Monthly Group Meetings with a guest speaker are held on the THIRD Friday of each month in the Vestry Hall:

Doors open at 2.15pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available to all until 2.45pm. We will also take the opportunity to address any U3A business matters and share Interest Group information. The guest speaker will begin about 3pm.

This event is free for Cranbrook U3A members but guests are welcome for an entry fee of £2.50.

Your support at these events is important to us and you will be able to meet other U3A members, discuss and sign up for Group activities which you may like to join and even suggest how we can improve and develop your U3A.

The next Monthly Meeting is Friday 15 November

Speaker: Fran Sandham

Subject: A Solo Walk Across Africa

Author, journalist and past editor of Rough Guides, Fran Sandham, made an unprecedented trek in 2007 crossing Africa on foot and completely alone without any support walking from the Skeleton Coast in Namibia to the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar, a journey of 3000 miles. This talk covers extracts from his book Traversa; recounting the wild animals and indigenous peoples he met as he crossed the continent, recalling the adventures of past explorers like Stanley and Livingstone.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jan 17th 2020 Leonard Cheshire: Lisa from the charity Leonard Cheshire, a long established health and welfare charity, will be talking about the work of this remarkable organisation which helps disabled children and adults in the UK, Africa and Asia to live, learn and work as independently as possible. Donations will be welcome.
Fri Feb 21st 2020 Ian Keable: A Century of Deception: the Birth of Hoaxes in the 18th Century
The 1700s was a period when the people of England seemed to be especially gullible.  Hoaxes weren't just written about extensively in newspapers and journals but also brilliantly and amusingly depicted by satirists such as William Hogarth and caricaturist James Gillray. In this entertaining talk Ian demonstrates how 18th century hoaxes are memorable not only for their imaginative nature but also because of the differing motives of the tricksters.
Fri Mar 20th 2020 Fred M Walker: Captain Cook, the man and his amazing life Fred was involved with the building of a replica of the Endeavour. His background is naval architecture and shipbuilding and he has been a guest lecturer at UCL for many years.