Havant

Current Affairs

Meetings: 1st Wednesday 10.00am
Where: URC Ground floor meeting room, Elm Lane, Havant PO9 1PP
Contact: Martin Owen by telephone on 023 9247 7196 or email at martinowen007@hotmail.com

We are a mixed group from the u3a community with diverse backgrounds bringing our individual and lifetimes experience from the world of local government and industry, education, travel, and several branches of engineering and we enjoy discussing current affairs in a friendly social environment. There are usually up to 12 attendees so typically there would be over 500 years of Knowledge and experience applied to the problems of the day. At times, tongue in cheek when the politics gets in the way of common sense.

We plan to return to conventional face to face meetings from Wednesday 6th October (to be confirmed). We assemble in the café for a pre-meeting coffee and biscuits before adjourning to one of the meeting rooms. Following a lively but good natured debate we depart before midday when we leave in good spirits having put the world to rights but realising that there are many wrongs which we cannot influence or change but hopefully can better understand.

Agenda from our meeting held 3rd September on Zoom
COVID Update - Passports for double jabbed, jabs for jobs, will the increased socialising and return to school lead to explosion of infection rates?
Zero Carbon - is it achievable even given a longer timescale?
Zero COVID - No longer necessary with a successful vaccination programme?
Afghanistan - who or what is to blame?
The Irish Protocol stalemate
The threat of Scottish Independence
The Immigrant boat invasion. What can or should be done?
Local Issues - Lower Road housing development

New members are always welcome.
We don't expect long eloquent speeches. A short honest comment will suffice, or if you prefer, just sit and listen with the occasional nod or shake of the head. Sleeping is optional but unlikely.

Please let Martin know if you would like to join a meeting.

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More Group Pages
Advanced French Conversation Adventures in Literature
Bird Watching Bridge
British History Canasta
Creative Writing Critics
Current Affairs Cycling for Fun
Day Trips Environment & Technology
Family History Film Studies
Gardens Geology and Landscape
German Internet & Computer Help
Italian Intermediate Line Dancing
Local History Mah Jong
Music Appreciation Philosophy
Photography Play Reading Group
Poetry (writing) Scrabble
Sociable Singles Spanish Intermediate/Advanced
Theatre/Opera/Ballet Use Your Bus Pass
Wales and the Welsh Walking
Wine Appreciation