The annual theme is open to all Farnham U3A members. The subject area for 2018-19 is Africa . The meetings are normally held monthly, on either Thursdays or Fridays. For a few of the meetings and for any trips, you need to buy a ticket in advance but most meetings are free and you can just turn up, space permitting. Many groups also offer Open Meetings related to the Theme to which all are invited, space permitting, and these are advertised in the regular email newsletter, U3A Update.
Fri 12 Oct. 10.00-13.00
Richard Thomas. Introduction to Africa
The period from early history to the first seaborn contact with the Portuguese.
Stephen Mason. Always Something New
Africa from an ancient Greek and Roman perspective.
Thur 22 Nov 10.00-13.00
Joanne Watson Le Boudin Blanc
The French Foreign Legion and its influence in Africa.
Michael A’Bear. The Three Rivers
Exploration in tropical Africa.
Thur 13 Dec*
14.00-16.00. Wines of Africa
An open meeting of the Wine Discovery Group, led by Tony Burke.
Tickets £10 per person including wine.
Fri 14 Dec* 14.00-16.00
SEASONAL EVENT – An afternoon of music, seasonal readings
Fri 11 Jan 2019 10.00-13.00
Ian Wallace and Paul Aichroth. Disease and Disability in Africa Today
A health service for Africa – the challenge for this century.
Laurence Carter. Phoenicians, Carthage and Rome
The culture, trade and religion of these people, their wars with Rome, ending with Leptis Magna in Syria.
Thur 7 Feb 10.00-13.00
Richard Thomas The Scramble for Africa and the Winds of Change
European colonisation of large parts of Africa between 1881 and 1914 and the subsequent decolonisation.
Pam Martin. Tanzania Hope or Despair ; Beautiful country, wonderful people but where is it going? Prosperity or stagnation?
Thur 14 Mar 10.00-13.00
Jake Duthie. The Sounds of Africa
Enjoy a cross section of the music of this vast continent.
Linda and Dave Shurlock. Changing the World the WaterAid Way
This local couple will tell us about their voluntary work in the UK and their experiences in Africa.
Fri 26 Apr. 14.00-16.00
Stewart Edge. Ethiopia
The history, geography and politics of this large never colonized state.
Richard Thomas. Africa Today and Tomorrow
The great Chinese take-away and a glimpse into the future.
An * indicates the meeting is ticketed in advance, £5 for the Seasonal Event including tea / coffee and light refreshments and £10 for the Open Wine Tasting which includes wine.
Tickets for paid meetings are available from Ann Vickers at Meetings or by phone 01252 713956
In addition many classes will hold “Open Meetings” related to the current theme to which non-members may attend.
Issued by: Malcolm Ellis