2 pm at Reigate Park Church, Park Lane East, RH2 8BD
Behind the scenes at the BBC – Peter Woodley – CANCELLED
A past Chairman of the British Women Pilots’ Association, in 2012 Clare was inducted into the Women’s 1st Top 100 Club as one of the most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.
After a career in national newspapers and magazine publishing, Clare came to aviation later in life, as a career in aviation for women was virtually unheard of in the 1960s. At the age of 50, she gained her fixed-wing single-engine licence, then her helicopter licence at 52 and finally her multi-engine rating the following year. It was through her membership of the British Women Pilots’ Association that she met and got to know many of the surviving female pilots who were the first women in the world to be paid to fly military aircraft – from fighter aircraft and four-engined bombers to the first British jet-engined aircraft.
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 1 May: The Spitfire Women of World War II – Clare Walker
A full list of speakers for 2020 can be found here.
Coffee morning, Book Swap and Computer Help – CANCELLED
10.15 to 11.30 in the café area of St Joseph’s Community Centre, Ladbroke Road, Redhill, RH1 1LF. Everyone is welcome.
Dates for the rest of the year: Tuesday 19 May, Thursday 18 June, Tuesday 7 July, Thursday 10 September, Tuesday 6 October and Thursday 12 November
U3A Evenings: Learning in a social setting
Reigate Manor Hotel, Reigate Hill, RH2 9PF from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Doors open from 7.00pm
A Taste of Egypt – POSTPONED to later in the year
Come and enjoy the food, drink and legacy of Egypt in good company
Tickets £10 available from Sally Baker on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01737 221766
U3A Study Days
Friday 20 March: POSTPONED
Geography and Landscapes of South East England
Dr Geoffrey Mead
South East England has a rich assemblage of landscapes whose origins lie in the underlying rocks and soils. The sands, clays and limestones dictated farming and settlement patterns, rural industries and landownership; these past activities have a direct link to the 21st century and a constantly evolving social landscape. This study day looks at representative landscapes, both inland and coast, in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.
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
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.