The regular Monthly Meetings are an important part of the Liphook U3A programme. Held at the Millennium Centre on the first Monday of each month (or second if the first is a bank holiday) at 2pm, they invariably attract a large audience. The refreshment break afterwards helps make the Meeting a valued social occasion.
The cost is £2.00 for members and for non-members £3.00
SPEAKERS FOR 2018
Jan 8th 2018
Speaker: Richard Bywaters
Subject: RNLI on the Thames
The busiest Lifeboat station in the UK
Feb 5th 2018
Speaker: Malcolm Nelson
Subject: 40 years of catching smugglers, part 2
How Customs Officers catch drug smugglers in the Green Channel
Mar 5th 2018
Speaker: Pam Goodall
Subject: Riding it Out
A Grown up Gap Year age about 60. A solo bike ride around the world.
Apr 9th 2018
U3A AGM Entertainment to follow
May 14th 2018
Speaker: Michael Forrest
Subject: The Victorian defences of Portsmouth
The Great Portsdown Forts
An overview of the fortifications, the artillery and the volunteers that manned the forts.
Jun 4th 2018
Speaker: John Pearson
Subject: Blessed are the Cheesemakers
His talk today will describe some of his encounters with suppliers and impossible customers.
Sep 3rd 2018
Speaker: Iain Kennedy
Subject: the story of the Suez Canal – Ferdinand de Lesseps Hubris
The history and construction of the Suez canal with the Pharaohs and King Darius of Persia.
The canal opened in triumph and to great acclaim in 1869.
Oct 1st 2018
Speaker: Andrew Negus
Subject: Winchester-Bishops, Buildings and Bones.
As capital of England Winchester was involved in national events which brought wealth and prestige, extreme violence and destruction. Several rich and crafty Bishops created magnificent buildings and institutions along with profitable businesses with Winchester’s collection of noble bones.
Nov 5th 2018
Speaker: Jeremy Prescott
Subject: The Miracle Flower – From Flanders to the Tower
The Poppy in Remembrance. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red Display at the Tower of London.
Dec 3rd 2018
Speaker: Andy Thomas
Subject: A Celebratory History of Christmas
An uplifting presentation, uncovering the long and intriguing background to the festive season