Wendover Buckinghamshire

Main Meeting

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Please bring a reusable coffee cup to the Main Meeting

Please note that these meetings are only open to members of Wendover U3A.

The Graham Dawson Memorial Photography Competition 2019

At the August Meeting there will be the Annual Photographic Competition Display: the rules are as below.

It is open to all Wendover U3A Members

RULES
The photo must have been taken since 1st July 2018.
The photo can be on any on any topic, taken on any camera, including phone.
The photo must be printed, and may be mounted, on paper or card (overall dimensions must be no larger no larger than A4).
A title may be placed on the front of the photo or mount.
The photographer's name must be on the back of the photo or mount.
Only one entry per member of Wendover U3A.
Give hard copies to the organiser, at the June, or July, Wendover U3A meeting, or deliver to his home by 31st July.
Please email a digital copy to photocomp@wendoveru3a.org.uk by 31st July.(members with access with to relevant technology).

To reduce the risk of congestion around the church, please could you help by adopting an unofficial one way system in Church Lane on Main Meeting days.

Therefore, please drive into Church Lane from the London Road and leave by continuing on down Church Lane and left into Hale Road to return to the village.

Car Parking at the Church

There is a very limited space for parking near the church, please avoid the areas that are coned off or have signs saying No Parking.

As large lorries have to come down this narrow lane to deliver to the school may we suggest for your own benefit that passengers are dropped off prior to you parking as near as possible to the hedge.

Alternative Parking

There is alternative parking at the top of the cricket ground off the Witchell which is just a short stroll from the church either across the Witchell and Hampden Meadow or along the London Road and down Chapel Lane and on to the concrete path across Hampden Meadow.

Thank you

The Speakers' Programmes are available from the back of the church at our monthly meetings.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Jun 5th A Passion for Poison
Paul Heslop

Paul Heslop was born in Dilston, Northumberland and joined Newcastle upon Tyne City Police in 1965. He transferred to Hertfordshire 12 years later and was first stationed to Rickmansworth.
Most of his police career was spent as detective, in both forces, including secondments to the Regional Crime Squad on Tyneside, then in the Home Counties and London.
In total he spent eight years as Detective Inspector at Watford (1987-1995) and he finally retired in 1995, with 30 years' service.
Wed Jul 3rd “Invasion 1940 – What If?”
Tony Eaton

June 1940: The Nazi war machine has swept through Belgium, Holland and France in just 6 weeks. The unstoppable Germans are now at the Channel. Only the RAF stands in the way of inevitable invasion and defeat.
 
Historians now agree that a German victory was by no means certain and that Hitler knew if “Operation Sea Lion” had gone ahead, it would have been an unmitigated disaster.
 
In this new talk, Tony separates the facts from the fiction and reveals that in ensuring that ‘Sea Lion’ never happened, the RAF had a hidden partner who remains still largely unrecognised today.
Wed Aug 7th

The Graham Dawson Memorial Photography Competition 2019

At the August Meeting there will be the Annual Photographic Competition Display: the rules are as below.

It is open to all Wendover U3A Members

RULES
The photo must have been taken since 1st July 2018.
The photo can be on any on any topic, taken on any camera, including phone.
The photo must be printed, and may be mounted, on paper or card (overall dimensions must be no larger no larger than A4).
A title may be placed on the front of the photo or mount.
The photographer's name must be on the back of the photo or mount.
Only one entry per member of Wendover U3A.
Give hard copies to the organiser, at the June, or July, Wendover U3A meeting, or deliver to his home by 31st July.
Please email a digital copy to photocomp@wendoveru3a.org.uk by 31st July.(members with access with to relevant technology).

Wed Aug 7th Pop in Coffee Morning
Group Displays
Wed Sep 4th “The Future of Energy: fossil fuels, fracking, nuclear power and renewable energy – Where to go next?”
Martin Hodson

Martin Hodson is a plant scientist and environmental biologist, and a former Principal Lecturer, and now Visiting Researcher at Oxford Brookes University.
He is also Associate Member of the Institute of Human Sciences at the University of Oxford and Operations Manager for the John Ray Initiative.
He has over 100 publications, mostly in international science journals. His recent books include: The Ethics of Climatic Scepticism  (with Margot Hodson, 2015) and A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues  (with Margot Hodson, 2015).
Wed Oct 2nd The London Underground
Tony Earle
Wed Nov 6th Tapestry- A programme of music songs and poems

An entertaining musical Tapestry of vocal and instrumental enjoyment, songs, monologues, poems and comedy.
Wed Dec 4th The Transformation of St Pancras
Nigel Lowey

Our speaker had an amateur interest in St. Pancras over ten years, which led to him to getting further involved and being described as an historian of the building.

St. Pancras was a 14-year-old Christian boy who was martyredin Rome in AD304 by the Emperor Diocletian.  In Britain he is better known as a railway station. This talk is for anyone with an interest in history, world-class architecture, elegant engineering, or a great story; it describes how the fantastic mid-Victorian Gothic railway cathedral came to be built, and how the long-neglected building underwent a breath taking transformation.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.