2011 Event Archive

3rd Tuesdays, 10.30 am U3A Hay lectures 2011-12
All expected to be at Summerhill Golf Club

15 March 2011
Moving Heavy Loads
John Wynn of Robert Wynn's company, which has been moving heavy loads since the 1860's, demonstrates his talk with DVD's showing the spectacular ways in which this is done.
Afternoon session 1:30 pm: Pakistan Adventure, Carol Armstrong & Gill Spurr
19 April
Blanche Parry, Elizabethan Courtier with local connections.
Ruth Richardson, author of 'Mistress Blanche, Queen Elizabeth I's Confidante', talks about places with which she was connected.
Afternoon session 1:30 pm: Computers & The Internet
Continuing the popular 'question and answer' session conducted by John Crellin and Peter Roberts.
17 May
The History of Anaesthetics: Dr Richard Robertshaw describes how, before anaesthesia, surgery was a terrifying last resort. Fortunately, science has advanced since the first operation using cocaine in 1884...
Afternoon session 1:30 pm:. John Crellin talks about the wild flowers of Wales and further afield.
21 June
Romeo and Juliet The Living Willow Theatre will once again enthral us with a performance of this tragic romance from the pen of Shakespeare.
Tickets in advance £8.00. Performance starts at 7:30 pm.
19 July
The Independence of Reuters – Myth or Reality?
Ken Jones, employed by Reuters for 11 years, tells the inside story of the largest and oldest news agency in the world, outlining its history and relationship with the British government.
Afternoon session 1:45 pm: Juliet Lewis "Restoration of Pisco, Peru", Juliet Lewis gives an illustrated talk about her son’s involvement.

16 August Summer Break
20 September
The Millennium Development Goals & reducing child mortality – a personal reflection. Helen Johnson reflects on her time with the Save the Children Charity, for which she works as a Fundraiser, in India, where 2 million children die before their 5th birthday.
Afternoon session 1:45 pm: Roger Catley: 'The Magic of Christmas'.
18 October AGM
A Passion for Steam: Dr Rob Dickinson

For the morning session Rob Dickinson will talk about 19th & early 20th century steam technology at work in and around the sugar mills of Java and their use of steam power through to the 21st century.

In the afternoon we will show the film “Sweet Spot” by Rob and his wife Yuehong. This provides a unique travelogue of the Java few tourists see and brings to life the mill at Olean, its surroundings and the people who live and work there.
15 November Pre-Christmas all-day event
Richard Greatrex, Cinematographer presents 'Moby Dick' and discusses the making of the film.
17 January 2012
Beyond Nature Reserves: Real Conservation. Rebecca Brooks of Radnorshire Wildlife Trust talks about changing attitudes and practices on a world scale, down to what is happening locally.
Afternoon session 1:45 pm: Martin Wibberley introduces us to Painscastle’s long, intriguing, bloody & bizarre history.
21 February
Artists of the Llanthony Valley: William Gibbs discusses JWM Turner, John Piper and Eric Gill, amongst others, and how the arts have changed rural life.
Afternoon session 1:45 pm: Housekeeping in the Himalayas by Gill Foulds