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 March meeting included presentations about the year 1666, the revolt by native Americans led by Tecumseh and others in the first half of the nineteenth century, and the Flu pandemic of 1918 which killed at least 50 million people worldwide, with the most vulnerable group being young healthy adults.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 17 April. It will probably include a presentation on the life and career of Lord Palmerston who dominated politics in Britain during the mid Victorian era, dying aged 80, having just won another election. In the current ITV series about Queen Victoria, Lawrence Fox is having a ball playing Palmerston.
As Easter is almost upon us I have made a Simnel cake for the History Group, complete with 11 marzipan apostles Let's hope it tastes as good as it looks
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