At Hawkhurst U3A, beside our Interest Groups, we also have a full programme of other events.
Monthly Meetings Thursday 5 November at 10 am Zoom Talk: "Sir Cloudsley Shovell's shipwreck and his impact on longitude" by Cathy Shelbourne. His achievements were as impressive as his name. Sir Cloudsley Shovell was the greatest admiral in Stuart times but his ignominious end, shipwrecked on the shores of the Scilly Isles, led to the establishment of the Longitude Act and the ability of sailors - and cruise ship captains - to pinpoint exactly where they are at all times. Maritime heroes, ships and pirates are Cathy Shelbourne's passion. She is a member of the Society for Nautical Research.
Monday 16 November at 2 pm Zoom Talk: "An Underground Guide to London in the Roaring Twenties - what was our Capital like a century ago in the "Jazz Age "? Find out on this illustrated virtual tour by Nick Dobson. Nick Dobson was formerly a professional librarian and is a popular and entertaining speaker on a wide range of subjects.
Outings There is also a series of outings which can last just a few hours or a whole day; these include Blue Badge tours, theatre trips, concerts, exhibitions and visits to historic buildings. Details are listed below.
Social Events Of equal importance is the Social side of Hawkhurst U3A. Coffee and Cake mornings and Pub Lunches are regular events, and gatherings such as a Winter Quiz or Summer Garden Party are planned. These social functions will also offer members the opportunity to meet and talk to other members from different Groups. Details are listed below.
As we are constantly evolving we welcome not only your support at these events, but also your suggestions as to how you would like your U3A to develop. Our current programme of events is shown below; this is regularly updated, so please check the website often. If you have any queries, please email the Social Secretary by visiting the Contacts page.
PUB LUNCH - WEDNESDAY 28th October 2020 12:00 for 12:30 The EIGHT BELLS HAWKHURST TN18 4NX