General meetings take place at 2 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month (EXCEPT AUGUST) at the Oasis Christian centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch. There is a varied programme of speakers covering a wide range of topics. A charge of £1.50 is made, to cover the cost of the speaker, room hire and light refreshments.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Nov 17th 2pm via Zoom
CAVING IS FUN - Keith Edwards
Tue Dec 15th CHRISTMAS BUFFET Provisional, re Covid19 restrictions
Computer Users group
Wed Nov 11th Vector Graphics: the simplest way to make your own images and designs on your computer.

PLEASE NOTE this remote meeting will start at 2pm, not 10am as normal.
Digital Photography group
Mon Nov 2nd 10.00 am 2nd November on Zoom
Richard Freaill will be selecting bird images for the 2021 calendar.
Mon Dec 7th 10.00 am 7 December on Zoom
AGM and then a quiz by John Cartmell
Exploring science group
Fri Nov 20th A presentation via Zoom
Black Holes - Dave Jones
Fri Dec 18th Christmas Quiz via Zoom
Fri Jan 15th 2021 via Zoom
Gary Lacey- Rubber and it’s applications.
Fri Feb 19th 2021 via Zoom
Michael Hollingsworth ( U3a Subject Advisor for Science) - How medicines were discovered.
Fri Mar 19th 2021 via Zoom
Hilary Edgeley (Malvern Geology Group) - Introduction to Geology 1
Fri Apr 16th 2021 via Zoom
Hilary Edgeley (Malvern Geology Group) - Introduction to Geology 2
Thu Nov 26th 10.00am November 26th via Zoom "The Dux and Me" presented by John Cartmell

'The November U3A History offering is from John Cartmell and is entitled “The Dux and Me”. From hints that he gave at the end of October’s meeting it is set in late second century Britannia and includes 'a battle where three great rivers meet by a thrice-named hill'—and is somewhere that JRR Tolkien knew well. He’s even promised to drag Keira Knightly into his story! It’s a history that John first encountered and researched over a decade ago following his own DNA evidence and is set in an area of the country that he explored extensively as a teenager.

With knowledge of the latest histories and archæological discoveries John has been able to find context that makes sense of just a small piece of history of one military campaign set in the last quarter of the second century in Northern Britannia. It has surprising links to people that we will all recognise and histories that take us from the south east corner of Europe, thousands of years ago, to the here and now.'
Thu Dec 24th December 24th/31st "Christmas Extravaganza History Quiz", presented by Malcolm Hall. Not necessarily on Christmas or New Years Eve and not necessarily live on-line.
Thu Jan 28th 2021 10.00am January 28th 2021 via Zoom "The History of Computing Through WWII" presented by Alan Hitchcock
Thu Feb 25th 2021 10.00am February 25th 2021 via Zoom "The Island of Java during Wartime (WWII) presented by Christine Broadhurst
Thu Mar 25th 2021 10.00am March 25th 2021 via Zoom "The Gunpowder Plot" presented by Philip Roberts (to be confirmed)
Music in Our Time
Mon Nov 9th 2pm Monday 9th November via Zoom

Steve Prosser will present "Monsters, Witches and Zombies: A Halloween Special". A light-hearted virtual walk around Redditch on Halloween night with lots of great songs from the past.
Rambling group
Wed Nov 4th Location: Studley
Distance: Approximately 5 mile, a flat easy walk with no stiles.

We will meet in the Studley car park near to the swimming baths. The postcode for the swimming baths is B80 7QU.
We will have a coffee break half way round in groups, depending on numbers.

Leader: Pam Rose and Margaret Poole

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