Group Lectures 2020 - 2021

These Lectures meetings were held between August 2020 to the end of July 2021.

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:
27th August 2.00pm Liana Hill Forensic Nursing Across The Pond. A Director Forensic Nurse talks about her nursing experience in Alabama.
3rd September 2.00pm Amanda Smith Keeping You Safe From Fraud And Scams Being aware of Frauds and Scams.
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.
27th October 2.00pm James Munday, Research Scientist The Discoveries for Covid 19 The accelerated scientific discoveries for Covid-19.
19th November 2.00pm Ted Munson, Sports Nutritionist Sports Nutrition. What Fuels Performance? Nutritional Secrets Of Elite Athletes.
10th December 2.00pm Paul Schofield. The Georgian Quarter of Hull Hull’s fascinating past.
17th December 2.00pm u3a Members. Christmas Event. Quiz, recipe and carols.
2021
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!
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.
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.
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.
18th March 2.00pm The Chair. A.G.M. Swanland u3a's 25th AGM
01st April 2.00pm Zoom Webinar, hosted by ERVAS Fraud and Cybercrimes.
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.
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.
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.
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!
 Radio
02nd June 2.00pm
John Scotney, John Munson Radio Humberside Interview Our Chair and a Committee member with talk about the u3a and promoter the u3a in our area by telling what it does and what it is, at approx 12.35pm on Radio Humberside
03rd June 2.00pm Val Wise Fred Elwell. Frederick William Elwell, 1870–1958 His Life And Times.
09th June 2.00pm A national Speaker, County Councillor, and an Experienced Volunteer. Positive Ageing This is Swanland u3a's presentation for this years u3a Day with various speakers from our community. For more information and to register please contact John Munson zoomadmin@swanlandu3a.org.uk
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.
01st July 2.00pm Paul Schofield Hull's Maritime History The first is a new talk by a very popular speaker, Paul Schofield, who examines a key aspect of the history of Hull
22nd July 2.00pm Charles Garland Dads Army Charles Garland worked on the ever popular TV comedy ‘Dad’s Army’ and in this lecture will share with us some of the behind the scenes secrets

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