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Saturday, 22 September 2018

Saturday, 22 Sep 2018

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Previous Speakers

Previous speakers and their subjects are given below. Pictures of some of these are available in the gallery.

17 Oct 08 General meeting
21 Nov 08 Speaker Maureen Partridge - Whitwick Local History (Part1)
Election of Committee Members
19 Dec 08 Player John Isit - Christmas Music
   
16 Jan 09 Speaker Diane Saunders on Scams and Doorstep Crime
More information on Scams available here (separate window opens)
20 Feb 09 Speaker Margaret Long on Growing up in the Snibston area
20 Mar 09 Speaker Wendy Eccles on The Lancashire Cotton Trade
17 Apr 09 AGM , then Speaker Malcolm Gray on Campaign for National Parks
15 May 09 Speaker Elizabeth Riding on "Polly put the kettle on" - all about tea
19 Jun 09 Speaker Kathy Powis on A Victorian Time Capsule - Ruddington Frame Knitting Museum
17 Jul 09 Speaker Philip Warren on TheSnibston Collection - a history of dress
21 Aug 09 Speaker Liz Singleton on LOROS
More information on LOROS available here (separate window opens)
18 Sep 09 Speaker Malcolm Gray on Virginia and Vanessa (Wolff and Bell)
16 Oct 09 Speaker Paul Rogers on the Library Service
20 Nov 09 Speaker Dr Wendy Freer on Life in the Workhouse
18 Dec 09 Speaker John Cox et al on Dickens Fellowship - potted biography and readings
   
15 Jan 10 Speaker Alison McCafferty on Energy Advice CANCELLED due to weather
19 Feb 10 Speaker Marilyn Palmer on Comfort & Convenience in the English Country House
19 Mar 10 Speaker Maureen Partridge on Whitwick Family History
16 Apr 10 AGM, then Speaker Claire Loryman on Memories of a Student Nurse
21 May 10 Speaker Di Tingay on Childhood through the Ages
18 June 10 Speakers from Leicestershire County Council on Waste Disposal
16 July 10 Speaker David Bell on Murder cases in Leicestershire & Rutland
20 Aug 10 Speaker Felicity Austin on Life in Tudor Leicester
17 Sept 10 Speaker Dennis Baker on History of the Co-op
15 Oct 10 Speaker Dr Wendy Freer on Goings on Below Stairs
19 Nov 10 Speaker Neil Hughes on Wildlife crime
17 Dec 10 Speaker Anne Hughes on The twelve days of Christmas
   
21 Jan 11 Speaker from The Samaritans
18 Feb 11 Speaker Hanna Sandrom from Severn Trent Water
18 Mar 11 Speaker Patsie Jarman on Advertisements of Bygone Times
15 Apr 11 AGM, Speaker Roger Bisgrove on "Do we really know what we are saying?"
20 May 11 Speaker Dr Wendy Freer on Canal Boat People
17 June 11 Great Central Railway
15 July 11 Speaker Eileen Glasper on The Work of a Magistrate
19 Aug 11 Speaker Philip Warren on 1950/60 fashion
16 Sept 11 Speaker Jim Miller on Events in 1910
21 Oct 11 Speaker Cheryl Clegg on Age Concern
18 Nov 11 Speaker Elizabeth Riding on All about Coffee
16 Dec 11 Speaker Felicity Austin on An old-fashioned Christmas
   
20 Jan 12 Speaker Derek Jarram on "Dam and Blast"
17 Feb 12 Speaker David Bell on "Down the Garden Path"
16 Mar 12 Speaker David Seaton on "A Leicestershire Officer in WW1"
20 Apr 12 AGM followed by speaker Delphine North on "Coalville Twinning (50 years)"
18 May 12 Spring Selection - varied readings by our Play Reading Group
15 June 12 Speaker Chris Andrews (RSPB) on "Birds in your garden"
20 July 12 Social event - cream tea - please remember to bring your ticket
17 Aug 12 Speaker Felicity Austin - "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside".
21 Sept 12 Speaker Jane Barnes - Tales from a Farmer's Wife
19 Oct 12 Talk - Guide dogs
16 Nov 12 Speaker Bill Devitt - Luxury Train Travel - followed by Special General Meeting
21 Dec 12 Social event - Songs, quiz, mince pies....
   
