This page shows our Open Meetings, Study Days and Outings information, together with other events such as a group activity or meeting that may be of interest to other members. If you have any U3A event which could be of interest to other members please tell us about it so that it can be included in this diary page.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Feb 18th||Adrian James “Gardens of the Italian renaissance”.|
This talk sets the context for the development of the Italian Renaissance garden and then explores a number of great examples finishing with some Italian gardens created more recently, in the same style.
|Thu Mar 18th||Jim Holmes: “Japan: Bowing to tradition”.|
From the Northern “snow country” to the southern tropical beaches, Japan is a diverse and complicated country. See how Japan has integrated very traditional aspects of its culture into a modern society. Micro cars to beer from machines and community bathhouses to tatami mats, Japan is not quite what you imagine..
|Thu Apr 15th||Dr Nick Humphris: “World Water Movement, including the Severn Bore explained”.|
Most people know there are tides around our coast and that we have a temperate climate because of the Gulf Stream, which stops the sea freezing around Britain. And then there is the Severn Bore phenomenon. I explain how and why the water moves and what are the driving forces.
|Thu May 20th||Sarah Slater: “Sex, Secrets , Scandals and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court 1660-1830.”|
Hampton Court Tour Guide and Lecturer, Sarah Slater: “I talk about all the naughty bits of history you would not have learnt at school. I discuss royal mistresses, sexual diseases of the time and methods to prevent them and unwanted pregnancies. This talk is not for the prude, it is fun but rude”!
|Wed Sep 29th||Because of continuing uncertainty due to the Coronavirus, the Outings Team has reluctantly decided to cancel the 2020 visit to the Workhouse, The National Justice Museum & City of Caves in Nottinghamshire. It is hoped to hold it next year.|