Events Oct 2020 - Apr 2021
Woodstock and District U3A are open for business again.
Whilst we are still unable to meet in person, we are now able to offer a full programme of Speaker Talks online via Zoom. All the talks will start at 2pm.
The September talk on Tuesday was a fascinating lecture on Bees and it was lovely to ‘see’ so many people joining and thoroughly enjoying the session.
Zoom can be used on any PC or tablet with internet connection. It is very straightforward to join a Zoom meeting and any Member of the Committee would be very happy to give advice if required.
We look forward to 'seeing' you in October
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Oct 6th||From Art to Zoology: A story of Evolution - Katrina Van Grouw|
Katrina discusses evolution and adaptations in birds, but also her personal evolution from artist to science author.
Informative, inspirational, and often very, very funny, she talks in particular about her 25 year journey to create her magnum opus The Unfeathered Bird and her more recent publication, Unnatural Selection.
|Tue Nov 3rd||The Gut - Shona Kennedy|
|Tue Dec 1st||A Writer's Journey and what I learnt along the way - Helen Matthews|
Becoming a novelist later in life, my research into human trafficking and modern slavery, the country of Albania and the work of the anti slavery charity “Unseen”
|Tue Jan 5th 2021||Shadows in Space and the Stories They Tell: Mary McIntyre|
Mary is an Oxfordshire-based amateur astronomer and astrophotographer who has had a life-long interest in Astronomy. “From shadows on Earth to shadows on the surface of the Moon we can learn a lot. But it doesn’t stop there; cameras on probes in orbit around other planets and their moons have taught us a lot just by studying the shadows visible there.“
|Tue Feb 2nd 2021||Hardit Singh Malik: The Flying Sikh - Stephen Barker|
From his arrival in the UK alone in 1908 as a fourteen year old, to Balliol College, Oxford and into the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, Hardit Singh Malik lived an extraordinary life, often in the face of great adversity. He is best known for being a fighter pilot during 1917-19, coming up against the Red Baron and the British military establishment.
This illustrated presentation lasts for 50 minutes and includes several film clips.
|Tue Mar 2nd 2021||A Jewish Childhood; Bagels & Bacon - Jeff Rozelaar|
An autobiographical account of growing up in the Post War East End. The book, upon which the talk is based, was described by Fern Britton as “A hugely entertaining book …. A great sudsy wallow in the 1950’s”. The delivery is a lively and entertaining mixture of Jewish and cockney humour.
|Tue Apr 6th 2021||Claydon House: 'Now you see it, now you don't" - Christine Cox|
Christine gives the background of the Verney family which leads to the 2nd Earl Verney who built the part you visit with the National Trust. He extended Claydon as we know it, but that part was later demolished . It’s an amazing story with lots of interior scenes.