General Meetings

 

 

General meetings of the Haddenham U3A take place on the second working Monday AND third Thursday of each month at 2.15 for 2.30pm start. There are two meetings each month (apart from May and December) to accommodate the number of U3A members who wish to attend. Members can attend either a Monday or Thursday meeting as they wish.

Invited guests speak on a wide variety of topics of general interest. In these meetings we try to enable an increased awareness of our locality and our world and culture with a balanced programme to meet U3A aims. Each speaker is invited to give his/her talk to BOTH the Monday and the Thursday meeting, so all members will have a chance to hear them.

Once per year, usually in May, the U3A holds its Annual General Meeting at the MONDAY meeting. The minutes of past AGMs can be found on the Annual General Meetings page of this site (click here). Immediately prior to the AGM itself the papers are also published on that page.

We also have one meeting for our December Christmas Entertainment usually held in the Village Hall and this is also on the second Monday of the month.

The normal monthly meetings take place at

Youth & Community Centre

Woodways

Haddenham HP17 8DS          

The centre is situated to the right of Haddenham Junior School, and there is a car park opposite.

We hope you will enjoy our meetings and learn something new. These sessions usually last for an hour and a half, including time to socialise with a cup of tea.

 

Costs

General meetings are free to members of Haddenham U3A. A charge of £1.50 is made for guests.

 

Next Events 

 

 "The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller" by Tony Eaton

Mon 14 Jan 2019

14.15 for 14.30 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Woodways, Haddenham 
 "The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller" by Tony Eaton Thu 17 Jan 2019 14.15 for 14.30 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Woodways, Haddenham 
"What does a TV graphic designer do?" by Christine Green Mon 11 Feb 2019 14.15 for 14.30 hrs

St. Mary's Church, Church End,
Haddenham

"The Future; Robotics and Artificial Intelligence" by Oxford Brookes University Mon 11 Mar 2019 14.15 for 14.30 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Woodways, Haddenham 
"The Future; Robotics and Artificial Intelligence" by Oxford Brookes University  Thu 21 Mar 2019 14.15 for 14.30 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Woodways, Haddenham 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members Notices 

Monday 14th and Thursday 17th January 2019 – "The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller" by Tony Eaton

The chief leisure interest of Tony Eaton is the music of the “Big Band Era”, especially that of Glenn Miller who brought his all-star American orchestra to Britain in 1944. His speciality has been unravelling the mystery of the famous bandleader’s disappearance en route to Paris in 1944.

Monday 11th February 2019 - "What does a TV graphic designer do?" by Christine Green in St. Mary's Church

Christine was a graphic designer for the BBC for 13 years and worked on shows as diverse as the Queen's Christmas Speech, Our Friends in the North, Tracey Beaker and, once she had gone free lance, on Foyles War.  Christine has numerous show reels, story boards and art works to show and. was BAFTA nominated for her work on Cambridge Spies

Monday 11th and Thursday 21st March 2018 - "The Future; Robotics and Artificial Intelligence" by Oxford Brookes University

{Speaker to be advised later as students come and go!}

 

Rota for General Meetings

 In order to ensure that the General Meetings proceed in an orderly fashion, a rota of members who are prepared to help with the preparation of the meetings has been established.

 

Meeting Date Leader PA + Projection System Chairs Layout

Monday 14 January

Angela Hart Geoff Parkes Pat & Ian Jones
 Thursday 17 January
Sally Lajalati
 Richard Pipe Christine & Keith Wheeler-Cherry
Monday 11 February Sally Lajalati Mike Darnell February meeting is in St Mary’s Church, so no chairs are required. There is no Thursday meeting this month.
Monday 11 March Angela Hart Roger Rickard John Davis & Jerry Michell
Thursday 21 March David Ackroyd Mike Darnell Liz & Barry Tomkins
Monday 8 April Angela Hart Richard Pipe Peter Grimsdell & Tony Barker
Thursday 18 April Sally Lajalati Geoff Parkes David Gregory & Rosanne Ward
       Please ensure you are at Haddenham Youth & Community Centre by 1.30pm and finish setting out chairs by 1.50pm, to avoid obstructing the entrance for members arriving early.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joining the Group 

The general meetings are open to all members of Haddenham U3A.

Angela Hart, on behalf of the U3A Committee, organises the speaker programme. If you have any suggestions of good speakers who would be suitable for the U3A General Meetings, please contact Angela on 01844 292070 or speakers@haddenhamu3a.co.uk

The committee organises the rota of volunteers for the preparation of the venue. If you would be prepared to assist, please contact Jerry Michell on 01844 290595 or liaison@haddenhamu3a.co.uk