Monthly meetings

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Monthly Meetings

All Talks are held in the Victoria Hall, Settle, and start at 10.30am. Coffee is available from 10am.

Admission is �1 for U3A members and non-members.

TitleSpeakerDate
AGM 12 September 2019
Open meeting 8 August 2019
Have Guitar – Will Travel: Travel experiences and famous facesNeil Smith11 July 2019
‘S. Kilda – A Social HistorySteve Halliwell13 June 2019
Be Road SmartSteve Ellis9 May 2019
A Whale of a Tale – A whaling captain’s story from HullJenny Stacey11 April 2019
Kept one promise – took our land: Native American Indian HistoryDr Graham Kemp14 March 2019
Bibby’s in a Nutshell – The story of Bibby’s coach and holiday companyChris Bibby14 February 2019
The Thunder Dragon Kingdom – BhutanStuart Kellington

10 January 2019

Christmas Social 

13 December 2018

What is going on in Palestine ? – view from a West Bank VillageAnnie Neligan

8 November 2018

Mercy ShipsDuncan Hamlett11 October 2018
AGM 13 September 2018
Open meeting 9 August 2018
The Life of L.S. LowryPat Osborne12 July 2018
The Science of ChocolateDiana Leitch14 June 2018
Counting Culture – conserving Lancashire’s hidden historyHeather Davis10 May 2018
Clarity – Employment for Blind People our history from 1854 to todayFrank Owen12 April 2018
The Year of a GamekeeperRussell Bury8 March 2018
The Riddle of Humpty DumptyAlan Hemsworth8 February 2018
The Geology of Yorkshire Dales WaterfallsBill Fraser11 January2018
Christmas Social 14 December 2017
Lancaster Castle – from prison to heritage assetNigel Neil9 November 2017
The Secrets of HandwritingSylvia Ware12 October 2017
AGM 14 September 2017
Open meeting 10 August 2017
The Vikings – Britain’s Ancestors?Noel Moroney13 July 2017
Yorkshire Cancer ResearchLouise Robinson8 June 2017
Moses Holden – self educated astronomerSteve Halliwell11 May 2017
Bletchley Park EnigmaHugh Davies13 April 2017
NutritionVerner Wheelock9 March 2017
Stories from the War HospitalRichard Wilcocks9 February 2017
The Internet is not MagicDavid Holdsworth12 January 2017
Christmas Social 8 December 2016
Yorkshire Dales Milenium TrustJudy Rogers10 November 2016
Charles DickensIsobel Stirk13 October 2016
AGM 8 September 2016
Open Meeting 11 August 2016
Stories with StringsFools Gold14 July 2016
The Call What He MadeNigel Linge9 June 2016
Lady ‘Randy’ ChurchillPat Osborne12 May 2016
The Oregon TrailIan Barclay14 April 2016
Lantern MagicAndrew Gill10 March 2016
Local Date StonesMike Slater11 February 2016
The Other Beatrix PotterMichael Cullingworth14 January 2016
Christmas Social 10 December 2015
A Sign of the TimesAlan Hemsworth12 November 2015
The Chinese Education SystemIan Mulley8 October 2015
AGM 10 September 2015
Open Meeting 13 August 2015
Bess of HardwickJohn Sheard9 July 2015
How Manchester Cotton wired up the worldNigel Linge11 June 2015
The Trough of Bowland deerNigel Neil14 May 2015
Aspects of the Local NHStba9 April 2015
Leighton Moss RSPB ReserveDavid Mower12 March 2015
The BrontesIsobel Stirk12 February 2015
Local Community Police OfficerAmy Sharrad8 January 2015
Christmas with Bells onStanley Walmsley11 December 2014
The Social and Political Satire of Gilbert and SullivanBernard Lockett13 November 2014
Fountains Abbey, Desolation to DissolutionGlenda Hunter9 October 2014
AGM 11 September 2014
Coffee, Chat and renew membership 14 August 2014
Why on Earth did They Invent That?Ian Barclay10 July 2014
SudanProf. Frank Rhodes12 June 2014
Ringing through the ChangesStanley Walmsley8 May 2014
HypnotherapyPaula Jones10 April 2014
Mountains of Peace in the BalkansRichard Hargreaves13 March 2014
A Life spent watching paint dryFrank Gordon13 February 2014
Big Game, Small MonthTony and Carol Dilger9 January 2014
Christmas Social 12 December 2013
