|MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.|
Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road, Leigh, SS9 1SJ.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. AS SPACE FOR QUEUEING IS LIMITED, PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TOO EARLY.
Meetings will usually start with notices and items of group news, followed by a guest speaker. Refreshments are available afterwards so members can chat to friends or maybe the speaker.
There is no charge for attendance but please bring your Leigh Estuary U3A card to verify your membership
There is a small pay-and-display car park in Elm Road but this does fill quickly. Parking on nearby main shopping streets is limited to two hours.
If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact our Speaker Finder by clicking the link.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Jul 19th||Meeting||Louise Grainger - Head of Marketing and Events at Equity |
Equity is the UK trade union for professional actors and other performers. It was founded in 1930 by leading actors of the day who were outraged about the poor treatment that was commonplace at the time. From that small group Equity has grown to have some 43,000 members, of which many are household names and indeed huge stars while others are just starting out in the business. In this talk, Louise Grainger, Equity’s Head of Marketing and Events will take us through the history, highlights and milestones.
|Thu Aug 16th||Social||Summer Lunch at Saxon Hall, Aviation Way, Southend|
Tickets on sale from April onwards
£25 for a 3 course lunch with tea/coffee
Click the link on the right to view the menu
|Thu Sep 20th||Meeting||Graham Mee - RSPB |
Graham has been a volunteer for the RSPB for more than forty years and has been the Group Leader of the South East Essex RSPB Local Group for the last fourteen. After a career in Air Traffic at Southend and a spell in IT he has now retired and concentrates on his main hobby of wildlife photography. Graham is a member of our photography group and has been recommended by them as a very interesting and informative speaker.
|Thu Oct 18th||Meeting||Chief Inspector Glen Westley- Talk to be announced|
Essex Police District Commander for Castle Point and Rochford.
|Thu Nov 15th||Meeting||Geoffrey Tyack - The Victorian Buildings of London|
Geoffrey Tyack grew up in London, where he first developed an interested in the history of architecture by exploring the city’s buildings, and he went on to read history at St John’s College, Oxford, and to gain a PhD from the University of London. He has taught architectural history and the history of urban planning for many years, both in Britain and the United States. He is an emeritus Fellow of Kellogg College in the University of Oxford, a Fellow the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society, and a council member of the London Topographical Society. His books include Sir James Pennethorne and the Making of Victorian London (1992) and John Nash: Architect of the Picturesque (2013). He is editor of the Georgian Group Journal and is currently writing a book on the history of the British urban landscape.
|Thu Dec 6th||Meeting||Christmas Meeting|
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