Forest Town & District

Meetings and Events for 2018 - 2019

The Forest Town and District U3A monthly General Meeting is held on the 1st.Thursday of each month in St.Albans Church Forest Town.

The monthly Meeting starts at 1.45 pm and is open to everyone, if you are a visitor sign in at our visitors table and one of our members will be there to help you. Visitors are allowed two free attendances at our General meetings.

See our interactive Calendar for the dates of General and Group meetings.

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Dates for your Diary
May 2019
Wed May 1stRamblingDale Abbey to Stanton-by-Dale and Ockbrook. Leader Neil
Thu May 2ndMeeting

2019

Trevor Dempsey -

I will be speaking about people from the world of entertainment and sport I have talked to including: Anna Neagle, John Mills, Jane Fonda, Roger Moore, Judi Dench, Stan Matthews, Norman Wisdom and many more…

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Wed May 15thRamblingAshford in the Water, Sheldon, Monsal Dale & Thornbridge Hall. Leader Carol
Mon May 20th
→Tue May 21st
Social20th.MAY 2019 - 2 DAY BREAK TO WINDSOR/OXFORD
Wed May 29thRamblingPLANNING MEETING
June 2019
Wed Jun 5thRamblingAshover, Wooley & Ogston reservoir Leaders Bob & Vanessa
Thu Jun 6thMeeting2019 Annual General Meeting.

AGM and Show and Tell, displays by groups.
Mon Jun 10th
→Fri Jun 14th
SocialPOTTERS - MONDAY JUNE 10th. 2019 for 5 days
Wed Jun 19thRamblingLyme Park & Disley. Leaders Neil/Steve
July 2019
Thu Jul 4thMeetingPhil Cooper - A trip of a lifetime - Damascus, Krak des Chavaliers, Allepo and Mt.Sinai and Cappadocia.
Some of you may have visited Egypt and Turkey but these days it is difficult to visit Syria.
Phil Cooper shares his experiences of such a visit through photos and narrative about its historic sites together with those of Jordan.
August 2019
Thu Aug 1stMeeting

Mike Hill of the Nottingham Search and Rescue Team - probably aided by two other NSART volunteers will tell us about the NSART organisation.

NSART is a lowland search and rescue team covering Nottinghamshire.

Our organisation is a group of highly skilled and dedicated volunteers working alongside the Nottinghamshire Police to search for, locate and rescue missing and vulnerable people in the community.

NSART is made up of 100% volunteers who are available 365 days a year; 24 hours a day come rain or shine!
The callouts we receive are to search for vulnerable missing people such as the elderly, dementia sufferers, despondents, children and anyone deemed to be at risk.

I will tell you a little about the team works, its training and how searches work - on foot, with canine helpers in training, by bike and (a new development) by drone.

Mike Hill

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September 2019
Thu Sep 5thMeetingJohn Smith - Reading Body Language: My guide to People Watching.

Discover how people consciously and unconsciously signal their attitudes, desires and feelings with their nonverbal behaviour. Using science and humour I deliver talks that are both interesting and entertaining, showing how an understanding of our ancient survival instincts can help us to read people. Learn the secrets of deception and attraction, tell when someone is showing signs of comfort or discomfort, and see how own nonverbal behaviour can be encoded to our advantage. People watching will never be the same again. After all, it’s often not what we say but how we say it.
Tue Sep 17thSocialTUESDAY 17th. SEPTEMBER 2019 - Bletchley Park
October 2019
Thu Oct 3rdMeetingRoger Browne - From New Orleans to New York.

Roger has been the pianist for the Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz ensemble for the last 22 yrs, as well as former Artistic Director of the Stockport Operatic Society. Roger’s talk covers the Common Ground between Jazz and Musical Theatre. He will be playing some pieces from musical theatre in a jazz style on electronic piano and recount some amusing stories from both worlds in an entertaining talk.
November 2019
Thu Nov 7thMeetingDr Irfan Malik - First World War contribution of Dulmial Village, Pakistan.

Dr Irfan Malik is a GP in Nottingham, he presents the First World War history of his ancestral village Dulmial in present day Pakistan.
The talk also covers the Muslim contribution in the Great War.
See photo - Pakistan 1925 - on right.

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