Arts and Heritage
These meetings are open to all U3A members and take place either at the Petersfield Community Centre or occasionally at other venues. The meetings take place at 2.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month. There is a charge of £2.50 per person, to cover the cost of the room and equipment hire as well as any fees for the speaker.
For further information please contact Joan Shepley, A&H Convenor.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Sep 18th||Mark Watts on “The History of Winchester Prison”.|
There has been a jail in Winchester since the 13th century at Jewry St (now a pub). The present one built in 1849 in the “Classical Victorian Radial Design”, covers 6 acres of land and has stood punishment, hangings and rehabilitation. Mark joined Winchester Prison in 1988 and retired in 2017 as Head of Security, so will be well qualified to unveil it’s secrets, both dark and humorous.
|Wed Oct 16th||Alexandra Loske on "Chinoiserie. Alexandra returns once again, this time to talk about the decorations every grand home in mid 18th century had, inspired by the Far East, predominantly China. This lecture (always beautifully illustrated) will explain the origins, with particular focus on various East India Companies around the year 1600.|
|Wed Nov 20th||Ryan Watts on “People and Archeology of Petersfield Heath”.|
Ryan studied at Exeter University with a keen interest in Prehistoric people of Britain. He now works as Learning & Community Engagement Officer at Petersfield Museum & hopes to expand the museum’s reach to schools, colleges and special interest groups. His talk will cover the Prehistoric Petersfield exploring those who lived here 4000 years ago. There have been exciting discoveries on the Heath over the last 4 years and Ryan will talk about the first people to live here, as well as about the artefacts & monuments left behind.