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Contents BACKGROUND INFORMATION About the programme ........................................................ 4 Key dates for the academic year 2019/2020 ..................... 4 Joining groups and membership information .................... 4 When to contact U3A and who to contact ......................... 5 Proposed committee & key-role holders 2019/20............. 6 Annual theme ..................................................................... 7 Monthly meetings .............................................................. 9 GROUP INFORMATION Arts and Crafts ................................................................. 11 Contemporary Culture ...................................................... 13 Finance ............................................................................. 15 Hobbies and Pastimes ...................................................... 15 Humanities ....................................................................... 18 Languages ........................................................................ 21 Literature ......................................................................... 25 Music ................................................................................ 29 Science and Technology ................................................... 30 Social Activities ................................................................ 32 Sport and wellbeing ......................................................... 33 GROUP INDEX .................................................................. 40

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION About the programme This programme gives details of Farnham U3A groups meeting in 2019/2020. As this programme is printed before the beginning of the academic year, please check for possible updates on the website: www.farnhamu3a.org.uk. The U3A notice board in the corridor leading to the Maltings café also posts events.

Key dates for the U3A year 2019/2020 Term dates 2019/2020 (all inclusive) Autumn Term - Monday 9th Sep 2019 to Friday 20th Dec 2019 Spring Term - Thursday 2nd Jan 2020 to Thursday 9th Apr 2020 Summer Term - Tuesday 14th Apr 2020 to Friday 26th Jun 2020 Registration Morning Thursday 5th Sep 2019, 10.00 – 12.00, at the Maltings Annual General Meeting Monday 9th Sep 2019, 14.00 – 16.00, at the Maltings New Members’ Reception Thursday 17th Oct 2019, 10.00 – 12.00, at the Maltings (BY INVITATION ONLY) Annual Group Leaders and Secretaries Meeting Wednesday 29th Apr 2020, 14.00 – 16.00, at the Maltings

Joining groups and membership information Joining Groups You can find out about groups and join them at Registration Morning, or beforehand by emailing or telephoning (during office hours only) the person shown as the contact for that group. If no place is available, you can ask to go on a waiting list.

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Registration Morning All groups are represented at Registration Morning on Thursday 5th September. This is an opportunity to learn more about groups, meet the organisers and register in person. You can also learn about the Annual Theme and Monthly Meetings. Membership You must show your new Membership Card when registering for any groups or when attending a group for the first time in each academic year. Please fill in your emergency contact details on the back of the card. Where groups meet The majority of our groups meet at the Farnham Maltings. Where other locations are used, they are given in the programme. Rooms allocated for meetings at the Maltings are posted daily on the notice board opposite the reception desk. Room changes can occur at short notice, so always check the board!

When to contact U3A and who to contact If your email or postal address changes, or if you leave Farnham U3A please email the membership secretary (include your membership number):

members@farnhamu3a.org.uk.

If you stop going to a group inform the leader or group contact (listed in the group information below) so that your place can be offered to someone else. If you know your group will not be using the room for one of your booked sessions email the venues manager: venues@farnhamu3a.org.uk. If your group needs help with the audio-visual equipment contact the relevant technical team member (listed under Key Roles). To email a committee member or key role holder, insert the relevant email name immediately in front of @farnhamu3a.org.uk (e.g. chair@farnhamu3a.org.uk). If in doubt about whom to contact, ask the Secretary. Unless otherwise specified, all telephone numbers in the programme are 01252 local code. 5


Proposed committee & key-role holders 2019/20 COMMITTEE Role

Role holder

Email name

Tel. no.

Chair Vice chair Secretary Treasurer Membership Secretary Events & Disability Coordination Venues Communications

Mike Love Malcolm Ellis Val Atkinson Glennis Turner Anne Connolly

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Ann Vickers

events

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Geoff Dorrell Michele Cozzi

venues comms

724138 715211

Other key roles

Role holder

Email name

Tel. no.

Groups Database Programme New members Website Visual Sound Technical Theme

Malcolm Ellis Stephen Mason Stephen Mason Gill Smith Jo Watson Ron Mansfield Pete Wisbey Clive Vinall Glan Thomas Pauline Belfield Sue Willson Jane Blandy Lynette Lowthian

groups beaconadmin prog newmembers webmaster visual sound tech theme

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Monthly Meetings Annual Review

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Annual Theme

“The 1970s - The Way We Were” The Annual Theme is open to all Farnham U3A members – but please note that fire regulations require a limit of 100 people for these meetings, so attendance has to be on a first-come first-served basis. Meetings are monthly on Fridays in the Barley Room, from 10.00 to 13.00 except for the December meeting, from 14.00 to 16.00. All meetings are free except for December, which will be ticketed. For changes to the programme, check the website (on the Programme page) and the U3A Update newsletter. Date 20 Sept 2019

18 Oct 2019

8 Nov 2019

Speaker Adrian Martin

Title Pop and Protest

Description A selection of 1970s’ pop songs reflecting the social and political issues of the time, from gay rights to the Vietnam War.

Jo Watson

Sport (and Politics) in the Seventies

A tumultuous decade in which apartheid, terrorism, and boycotts influenced the sporting landscape.

Dame Elizabeth Anson Dr Robert Sykes CBE

UK Government in the Seventies

A former Mayor of Waverley, Dame Elizabeth was invested as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1992. Nostalgia is not what it used to be! A view from a former headteacher of a large comprehensive school.

Dr Joan Webber

Education in the 1970s: Issues still controversial today A Hundred Years of Dutch Elm Disease

Laurence Anslow 13 Dec 2019 pm

Alien invasive pathogens and their long term impact on forest and woodland ecosystems.

