U3A St Albans Programme 2018
Meetings normally begin with tea and a chat at 9.45 on the fourth Thursday of each month. However to begin the 2018 year, we're going to have weekly meetings so we can get to know each other better. and we can get our interest groups started.
Thursday January 25
U3A Picnic 11am to 2pm(ish) Woodham Park on Woodham Road, just past Wilding Park.
Bring your own food an drink. There will NOT be a BBQ.
Family and friends are welcome. Last year's picnic was a big success, but sadly too many people chose not to come. Take the challenge.
New Year Morning Tea and "Have Your Say": This is partly a planning meeting, so we can meet your expectations. We will also demonstrate many of the activities our U3A is currently engaged in.
Dame Ann Hercus: ‘What's in a name’
The origin and meaning of surnames.
Kevin White and Jill Lord ‘On the Right Track’
Researching your family tree.
Jill Lord and Dame Ann Hercus What is fascinating about being a family history detective in the 21st Century?
Malcolm Johns: CEO, Christchurch Airport. “Not just an airport”
Associate Professor Ben Kennedy: Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury “I love teaching and volcanoes, and I am convinced that learning about rocks is fun!”
Professor Ursula Cheer: Dean, School of Law, University of Canterbury “Three great careers - legal practice, civil service, academia (and what is Media Madness).”
Amy Fletcher: Associate Professor, School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Political Science and International Relations.
Major research area is science, technology and environmental policy. What happens after new technologies 'leave the lab' and enter society. What ethical and political challenges do new technologies pose.
August 23 (Not settled yet)
Dr Paul Ogilvie-Lee: "Before and After the Brain Injury"
Jo Ritchie: Audiologist, Dilworth Hearing Ltd “Current research on the links between hearing loss and dementia and other health conditions.”
This programme has been planned by Barry Cox, Ph: 385-2045