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.
Thursday 21st April at 10.30am
Town Crying through the ages with David Turner
David has been the Town Crier of Tavistock for 12 years.
He and Rosemary will be in their full regalia, sharing stories and reminiscences.
Thursday 19th May at 10.30am
The history of Plymouth Lifeboats with Christopher Turner
Christopher is Water Safety Adviser, Youth Education Presenter and Adult Visiting Speaker for the RNLI, and an HM Coastguard Rescue Officer
Thursday 16th June at 10.30am
The Great British Seaside Holiday with Diane Lawer
A nostalgic view of the traditional seaside holiday, illustrated with lots of saucy postcards.
Diana is a social historian, former Adult Education Tutor and College Librarian and she last spoke for us in 2012 about Washday Blues.
Thursday 21st July at 10.30am
AGM followed by a Look at the Stations and Railways around Tavistock’s with Bernard Hughes
Bernard retired after 57 years’ service with the railways, many of them in Tavistock, and has been photographing them for almost as long.
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