Monthly Meetings 2019

Monthly Meetings 2019

All Meetings at Ewen Hall High Barnet starting 9.45 am  (for tea/coffee)

The meeting is always on the first Thursday of the month. It begins at 9.45 am in Ewen Hall where tea/coffee and biscuits are available. The talk starts at 10.30 am. In the hall, you can book Outings, find out about new groups from the Groups team, discover what is happening in the London U3A region and get computer/phone/tablet help if you need it. The membership team are on duty to answer queries and register new members. Non members are welcome to come to these meetings, to find out more about Barnet U3A

2019 Meetings

DateSpeakerTitle 
5th DecemberMatt Brown London’s History and Culture – Based on a retrospective Anglo-Saxon Map”
9th JanuaryTerry Lloyd"Vikings!! Traders; Adventurers; Colonisers..... and the scourge of Europe!"The Norse impact on Europe was out of all proportion to their numbers. This is an outline look at the Norse people, their adventurism and the changes they set in train; some of the consequences linger to this day
6th FebruaryJohn Hodgson The History of Morwellham Quay, DevonDevon river port; history and local mining; Industrial Heritage of the Quay; the River Tamar from source to sea, navigation, adjacent quarries and mines, agriculture and passenger traffic; Tavistock and the Tavistock Canal, Morwell Down tunnel and Limburn aqueduct, original and current uses, hydro-electric power plant at Morwellham Quay
5th MarchAGM & TBA
2nd AprilPaul Corley‘Breakfast Television: snap crackle and pop... or just a clash of egos?’He was Managing Director of GMTV for six years. Previous to that he was Controller of Factual Programmes for ITV and Managing Director of Carlton Broadcasting and had thirty five years in TV working for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4
7th MayDick and Lisa RobinsonSister Edith Appleton – Front Line nurse and diarist in the Great War.
Talk by Dick Robinson about his great aunt.
4th JuneNicholas Jones Looking back on the Winter of DiscontentNicholas Jones, a former BBC labour and industrial correspondent, reflects on the impact of the 1978-78 “winter of discontent”: a disastrous turning point for the British trade union movement that heralded the election of Margaret Thatcher and 18 years of Conservative government. In an illustrated PowerPoint presentation, Jones recaptures the final days of the Callaghan administration when Labour lost control in the face of widespread industrial action.
2nd July TBA
AugustNo Meeting
3rd SeptemberTBA
1st OctoberRobin BishopTalk about the current planned developments in Barnet. (Detailed title to follow)
5th NovemberTBA
3rd DecemberTBA