Romsey & District


General Meetings are held (normally) at 10:30am on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Crosfield Hall, Romsey.

Attendance is free for U3A members but costs £2 for non-members.

PLEASE NOTE that all meetings are subject to late change due to the speaker's availability.

17 April General Meeting
There will be a talk by Ian Caskie about SS Great Britain.
This illustrated talk will describe the story of the world's first transatlantic liner launched in 1843 to her incredible salvage and re-launch in the 1970’s.

15 May Annual General Meeting
The AGM will be followed by a talk about the Countess Mountbatten Hospice covering the wide range of services and support for adults facing life limiting illnesses, their families and carers, respecting and encouraging individuality, dignity and self-esteem.

19 June General Meeting
The first manned landing on the moon took place on 20th July 1969, almost 50 years ago and there have been many stories claiming that it never really happened. This talk entitled "Debunking the Apollo Hoax" by Graham Bryant will examine the hoaxers’ claims and the facts.

17 July General Meeting
Talk by Philippe Lanoe entitled "Discovering France with Asterix".

21 August General Meeting
Talk by Dave Allport entitled "Trafalgar"

18 Sept General Meeting
Talk by Jenny Mallin entitled "A Grandmother's Legacy"

16 Oct General Meeting
Talk by Steve Hera entitled "Princes's Murderess Mistress". A story about the affair the Prince of Wales [soon to become Edward VII] had with a French Prostitute, Marguerite, in the 1920's. What was contained in the letters he wrote to Marguerite? How did she react when he finished the relationship?

20 Nov General Meeting"
Talk by Ben Cross entitled "British Alstroemeria and the UK cut flower industry". Alstroemeria are commonly called Peruvian, Inca or Parrot Lily and are native to South America. Ben is a 4th generation grower campaigning for more education and awareness of British flowers

18 Dec General Meeting
Talk by Brian Freeland entitled "A view from the wings". A stage manager's view of theatre productions as seen from the prompt corner, especially on those occasios when "everything is not quite alright on the night".

15th Jan, 2020 General Meeting
Talk by Alan House entitled "The Civil Defence during the Cold War period". An overview of how the UK established its Civil Defence Services during the era of "The Cold War".

19th Feb, 2020 General Meeting
Talk by Christopher Massy-Beresford "Neutrals at War". Examining different aspects of the 2nd World War, this talk describes some neutral figures whose altruism was extraordinary and whose achievements were considerable but who are in danger of being forgotten.

11th Mar. 2020 General Meeting
Note: 2nd Wednesday in the month
Talk by Mike Read "Scottish Wildlife". The talk features red & roe deer, mountain & brown hare, red grouse, buzzard & golden eagle, barnacle geese on Islay & much more, as well as some flowers & of course beautiful scenery.

15th Apr, 2020 General Meeting
Talk by Tony Babb, "The amazing animals of World War 1". A heart warming story into the bond between the 24 different animals and the WW1 veterans, including details of the Romsey Remount Depot.