Stamping Postage stamps issued in the 1970s, Through the with emphasis on Great Britain. 1970s An afternoon of music, humour and drama presented by Rosemary Wisbey

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Date 17 Jan 2020

28 Feb 2020

13 Mar 2020

3 Apr 2020

1 May 2020

Speaker Prof Jo Turney

Title Seventies’ Fashion

Description Fashion...a decade to remember or forget! What did we wear and why? And how did it influence how we lived?

Dr Ian Wallace

The Changing World of Health Care

An era of advances in medicine and surgery - new hips and hearts but also new challenges: antibiotic resistance and HIV.

Alan Little

How the 70s’ Music Covered its Tracks

Bernard Whelan

The Student Riots

Pam Taylor

We Boldly Went

Rosemary Wisbey

Three Cheers for the Open University

Peter Duffy

The Art of the Seventies

Pam Martin Dr Richard Thomas

The Three Prime Ministers Farnham Castle and Me

Nigel Dawson

Films, TV and Music of the 70s

The last years of vinyl, when the art of the album cover reached its apogee. A look at some of the best covers and how they complemented the music. Demonstrations and riots are regular events in France. What was special about those of 1968? Setting off into the unknown, we made our first forays into space. Relive the excitements and pitfalls of a pioneering time. Rosemary recalls many happy years as a student and tutor in this exciting phenomenon of the 1970s, and delivers the truth about those notorious OU Summer Schools. "The 1970s, a time that evokes little nostalgia in the art world" – Robert Hughes. To discuss. Ted Heath (70-74), Harold Wilson (74-76) and Jim Callaghan (76-79). A personal reminiscence of The Centre for International Briefing from the 1970s, with some untold stories and some gossip. What did we watch when there were only 3 TV channels, we had to go to cinemas for films, theatres were no longer censored and music was on 12 inch vinyl records?

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Monthly meetings We also have a programme of monthly meetings which may or may not be related to the annual theme. They are all held on a Monday afternoon, in the Barley Room from 14.00 to 16.00. They are open to all members but the same restriction on numbers in the Barley Room (first 100) applies. Date

Title

Literary and Artistic 16 Sep Footprints of The 2019 Thames Valley

7 Oct 2019

Miss Jekyll’s Gardening Boots (and those of other famous gardeners)

Speaker

Description

Nick Brazil

Find out about some of the hugely talented people who have lived along the route of the River Thames.

Russell Bowes

Learn more about local gardeners ... and some further afield.

Fêting the Finns: 100 Christopher Finland’s unusual and 25 Nov years of intrepid Massy-Beresford inspiring history. 2019 independence A virtual tour of Big 16 Dec Ben 2019

Tim Redmond

Find out what is behind the scaffolding currently wrapped around Elizabeth Tower.

West Horsley Place – June Davey 27 Jan its history, and the 2020 vision of its future as an opera house

Did you ever wonder what happened to Bamber Gascoyne? Find out about his new venture, not so far from Farnham.

17 Feb Seaside Piers of the 2020 British Isles

Go beside the sea and imagine it is summer!

Graeme Payne

The biblical Terry Boyle 30 Mar archaeology of Israel 2020

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New information from a recent visit to Israel, and some wider issues.


Date

Title

Speaker

Description

The current position 27 Apr and the future of 2020 local journalism

Colin Channon,

The editor’s view of the newlook “Herald”, and some thoughts about where local news reporting is heading.

Being Nelson 18 May Mandela’s prison 2020 chaplain

Colin Chambers

An inspiring account of twelve years spent as chaplain in the prison where Nelson Mandela was held.

Peter Tomlinson

Our lives depend on them as we fly through the air - so how does Air Traffic Control work and what do Air Traffic Controllers actually do?

Air Traffic Control

Editor of the Farnham Herald

22 June 2020

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GROUP INFORMATION Arts and Crafts Architecture – John Townsend

A participatory group; our interest in architecture is shared through member presentations, discussion, with the occasional visit and outside speaker. Contact Meets Sep 17 Feb 18

June Chilton – junechilton@btinternet.com - 718155 Tuesday, 10.00 - 12.00. Monthly Oct 15 Nov 19 Dec 10 Jan 21 Mar 17 Apr 21 May 19 -

Art History – Ann Vickers

We encourage members to give an illustrated talk on an artist, school of painting, or era, of their choice. You can also just come to watch and listen . Contact Meets Feb 7

Susan Bussell - smbussell2@gmail.com - 715830 Friday, 14.00 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 4 Nov 1 Dec 6 Mar 6 Apr 3 May 1

Jun 5

Bookbinding – Rhona Jones

Discover how to become a Bookbinder, creating a book from scratch. Also learn about book repair. Help and advice is given if required. Some equipment and materials are provided at cost. Contact Chris Silver - chrisjsilver@hotmail.com - 725263 Meets Thursday, 09.30 - 12.30. Weekly Sep 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17 Nov 7, 21 Dec 5, 12 Feb 6, 13, 27 Mar 5, 12, 19 Apr 2, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28

Jan 9, 16, 30 Jun 4, 11, 18

Calligraphy – Sue Wheeler

New members are welcome to join this friendly group. Advice for beginners on selection of tools and materials, demonstrations to all levels of the techniques and construction used to form the letters in each hand. Contact Meets Sep 19 Feb 13, 27

Wendy Ducker - wendy.ducker@icloud.com - 702775 Thursday, 13.30 - 15.30. Fortnightly Oct 3, 17, 31 Nov 7, 21 Dec 5 Jan 16, 30 Mar 12, 26 Apr 9 11


