Group 32. Leader – Michael A’Bear
We look at a wide range of historical subjects world-wide and are currently studying the 19th and early 20th century. Members are encouraged to give a talk to the group on a subject, event or person once every two to three years.
The group meets fortnightly and we have a coffee break in order to build in that important aspect of U3A – socialising. In addition to our study of the 19th/20th century, we hold an annual debate just before Christmas, and in June, we invite members of the group who may not have a lot of experience of speaking in public to try out a short talk of to up to twenty minutes with no restriction on what part of history they cover. This means that in a morning, members will listen to four vastly different talks from different speakers.
Contact Diana Butler – firstname.lastname@example.org 703136
Chairman Michael A’Bear email@example.com
Meets Monday, 10.00 – 12.00. Twice monthly.
2018 Sep 10, 24 Oct 8, 22 Nov 5, 19 Dec 3, 17
2019 Jan 14, 28 Feb 11, 25 Mar 11, 25 Apr 15 May 13 Jun 3, 17
Programme of Talks
Sept 10 How the West was lost – Michael A’Bear
Sept 24 The Boer War and other Colonial Adventures. – Richard Thomas
Oct 8 19th Century Exhibition Fever – Joanne Watson
Oct 22 The strange death of Liberal England – Robert Sykes
Nov 5 The White Rajahs of Sarawak – Jenny Thorpe
Nov 19 Kitchener – Alan Bridgman
Africa Theme Podcast of Foreign Legion and Three Rivers Talks
Dec 3 From Faraday to Ferranti – Trevor Williams
Dec 17 Debate My Historical dinner party 10 x 5 min talks
14 Jan. This meeting has been postponed due to the refurbishment of our normal meeting room. The intended talk will be rescheduled.
28 Jan The Austro-Hungarian Empire by Joe Huddleston (change of date )
11 Feb Darwin and Evolution by Sam Osmond
25 Feb Religious Doubt by John Hambly
11 March Short cuts round the world by Bruce Oelman
25 March Victoria and Albert by Nigel Marriott
15 April Marconi by Alan Freeland (change of date)
13 May Spending a Penny by Tim Davies
3 June WG Grace by Robert Burn
17 June Short talks 4 x 20 minutes