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.
***As Coronavirus is restricting us at the moment we are are pleased to now offer talks and 'coffee mornings' on Zoom***
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|
|Wed May 19th||Coffee morning on zoom|
May 19th at 10.30 am (Log on from 10.15 am)
Join us to hear Pam Brivio speak about Fair Trade in Dover and Deal, and how it benefits the producer, their families and communities.
There will be an opportunity to meet and chat afterwards.
|Wed Jun 2nd||Monthly talk on zoom|
Wednesday 2nd June at 2pm (log on from 1.45)
Sarah Kelly - The Dr Shipman investigation
Sarah Kelly was the press officer with the police in Lancashire when a call came in concerning suspicions about the activities of a single handed GP in Hyde, near Manchester. Join us to hear this fascinating first-hand account into the story of Harold Shipman and how he was finally brought to justice.
Sarah will be giving her talk in aid of Maggie's Cancer Centres
|Wed Jul 7th||Monthly talk on Zoom|
July 7th at 2pm. (Log on from 1.45pm)
John Buckingham from Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust will be joining us to tell us about the fascinating work carried out by the Trust in a talk entitled "Sandwich Bay Observatory through the seasons"
|Wed Aug 4th||Monthly talk on zoom|
August 4th at 2pm (Log on from 1.45pm)
Steve Herra will be speaking to us about the story of the Titanic.
“Titanic – a night of ice”
• What did the ship builders claim Titanic to be?
• Why did John Coffey leave the ship at Queenstown?
• Why was John Jacob Astor IV the subject of a scandal in the U.S.?
• Why did Michel Navratil sail under an assumed name?
• Who were the “Titanic Orphans”?
• Who was Henry Morley accompanying whilst his wife was in the U.K.
• Why did the Californian captain ignore the distress rockets?
• Which ship went to the rescue?
Join us for the answers to these and other questions about the sinking of this famous ship.
|Wed Sep 1st||Monthly talk on Zoom|
1st September at 2pm. (Log on from 1.45 pm)
Alison Mees – Living The African Dream
Alison has been working and living in Africa for the last 16 years. Due to the Covid pandemic she returned to the UK and is undertaking volunteer work for CCF UK - helping to keep cheetahs in the wild - there are only 7100 left, and the number continues to decrease.
Her talk is about her journey in Africa - conservation and community work with lots of photographs that she has taken.
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