Knitting and Handicraft – Marion Mullen

We are a self-led group of crafty folk dedicated to knitting, sewing, tapestry, embroidery or any other type of handicraft. Bring along your current project and we can share skills, ideas and the occasional guest demonstration. Contact Meets Sep 16, 30 Feb 10, 24

Marion Mullen - marionjmullen@btinternet.com - 725409 Monday, 14.00 - 16.00 Approximately fortnightly Oct 14, 28 Nov 11, 18 Dec 2, 9 Jan 6, 13 Mar 9, 16 Apr 6, 20 May 11 Jun 1, 15

Painting 1 – self-led

This is a friendly painting group for all abilities. We follow a programme of activities and help and advice is given where necessary. Occasional workshops and demonstrations are organised. Contact Meets Sep 10, 24 Feb 4, 18

Alison Ridgeon - alison.ridgeon@btinternet.com - 716808 Tuesday, 14.00 - 16.00. Fortnightly Oct 8, 22 Nov 5, 19 Dec 3, 17 Jan 7, 21 Mar 3, 17, 31 Apr 14, 28 May 12, 26 Jun 9, 23

Painting 2 – Wendy Horne

Beginners and experienced painters are welcome to join this friendly group. Help and advice is given, if required, and occasional workshops and demonstrations organised. Contact Meets Sep 20 Feb 14, 28

Wendy Horne – u3apainting4wh@gmail.com - 792542 Friday, 10.00 - 12.00. Approximately fortnightly Oct 4, 18 Nov 1, 22, 29 Dec 13 Jan 3, 17, 31 Mar 6, 13 Apr 3, 17 May 22 Jun 5, 19

Painting 3 – self-led

Social group, no tuition. Mixed abilities Contact Meets Sep 10, 24 Feb 4, 18

Stanley Jarvis - jarvis415@btinternet.com - 321782 Tuesday, 10.00 - 12.00. Fortnightly Oct 8, 22 Nov 5, 19 Dec 3, 17 Jan 7, 21 Mar 3, 17, 31 Apr 14, 28 May 12, 26 Jun 9, 23

Shakespeare Group Trips

The Shakespeare Group organises annual trips to see Shakespeare in production. The main venue is the RSC Theatre in Stratford, but we have also visited the Globe in London, and other venues might include the National Theatre, Old Vic and Chichester. Trips as advised. Contact

Juliet Evans - u3a.shakespeare.group@gmail.com - 793531 12


Theatre Group

The Theatre Group arranges visits, by coach, to a variety of theatres in the area, including London and Chichester. We aim for a varied programme including musicals, comedy and serious plays. Trips as advised. Contacts

Rose Falkner - u3atheatregroup@gmail.com - 726995 Sarah Burt - u3atheatregroup@gmail.com - 725127

Contemporary Culture Current Affairs 1-3

Members come prepared to discuss significant events at home and abroad, and to provide an introduction to a topic they believe important. Current Affairs 1 – Jo Huddleston Contact Di Huddleston - huddleston.family@btinternet.com - 794989 Meets Monday, 10.00 - 12.00. Fortnightly Sep 16, 30 Oct 14, 28 Nov 11, 25 Dec 9 Jan 6, 20 Feb 3, 17 Mar 2, 16, 30 Apr 6, 20 May 11 Jun 8, 22 Current Affairs 2 – Jo Savage Contact Jo Savage - jo_savage@btinternet.com – 718955 Meets Wednesday, 10.00 - 12.00. Fortnightly Sep 11, 25 Oct 9, 23 Nov 6, 20 Dec 4, 18 Feb 5, 19 Mar 4, 25 Apr 8, 29 May 13, 27

Jan 8, 22 -

Current Affairs 3 – Stewart Edge Contact Stewart Edge - stewartdedge@hotmail.co.uk - 716372 Meets Thursday, 10.00 - 12.00. Fortnightly Sep 12, 26 Oct 10, 24 Nov 7, 21 Dec 5 Jan 9, 23 Feb 6, 27 Mar 5, 19 Apr 2, 16, 30 May 14, 28 Jun 11, 25 Geopolitics – Richard Thomas

Discussion of a wide-ranging set of international and geopolitical subjects led by group members. Contact Meets Feb 7

Pam Martin - pam4ash@hotmail.com – 01428 717617 Friday, 10.00 - 12.00. Monthly Oct 4 Nov 1 Dec 6 Jan 3 Mar 6 Apr 3 May 1 Jun 5 13


Grumpy Old People 1 – Michael A’Bear

Have you watched those Grumpy Old Men and Women on television, and can only think they talk good sense? If that is you – this is the group for you. The group is self-led: at the end of each meeting, members choose three or four topics for discussion at the next, giving time to arrive ready to have your say. Contact Meets Sep 17 Feb 18

Mary Williams - colink.williams@sky.com - 711783 Tuesday, 14.30 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 15 Nov 12 Dec 3 Jan 7 Mar 17 Apr 7 May 5 Jun 16

Grumpy Old People 2 – Michael A’Bear

A second group for Grumpy Old People! Contact Meets Sep 24 Feb 25

Mary Williams - colink.williams@sky.com - 711783 Tuesday, 14.30 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 22 Nov 19 Dec 17 Jan 21 Mar 24 Apr 21 May 19 Jun 23

International Negotiations and Business: Cultural Effects – Brian Hurn NEW

Key skills required, different methods and protocol. Examples from recent international situations. Interactive, with members contributing own experiences. Contact Meets Sep 10 Feb 11

Brian Hurn - brian.hurn@btinternet.com - 714906 Tuesday, 14.00 - 15.30. Monthly Oct 8 Nov 5 Dec 10 Mar 10 Apr 14 May 12

