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.

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 to which members may bring a guest if space allows.

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


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Apr 15th COFFEE MORNING

Local author Susan Moody

Jury Room, SANDWICH

Doors 10.30, Talk 11.00
Wed May 6th AFTERNOON TALK - A schoolgirl's war by Mary Smith

This features the exquisite and highly original art work of a Kent school teacher who set out to document the lives of school children as WW2 unfolded and includes memories and anecdotes

Astor Theatre, Deal

Doors 1.30, Talk 2.00
Wed Jun 3rd U3A day at Deal town hall

Details to follow
Wed Jun 17th COFFEE MORNING

Internet safety for seniors by Tanya Clarke from Kent Police

Maison Dieu House, DOVER

Doors 10.30, Talk 11.00
Wed Jul 1st AFTERNOON TALK - Around the world in a bus by Richard King

When nine friends set out from England in 1969 to travel the world in a double-decker bus called "Hairy Pillock," little did they know that they would become honorary citizens of Texas, hold the keys to New York, release a record in Australia, perform for the Shah and Empress of Iran, and appear on countless television and radio shows around the world. Their epic three-year journey took them through Europe to Iran and Afghanistan, through the Khyber Pass to Pakistan and India, then to Australia and, finally, the U.S. and Canada. They supplemented their meager funds by performing folk songs, after which they achieved minor stardom as The Philanderers throughout Australia and the U.S. This light-hearted account follows the group as they undertake an expedition that would be impossible today.

Astor Theatre, Deal

Doors 1.30, Talk 2.00
Wed Jul 15th COFFEE MORNING

Gardening/wildlife by Simon Pollard

Jury Room, SANDWICH

Doors 10.30, Talk 11.00
Wed Aug 5th AFTERNOON TALK - Life in the Delhi Slums by Alison Issott

What is it like to live in a home made of cardboard, cloth and plastic bags with very little money? Find out how one Indian doctor made a difference to the people living in the slums in Delhi.

Astor Theatre, Deal

Doors 1.30, Talk 2.00
Wed Aug 19th COFFEE MORNING

Maison Dieu House, DOVER

Doors 10.30, Talk 11.00
Wed Sep 2nd AFTERNOON TALK - Crossing the Channel by Brian Flood

Brian, from Dover Transport museum, returns to speak to us about early aviation in the Dover area - the attempts to cross the channel and some of the fascinating characters involved, which includes some archive film of Harriet Quimby taking off from Whitfield flying ground to become the first woman to fly across the Channel.

Astor Theatre, Deal

Doors 1.30, Talk 2.00
Wed Sep 16th COFFEE MORNING

AGM

Astor Theatre, DEAL

Doors 10.30, Talk 11.00
Wed Oct 7th AFTERNOON TALK - Lasting Power of Attorney by Gaye Illsley

In this informative and practical talk, Gaye covers subjects that it is important for us to understand all as we grow older including lasting power of attorney, enduring power of attorney, health and care, financial decisions, selecting appropriate attorneys and dispelling the myths surrounding lasting power of attorney.

Astor Theatre, Deal

Doors 1.30, Talk 2.00
Wed Oct 21st COFFEE MORNING

Jury Room, Guildhall, SANDWICH

Doors 10.30, Talk 11.00
Wed Nov 4th AFTERNOON TALK - The beginnings of the computer by Lucy Simister

Charles Babbage (together with the astounding Ada Byron) conceived the idea of a machine that was the forerunner of the modern computer – but what fewer people know is the extent of his inventiveness and learning.

Astor Theatre, Deal

Doors 1.30, Talk 2.00
Wed Nov 18th COFFEE MORNING

Maison Dieu House, DOVER

Doors 10.30, Talk 11.00
Wed Dec 9th COFFEE MORNING

Christmas Coffee Morning and quiz

Astor Theatre, DEAL

Doors 10.30, Talk 11.00
Outings
Tue May 19th Outing to the Globe Theatre

Details and form to follow
Thu Jun 18th Visit to RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford

Details and form to follow

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