West Midlands U3A Region

Interest

FREE HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Timewise Traveller - A History of People and World Events 1066 - 1901

www.timewisetraveller.co.uk

This unique work by Derek J.P Waldie covers not only political history but also – running alongside and in equal depth – the development of all the major disciplines, such as Literature, Music, the Visual Arts, the Sciences, Medicine, Philosophy, Exploration and Invention. And all these branches of knowledge can be isolated and placed in chronological order.

The Guide (via the Menu Page) explains how the traveller makes his or her way through the eight hundred turbulent but highly formative years from the Norman Conquest to the death of Queen Victoria. If, hopefully, you find the work of sufficient value, please let your students know that it can be researched free of charge. I am hoping that, apart from using it as a general reference, they will come to understand, by travelling through history, the wider sense of that word: a chronological appreciation of mankind’s development over the entire range of human endeavour.

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Illuminating talk to Malvern U3A about what is undoubtedly the Future: ELECTRIC CARS

Sheila and Stephen demonstrated beyond question, and with great humour, the huge validity of Society moving-on to Electric Cars
Stephen, your Powerpoint presentation was probably the best that we’ve ever seen at Malvern U3A, and the two of you worked together absolutely brilliantly
Contact: 07917 842277
This is an absolutely brilliant presentation and in my opinion would be worth recommending to other Speaker Organizers throughout the region

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Beat Goes On

Ollie Tunmer is the director of Beat Goes On, a percussion workshop company with facilitators based throughout the UK.
Recently a very successful Samba Drumming session was delivered for a group in Gerrard’s Cross, Bucks. The group had a great time and sounded fantastic in a very short space of time!
The session promoted creativity and well-being, and was the first time that many of the participants had engaged in music in this way.

If any groups in your region would be interested in something similar we’d love to hear from them.
They can contact us via our website www.beatgoeson.co.uk or by emailing info@beatgoeson.co.uk

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PLACES TO VISIT

The Old Rep in Birmingham offer private venue tours for groups
For further information click on Old Rep or email boxoffice@oldreptheatre.co.uk

Royal Crown Derby's Visitor Centre offers a factory tour, a museum, an exhibition, a tea room and a retail shop
For further information click Royal Crown Derby

Behind the scenes tours of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter and the Balti Triangle.
Contact munroandy@hotmail.com

The Mechanical Art & Design Museum, Stratford
For further information click MAD Museum

Cotswold and Oxford Guided Tours by Blue Badge Tourist Guides
For further information click Tours

Pork Pie making in Melton Mowbray
Contact clare.odonnell@brocklebys.co.uk

Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe
For further information click Sudeley

Farleys House & Gallery
For further information click Farleys

Belvoir Castle
For further information click Belvoir

Tour & Presentation of how the Bullring and Grand Central shopping centres in Birmingham operates
Contact: Roseannah.Playle@bullring.co.uk

Tour of Walenty Pytel's Studio and Gallery, Ross on Wye
Contact: 01989 780138

Silverstone & British Motorsport - Past, Present and Future
For further information click Silverstone

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PEOPLE WHO HAVE OFFERED TO SPEAK TO U3As

Please click the link or contact the email address for each topic

Mindful Matters Mindfulness

Motivational Speaking Motivational

Self-Publishing and Creative Writing frank@thundersprint.com

Forensic Detective hassle@hassle28.plus.com

Role and History of being a Toastmaster mchopkins@btinternet.com

Tuneful Tubes? A one hour light-hearted, demonstrated world-wide history of wind instruments Tubes

Life and paintings of the Italian artist Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio kjbonser@hotmail.com