Jan 14 Jun 9

Tales of Our Lives– Michele Cozzi

Each month through personal stories and anecdotes, members share their experience, knowledge and wisdom from life’s journey. Some months one member shares their own life story in a respectful environment, and at other meetings a statement about a common experience is presented as a conversation starter for open discussion. Contact Meets Sep 12 Feb 6

Anthony Clift – cliftjanda@gmail.com - 718387 Thursday, 14.00 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 3 Nov 7 Dec 5 Mar 5 Apr 2 May 7

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Jan 9 Jun 4


TV Watchers Group – Glan Thomas

Most of us watch television at some time during the week, some of us more than others. Maybe it's Panorama or maybe Strictly Come Dancing. Or maybe you don’t watch television but would like to know what you’re missing. This group’s fortnightly meetings will look at aspects of the previous weeks’ television. These could range from the different channels’ news coverage to the latest plot twists of Homeland (new series expected in the autumn). We also have occasional special meetings looking back at “vintage” television from the past sixty years. Contact Meets Sep 24 Feb 4, 18

Glan Thomas - gpt@mac.com - 07880 814807 Tuesday, 12.15 – 13.45. Fortnightly Oct 8, 22 Nov 5, 19 Dec 3, 17 Mar 3, 17, 31 Apr 14, 28 May 12, 26

Jan 7, 21 Jun 9, 23

Finance Economics – Sean Poston

A lively group interested in how economics affects us and the wider world. Contact Meets Sep 18, 25 Feb 12, 26

Carolyn Justice - carolyn18@hotmail.co.uk - 722539 Wednesday, 10.00 - 12.00. Fortnightly Oct 9, 23 Nov 13, 20 Dec 11 Jan 15, 29 Mar 11, 25 Apr 8, 22 May 13, 27 Jun 10, 24

Finance Interest Group – Ray Brown

Our group encourages members to learn about Stocks and Shares and Stock Markets, and other forms of Investment, without investing any money. Contact Meets Sep 10 Feb 11

Ray Brown - ray.brown17@ntlworld.com - 07504 419914 Tuesday, 14.00 – 15.30. Monthly Oct 8 Nov 5 Dec 3 Jan 7 Mar 10 Apr 7 May 5 Jun 2

Hobbies and Pastimes Bird Watching – David and Doreen Allen

Monthly two-hour amateur birdwatching visits to local nature and bird reserves. Contact Meets Sep 24 Feb 25

David Allen - dadorn@waitrose.com - 794444 Tuesday, 10.00 am. Monthly. Various locations TBA Oct 29 Nov 26 Jan 28 Mar 31 Apr 28 May 26 Jun 30 15


Bridge – self-led

We are a friendly group. No tuition. Come with or without a partner. Contact Peter Ives - peter.ives@tatiger.co.uk – 312842 Meets Thursday, 13.45 - 16.00. Weekly Sep 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, Nov 7, 21 Dec 5, 12 Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 24,31 30 Feb 6, 13, 27 Mar 5, 12, 19, Apr 2, 9, 16, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun 4, 11, 18, 26 30 25

Horticulture – Josie Abbott

A self-led group of horticultural enthusiasts with a programme of talks given by members and outside speakers, seasonal garden visits, Q&A sessions and occasional plant swaps. Contact Meets Sep 10 Feb 11

Jan Weir – jan.weir@tiscali.co.uk - 724466 Tuesday, 14.00 – 15.30. Monthly Oct 8 Nov 12 Dec 10 Mar 10 Apr 14 May 26

Jan 7 Jun 9

Mah Jong – self-led

Guidance is available and beginners are welcome. Guidelines and lists of hands are available to those who are new to the group. Bring along your Mah Jong set and/or racks to the sessions. Contact Meets Sep 10, 24 Feb 11, 25

Gill & Stephen Tilburn - stephen.tilburn@ntlworld.com - 665243 Tuesday, 10.00 - 12.00. Fortnightly Oct 8, 22 Nov 12, 26 Dec 10 Jan 14, 28 Mar 10, 24 Apr 14, 28 May 12, 26 Jun 9, 23

Photography – Roy Gardner

Focused on digital photography, this is a friendly, sociable group suitable for all abilities. Self-critique, together with talks and demonstrations on various aspects of photography and image-processing are the main channels to learning. Our end-of-year print competition celebrates the achievements of the whole group. Please consult the group's detailed programme on the website. Contact Meets Sep 9, 23 Feb 3, 17

Tony Watson - teaune_beaune@btinternet.com - 710982 Monday, 10.00 - 12.00. Fortnightly Oct 7, 21 Nov 4, 18 Dec 2 Jan 6, 20 Mar 2, 16, 30 Apr 20 May 11 Jun 1, 15 16


Scottish Country Dancing – Eithne Noakes

Our social, friendly group is suitable for Beginners/Improvers. No need to come with a partner. All welcome. Some experience useful but not essential. There is a small charge for this group. Contact Meets Sep 20, 27 Feb 7, 14, 28

Di Huddleston – huddleston.family@btinternet.com - 794989 Friday, 14.00 - 15.30. Weekly Oct 4, 11, 18 Nov 1, 8, 22, Dec 6 Jan 3, 10, 17, 29 24, 31 Mar 6, 13 Apr 3, 17 May 1, 15, 22, 29

Scrabble – Kathy Hamilton

Our Scrabble group is fun. We’re not all experts. It would be great to have more members to get a bigger variety of opponents. Do come along, and if Scrabble is not your favourite, we are willing to try other board games. Contact Meets Sep 20 Feb 7, 28

