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Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Mar 4th From Behind Bars - Penny Wheat
Based on her book “And you visited me”. Since 1984 Penny Wheat has been a prison visitor, and for 30 years, has travelled to USA to see men on Death Row.
Wed Mar 18th The Life and Expeditions of Sir Ernest Shackleton and some of his Comrades - Hugh Sharp
This talk describes Sir Ernest Shackleton’s early life in Ireland, his four expeditions to Antarctica and his death on a remote island in the Southern Ocean.
Wed Apr 1st Why Are Carrots Orange? - Dr Mike Haynes
This talk explores the strange history of our food and the conflicts that it has and continues to give rise to.
Wed Apr 22nd Beatrice, the Cadbury Heiress - Fiona Joseph
The speaker has written a book about heiress Beatrice who gave away her wealth. In 1920, Beatrice gave all the Cadbury shares to Bournville factory workers.
Wed May 6th The Vale of Berkeley Railway, Its creation, demise and resurrection - Ian Raven
Wed May 20th Tax, Care and Toy Boys Updated - Co-op Estate Planning
Updated information from Co-op Estate Planning. They raise awareness of some real life issues that affect families every day.
Wed Jun 3rd Henry V and Agincourt - Max Keen
The talk is a recreation of the horror that was Agincourt and the hero that was Henry, complete with armour, chain and weapons of the period.
Wed Jun 17th Antarctica - Ray Sturdy
Mr Sturdy is a photographer who has made a journey to the great white continent to appreciate its scenery and history and observe its wildlife including varieties of birds, whales and penguins.
Wed Jul 1st Britain and the Vikings (AD 800 - 1100) - Ron Gallivan
The talk will cover the profound effect the Vikings had on the history of Britain, its culture, home life and navigational skills that enabled exploration and raiding.
Wed Jul 15th 60 Years in Showbusiness - David St John
It is a variety mix of talking about his lifetime on stages, with references to the 50s/60s onward and music. He uses a guitar as he slots in a few classic hits of those years plus gags etc.
Wed Sep 2nd War Diary - story of a WW1 soldier - Mike Watkins
Wed Sep 16th The Great Exhibition of 1851 - Alan Hill
Wed Sep 30th Poetry and Pieces - Glennis Dawes
Wed Oct 14th Exploring the Severn - Rosemary Winnall
Wed Oct 28th Coffee Plus and AGM
Wed Nov 11th Salt Routes - Anthony Poulton-Smith
Wed Nov 25th The Floating Hospital - Mary Fearon
Wed Dec 9th Popular Songs 1860's to 1960's - Richard Churchley
Outings
Fri Mar 20th Spring Lunch, University College Birmingham Brasserie Restaurant
Fri May 15th
→Mon May 18th
Walking/Strolling Weekend 2020: Dovedale in the Peak District
Holidays
Fri Apr 3rd U3A Spring Term ends
Mon Apr 6th School Spring Holidays begin
Fri Apr 17th School Spring Holidays end
Mon Apr 20th U3A Summer Term begins
Mon May 25th School Summer Half Term Holidays begin
Fri May 29th School Summer Half Term Holidays end
Mon Jul 20th U3A Summer Term ends
Tue Jul 21st School Summer Holidays begin
Mon Aug 31st School Summer Holidays end
Tue Sep 1st Schools First Day back
Wed Sep 2nd U3A Autumn Term begins
Mon Oct 26th School Autumn Half Term Holidays begin
Fri Oct 30th School Autumn Half Term Holidays end
Fri Dec 18th U3A Autumn Term ends
Mon Dec 21st School Winter Holidays begin
Fri Jan 1st 2021 School Winter Holidays end
@NEWSLETTER
Wed Mar 18th Publication of Newsletter
Wed May 20th Newsletter Submission deadline for Groups in Block A:
Art
Beading
Chess
Knitting & Crochet
Literature
Photography
Wed Jul 1st Publication of Newsletter
Wed Oct 21st Newsletter Submission deadline for Groups in Block B:
Garden Interest
History
Music Appreciation
Patchwork & Quilting
Science & Technology
Scrabble
Strollers
Wed Nov 25th Publication of Newsletter
Wed Feb 3rd 2021 Newsletter Submission deadline for Groups in Block C:
Astronomy
Discussion & Philosophy
Folk Dancing
Puds Galore
Ukulele
Walking
Wed Mar 17th 2021 Publication of Newsletter
Art
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Astronomy
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Thu Jul 16th #34
Beading
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Film
Fri Mar 13th THE FILM GROUP IS NO LONGER RUNNING OWING TO LACK OF A LEADER
Folk Dancing
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Literature
Wed Feb 26th Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan.
This is set in the 1980s in an alternative timeline in which the UK lost the Falklands War, Alan Turing is still alive and the internet, self-driving cars and social media already exist.
Wed Mar 11th A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen.
A three-act play that premièred in 1879, this deals with the fate of a married woman in a male-dominated world. It caused controversy that echoed round the world at the time and is still widely performed today.
Wed Mar 25th A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen.
A second session on this play.
Music Appreciation
Wed Feb 26th Musical Potpourri
Wed Mar 11th Nothing Original
Wed Mar 25th tba
Patchwork & Quilting
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Photography
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Puds Galore
Mon Feb 24th New date (no longer 17 Feb owing to Snowdrop Trip)
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Scrabble
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Ukulele
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Walking
Tue Mar 17th Circular walk. William to lead
Tue Apr 21st Wychavon Way Part 3 9am start
Tue May 26th Circular walk. Ann & Tony to lead
Tue Jun 23rd Wychavon Way Part 4 9am start
Tue Jul 21st Wychavon Way. 9am start Final section of 5 miles followed by a celebratory meal. Venue to be arranged.
Wed Aug 12th Wednesday 12th August. Walk & Meal. Suckley Hills followed by meal at the Talbot