Last update 14 February 2019
Monthly meetings are held at 2.00-4.00pm on second Mondays in the Main hall.
Members and guests are welcome, but special meetings may be restricted.
Guests may come to any two meetings in the year before joining the U3A.
There is no charge for attendance. Tea and biscuits are provided after the speaker.
Organised by Don Stacey (644423).
Click here for past meetings.
|11th March 2.00pm||Life in the Tower of London
Following a career in the Army, which he joined at the age of 15, Alan was recruited to become a Yeoman Warder at Her Majesty’s Tower of London in 1998. He was promoted to Yeoman Sergeant and then Yeoman Gaoler. Alan, together with his wife Pat, who he married in 1974, tell us of their experiences of working in the Tower – Pat, with the Crown Jewels, and Alan, who subsequently achieved the position of Chief Yeoman in 2012.
|Alan and Pat Kingshott|
|8th April||No Meeting|
|13th May 2.00pm||Turner and Impressionism
Allen, one of our members, has also worked as a volunteer at Petworth House for the last six years, giving talks and tours on the art collection there, the most important in the National Trust. He has made a detailed study of J.M.W. Turner and his work and will speak on this painter's links with Impressionism, displaying many paintings to illustrate his theme.
|10th June 2.00pm||Pub Names
This talk takes a look at the beginnings of the pub name and the stories behind the imagery on the sign, and how the signs developed. Tony will explain a selection of local names before opening up to a question and answer session.
|Anthony Poulton Smith|