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For  2022 we plan to continue with the Online speaker talks (using Zoom) every month. In addition we are planning to hold a series of informal ‘in real life’ meetings for a more social experience. We’ll try different venues for monthly social coffee mornings, which we’re planning to hold in various places around our u3a district. An announcement will be made as to 2022 dates during the early part of 2022.  Members, however, will need to make their own personal decision on whether to attend any physical gathering, whether of an interest group or an Informal Social Meeting. 

Dates for your Diary

See also this link for online events sponsored by the Third Age Trust.

Thursday 20th January 2022


Working with the Ghosts of Hampton Court, by Sarah Slater.

Online speaker talk via Zoom.

‘Working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace’ is a very popular talk. Sarah will wear one of her costumes whilst she talks about her experiences working with the ghosts at Hampton Court Palace. Sarah will give a glimpse of what it is like to wander the galleries late at night on her own in the dark, she will lead you on an exploration of the history, stories and sightings of some of the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace that have been reported over the last few hundred years.

All current u3a members will be sent the link at the start of the week in which the talk is being given. 

We usually ‘gather’ at 10.30/45 for a few minutes chat.  The talk starts at 11 and we usually finish around 12 noon.  There is no charge for attendance and we welcome visitors.  

Guests are welcome to join us. Email Paul Vickery, the Speakers’ Co-Ordinator, for the link. Not used Zoom before? If you need help to get Zoom operational on your device, our IT Champions can help. Even if you do not have Zoom capability, you may be able to join another member in their home.  Please ask!

Thursday 17th February 2022

A job for a laughtime, by Brad Ashton. 

Online speaker talk via Zoom. 

Brad Ashton is an International TV Comedy Scriptwriter who has written over 1,000 television shows. He’s suppled comedy for such star comedians as Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Frankie Howerd, Bruce Forsyth, Ken Dodd, Hylda Baker, David Frost and Bob Monkhouse.   Brad promises to keep us entertained with amusing and amazing, numerous humorous backstage stories about some of the performers he’d had the pleasure (and sometimes displeasure), of working with.   He warns us to expect some startling revelations.”        

Click below for reports of previous Speaker’s Mornings:-

Coffee mornings 2021
Coffee mornings 2020
Coffee mornings 2019