Our General Meetings include a talk from an invited Speaker, starting at 11am.
Monthly General Meeting Talks
Monday 13th June
Royal Marriages of Earlier Days
An illustrated talk by David Elliott
An illustrated talk of Medieval marriages of our Kings & Queens. Who they married, where, when and why!
They were not “Luvvy Duvvy” but arranged affairs to improve dynasties and with political moves to bring power and territory. A tale of love, murder, executions, lovers and banishments. (and perhaps a smile!)
Monday 11th July
Plymouth u3a AGM
Monday 8th August
History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
A talk by Cllr Rebecca Smith
South West Coordinator for the CWGC
Monday 12th September
A Life in Music
A talk by Anne Kimber
This presentation will be partly a talk by Anne Kimber followed by a conversation with our committee member Brian Mathieson. Ann will talk about her experiences in music and her work in bringing live classical music to Plymouth. The Plymouth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is the foremost and most accomplished group of its kind in the South West and has, in its 140 years’ existence had only six conductors. The most recent is Anne Kimber who has been in that post for over a decade, having joined the orchestra as a flautist. She has also performed with several other groups, including Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Opera South West and the South West Sinfonietta. As a conductor, she is recognised for the power and vibrancy she draws from the PSO.
Talks on Zoom
For talks on Zoom meetings
About two weeks before each talk all members will receive an emailed invite from our Meetings Co-ordinator, asking if they wish to attend the talk. There is a limited of 95 attendees, and these will be allocated to the first 95 responses to that email. A few days before the actual date of the talk, a link to join the meeting will be emailed to those confirmed acceptances. On the day of the talk, all attendees will be automatically ‘muted’ to avoid any interruptions from background noises.
All the talks on Zoom start at 11am, though you can sign in to Zoom from 10:30am.
Monday 23rd May 2022
Fool’s Gold: Live acoustic Music Stories
By Steve and Carol Robson
Fool’s Gold are Acoustic Musicians Steve and Carol Robson. They have a long record of performing their shows which feature not only live music, but also the hidden stories that hide behind the songs – some of them very well known. The whole show is supported by some fascinating visuals. How does this work on zoom? You’ll have to join and be part of it to find out!
Read about Fool’s Gold at www.foolsgoldacoustic.co.uk
Monday 27th June 2022
Working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace
An illustrated talk by Sarah Slater
‘Working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace’ is a very popular talk. Sarah will wear one of her costumes whilst she talks about her experiences working with the ghosts at Hampton Court Palace. Sarah will give a glimpse of what it is like to wander the galleries late at night on her own in the dark, she will lead you on an exploration of the history, stories and sightings of some of the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace that have been reported over the last few hundred years.
See more about Sarah Slater at www.thehistoryguides.com/guides/
Other Talks of Interest
Free talks from Mirthy
In addition to a subscription for full access to all talks, Mirthy has occasional free talks. See Mirthy Free Talk Events.
Virtual Walking Tours
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