I am delighted to have the opportunity of being leader of the U3A History Group.
I look forward to hearing suggestions for interesting presentations coming through from Group members. Presentations which have some quirky appeal are especially welcome. If you have a particular passion for some historical event, by all means bring it forward.
At our friendly meetings, we have tea or coffee. We have presentations and discussions from members. Funds permitting we may have the opportunity to hire an external speaker at least once during the coming year.
We meet every third Wednesday from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at the
Mansfield Bowling Club
Chesterfield Road South
Our recent May meeting included presentations about Sir Walter Raleigh; the initial attempts to develop aircraft which could take off and land on new types of primitive aircraft carriers: Chatsworth House: the emergence of Pantomimes, including the life and career of Joseph Grimaldi; and the colourful life of Harold Davidson, an early 20th century Anglican priest whose mission in life was to rescue fallen women.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 19 June at 10.00am. We were due to have an external speaker, John Taylor to present a talk on the succeeding generations of the Dukedom of Portland. However we have had to change the date of John's presentation. It will now take place on Wednesday 17 July- at 10.00 at the Mansfield Bowling Club. A normal History Group meeting will take place on Wednesday 19 June.
The session with John will be an open meeting meaning that you don't have to be a History Group member to attend. Other U3A members can attend. There will be an entrance charge of £2.00 per head. It will be held at the Mansfield Bowling Club.
So you see we get a wide variety of topics at our meetings Why not bring something you know about to make the meetings even better?
Philip Tucker 01623 437516