2 pm at Reigate Park Church, Park Lane East, RH2 8BD
Funny Ladies – Tricia Thompson
Funny Ladies looks at the lives and work of Julie Walters and Victoria Wood. An unlikely pairing, one was a film star, the other a shy writer, they were linked through their love of comedy and character acting. With Julie’s superb character acting and Victoria’s wonderful writing and performance, they produced some of the funniest moments on TV. They had perfect understanding and perfect timing, but to us, the viewers, they were just perfectly funny.
With a background in teaching and performance, Tricia Thompson is an experienced public speaker presenting lively, interesting and fun talks to groups of all sizes around the country.
Just a reminder – if you think friends might be interested in the topics of the Friday meetings they are welcome to attend. They will be offered a visitor badge and asked to sign in so that we have a record of attendance.
Friday 6 March: Henry VIII – England’s Favourite King – Tony Harris
A full list of speakers for 2020 can be found here.
U3A Study Days
Friday 21 February
Mercury and moons of the solar system, the "debunking the moon landings" controversy, and the 21st Century amateur Astromoner.
David Fishwick and Graham Bryant
For further details and application forms please click here
The Royal Holloway University
Citizens Shared Learning Project
All members of U3A are invited to attend a series of half day workshops to be held in this year as part of phase two of the Citizens project's Shared Learning Projects.
U3A members can help delve into the archives to help examine key milestones in the history of liberty, protest, rebellion and reform
Here is the link to the project www.citizens800.org/u3a
Thursday 12 March
Close encounters of an Animal Kind- 11.00 to 15.45 - £25
Join National Gallery experts to hear about the rich history of animal symbolism in Western art from the Renaissance to the present day, in works by artists such as Uccello, di Cosimo, Titian, Hogarth, Stubbs and Rousseau.
From paintings of dragons to unicorns and ordinary animals, like cats, dogs and horses, we’ll explore how artists have responded to man’s complex and changing relationship with the natural world.
Monday 16 March
U3A Explores Science at the Ri - 13.45 to 16.45 - £21.50
Join U3A members and explore science through a variety of fascinating talks including: Zoe Griffiths : Outrageous statistics: Sex, lies and surveys and Susan Stepney: Can a slime mould compute? There will be question and answer sessions following each talk.
Monday 30 March
Discovering Children's Literature - 11.00 to 15.45 - £24
The British Library
Join us for a study day in the British Library Knowledge Centre Theatre to hear five experts speak about the history of children’s literature. You’ll learn about early printed children’s books from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’, and how they have been collected and cared for at the British Library. You will hear about how well-loved children’s book characters have been created through words and illustrations, and how and why we view these characters with such nostalgia. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions.
The National Office advertise a range of events and offers for members. To find out more and book a place, visit and login to the members’ area of www.u3a.org.uk.
Details are also published in the newsletter, in the magazine Third Age Matters and in the hall at the monthly meetings.