Dukeries

Events

There are several different types of events covered here.
Every month except for August we hold an OPEN MEETING, this is held on the 3rd Monday of the month in the Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Ollerton. Doors open at 1pm and people can find out what is going on from group leaders and a display of forthcoming events.
The format of the Open Meeting is for an 'entertainment' first followed by tea or coffee with biscuits and general U3A notices. The entertainment is usually an outside speaker presenting a matter of interest to the U3A members.
A list of planned speakers is included here.
A second type of event covered here is for social events which are open to all U3A members and organised by the social group committee.
Other events advertised here are GROUP related, for example information about a specific group which is useful to bring to everyone's attention.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Oct 21st The History of Cadbury. Rose Cook.

The name Cadbury conjurers up tasty chocolate bars - many of them reminders of our childhood - or moments of guilty pleasure! But the story of the Cadbury family is so much more than the history of chocolate. The Cadburys not only built the beautiful Bournville Village in Birmingham, but also changed the lives of their employees, their families and the wider community. Hear how at a time of war they helped transform one soldiers life and how the Cadburys influenced the beginnings of the NHS and the RSPCA.

A fascinating story of a truly inspirational family.
Mon Nov 18th We need to talk about toilets, Bob Reed
In 2017 some 2.3bn people didn't have one. What can be done about it? What could you do?
Bob asks for no fee but will be pleased to accept donations to the Valerie Taylor Trust which supports the only spinal injuries hospital in Bangladesh.
Mon Jan 20th 2020 The queen that never was. Lady Arbella Stuart, granddaughter of Bess of Hardwick.
A talk on the granddaughter of Bess of Hardwick who was born to be a Queen. Niece to Mary, Queen of Scots she was brought up with the sole intention of being crowned Queen after Elizabeth. Contains one of the most exciting romantic escape stories in history.-follow it to its dramatic conclusion as the twists and turns of Arbella’s escape to France is edge of the seat stuff. This riveting tale has everything!!
David Templeman.
Mon Feb 17th 2020 Can you hear me mother? The art of the monologue.
From Shakespeare’s Hamlet to Stanley Holloway the monologue has formed part of the dramatic landscape. In this talk we will see how the monologue has developed. We will look at it’s role in 19th Century Politics and see how “stump speeches” evolved into the modern “soundbite”
Of course this will feature performance of a number of monologues and a visit to “A famous seaside place called Blackpool”

David Skillen.
Mon Mar 16th 2020 Group leaders' show and tell.
Mon Apr 20th 2020 Acoustic music.
Fool's Gold is Steve and Carol Robson. They play their own original brand of acoustic folk all over the UK, at Folk Clubs, Festivals, Open Mics, Theatre Concerts, Universities, Libraries, Social Organisations and houses.
The music is traditional in flavour - some of it is traditional - but it is all melodic and narrative. Live they play 6/12 string guitars, tenor guitar, flute, whistles, mandolin, metallophone, bass pedals....
It's easier to go see them perform!
Architecture
Wed Oct 23rd Paul Henderson will give us a presentation on the Parker Morris Standards
Wed Nov 27th Annual lunch at the West Retford Hotel at 12.00 followed by Michael Costigan's Quiz starting at 2.00pm.
Pub Games
Mon Oct 28th 2.00PM Hop Pole Ollerton
Sunday lunch club
Sun Oct 27th We will be going to Carpenters at Walesby at 12-30 Carvery & Dessert £9-95.

Then on 24th November we will be visiting Forest Lodge at Edwinstowe again at 12-30

Christine 01623 422113
Watercolour painting
Thu Oct 24th Birds
Thu Nov 28th Animals
Fri Jul 10th 2020 Group visit to Patchings' Art Festival 2020. We will get there by car sharing.
Which talk(s) we decide to attend to be chosen once the details are available.

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