Kathy Hamilton - kathy599@btinternet.com - 722405 Friday, 14.00 - 16.00. Fortnightly Oct 4, 18 Nov 1, 22, 29 Dec 13 Jan 10, 24 Mar 6, 13 Apr 3, 17 May 1, 15, 29 Jun 19, 26

Scrapbooking Group – Sally Foster

Do you have a box of photos that need mounting and identifying? Perhaps you are interested in Family History? Come along and join a keen happy group who are enjoying sorting out their photos and displaying them with any details and memories for future generations. Contact Meets Sep 16, 30 Feb 3, 17

Sally Foster - sallyfoster6@hotmail.com - 513156 Monday, 10.00 - 12.00. Fortnightly Oct 14, 28 Nov 11, 25 Dec 9 Mar 2, 16, 30 Apr 6, 20 May 11

Jan 6, 27 Jun 8, 15

Wine Discovery – John Hemsley

The course comprises 8 sessions with a charge of £80 to buy the wine. Our group of enthusiastic amateurs is self-led, enjoying and learning more about quality wines from all parts of the world Contact Meets Feb 6

Graham Parlett - rosebarton@btinternet.com - 793580 Thursday, 14.00 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 12 Jan 9 Mar 5 Apr 16 May 7 17


Wine for Fun 1 – Michele Cozzi

Fun wine tasting sessions with focus on info-tainment. Very participative group which runs all year. Six wines tasted at each meeting plus one field trip p.a. Cost £8 per person per meeting covers wine and cheese, payable in advance.

Contact Meets Sep 19 Mar 19

Pauline Belfield - prbelfield@aol.com – 285123 Usually 3rd Thursday, 17.00 - 19.00. Monthly (all year) Oct 17 Nov 21 Dec 12 (Not Jan 16 (Not Feb 13 at Maltings) at Maltings) Apr 16 May 21 Jun 18 Jul 16 Aug 20 (Not at Maltings)

Wine for Fun 2 – Jane Moberly

Fun wine tasting sessions with focus on info-tainment. Very participative group which runs all year. Six wines tasted at each meeting plus one field trip p.a. Cost £8/person per meeting covers wine and cheese, payable in advance.

Contact Meets Sep 11 Mar 11

Joan Kerr - joan.kerr@hotmail.co.uk - 07780 917 736 2nd Wednesday, 17.00 - 19.00. Monthly (all year) NB August date is out of sequence as it is a joint meeting with Wine for Fun 1. Oct 9 Nov 13 Dec 11 (Not Jan 8 (Not at Feb 12 at Maltings) Maltings) Apr 8 May 13 Jun 10 Jul 8 Aug 20 (Not at Maltings)

Humanities Classical Studies – Rosemary Wisbey

Classical Studies covers a huge variety of topics; Archaeology, Drama, Poetry, Painting, History, Philosophy…the list could go on. We have many knowledgeable people in our U3A who will lead sessions on their pet subjects but there is plenty of room for those who just wants to come along and listen. Contact Meets Sep 17 Feb 18

Alison Gordon - alisonlochinvar@tiscali.co.uk - 793026 Tuesday, 13.30-15.30. Monthly Oct 15 Nov 19 Dec 17 Jan 21 Mar 17 Apr 21 May 19 Jun 16 18


Farnham Local History – Susan & David Everitt

Farnham and the surrounding area is rich in history. Group members are encouraged to contribute their knowledge and investigations. Some guest speakers. NB The March meeting is a visit to the Rural Life Centre. Contact Meets Sep 23 Feb 10

Susan & David Everitt - susan.everitt@talk21.com - 321951 Monday, 14.00 - 16.00 (except March 2020). Monthly Oct 21 Nov 18 Dec 9 Jan 20 Thurs Mar 19 Apr 20 May 11 Jun 15

Military History – Nigel Hoad

We have presentations covering a variety of aspects – personnel, strategy, logistics, intelligence gathering, training, the evolution of weapons and their impact on battle tactics from ancient times to the present day. Contact Meets Sep 27 Feb 14

John Bryant - jrbfarnham@btinternet.com - 713671 Friday, 10.00 - 12.00. Monthly Oct 11 Nov 22 Dec 13 Jan 10 Mar 6 Apr 17 May 15 -

World History – Michael A’Bear & Tim Davies World History

We look at world history and are currently looking at the period between c1865 and 1914. From January 2020 we will move to the inter-war years 1918-1939. Members are encouraged to give a talk to the group (every two or three years) on a subject of their own choosing, relating to the period we are covering. Contact Meets Sep 9, 23 Feb 10, 24

Diana Butler - edesa99999@gmail.com - 703136 Monday, 10.00 - 12.00. Fortnightly Oct 7, 21 Nov 4, 18 Dec 2, 16 Jan 13, 27 Mar 9, 23 Apr 6 May 4, 18 Jun 1, 15, 29

Human-Animal Relationships – Stephen Mason

We explore together the fascinating relationships between the human race and the animal kingdom, looking at a different subject each month. Highly participatory and varied, covering a wide range of topics chosen by group members. Contact Meets Sep 11 Feb 12

Jen Wilkins - jenwilkins1@gmail.com – 793412 Wednesday, 12.15 – 13.45. Monthly Oct 9 Nov 13 Dec 11 Mar 11 Apr 15 May 13 19

Jan 15 Jun 10


Philosophy 1 – Ann Vickers

In Philosophy 1 we pre-read a chapter from our current book-choice, and then look at it in detail during the class. Discussion is encouraged. Contact Meets Sep 18 Feb 19

Ann Vickers - ann@avickers.plus.com - 713956 Wednesday, 14.00 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 16 Nov 20 Dec 18 Mar 18 Apr 15 May 20

