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Core Meeting Programme for 2019 / 2020

Date Subject Speaker
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

Back Stage Stories from the Rep

A light-hearted, behind-the-scenes look at some lesser known incidents in and aspects of the Birmingham Repís history

Linda Hisgett


Angela Maloney

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 a retired local headmaster shares his remarkable family history

during the World Wars.

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 the Core Meeting Tea Rota 2020


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