Leek

Modern History

Leader: Eric Wollaston (01538 383616)
Venue: Norton House, downstairs
Time: Wednesdays, 11:30–1.00pm

New members always welcome – please contact the leader.

This group studies a series of short topics focusing on a particular period.

Current theme: The Long and Varied Career of Winston Churchill

The large new biography of Churchill by Andrew Roberts will unquestionably be one of the outstanding books of 2018. He claims to have 40 new major sources available since Roy Jenkins wrote.

We will look at his life and the books about him...his own ("The case for the Defence" as he put it) and many others by those who knew him and younger historians for whom he is a figure from the past. Many U3A members, like the course leader, lived part of their lives under his premiership and/or have been taught about him as a historical figure. Now, as throughout his life, views vary wildly.

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African Drumming Art Appreciation
Badminton 2 Badminton 3
Badminton 4 Beadwork
Bowls 1 Bowls 2
Bowls 3 Bowls 4
Bridge 1 Bridge 2
Card Making Chance to Dance
Chess Creative Writing
Crib Crochet and Knitting
Cross Stitch Plus Digital Photography
Embroidery Everyday Philosophy
Family History 1 Family History 2
Flower Arranging Folk Dancing
Folk Ensemble French Circle
Gardening German
Guitar Handicrafts
Italian Latin 1 and Classical Greek
Latin 2 Line Dancing 2 (Improvers)
Line Dancing 3 (Beginners) Line Dancing 4
Mah Jong 1 Mah Jong 2
Mixed Crafts Modern History
Needlecraft Painting All Media
Painting Watercolours Patchwork and Quilting 1
Patchwork and Quilting 2 Petanque
Railway Modelling Enthusiasts Reading
Scrabble Singing For Fun
Singing for Fun 2 Singing For Pleasure
Spanish 1 Spanish 2
Spanish Beginners 1 Swimming
Table Tennis Tai Chi 1
Tai Chi 2 Tai Chi 3
Tai Chi 5 Tai Chi 6
Tennis Theatre Group
Ukulele/Banjo 1 Ukulele/Banjo 2
Walking (All Groups) Walking Netball
Whittling and Wood Carving