Romsey & District


Our programme of monthly talks, which are open to all members and their guests, are delivered in Crosfield Hall, Romsey. When speakers are agreeable they are also shared with an online audience using Zoom. If for any reason it is not possible to meet in Crosfield Hall the monthly meeting is held online.

Doors open at 10.00 and meetings commence at 10.30 and typically last for approximately an hour and a half.

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Dates for your Diary
Wed May 18th will consist of our AGM followed by a talk by Lauren Griffiths - 'Tools for Self Reliance'. This is a local charity in Totton who empower people in Africa living in extreme poverty to create their own livelihoods. The charity sends kits full of tools that are used in skills training centres, offering the trainees a way to put poverty in the past for good and begin their own sustainable careers.
Wed Jun 15th Romsey and District u3a member, Mike Driscoll, will share an insight into his 'Life as a Snapper'. Mike will walk us through his adventures as an amateur photographer and pass on his tips for getting better snaps from your camera or mobile phone.
Wed Jul 20th Paul Whittle: 'Slow train to Damascus'. This will take us to Petra, the Dead Sea, Roman cities and on a rare desert train ride on the Turkish built Hedjaz Railway which was wrecked by Lawrence of Arabia in WWI. Paul will also provide a look at the ancient city of Damascus shortly before the catastrophic civil war.
Wed Aug 17th The speaker this month is Malcolm Calvert 'Tai Chi and Chi Kung.' Malcolm will tell us about the history of Tai Chi and Chi Kung and give us a demonstration in which audience participation is encouraged! Malcolm will explain how it helps our physical health as we reach our 3rd Age.
Wed Sep 21st Dave Allport: 'The Spirit of the 60’s.' A nostalgic and light hearted look back at this iconic era. From Mods to Miniskirts & Films to Fashion. Reach to the back of your wardrobe - period dress is encouraged!
Wed Oct 19th Be prepared to be surprised by this talk by Tony Babb: 'The Amazing Animals of World War One.' Tony's talk will probably change your views on how animals were treated in the war to end all wars. Listen to the heart-warming insight into the special roles of 24 different animals. Woven into the story is the relationship of care and love between man and animal.
Wed Nov 30th Note change from usual date. Suzanne Kempe: 'Roaming Free in the New Forest-Betwixt the Grids'. This talk will give you an insight into 'commoning' and how the New Forest is managed throughout the year. This is a practice that has survived for some 900 years. Suzanne has not only run ponies as a commoner but has also, for many years, competed with great success on these wonderful ponies.
Wed Dec 21st Save the date, we will announce the speaker or activity in due course.