Group Lectures

Thursdays at 2.00pm in St Barnabas Church Hall, Main Street, Swanland.   Click on image for directions Direction map

Due to Covid 19 all meetings at St Barnabas’ Church Hall are postponed until further notice and listed below are the Meetings being organised Online With Zoom.

Lecture meetings are held at 2.00pm on the first and third Thursdays in each month from September to July. Admission is sent by flyer to each member, there can tea/coffee during but sadly you have to supply your own.

To read a Speakers Biography please click on Speakers Name if link available.
If there is a recording of the Lecture you can click on the 'Subject Title' to watch it.

Date Speaker Subject About
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27th August
 Liana Hill  Forensic Nursing Across The Pond. A Director Forensic Nurse talks about her nursing experience in Alabama.
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3rd September
 Amanda Smith  Keeping You Safe From Fraud And Scams Being aware of Frauds and Scams.
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22nd October
2.00pm
 Matthew Wright. Engagement Officer for the P&CC.  The work of the Police and Crime Commissioner. An introduction to the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the PCC's office.
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27th October
2.00pm
 James Munday, Research Scientist  The Discoveries for Covid 19 The accelerated scientific discoveries for Covid-19.
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19th November
2.00pm
 Ted Munson, Sports Nutritionist  Sports Nutrition. What Fuels Performance? Nutritional Secrets Of Elite Athletes.
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10th December
2.00pm
 Paul Schofield  The Georgian Quarter of Hull Hull’s fascinating past.
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17th December
2.00pm
 u3a Members.  Christmas Event. Quiz, recipe and carols.
2021
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07th January
2.00pm
 Neil Sadler  California Dreaming. This illustrated talk is about a road trip across western USA with some difficulties along the way!
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21st January
2.00pm
 Vera Bernstein  Generation 2 Generation. Our speaker will talk about their family history to illustrate the Holocaust and its impact on future generations.
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04th February
2.00pm
 Barry Kensett  Yorkshire Aviation Pioneers. Should include Amy Johnson, a typist from Hull as well as a number of other interesting characters and their contribution ( or not) to the development of aviation.
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18th February
2.00pm
 Chris McDonald  Doctor under the sea. An autobiographical account of serving on Submarines in the Royal Navy as a medical officer during the cold war.
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18th March
2.00pm
 The Chair.  A.G.M. Swanland U3A's 25th AGM
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01st April
2.00pm
 Zoom Webinar, hosted by ERVAS  Fraud and Cybercrimes.
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15th April
2.00pm
 Malcolm Lawrenson  The Great Glassman of Ludgate Hill. The lecture is a biography of John Blades (1751-1829), almost a Yorkshireman, who forged his way to international distinction as the Great Glass Man of Ludgate Hill and who was Sheriff of the City of London in 1813. John was a manufacturer and exporter of hand blown and heavily cut Georgian and Regency glassware, especially chandeliers. He was granted Royal Warrants by the British and Persian Courts.
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06th May
2.00pm
 Colin Bradshaw  Flight over East Yorkshire. During the last few years, I have been lucky enough to fly over eastern Yorkshire, on four occasions. This has taken me from Flamborough to Spurn Head affording an insight into the variety and beauty of the coastline. Other flights have given views of the Vale of Pickering, the Wolds and settlements such as Hull, Beverley and Driffield. We all know our locality, but there is a different feel as well as a different perspective from the air. The talk has elements of history, landscape and natural history.
We will be celebrating our Lockdown Escape! on 20th May 2021 at 2.15pm.
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20th May
2.15pm
 Simon Seligman  'A Renaissance in Modern Times: Chatsworth and The Devonshire Collections'. Simon is a speaker of international repute who worked at Chatsworth from 1991-2010 and who will free our minds from lockdown by taking us on an illustrated journey through the unique art collections, architecture and landscapes of Chatsworth House - arguably the most iconic country house in the United Kingdom.
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20th May
4.00pm
Fools Gold.  DarkLight a musical interpretation of the 'Flannan Isle' mystery. Carol and Steve Robson have performed for many u3a's and this afternoon will present their musical interpretation of the 'Flannan Isle' mystery. Their acoustic music will be supported by visuals and every participant can access additional material. You can exercise your mind by trying to solve the mystery of the disappearing Lighthouse Keepers that has intrigued since 1900!
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03rd June
2.00pm
 Val Wise  Fred Elwell. Frederick William Elwell, 1870–1958 His Life And Times.
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17th June
2.00pm
 Roger Browne  The American Songbook. In this talk, Roger traces the history and music of this genre and, as with all his talks, he illustrates it with live examples on the piano.
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01st July
2.00pm
   
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15th July
2.00pm
   
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August
2.00pm
   
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09th September
2.00pm
 Christopher Leworthy  The Battle Of Britain. A U3A Lecture given by Christopher Leworthy