Thame & District

History

The History Group meets on the first Monday of the month at 10.15 am at the Guide Headquarters, Southern Road.

The History Group is a joint group with the Greater Thame U3A.

Below are details of the planned meetings for 2020 and the meetings for the previous two years.

For more information contact Julie West.


2020 Meetings:
January No meeting
3 February The history of Canterbury Anne Fisher
2 March The story of Nancy Wake Hugh Grainger
6 April Famous people of the Chilterns, Social History Group
May No meeting
1 June William III and the Glorious Revolution John Gardner
6 July The Jersey occupation tapestry Len Davidson
3 August Stephen and Matlilda Julie West
7 September 10 Minute Talks Members
5 October More tales from the Girls' Own Paper - title to be confirmed Sue Jenkins
2 November More adventures in the Antarctic Ann Barrington
7 December Quiz


2019 Meetings:

  • 7 January - No meeting
  • 4 February - 10 minute talks - Members
  • 4 March - Issac Merrit Singer - Marcus Summerhayes
  • 1 April - Snippets from late Victorian and Edwardian England - Social History Group
  • 6 May - No meeting
  • 3 June - The Battle of the Dunes - Molly Milner
  • 1 July - 1918-19 - The forgotten aftermath of war - Derek Turner
  • 5 August - Queen Anne - the last Stuart - Julie West
  • 2 September - Childhood Reflections - does this bring back your own memories? - Lesley Charnock
  • 7 October - 3000 German canaries and 4 packs of curl-papers - more leaves from The Girls' Own Paper - Sue Jenkins
  • 4 November - Our ancestors' superstitions - Hugh Grainger
  • 2 December - Quiz


2018 Meetings:

  • 1 January - No meeting
  • 5 February - 10 minute talks - Members
  • 5 March - The early Victorian – Social History Group
  • 2 April - No meeting
  • 21 May -Emily Wilding Davison - The Suffragette martyr - Julie West
  • 4 June - Your History - Members
  • 2 July - The history of Quebec -Len Davidson
  • 6 August - Gandhi - Bernard Foot
  • 3 September - Postcards from the Seaside - Sue Oswell
  • 1 October - Perverted pipes and a dried starfish - Sue Jenkins
  • 5 November - 1918 /19 – The forgotten aftermath of war - Derek Turner
  • 3 December - Quiz
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More Group Pages
Any-Ology Art
Art Appreciation Board Games (Rummikub)
Book Reading 1 Book Reading 2
Book Reading 3 Boys Toys
Bridge Computer Group
Craft Current Affairs
Day Visits Family History Group
French Beginners French Conversation
Garden Visits History
Knit & Natter Latin Beginners
Mah Jong Beginners Group Music Appreciation
Ornithology Photography
Poetry, Prose & Play Reading Quilt Group 1
Quilt Group 2 Singing for Pleasure
Singles Lunch Club Social History
Spanish Beginners (3) Spanish Conversation (1)
Spanish Mid-Level (2) Theatre Visits
Travel Group U3A Local Groups
U3A National Events U3A Thames Valley Network Events
Ukulele Walks - Day (about 9 miles)
Walks - Morning (about 5 miles) Walks - Short (Happy Wanderers)
Wine Appreciation Writing for Pleasure