over 350 years.

Paul Heslop is a retired policeman (Northumbria and Hertfordshire), but has since become an established writer in newspapers and magazines etc.  He has written and had published eleven books. He was also a hillwalker and fellwalker in the Lakes and Scotland, etc and now lives in the Lake District. His first Herts posting in the police was at Rickmansworth, including Chorleywood, then was detective inspector at Watford for eight years.
February 2019
Wed Feb 27thMeetingA Pictorial Tour of the Solar System, A talk by Colin Brown at 2:30 in the Memorial Hall. One of our regular monthly meetings open to all members of Chorleywood U3A.

The space age can be said to have begun in 1957 with the launch of Sputnik 1, an event that many U3A members may remember. Soon afterwards, spacecraft began to be sent to explore other planets, beaming back pictures of what they found. Over the years, the sophistication of the spacecraft and the quality of the resulting pictures have made enormous progress. Only a few of these intriguing and often spectacular images have made it into newspapers or appeared on TV. This illustrated talk will try to show a sample of what has been missed.

Colin Brown graduated as an electrical engineer and started work with a telephone exchange manufacturer. From there he moved into working on the development of cash dispensers. His boss left to form a consultancy company and recruited Colin to join it. Over time this company specialised increasingly in computer security, which is the field which kept Colin busy until he retired. He was then able to indulge his interest in space and things astronomical, so was delighted to volunteer to lead Chorleywood U3A's "Space and the Universe" group."
March 2019
Wed Mar 27thMeetingThe Changing Wildlife of the Chilterns, a talk by John Tyler at 2:30 in the Memorial Hall. +One of our regular monthly meetings open to all members of Chorleywood U3A._

From warm seas, through Ice Ages, tundra and forest to the farmland and beechwoods of today, we travel through a hundred million years to follow the story of the Chiltern landscape and its wildlife.

John Tyler grew up in the Chilterns and has spent his working life in nature conservation, first with a charity creating urban wildlife areas where inner city children could experience nature at first hand, and more recently as the warden of a nature reserve in Kent. His other interests include glow-worms, woodcarving and coracles.'