february, 2023

This is a repeating event

wed8feb1:30 pm- 3:30 pmU3A Lecture Series1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Event Type 2:Joanna Leach Auditorium


Event Details

Honiton u3a holds a series of monthly talks, which are open to visitors. A donation of £2 is requested. Doors open at 1.30pm and the talk starts at 2pm.

February 8th. “Devon and Emancipation in 1834.” By Todd Gray. The emancipation of enslaved men, women and children in 1834 created a collection of documents which allows us to understand the extent to which Devon residents were involved in slave ownership. This lecture focuses on what historical evidence can and cannot reveal about this issue.

April 19th. “Tragedy to Triumph” by David Follet. Now 32 years old, David Suffered a RTA in 2007 with a Spinal Cord Injury. He now represents England at Para Badminton and is ranked 22 in the world and number 1 in England. David has two small children aged 4 & 2.

May 17th.”Weirdest Buildings of the West Country” by Robert Hesketh. An eclectic selection of the West Country’s many weird buildings.

June 21st. “The Countryside Detective” by Stephen Powles. Formerly a vet who changed careers to pursue his lifelong passions of photography, filming and conservation.

July 19th. “Treading The Wards” by Lottie Dale. Tales from beyond the bedpan. From Carry on Nurse to Ooh Matron in the 1970s at Bart’s Hospital in London.

September 20th. “Garden Design” by Jacquie Felix-Mitchell. A PR professional turned Garden Design Consultant. Qualifying in garden design at Bicton College.

October 18th. “Convicts and Settlers to Australia” by Lynne Carroll.

November 15th.”How Did The Kings Find Bethlehem?” by Tony Davis. A 78 year. old grandfather who is very curious. He follows with great interest developments in Science and Mathematics. The audiences often find quite serious ideas amusing. It’s the way he tells them.

Further information: 01404 598008      Website: http://u3asites.org.uk/honiton


(Wednesday) 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm