Group Lectures 2021-2022

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

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, also to view earlier recorded lectures please go to the link at bottom of page for lectures 2020-2021.

Date: Speaker: Subject: About:
 ZOOM
August
2.00pm
 NONE  MEETINGS  
 ZOOM
02nd September
2.00pm
 Christopher Leworthy  The Battle Of Britain 'The Battle of Britain' by Christopher Leworthy. Charles has been a volunteer in the 'Churchill War Rooms’ and 'Historic Dockyards' and at present is an official guide at the 'Battle of Britain Bunker' at Uxbridge. What happened 80 years ago in our skies had a big influence on how we live in 2021 an expert account which will cover all aspects of the conflict.
 Hybrid
16th September
2.00pm
 Mervin Nethercoate  The Fascination Of Fungi Mervin informs me that September is one of the best months for spotting fungi, not only in the garden but also in our lovely East Yorkshire countryside. They vary in colour and shape; some are edible, some poisonous. But do we know why? This lecture by local u3a member and naturalist Mervin Nethercoate will explain everything you always wanted to know about Fungi.
 Hybrid
07th October
2.00pm
 Dr James Munday  How Covid 19 vaccine work... has delivered successful treatments for how our learning from this will potentionally deliver successful treatments for other pandemics, cancers and other diseases in the future.
 Hybrid
21st October
2.00pm
 Val Wise  Mary Wollstonecraft and the town of Beverley British philosopher and feminist. Wollstonecraft was best known for her book – A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) which was one of the earliest expositions of the equality of women and men.
 Hybrid
04th November
2.00pm
 Colin Bradshaw  Those who served from Athelstan to the Boer War An exploration of the military memorials in Beverley Minster.
 Hybrid
18th November
2.00pm
 Gwyn Woolley;  Volunteering  
 Hybrid
02nd December
2.00pm
  Mark Thompson ( from BBC Science)  Guided Tour of The Universe Mark is a British astronomer, television presenter and writer who will take you on a journey to explore the weird and wonderful truth about our Universe.
 Hybrid
16th December
2.00pm
   Carols 25th Songs from the Choir
 Zoom
06th January 2022
2.00pm
 John Scotney  Germany's Heartlands John is an experienced speaker especially on civic matters so this lecture is not to be missed.
 Zoom
20th January 2022
2.00pm
 Ernie Hunter  'It will soon blow over' The story of Fanny Höchstetter and her determination to see Hitler "out"
 Zoom
03rd February
2.00pm
 Mark Thompson  ‘The Lecturer That Didn’t Sleep' Mark Thompson will speak about what happened when he forced himself to go without sleep.
This Lecturer will be Zoomed - you can either watch on Zoom from your living room or be part of the audience at St Barnabas watching Mark on the big screen.
 Hybrid
17th February
2.00pm
 Graham Buckton.  Dazzle - Disguise and Disruption In War and Art Graham will show us how colours and images can trick the senses and are a vital part of warfare.
He will present live in the hall to a physical audience and will be filmed with his presentation streamed over Zoom for those of you who choose to watch at home.
 Hybrid
03rd March
2.00pm
 Charles Garland  'TV Comedy from Script to Screen' Charles was on the production team of ‘Dads Army’ and spoke to us in June about his experiences on this endearing sit-com. In this lecture he will deal with the wider aspects of TV comedy.
 Hybrid
17th March
2.00pm
 Chair  26th Annual General Meeting Our last two AGM’s have been held over Zoom so hopefully this will be a ‘physical’ meeting!
A well-attended AGM is vital for the good governance of your u3a so whatever the format of the meeting this should be the first event written in your new 2022 diary.
 Live
07th April
2.00pm
 Mike Storr.  Music Hall Event Live Presentation in the Hall.
 Hybrid
21st April
2.00pm
 Peter Mathers  Paradise Revisited. Royal Gardens Of Europe

The Lectures we had in August 2020 - July 2021 can be viewed HERE!