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Please note that these meetings are only open to current full members of Wendover U3A.
At present there is a trial of bringing all new members in as Full Members rather than Associate Members.
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.
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.
The Speakers' Programmes are available from the back of the church at our monthly meetings.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Feb 6th||Climbing Everest from Tibet Peter Ellis|
I am one of about 400 people who are ‘Seven Summiteers’ - those who have climbed to the highest point of each of the seven continents. This talk is about the final stage, climbing to the top of Everest. A personal story, with lots of photographs.
Over the years I have completed all the 3,000’ peaks of
Scotland (the Munros) twice, and climbed well over 1,000 other peaks in the British Isles. I’ve also climbed about 200 peaks around the world.
|Wed Mar 6th||Under The Influence Andy Smith|
I sing and play a selection of different musical pieces which have shaped my repertoire, playing and life….and explain why!!
With my array of instruments, lots of well known songs and amusing anecdotes, I'll send your members home with a song in their hearts, and a smile on their face!
|Wed Apr 3rd||Volunteering in Cambodia Carol (Scottie) McCutcheon|
"Giving the children who live and work on the rubbish dump in a remote village, a chance to learn Khmer and English, so they can have the chance in life."
|Wed May 1st||The Joys of English |
Back by popular demand after his fascinating talk last year on Crossword Puzzles.
|Wed Jun 5th||A Passion for Poison|
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?”|
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||Pop in Coffee Morning|
|Wed Sep 4th||“The Future of Energy: fossil fuels, fracking, nuclear power and renewable energy – Where to go next?”|
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|
|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|
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.