The monthly speaker meeting is our most high-profile activity. Every interest is catered for, be it Our Place in Space, Bronze Age Dartmoor, the Pre-History of Malta, the Future of Local Journalism, Plymouth under the Blitz or The Building of Exeter Cathedral – to name just a handful of past topics.
We welcome recommendations from our members, but are happy also to respond to offers from professional speakers. Our members can derive a lot of social and intellectual satisfaction from participating in the various interest-groups, but the monthly meeting is the forum which best demonstrates our commitment to the u3a principle of life-long learning.
Speaker Programme April – July 21
Thursday 22nd April – 10.30am on zoom
Enigma-tic – Bletchley Park, the Enigma Machine, codes and cyphers with Mike Wabe
A look at the history of Bletchley Park, its personnel and the invention of the Enigma Machine; the need that all nations had for secrecy; the differences between codes and cyphers, and the way they were cracked.
Mike spent 29 years as a police officer, followed by 4 years as a manager for Autoglass, then 10 years as a prison officer, ending with 3 years as an Inclusion Manager in a secondary school. He is now a Town Crier and a wedding Toastmaster and runs his own murder mystery business and has been a speaker for over 14 years.
Thursday 20th May – 10.30am on zoom
Polperro – Cornwall’s forgotten Arts Centre with David Tovey
David is a Cornwall-based art historian who has published two books based on his researches into Polperro’s artists and artistic connections, and this talk was originally timed to coincide with an exhibition which has had to be postponed.
Thursday 17th June at 10.15am on zoom EGM
followed by Driving safer for longer – a revision course with Mike Hull
Many members will recall that we hosted Mike and two colleagues at an instructive and entertaining morning’s seminar in Whitchurch some years ago. This will be a shorter presentation to update us and remind us of everything we have forgotten. Non-drivers – update your back-seat driving skills!
Thursday 15th July at 10.00am Virtual AGM
followed by: The Work of the Care Quality Commission with Sue Kelley
The CQC is the independent regulator of Health and Social Care Services in England. Sadly its work has become even more significant over the past year. Sue carries out inspections and gathers feedback from community groups, service users and the public.
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