Joseph PaxtonJohn Sheard14 November 2013
Kids at School in NepalArthur Benbow10 October 2013
The social and political satire of Gilbert and SullivanBernard Lockett11 July 2013
A History of Puppets and PuppetryHarold Hoggarth13 June 2013
What was I saying? – Memory trainingAlan Swann9 May 2013
An Audience with Clara SchumannDiana Spratt11 April 2013
Can you believe your eyes?Graham Alcock14 March 2013
Mountain LandscapesPeter Leeming14 February 2013
The BirtwistlesTony Stephens10 January 2013
WaterAidDave Perrins8 November 2012
Band of Hope and the Temperance MovementDr Annemarie McAllister11 October 2012
AGM 13 September 2012
Coffee, chat and renew membership 9 August 2012
Voluntary Work in Cambodian Orphanges – Such a Good DeedJane Reas12 July 2012
Royal National Lifeboat InstitutionMartin Chappellow14 June 2012
Sikh Religion and CultureMohinder Singh Chana10 May 2012
Hiring FairsStephen Caunce12 April 2012
Bolton Abbey EstateJohn Sheard8 March 2012
A Parliamentary LifeAnne Cryer9 February 2012
Wildlife Photography on Orkney and ShetlandTony Dilger12 January 2012
Christmas Social Event 8 December 2011
Please to rememberAlan Hemsworth10 November 2011
John Harrison ClocksDon Metcalf14 October 2011
AGM 8 September 2011
Coffee, Chat and Renew Membership 11 August 2011
Heart Research UKVolunteer Lecturer14 July 2011
Uphill all the way – The Snowdon Mountain RailwayGeoff Queen9 June 2011
Autobiography of a SupertrampJohn Helliwell12 May 2011
Aspects of the Leeds-Liverpool CanalMike Clarke14 April 2011
Vernacular Architecture of the Yorkshire DalesJames Innerdale10 March 2011
Village SignsShirley Addy10 February 2011
The building of Devil’s BridgeDavid Smail13 January 2011
Christmas Social Event 9 December 2010
Hearing Dogs for Deaf PeopleVolunteer Lecturer11 November 2010
Useless LatinJohn Harrop14 October 2010
AGM 9 September 2010
Coffee, Chat and Renew Membership 12 August 2010
Through Glass Brightly – stained glass windows in churches and public buildingsMargaret Curry8 July 2010
Clitheroe Castle, its history and the new MuseumRachel Jackson10 June 2010
Thirty Years an AdventureSid Perou13 May 2010
Victorian ShoppingMaurice Baren8 April 2010
Life in the 1950sIan Dewhurst11 March 2010
A Journey to Venice on the Orient ExpressMrs Ethne Bannister11 February 2010
Life in the SeeDr David Hope14 January 2010
Social Event 10 December 2009
Other Folk’s RubbishChris Helme12 November 2009
Twenty Amusing Years in Sales and MarketingTim Forman8 October 2009
AGM 10 September 2009
Coffee, Chat and Renew Membership 13 August 2009
Yorkshire Dales – A resident’s viewGeoffrey Queen9 July 2009
The Singing BoneReginald LePla11 June 2009
Beatrix Potter – the later yearsW R (Bill) Mitchell14 May 2009
The Origin of SurnamesPeter Watson9 April 2009
Oh yes it is! – A history of PantomineMichael Cullingworth12 March 2009
Yorkshire-whatever happened to the Ridings?Michael Bradford12 February 2009
Inside PakistanJohn Chapman8 January 2009
Social Event 11 December 2008
In Grandmother’s FootstepsAlan Hemsworth13 November 2008
Guide DogsRichard Chapman9 October 2008
AGM 11 September 2008
Coffee, Chat and Renew Membership 14 August 2008
Singing for my Supper: five years in the life of a Westminster Abbey choristerTony Stephens10 July 2008
An Enameller’s LifeDorothy Cockrell12 June 2008
Yorkshire Air AmbulanceBob Smailes8 May 2008
Lincoln from Roman TimesTony Burkitt10 April 2008
Travels in PakistanBorothy & Brian Burrows13 March 2008
The gasman cometh – a lighthearted look at the history of AnaesthesiaDr Chris Wright14 February 2008
Why Digital is better ………. or is it?David Holdsworth10 January 2008
Social Event 13 December 2007
Yesterday’s HumourJohn Wallis8 November 2007
Life and Colour in our WatersMarine Conservation Society11 October 2007
AGM 13 September 2007

