Annual Theme 18-19

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.

Theme Programme

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.

Fran Sandham..Traversa . A Solo walk across Africa. A journey from Namibia to the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar (This is a change to the original programme)

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.

Podcast of these two talks

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
and humour.

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.

Derek Sibley.  Sudan – A Nation Divided. A recollection of my two years there in the mid-70s ( this is a change to the original programme))

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 

Previous themes: The Classical World, The Medieval World, The Enlightenment, Nelson, Eminent Victorians, Space, The Renaissance, The Kaleidoscope Year’s (50-68), North America, About Time, The Natural World and Latin America.