South Lakes

European History

Co-ordinator: Philip Heyes
Meetings: Monthly, Friday, 10.00 a.m., Abbott Hall Social Centre

The group started in 2009 and looks at the history and culture of a country using a timeline approach .
At each meeting one or (normally ) two members will have prepared a talk and will present this as they wish
They normally distribute a summary prior to the meeting which is distributed and helps us keep up to date if unable to attend .
There is much discussion during the the sessions. We normally spend about 2 years on a particular country

UPDATE - AUGUST

Most recently we have been studying the history of Portugal.

Starting in September, we shall be studying the history of the Netherlands. Like Portugal and the United Kingdom, a country with a great seafaring history. The Dutch have traditionally been rivals of Britain in trade and commerce. They have a rich cultural history – to mention only two artists, Rembrandt and Vermeer.

Be assured that this isn’t all dates, kings and personalities, we also have talks on sport, food and music, given by group members with particular interest in those areas.

We will have a stall at the U3A Open Morning on the 7th September, so come and meet us there.

These are the Group’s next meeting dates: 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December.

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Discussion E-bikers and Friends European History Family History
Folk Music & Song French - Beginners French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1)
Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday) Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday)
German Indoor Bowling 1 Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music
Italian Jazz Appreciation Jive Listening to Classical Music
Literary Studies Local History Mah Jong Memorable Experiences
Mindfulness Meditation Moving to Music 1 Moving to Music 2 Music Appreciation
Natural History Norwegian Patchwork & Quilting Philosophy
Play Reading Poetry and Prose Reading Psychology Recorder Ensemble
Saturday Lunch Club Science and Technology Scottish Dancing Scrabble 1
Scrabble 2 Singing for Fun Table Tennis (Doubles) Table Tennis (Singles)
Tai Chi Tennis Themes in World History Walkers - All Groups
Walkers - Amblers 1 Walkers - Amblers 2 Walkers - Amblers 3 Walkers - Amblers 4
Walkers - Amblers Plus 1 Walkers - Amblers Plus 2 Walkers - Fellwanderers Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus
Walkers - Gentle Strollers Walkers - Ramblers Walkers - Ramblers Plus Walkers - Strollers
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More Group Pages
American History Architecture Appreciation
Art Art Appreciation
Artistic Licence Badminton
Ballroom Dancing Beginners Bridge
Books on Tuesday Bridge
Chess Classic Films
Come Dine with Us Computer Help
Contemporary History & Politic Country Dancing
Cribbage Culture Trips
Cycling Digital Photography
Discussion E-bikers and Friends
European History Family History
Folk Music & Song French - Beginners
French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1)
Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday)
Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday)
German Indoor Bowling 1
Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music
Italian Jazz Appreciation
Jive Listening to Classical Music
Literary Studies Local History
Mah Jong Memorable Experiences
Mindfulness Meditation Moving to Music 1
Moving to Music 2 Music Appreciation
Natural History Norwegian
Patchwork & Quilting Philosophy
Play Reading Poetry and Prose Reading
Psychology Recorder Ensemble
Saturday Lunch Club Science and Technology
Scottish Dancing Scrabble 1
Scrabble 2 Singing for Fun
Table Tennis (Doubles) Table Tennis (Singles)
Tai Chi Tennis
Themes in World History Walkers - All Groups
Walkers - Amblers 1 Walkers - Amblers 2
Walkers - Amblers 3 Walkers - Amblers 4
Walkers - Amblers Plus 1 Walkers - Amblers Plus 2
Walkers - Fellwanderers Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus
Walkers - Gentle Strollers Walkers - Ramblers
Walkers - Ramblers Plus Walkers - Strollers
Walkers - Tuesday Walkers Wellbeing
Wine Appreciation 1 Wine Appreciation 2
Wine Appreciation 3 Writing for Pleasure
Yoga