Jan 15 Jun 17

Philosophy 2 – self led

Philosophy 2 differs from Philosophy 1, in that we each take it in turn to present a chapter from our chosen book. Again, discussion is encouraged. Contact Meets Sep 11 Feb 12

Ann Vickers - ann@avickers.plus.com - 713956 Wednesday, 14.00 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 9 Nov 13 Dec 11 Mar 11 Apr 8 May 13

Jan 8 Jun 10

More Silk Roads – Alan Freeland

The ancient trade routes connecting China, India, Central Asia and Europe were responsible for a huge exchange of people, ideas, technology, art and of course trade. Building on last year’s classes we will continue using Peter Frankopan’s Silk Roads books as our guide. We recap last year’s programme and focus more on the 17th & 18th centuries as well as on China’s latest initiatives. New members are very welcome. Contact Meets Sep 26 Feb 27

Alan Freeland - arfreeland@gmail.com – 07958 141570 Thursday, 14.00 – 16.00. Monthly Oct 24 Nov 21 Dec 19 Jan 23 Mar 26 Apr 30 May 21 Jun 25

World Religions – John Innes

An in-depth study and discussion of World Faiths, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, etc. Our programme includes visiting speakers, quizzes, play reading, excursions and consideration of current issues. Contact Meets Feb 28

Cynthia Barnett – royebarnett@hotmail.com - 319551 Friday, 14.00 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 18 Nov 22 Dec 13 Jan 24 Mar 13 Apr 17 May 22 -

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Languages The following is a guide to the skills required for each level, where specified in the groups below:  Level 1 - Beginner – No previous knowledge required.  Level 2 - Elementary – “I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people that I know”.  Level 3 - Lower intermediate – “I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe simply my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present/most recent job”.  Level 4 - Mid intermediate – “I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes and ambitions. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions”.  Level 5 - Higher intermediate – “I can present detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to interests. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options”.  Level 6 - Advanced – “I can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion”. French - Improvers – Anne Richmond

French Improvers. Level 2 – 3. This year we will continue to progress our grammar and conversation and learn more about French life and culture. Contact Meets Sep 23 Feb 3, 17

Anne Richmond – anne.richmond@nucat.com - 01428 604030 Monday, 10.00 - 11.15. Fortnightly Oct 7, 21 Nov 4 Dec 2, 16 Jan 6, 20 Mar 2, 16, 30 Apr 27 May 11 Jun 1, 15

French Intermediate – Sue Leach

Level 3. A qualified French teacher will run this group with the emphasis on oral practice including role play and using the book “French Experience Vol 1” (with CD). Contact Meets Sep 16, 30 Feb 10, 24

Sue Leach – leachs066@gmail.com - 715780 Monday, 10.30 - 12.00. Fortnightly Oct 14, 21 Nov 11, 25 Dec 9 Mar 9, 23 Apr 6 May 4, 18

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French Higher Intermediate – Odette Byrne

Level 3. This year we will be reviewing major grammatical points for practice and improvement of written and oral skills, and looking at French culture and life in a variety of ways. Contact Meets Sep 18 Feb 12, 26

Ian Ford - ian.ford1951@gmail.com – 07444 419473 Wednesday, 14.00 - 16.00. Fortnightly Oct 2, 16 Nov 6, 20 Dec 11 Jan 8, 29 Mar 11, 18 Apr 1, 15, 29 May 13, 20 Jun 10, 17

French Basic Conversation 1 – Mike Blower

Level 3+. Relaxed topical conversation at your own level Contact Meets Sep 17 Feb 11, 25

Dick Sheppard - arwenack@btinternet.com - 792626 Tuesday, 09.45 – 10.45. Fortnightly Oct 1, 15, 29 Nov 12, 26 Dec 10 Jan 14, 28 Mar 10, 24 Apr 7, 21 May 5, 19 Jun 2, 16

French Basic Conversation 2 – Nikki Gilbert

Level 3+. Relaxed topical conversation at your own level Contact Meets Sep 17 Feb 11, 25

Gerald Turner - grtservices123@gmail.com - 686941 Tuesday, 11.00 – 12.00. Fortnightly Oct 1, 15, 29 Nov 12, 26 Dec 10 Jan 14, 28 Mar 10, 24 Apr 7, 21 May 5, 19 Jun 2, 16

French Advanced Conversation – Susan Hall

Level 4 and higher. Members take turns to prepare an introduction for a subject and are invited to lead the subject into general discussion. We also review grammar and vocabulary and read from selected texts. Contact Meets Sep 17 Feb 11, 25

Paul Pike - pabloprivado317@outlook.com - 734783 Tuesday, 14.00 - 15.30. Fortnightly Oct 1, 15, 29 Nov 12, 26 Dec 10 Jan 14, 28 Mar 10, 31 Apr 14, 28 May 12, 26 Jun 9, 16

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French Advanced Conversation Level 6 – Sarah Hebbron and Nikki Gilbert NEW

A conversation class, conducted entirely in French, where participants are expected to be completely fluent in French. Best suited to those who have lived and worked in French speaking countries or are graduates in French or whose mother tongue is French Contact Meets Sep 27 Feb 28

Sarah Hebbron - shebbron@waitrose.com - 904858 Nikki Gilbert - nikkimgilbert@gmail.com - 728471 Friday, 10.00 – 11.00. Monthly Oct 18 Nov 22 Dec 20 Jan 17 Mar 20 Apr 17 May 22 Jun 26

