Lectures 2023 - 2024

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

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. We have a few recordings of the Lectures done during the covid crisis, you can check 2020 / 2921 lecture pages for them by goimg on the menu and clicking the Lectures Tab.

Date: Speaker: Subject: About:
07th September 2.00pm Paul Mann The Hull Shells World War 1 Armament Industry in Hull
21st September 2.00pm Mike Powell ‘My favourite Antique finds’ But my talk is not a history lecture as I also look at how sentiment, the search for a bargain and an appreciation of craftsmanship has influenced my hoarding instincts.
05th October 2.00pm Pam Waddington Muse & Peter Sproston For National Poetry Day: CANCELLED Due to Covid infection!
19th October 2.00pm Malcolm Brooke What happens behind the scenes of a World Athletics Championship meeting?
02nd November 2.00pm Colin Bradshaw Flight over Beverley Colin Bradshaw gave an excellent Zoom lecture on 'A Flight Over East Yorkshire' during lockdown ( was it really 3 years ago???) and now returns to the skies to give us an aerial perspective of Beverley. As well as an unfamiliar view of many familiar buildings Colin will show us both how the town has developed and how it is spreading out into the countryside. Colin is also a 'Beverley expert' and I am confident he will be be able to answer all your questions!
16th November 2.00pm Malcolm Lawrenson The Curacoa Accident and Swanland The sinking of The HMS Curacoa in WW2
07th December 2.00pm  Bryan Burton  The History Of Fenners  J. H. Fenner & Co. was founded 162 years ago in the "old town" of Hull. The original products were of leather, for use with horses, but expertise with this material was later applied to transmission belting for all areas of industry, followed by woven textiles for similar and other applications. After 100 years, the Company was a world leader in power transmission, perhaps most famously by vee belt drives but also by many other means, boasting that "Fenner keeps the wheels of industry turning". Cut to the present day and that world leadership is in heavy conveyor belting for mines and quarries, with Fenner now being part of a large multi-national conglomerate. This presentation illustrates that 162 year history and includes some personal anecdotes from the speaker's 50+ years working for the Company and with the Fenner brand.
21st December 2.00pm Choir Christmas Concert
04th January 2024 2.00pm  Mike Grey  The Birds In Your Garden  
18th January 2.00pm  Wendy Maslin Tales from The Family Archives  Reflections on Bees and Bee Keeping
01st February 2.00pm  Tina Cerutti  To be Notified  
15th February 2.00pm  John Wilson  'Soap.'  >
07th March 2.00pm  Neil Hanson  'Ghost Writer.'  Author and Unique After Dinner Speaker.
21st March 2.00pm Chair John Munson Annual General Meeting  Swanland u3a AGM please attend so we will meet our quorum.