Our monthly meetings will be held in The Holy Rood Church Centre, Gosport Road, Stubbington on the first Thursday every month starting at 2.00pm. Doors opening at 1.30pm. It's very important to show your membership card on entry.

Parking can be difficult and so all attendees are encouraged to car share wherever possible.


Dates for your Diary
Thu Jun 4th Andrew Negus - Bishops, Buildings and Bones. Part 1 - Winchester BC1100
A return of a popular speaker to Stubbington U3A and this time we shall see how and why the city of Winchester grew from a collection of Iron Age huts into the splendid and artistic capital of England. We shall meet Saints Birinus and Swithins, Kings Alfred, Canute and Conqueror, and most exciting of all the irrepressible Queen Emma! Then there are the rich crafty bishops who created magnificent building, including the two minsters, two abbeys and the longest cathedral in the world.
Thu Jul 2nd Sue Hennessey - Hidden Depths - Women of the RNLI
This is an exciting opportunity for us to find out how women have always been at the heart of the RNLI and its work of saving lives at sea. Sue's talk will transport you to all parts of our coastline and introduce you to many different fascinating women. Expect tales of courage and endurance; enterprise, imagination, loyalty, commitment and immense generosity. Be prepared to shed a tear....but also to laugh out loud!
Thu Aug 6th Suzanne Kempe - The New Forest Pony - More than meets the eye.
A celebration of this wonderful pony that we see grazing the roadside or wondering through the villages of the New Forest.
Thu Sep 3rd Jim Jump - The International Brigade
Jim Jump is the chairman of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, a London based charity that keeps alive the memory of the volunteers from the British Isles who fought in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 against the military rebellion led by General Franco with support from Hitler and Mussolini. Over 35,00 men and women, from over 50 countries, left their homes to volunteer for the the Republican forces. More than 2,300 of these came from Britain, Ireland and the commonwealth, of whom over 500 were killed, A fascinating and interesting story told by Jim.
Thu Oct 1st Nick Cook - Ban Conkers! That's Bonkers!
Nanny state gone mad or enlightened care? Decide for yourself as you fasten your seat belt and take a roller coaster ride through the past, present and precarious future of Health and Safety.
We will consider the health hazards from those faced by stone-age flint axe makers to modern dangers such as the perils of simply sitting and the hidden hazards you inhale while flying in today’s modern airliners.
While your final views of this controversial subject are entirely your own, this talk will hopefully help to inform those opinions.
Thu Nov 5th Paul Stickler - The Krays
Paul Stickler is a former UK police officer with a background in murder investigations. An exploration of the myth of the Kray Twins in 1960's East End of London and how their use of violence was affected by factors outside of their control. Paul exposes the audience to often unknown factors which contributed to the twins' ability to rule over East London.
Thu Dec 3rd Judy Theobald - Christmas and other Problems
By popular request, Judy returns to give a talk on Christmas – The Joys, or otherwise of the Festive Season.