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Core Meeting Programme for 2019 / 2020

Date Subject Speaker
3rd October 2019 Birmingham Cathedral Stephen Recond
7th November 2019

The Grey Gap Year

How one couple faced redundancy at age 60

Allan Rimmer
5th December 2019

At the Gates of Valhalla

The story of the Aurora from mythology to the latest scientific research.

Andrew Lound
2nd January 2020 The Battle of Hastings and The Bayeux Tapestry

The battle itself and the consequences to England. Roger uses extracts from the tapestry to illustrate the presentation.

Roger Dixon
6th February 2020 Shipwrecked in Antarctica

In 2009 Georgie Hale and her husband Clive were shipwrecked in Antarctica.

Georgie Hale
5th March 2020 The King's Loosebox

The Loose Box was so named at  Edwards VII's Coronation for seating his lady friends.

Mary Bodfish
2nd April 2020 British Mammals

Illustrated talk with Wild Life Photographs taken by the speaker.

Nick Martin
14th May 2020 **

Balsall Common U3A AGM followed by talk about

Grace O'Malley

16th Century Pirate Queen of Ireland

Colin King
4th June 2020 Wings over Warwickshire

An Illustrated history of the early years of aviation heritage in Warwickshire.

John Berkeley
2nd July 2020 Mercy Ships

Mary Fearon a theatre nurse with the NHS has spent several months over the years volunteering on Mercy Ships.

Mary Fearon
6th August 2020 Life as a Town Cryer

A very colourful Town Crier of Lichfield

Ken Knowles
3rd September 2020 Life as a Police Community Support Officer.

Part of a rural policing team

Alana Hanley
1st October 2020 Brothers at Arms Jerry Murland
5th November 2020 Tales from a Dairy Farmer's Wife

A farmer's wife talks about the ups and downs of a dairy farm over 25 years in Somerby,  Melton Mowbray

Jane Barnes
3rd December 2020 Life as a Magician

The talk is full of anecdotes from Neilís backstage career and even a few tricks performed live.

Neil Roberts

** Second Thursday of May as St Peters used as a Polling Station on the first Thursday

All Core Meetings are held in St Peters Hall, Holly Lane Balsall Common and start promptly at 2:00 pm.

Speakers Secretary are jointly Vivienne and Tom Waterer

Click here for Core Meeting Tea Rota 2019

See Photographs of U3A Swing Division performing at the March 2018 Core Meeting



                    Balsall Common U3A Members at he Core Meeting on December 7th 2017