Sarum

Events

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed May 18th ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF SARUM U3A ACTIVITIES
Wed Jun 15th MARTIN LLOYD - PASSPORTS, ASSASSINS, TRAITORS AND SPIES

Thrill to stories of how three passports have played their influential role in the course of history: an attempted assassination which altered the regulations for issuing passports; the capture of a spy which caused a worldwide modification to the design of the document and for one person the passport itself which turned into a killer.
Wed Jul 20th PAUL STICKLER - GREEN BICYCLE MURDER

On a summer evening in 1919, 21 year old Bella Wright went for a cycle ride in the Leicestershire countryside and would shortly be found shot dead a short distance from her home. A man on a green bicycle became the focus of attention and the following year he was arrested. Follow the extraordinary trail of events and decide for yourself whether the man was responsible for her death or whether she had been murdered at all.
Wed Aug 17th GRAHAM HORN - THE HISTORY AND RESTORATION OF THE KENNET AND AVON CANAL

The Kennet and Avon Canal, across Southern England, is one of Britain's premier inland waterways. This talk tells the story of how the canal came about, its heyday, and decline. Then we look at the vision for restoration and how that took place over the last four decades of the 20th century.
Graham Horn has been involved with the canal for over 40 years, including as a member of the Council of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust.
Wed Sep 21st CHRIS BUDD - WHAT HAVE MATHEMATICIANS DONE FOR US?

Chris Budd OBE is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath, Gresham Professor of Geometry and Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Chris will take a light-hearted overview of how mathematics has shaped human civilisation.
The contribution of mathematicians over the centuries will be celebrated, showing how mathematical ideas have huge relevance today varying between Maxwell and the mobile phone, Florence Nightingale and modern statistics, Pythagoras and the development of music.
He will also address the FALSE image that mathematicians currently have - cold, unemotional, mad, male nerds!
Wed Oct 19th JEREMY NETTLE - HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY SALISBURY IS A CITY?

Jeremy Nettle, Mayor of the City of New Sarum in 2004, will explain all!
His talk will cover the History of the City Charter, its origin, and its preservation during Local Government re-organisation; the Mayoralty in Salisbury covering some interesting Mayors and Mayoresses over the last three quarters of a millennium; some Royal visitors and some not so royal, the role of the Chartered Trustees in managing the City as well as those famous tricorn hats and red robes.

u3a radio podcast - May 2022