Dorridge U3A

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    General Meetings

    Meetings are held at Dorridge Village Hall, three times per month, 2pm to 4pm on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Meetings comprise brief update announcements on U3A matters, followed by a talk by a specialist speaker as the list below, with a break for refreshments and a chat.

    Speaker names underlined in blue can be clicked to show personal information and those marked with an asterisk * are Dorridge U3A members.

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    Dorridge U3A Speakers 2018

    Updated 06/11/2017








    Thur Jan 4th

    Tim Houlding

    Vintage Bentleys in the Roaring 20’s

    Thur Jan 18th

    David Keith Jones

    Jewels of Northern Italy and Ravenna, Florence and the Gates of Paradise

    Wed Jan 24th

    John Mayell

    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Past Present and Future




    Thur Feb 1st

    John Loynton

    The History of Solihull School - 1560 to Date

    Thur Feb 15th

    Bryan Jones

    Philately - The Ideal Hobby for the Newly Retired

    Wed Feb 28th

    Robert Wenley

    The Barber Institute of Fine Art




    Thur Mar 1st

    Emeritus Professor 

    Graham Martin

    British Science Association

    Meeting CANCELLED - speaker snowed in at home

     "Through Birds' Eyes"

    Thur Mar 15th

    Derek Hoskins

    The History of Weights and Measures

    Wed Mar 28th

    Caroline Mclaughlin

    Troop Aid




    Thur Apr 5th



    Thur Apr 19th

    Penny Hoskins

    The Life and Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

    Wed Apr 25th

    Angela Cloke

    An Insight into British Sign Language




    Thur May 3rd

    Sir Matthew Baggott

    'From the Beat to Obama’ - Four Decades of Policing Challenge!

    Thur May 17th



    Wed May 23rd

    Clive Henderson

    The Stratford Canal




    Thur Jun 7th

    Jonathon Lord


    Thur Jun 21st

    Mike Watkins

     ‘Remembering the 60s’

    Wed Jun 27th

    Ron Gullivan

    Sinking of the 'Athena'  (first ship sunk by Uboat)




    Thur Jul 5th

    John Morgan

    Designed Landscape in Warwickshire

    Thur Jul 19th

    David Clark

    Sentenced to Beyond the Seas  MEETING CANCELLED

    Hopefully can be re-booked in the future

    Wed Jul 25th

    Tim Cooper-Cox
    (speaker changed)

    Lasting Power of Attorney




    Thur Aug 2nd

    Alan Cutler

    Every Child Matters

    Thur Aug 16th

    Graham Ibbotson *

    The Magic of Magnification

    Wed Aug 22nd

    David Clark

    Sentenced beyond the sea




    Thur Sep 6th

    Chris Pitt

    The history of Horse Racing in Birmingham and District

    Thur Sep 20th

    Maggy Farmer

    Queens of Country Music

    Wed Sep 26th

    Judy Preece

    Holidays that take you out of this world




    Thur Oct 4th

    Ken Ballantyne

    Our Finest Hours

    Thur Oct 18th

    Vince Williams and
    Jon Goodson

    The Women's Institute at War

    Wed Oct 24th

    Malcolm Evans

    Round the world clipper race




    Thur Nov 1st

    Andrew Lound

    Scott and the Antarctic

    Thur Nov 15th

    Phillip Bowen

    The Gunpowder Plot

    Wed Nov 28th

    Stephen Boulton

    'From my Vine to the Bottle’ - a Story of Making Wine and Spirits in B93




    Thur Dec 6th

    Amy McNaughton-Brown

    Marie Curie Charity

    Thur Dec 20th

    Christmas Quiz