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    Speaker Notes - November & December 2018

    Speaker names marked with an asterisk  *  are Dorridge U3A members

    Date:    Thurs, 1st November

    Topic:   Scott and the Antarctic

    Speaker:   Andrew Lound

    It was seen as the last great adventure, one in which it was assumed that Britain would be first. Captain Scott had set out to lead the first team to reach the South Pole. A whole nation watched and waited. It would take months for any information to reach Britain from those frozen wastes of Antarctica. The drama, the excitement and the sheer courage of those who could meet a challenge against all the odds as the whole story of the expedition is told in a very dramatic lecture. With remarkable images, awesome sound effects and a soundtrack to stir the emotion of the audience, you will feel the chill of the icy wind, feel the excitement and reel at Scott’s disappointment. Story telling at its finest.


    Date:   Thurs, 15th November

    Topic:   The Gunpowder Plot

    Speaker:  Philip Bowen

    Philip has spent a life time career in education, and was Deputy Headmaster of Bromsgrove School for 26 years. He retired 2015. He also helped to set up new schools in Zambia as part of British Government aid. He is a very keen ornithologist and has published widely on birds of central Southern Africa. He is also a lay minister in the Church of England. 


    Date:    Wed, 28th November

    Topic:   From my Vine to the Bottle - a story of making my wine to the bottle in B93

    Speaker:   Stephen Boulton *

    Stephen is a well known member of Dorridge U3A


    Date:    Thurs,  6th December

    Topic:   Marie Curie Charity

    Speaker:   Amy McNaughton-Brown

    Amy studied at Liverpool John Moore’s University qualifying with a 2:1 degree in Forensic Science and Psychology in 2006. She then went on to complete a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. After this she took the typical graduate route and had a gap year of travelling and working in restaurants. On her return she undertook an internship at Barnardo’s which resulted in a full time fundraising position with them in London. Following this she worked for Kidney Research and then joined Marie Curie as their ‘Big Build’ fundraiser in 2012. She has been with Marie Curie for 6 years is based at their Hospice in Solihull. She loves being part of the fundraising team at the hospice, no two days are the same and the people and staff there are inspirational!