Please note these sessions have now finished for the term.
U3AC members were surveyed about the use of Zoom for Wednesday and Norah Boyce lectures. The key findings were:
The Chairman and an adhoc committee of Officers have concluded that the best plan is to:
The committee also decided:
Military History Circle: Summer Event 2021
Tutor: Harry Belsey
Day and Time: Wednesday 10.30 – 12.00
Start Date: 14 July 2021
No of sessions: 6
This Summer the Military History Circle will present a selected number of presentations from its back catalogue. The course will be Zoom based with the presentations delivered by different members of the U3AC Military History Circle. Each session will comprise a major presentation of approximately 45 mins, with additional Q&A, plus a shorter postscript. The subject of the main presentations will be some aspect of historical conflict, the shorter postscript may be a personal experience or family history. Please view the programme on https://www.u3ac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Military-history-Summer-School-programme-21.pdf before applying for a place in the usual manner through the U3AC Office. New members are welcome, the only prerequisites are an enthusiasm for military history and an email address. The location is your own home.
Douglas Palmer is offering members small group tours (15 people each) of the Sedgwick Museum as follows:
‘Monsters of the Abyss’ found by Mary Anning along with other contemporary Jurassic fossils in the Sedgwick Museum collection.
Tuesday 29 June
a) 2.00 – 3.00pm
b) 3.00 – 4.00pm
Acanthostega and the early colonisation of the land.
Wednesday 14 July
a) 2.00 -3.00pm
b) 3.00 – 4.00pm
The meeting point is the museum entrance steps. Please contact the Office to book a place, stating which session you would like. Please note that the museum’s Covid protocol requires us to pass on your contact details when places are booked.
Two of our members, Stephen Kern and Hilary Goy, are presenting a couple of day sessions to give some background to the current exhibitions at the British Museum:
Thursday 1 July: Thomas a Beckett
Saturday 24 July: Nero
These will either be on zoom or in person depending on Covid regulations. For further information please email Hilary Goy email@example.com
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb.
If you would like to find out more about what you can do to make a difference, visit the Environment Group webpage on the U3AC website to see PowerPoint presentations of this year’s and previous years’ seminars; articles and up-coming events. https://www.u3ac.org.uk/social/xtra-groups/environment-group/
U3AC is supporting other local organisations by listing their online activities on the Other Organisations page of our website https://www.u3ac.org.uk/social/other-organisations/