White Cliffs Country

Events

White Cliffs Country have two monthly meetings, each held on Wednesdays; one week we have an afternoon meeting and Talk from an external speaker, another week we have a coffee morning, often with a presentation by a charity or a U3A member. All are sociable events with time to get to know new U3A friends over a cuppa, as well as enjoying talks on a variety of subjects.

**We will be monitoring the covid situation. According to the current situation, it is up to members whether or not they wear masks.**

Sociability is as important as learning and we make sure that this shows in all that we do; it is very evident in the Special Interest Groups, which are developed and run by members themselves, choosing their own activities and how often they wish to meet. The list of options has grown considerably over the years and you can see all the existing groups by visiting the groups page on this website.

And a sociable highlight of the year is our March Spring Lunch, a ticketed event for members only.

We are also planning a series of day trips for the warmer months.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Jun 1st Astor Theatre

2.00pm (doors open 1.30)

Talk by Melanie Gibson-Barton

"Elizabeth Barton - The Maid of Kent - 1506-1534"
This young visionary of Aldington in Kent was so dangerous to Henry VIII, Ann Boleyn and Catherine of Aragon that she had to be exectuted. Hear why, in this talk.
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Wed Jun 15th Astor Theatre

11.00 (doors open 10.30)

Coffee morning

Jenny Wall
Member Jenny Wall is a Volunteer Guide at English Heritage. Jenny wil give us a Virtual Tour of Roman Richborough including Saxon Fort and Amphitheatre. The story commences with the Claudian invasion of AD43. This talk tkes the audience on a virtual tour of the site, pausing to look at interesting features, using a mixture of the latest evidence and interpretations, theories, and the occasional legend to help bring the site alive. The talk includes the initial findings for the 2021 excavation of the amphitheatre
Wed Jul 6th Afternoon tea at the Best Western Hotel in Dover.
Wed Jul 20th Astor Theatre

11.00 (doors open 10.30)

Coffee morning

Helga Wood
Celebrating 50 years of the Deal Maritime Museum.
Wed Aug 3rd Astor Theatre
2pm. (Doors open 1.30)

Talk by Sharon Powell
The History of Deal Cinemas
Wed Aug 17th Astor Theatre

11am (Doors open 10.30)

Coffee Morning
Goodwin Sands Conservation
Wed Sep 7th Astor Theatre

2pm (Doors open 1.30)

Talk by Nicholas Reed

Turner & Constable
Wed Sep 21st Astor Theatre

10.30am (Doors open 10.00)

AGM
Wed Oct 5th Astor Theatre

2pm (Doors open 1.30)

Talk by Jennifer van Lens

Jennifer will talk about an ancestor of hers, John Jarvis, who was a powder monkey and served on HMS Mars which was one of the ships involved in the Battle of Trafalgar
Wed Oct 19th Astor Theatre

11am (Doors open 10.30)

Coffee Morning

Quiz by Jacqui Dodds and the Let's Read Poetry Group
Wed Nov 2nd Astor Theatre

2pm (Doors open 1.30)

Talk by Richard King

"Around the World in a Double Decker Bus Part 2
To win a pint of beer, a group of friends travelled around the world on a converted bus.
Members have requested for Richard to return and complete the story. "
Wed Nov 16th Astor Theatre

11 (Doors open 10.30)

Coffee Morning

Several groups will be showcasing their interests
Wed Dec 7th Venue Astor Theatre

2pm (doors open 1.30)

Talk by Siobhan Clarke

The Christmas Carol
Wed Dec 14th Astor Theatre

11 (Doors open 10.30)

Christmas Coffee Morning

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