18 Jan 13 Speaker Andrea Bray - Aromatherapy - Cancelled due to weather
15 Feb 13 Speaker Neville Cooper - Entertainment through the ages
15 Mar 13 Speaker Dr David Rolleston - The gasman came to call
19 Apr 13 AGM, followed by a presentation from REMAP
17 May 13 Speaker Sara Croft - Woodland Trust.
More information on Woodland Trust available here (separate window opens)
21 June 13 Speaker Liz Brandow - Richard III
19 July 13 Talk about the work of Air Ambulance
16 Aug 13 Speaker Elizabeth Riding - Chocolate Delight
20 Sept 13 Speaker John Beasley - Century Theatre.
18 Oct 13 Speaker Jan - Hearing Dogs.
15 Nov 13 Speaker Kevin Barfield - George Formby
20 Dec 13 Speaker Elizabeth Riding - Christmas Eve in Bethlehem, followed by social time
   
17 Jan 14 Speaker Andrea Bray - Aromatherapy
21 Feb 14 Speaker David Girdler - The History of Plastics 1851-1960
21 Mar 14 Speaker Katie Woodroffe - Twycross Zoo
11 Apr14 Speakers Liz Wilson & Michaela Moody - What is the U3A
16 May14 AGM, followed by our own Pete Johnson on Morris Dancing
20 Jun 14 Speaker Roz Holland - The Rotary Organisation. NB change of speaker.
18 July 14 Speaker Sara Crofts - Conserving Old Buildings
15 Aug 14 Speaker Gill Welch - The National Arboretum at Alrewas
19 Sep 14 Speaker Brian Johnson - The Village Cinemas of Leicestershire
17 Oct 14 Speaker Colin Bower - My Farcical Life as Passenger Liaison Officer.
21 Nov 14 Speaker Jenny Brown - Dementia Friends
19 Dec 14 Speaker Margarita Davis - Christmas social with "our Flossie"
   
16 Jan 15 Speaker Andrew Bridgen MP - followed by Questions & Answers
20 Feb 15 Speaker Elizabeth Riding - Food
20 Mar 15 Speaker Colin Bower - Humour around us
17 Apr 15 Speaker Ella Tonge from the Dogs Trust
15 May 15 AGM plus DVD of WAD group activities
19 Jun 15 Speaker Dr Mark Edworthy - Flying a Tiger Moth
17 Jul 15 Speaker Caroline Sharpe - History of Loughborough Carillon and the job of the Carillonneur
21 Aug 15 Speaker Sandy Leong - Hey Diddle Diddle - the history and meaning of nursery rhymes
18 Sep 15 Speaker Dr Malcolm Glasse - Why does rubber bounce?
16 Oct 15 Speaker Bill Wells - Fire Safety with a Smile
20 Nov 15 Speaker Bob Massey - Tricks of Light & Colour - optical illusions
18 Dec 15 Speaker Roxanne Dinsdale - The Myths of Belly Dance
   
15 Jan 16 Speaker Paul Owen - Cruises and European Holidays
19 Feb 16 Speaker Jo Golby - The Time Travelling Tourist
18 Mar 16 Speaker Helen Baxter - Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation
15 Apr 16 Speaker Mal Trott - My Life with Puppets
20 May 16 AGM, plus a performance by our own Fun Choir
17 Jun 16 Speaker John Heal - How the Internet works, the simple version
15 Jul 16 Speaker Kath Reynolds - Goose Grease and Brown Paper
19 Aug 16 Speaker Ian Rogerson - Smile Please, Say Cheese
16 Sep 16 Speaker Brian Johnson - Living in a box - the prefab
21 Oct 16 Speaker Sandy Leong - History of Witches and Witchcraft
18 Nov 16 Speaker Julie Ede - EdwardVIII and Mrs Simpson - Changed from previouly advertised
16 Dec 16 Sheila & Stuart Hague, Mediaeval Minstrels - Brandywine Bridge
   
20 Jan 17 Speaker Peter Varden - The History of the 78rpm Record
17 Feb 17 Speaker Prof. Martin Barstow - What has Space done for us?
17 Mar 17 Speaker Bob Massey - Are you sitting comfortably?
21 Apr 17 Speaker Stewart Shepard - Hospice Hope
19 May 17 AGM followed by a light-hearted music quiz provided by our own Juke Box Group
16 June 17 Speaker Ruth Coward - ‘Ark at our Peter.
21 July 17 Speaker Tim Coltman - William Coltman, VC
18 Aug 17 Speaker Barbara Meyer - Big Cats
15 Sept 17 Speaker Professor Sarah Hainsworth: The work of a forensic engineer
20 Oct 17 Speaker Dr Julie Attard - Whitwick’s Big Dig
17 Nov 17 Speaker Peter Varden - Popular Music 1945-1951
15 Dec 17 Speaker Rosie Woodland - Joyce Grenfell
19 Jan 18 Speaker Peter Barratt - My suffragette great-grandmother Alice Hawkins
16 Feb 18 Pete Russell - Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
16 Mar 18 Speaker Sandy Leong - Mad as a Hatter, Origins & Meanings of Sayings
20 Apr 18 Speaker Andy Smith - My Life in Music
18 May 18 AGM, then Speaker John Heal - Codes, Cyphers and Cryptography, from the Ancient Greeks to Online Banking
15 June 18 Speaker Bev Smith, CEO of NWLDC - Her career and latest development at the District Council
20 July 18 Speakers from Leics Trading Standards - Scams and how to avoid them
17 Aug 18 Our U3A's 10th Birthday- 10.30am-12.30 Open to all including non-members
2.00-3.30pm ticket only

For more information contact the talks organiser at talks at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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