German Improvers – Sigi Brown For improvers, with emphasis on useful conversation for tourism/travel purposes on continental Europe, concentrating mainly on communication by learning vocabulary, pronunciation, everyday expressions and grammar Contact Sigi Brown - sigi.brown@btinternet.com - 719456 Meets Thursday, 10.30 - 12.00. Fortnightly Sep 19, 26 Oct 10, 24 Nov 7, 21 Dec 5, 12 Jan 2, 16, 30 Feb 13, 27 Mar 12, 26 Apr 9, 30 May 7, 21 Jun 4, 18 German Conversation – self-led

Level 5 and higher. This is largely a conversation group for those with a sound knowledge of German and willingness to participate. Members introduce a variety of subjects for discussion. New members welcome. There are 3 native German speakers in the class

Contact Meets Sep 18 Feb 5, 19

Susan Hall - no email – 852258 Paul Pike - pabloprivado317@outlook.com - 734783 Wednesday, 10.00 - 11.30. Fortnightly Oct 2, 16, 30 Nov 13, 20 Dec 11 Jan 8, 22 Mar 11, 25 Apr 8, 22 May 6, 20 Jun 3, 17

Italian Conversation – self-led

For reasonably fluent Italian speakers. A group of maximum 12 to allow a freeflowing relaxed conversation on any topics that arise. Contact Meets Sep 9, 23 Feb 3, 17

Andrea Harrison - pollypixie@hotmail.co.uk - 716639 Monday, 11.30 - 12.30. Fortnightly Oct 7, 21 Nov 4, 18 Dec 2, 16 Jan 6, 27 Mar 2, 16, 30 Apr 6, 27 May 4, 18 Jun 1, 15

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Italian Improvers – Laurence Carter

Level 2 – for those continuing study, who attended Level 1 last year. It would also be appropriate for those with a working knowledge of ‘holiday’ Italian. Contact Meets Sep 16, 30 Feb 10, 24

Sanchia Vinall – sanchiadv@btopenworld.com - 711299 Monday 12.30 - 13.45, Fortnightly Oct 14, 28 Nov 11, 25 Dec 9 Jan 13, 27 Mar 9, 23 Apr 6, 20 May 4, 18 Jun 8

New Testament Greek – Stephen Mason

For people wanting to learn the original language of the New Testament. We have been learning together for two years, but confident beginners, willing to catch up, are welcome. We continue reading Mark's gospel in Greek, picking up from where we left off last year. NB: this is not a theology group! Contact Meets Sep 10, 24 Feb 11, 25

Stephen Mason - attah.mason@btinternet.com Tuesday, 12.15 – 13.45. Fortnightly Oct 8, 22 Nov 5, 19 Dec 3, 17 Mar 3, 17, 31 Apr 14, 28 May 12, 26

Jan 7, 21 Jun 9, 16

Russian – Sally Cavell

Level 2. This follows on from last year’s course Contact Meets Sep 10, 24 Feb 4, 18

Sally Cavell - sascavell@yahoo.co.uk - 715848 Tuesday, 11.00 - 12.00. Fortnightly Oct 8, 22 Nov 5, 19 Dec 3, 17 Mar 3, 17, 31 Apr 14, 28 May 12, 26

Jan 7, 21 Jun 9, 23

Spanish Improvers – Gary Tyas

Level 1 - continues the group which started last year. Suitable for people seeking to build on a very basic knowledge of Spanish or those with no Spanish who have a background in language learning. Contact Meets Sep 30 Feb 10, 24

Gary Tyas – gtyas@tiscali.co.uk - 702075 Monday, 09.30 - 10.45. Fortnightly Oct 14, 28 Nov 11, 25 Dec 9 Mar 9, 23 Apr 6, 20 May 4, 18

Jan 13, 27 Jun 8, 15

Spanish Lower Intermediate – self-led

Level 2. Participants should have a good basic knowledge of Spanish. Contact Meets Sep 18 Feb 5, 19

Lesley Toase - ltoase58@gmail.com - 07795 323609 Wednesday, 10.00 - 11.30. Fortnightly Oct 2, 16, 30 Nov 13, 20 Dec 11 Jan 8, 29 Mar 4, 18 Apr 1, 15, 29 May 13, 27 Jun 10, 17 24


Spanish Higher Intermediate – Gary Tyas

Level 3. Participants should have a sound knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. The class aims at extending this and promoting greater oral fluency. Contact Meets Sep 18 Feb 5, 19

Pamela Brown - hawthorneaisp4@gmail.com - 702075 Wednesday, 11.30 - 13.00. Fortnightly Oct 2, 16, 30 Nov 13, 20 Dec 11 Jan 8, 29 Mar 4, 18 Apr 1, 15, 29 May 13, 27 Jun 10, 17

Spanish Advanced Conversation – Montse Prats

Level 4. Conversation groups, conducted entirely in Spanish, for those with a sound working knowledge of the language and a willingness to participate. Members take it in turn to lead a session, introducing a subject for discussion. Contact Meets Sep 18 Feb 5, 19

Montse Prats - mons.prats@gmail.com - 07598 450208 Wednesday, 10.00 - 11.30. Fortnightly Oct 2, 16, 30 Nov 13, 20 Dec 11 Jan 8, 29 Mar 4, 18 Apr 1, 15, 29 May 13, 27 Jun 10, 17

Literature American 20th Century Poetry – Jeannette Hatcher

Following on from two years of exploring a wide variety of American 20th century poetry, we are about to tackle the giants! Stepping back initially to look at the work of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson; T S Eliot, Ezra Pound and W H Auden will eventually jostle for attention with Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams and Robert Frost. Contact Meets Sep 12 Feb 6