Social Evening in Settle Rugby Clubhouse
(25 years of U3A Nationally , 5 years locally)

 31 August 2007
Coffee and Chat with Subject Group Presentations 9 August 2007
Medicine and MagicPeter Watson12 July 2007
Trench ArtJohn Hartley14 June 2007
On Top of the WorldMr. Queen10 May 2007
Arrive Alive!Paul Sidwell12 April 2007
Only WaterAndrew Walker8 March 2007
Yorkshire TodayDorothy and Brian Burrows8 February 2007
South America (slides)Tony Stephens11 January 2007
Christmas Social Morning 14 December 2006
The Fire and Rescue ServiceOfficer Keneth Beck9 November 2006
The Mystery of MagnetsPhil Bamford12 October 2006
AGM 14 September 2006
Coffee, chat and renew membership 10 August 2006
My life in crimeLesley Horton13 July 2006
Travels with my vocal chordsValerie Baulard8 June 2006
Life of the BrontesDudley Green11 May 2006
Protecting your assetsPenny Hamilton13 April 2006
Believe six impossible musical things before breakfastJohn Bertalot9 March 2006
Ingleborough and the Yorkshire Dales beyondJohn Osborne

9 February 2006

Problems with WordsAlan Hemsworth12 January 2006
Christmas Social 8 December 2005
The DalesmanTerry Fletcher – Editor10 November 2005
The Work of a MagistrateMrs. S M R Foster, JP13 October 2005
4th AGM and Signing Up 8 September 2005
Coffee and Chat 11 August 2005
The Forbidden Beauty of Quasicrystals: a nanoscience adventureProf. Ronan McGrath14 July 2005
Mathematics for PleasureArthur Lupton and David Holdsworth9 June 2005
The English WindmillJames Woodward-Nutt12 May 2005
Swiss Tour – then and nowPeter Marshall14 April 2005
In Their Lordships’ HouseThe Rt Rev Ian Harland10 March 2005
Accent and DialectDr Malcolm Petyt10 February 2005
In the Steps of Lady AnneSheila Gordon13 January 2005
Sounds Familiar- with words & music on the theme of The Family 9 December 2004
(Quaker Meeting House)
From both ends of the PencilTom Hewitt11 November 2004
Beeching – right or wrong?Stan Hall (Skipton U3A)14 October 2004
AGM 9 September 2004
Coffee Morning and bring-&-buy 5 August 2004
Reports from the FrontKatherine Carr1 July 2004
Chief Education Officer for NYCCCynthia Welbourne3 June 2004
Houses I have lived inAlison Tyas6 May 2004
The Yorkshire Dales National ParkDavid Butterworth1 April 2004
Talk by Chief Constable of N. YorkshireMs Della Cannings4 March 2004
Yorkshire Dales Millenium TrustIain Oag5 February 2004
Winter Miscellany 4 December 2003
‘Mystery Speaker’ 6 November 2003
Whither Psychology? Reflections from the side-lines.Andrew Smith2 October 2003
AGM & Enrolment Day 4 September 2003
Members’ Get Together 14 August 2003
Brought to BookMargret Shaw10 July 2003
How I came to live in sunnier climatesBarbara Lipscombe of Heysham12 June 2003
Lakeland AuthorsBill Mitchell8 May 2003
Craven, Harrogate & Rural District PCTBrig. RJS Wardle OBE, Chairman10 April 2003
Personal ReminiscesDorothy Clay & Brian Birkby13 March 2003
The Work of the Malham Tarn Field CentreAdrian Pickes, Director13 February 2003
The Work of the Airedale NHS TrustRobert Allen, Chief Executive9 January 2003
Better Government for Older PeopleShelagh Marshall14 November 2002
The Case for Alternative Medicine

Sue Asquith & David Ellis

10 October 2002