Wantage & Grove

DIARY OF EVENTS FOR 2020

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All Meetings start at 2pm in Grove Parish Church Hall unless stated otherwise.

For more information on activities etc within individual GROUPS, click on the relevant GROUP heading below


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Oct 6th Speaker: Andy Thomas - The Crop Circle Mystery
With a stunning slideshow, Andy explores the extraordinary and controversial phenomenon of crop circles, looking at their fascinating history and discussing possible theories which might explain them.
Andy is a leading unexplained mysteries researcher and author of many books on crop circles, cover-ups and the paranormal, including the acclaimed ‘Conspiracies’ and ‘The Truth Agenda’. Andy widely writes and lectures and has made numerous radio and TV appearances.
NOTE: This talk will be presented online by Zoom, full details will be emailed to members.
Tue Oct 20th Speaker: Howard Slater - Audrey Hepburn and her War Years
This talk tells the story of Audrey growing up during the Nazi invasion of Holland followed by a synopsis of her career after World War II.
Howard Slater is a retired qualified lecturer and has been lecturing and giving talks for over 30 years. The talks he gives have been fully researched by himself and some include photographs acquired from around the world.
NOTE: This talk will be presented online by Zoom, full details will be emailed to members.
Tue Nov 3rd Speaker: Liz Woolley - From Axtell to Zacharias: The men who built Oxford
Liz lives in Oxford and has an MSc in English Local History from the University’s Department for Continuing Education. She is particularly interested in the history of Oxford’s “town” - as opposed to “gown” - and in the lives of ordinary working citizens in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
NOTE: This talk will be presented online by Zoom, full details will be emailed to members.
Tue Nov 17th Speaker: Stephen Wells - The Curious Incident of Agatha Christie
Stephen is a well known speaker who has appeared on cruise lines for Cunard, P&O and Viking and is a regular speaker for U3A groups, Women’s Institutes and Probus Clubs. He has been a member of the famous Magic Circle for more than 45 years and has appeared on radio and television programmes on numerous occasions.
NOTE: This talk will be presented online by Zoom, full details will be emailed to members.
Tue Dec 1st Speaker: Ann Sharman - The Story of Christmas
Ann is a former teacher of children and adults. She bought a computer and projector with her retirement lump sum and hasn’t looked back. Ann enjoys putting together new talks, and revisits current ones.
NOTE: This talk will be presented online by Zoom, full details will be emailed to members.
Tue Dec 15th Speaker: Gerald Seaman - My musical life in Russia, how I met Shostakovich, or how I nearly became James Bond
Professor Gerald Seaman studied at Oxford University and is well known as an author and lecturer, specialising in Russian music. A fluent Russian speaker, he lived for a year in Russia, meeting Shostakovich and other leading figures. His talks are always witty, informative and entertaining.
NOTE: This talk will be presented online by Zoom, full details will be emailed to members.
Study Days
Thu Oct 1st Beginners Ukulele using Zoom
Thu Oct 15th Cybercrime Study Day using Zoom
Wed Nov 11th The Portraits of Elizabeth I – lecture by Dr Sue Doran using Zoom
Wed Nov 18th Geology of the Thames Valley (1)
Wed Nov 25th Geology of the Thames Valley (2)
Social Events
Thu Oct 1st NATIONAL U3A DAY Postponed until June 2021
Fri Oct 16th New members coffee morning via Zoom
Gardeners
Thu Oct 1st A virtual visit to Chartwell Winston Churchill's garden.
Walking A
Sat Oct 24th To be advised
Walking B
Mon Oct 12th To be advised