Jeannette Hatcher - jeannettehatcher@btinternet.com – 793075 Adriana Morris - adriana.morris@btinternet.com - 01428 713935 Thursday, 11.45 - 13.45. Monthly Oct 3 Nov 7 Dec 5 Jan 9 Mar 5 Apr 2 May 7 Jun 4

Book Group 1 – Gill Cox

This lively group meets monthly to discuss a book we have read, introduced by a member of the group. We choose ten books in advance covering a wide range of modern novels, classics and biographies, old and new. Contact Meets Sep 20 Feb 14

Gill Cox - gillian@sylvan123.plus.com - 718716 Friday, 14.00 - 15.30. Monthly Oct 11 Nov 8 Dec 13 Mar 13 Apr 17 May 15 25

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Book Group 2 – self-led

Another group of keen readers meeting monthly to discuss a wide range of works, from 19th and 20th century classics, to contemporary novels and nonfiction. Each book introduced by a group member to promote lively discussion. Contact Meets Sep 20 Feb 14

Margot Tringham - maggiethecat95@hotmail.com - 716453 Friday, 10.30 - 12.00. Monthly Oct 11 Nov 8 Dec 13 Jan 10 Mar 13 Apr 17 May 15 Jun 19

Literary Topics – Jan Herbert

A stimulating series of lectures relating to matters of literary interest. New members welcome. Next year the theme will be “Islands” Contact Meets Sep 12 Feb 13

Jan Herbert - jherbert171@gmail.com - 795600 Thursday, 10.00 - 12.00. Monthly Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 12 Mar 12 Apr 9 May 14

Jan 9 Jun 11

Modern Novel – David Helsdon

We select literature of the 21st century. Ten titles are chosen from suggestions within the group, and a member presents the chosen book for discussion at the monthly meeting. Contact Meets Sep 4* Feb 5

David Helsdon - grada.helsdon@btinternet.com - 727824 Wednesday, 10.00 - 12.00. Monthly *Meetings in the Maltings except: Sep 4: contact Group Leader for venue; Jan: date and venue to be advised Oct 2 Nov 6 Dec 4 Jan* Mar 4 Apr 1 May 6 Jun 3

Play Reading 1 (Morning group) – Geoffrey Quick

An informal gathering round a table reading plays for pleasure. We have recently read works by Ayckbourn, Priestly, Coward and Turgenov. Contact Meets Feb 13*

Geoffrey Quick - geoffquick@hotmail.com - 782909 Thursday, 10.00 – 12.00 Monthly Farnham Memorial Hall, except dates marked * - venue to be advised Oct 17 Nov 14* Dec 12* Jan 16 Mar 12* Apr 16 May 7, 28 26


Play Reading 2 (Afternoon group) – Geoffrey Quick

An informal gathering round a table reading plays for pleasure. We have recently read works by Ayckbourn, Priestly, Coward and Turgenov. Contact Geoffrey Quick - geoffquick@hotmail.com - 782909 Meets Thursday, 14.00 – 16.00. Monthly Oct 17 Nov 15 (Fri)* Dec 12 Jan 16 Feb 13 Mar 12 Apr 16 May 7, 28 *not at Maltings – this meeting will be in the Memorial Hall Poetry 1 – self-led

At each session we bring a selection of poems on a theme decided in advance. Contact Meets Sep 18 Feb 19

Ann Vickers - ann@avickers.plus.com - 713956 Wednesday, 14.00 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 16 Nov 13 Dec 11 Mar 18 Apr 15 May 13

Jan 15 Jun 10

Poetry 2 -– Patricia Thorns

Poetry 2 gives us the opportunity to explore the life and writings of several poets. Our theme this year is "The Three Faces of EVE", choosing poets writing at the time of Elizabeth I, Victoria, and Elizabeth II Contact Meets Feb 4

Ann Vickers - ann@avickers.plus.com - 713956 Tuesday, 14.00 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 1, 29 Dec 3 Mar 3 Apr 7 May 5

Jan 7 Jun 2

Russian Literature and Culture – John Innes

After several years of Short Stories, we are changing the focus to poetry and drama. As before we will be taking examples from the Empire, The Revolution and Civil War and the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. Whenever possible texts will be given out in advance. Full details will be available on Registration Day. Contact Meets Feb 10

Pat Mansfield - patnger@gmail.com - 851385 Monday, 14.00 - 16.00. Monthly Oct 14 Nov 11 Dec 2 Mar 9 Apr 20

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Short Stories – Jane Blandy

Members read a short story selected from a set anthology before the session and listen to a presentation about the author and story by a member of the group. After a break we all discuss questions about the story in groups before listening to feedback from each group. Contact Meets Sep 11 Feb 12

Richenda Wallace - wal365@btinternet.com - 726090 Wednesday, 10.00 - 12.00. Monthly Oct 9 Nov 13 Dec 11 Jan 8 Mar 11 Apr 8 May 13 Jun 10

Theme Book Group – Patricia Thorns

Inspired by this year’s theme, “The 1970’s – the Way We Were”, the group is open to all. If you wish, you can take the opportunity to introduce a novel that appeals to you. Contact Meets Sep 17 Feb 18

Patricia Thorns - pat.thorns@ntlworld.com - 684058 Tuesday, 13.30 - 15.30. Monthly Oct 15 Nov 19 Dec 10 Jan 14 Mar 17 Apr 14 May 19 Jun 16

World Literature 1 – Madeline Green

We read novels which explore countries and cultures around the world. Each month a novel is introduced by one of our group, leading to lively discussions about the authors, the writing, the countries covered and wider issues. Contact Meets Sep 17 Feb 11

Gill Watts – gill.watts47@btinternet.com - 315566 Tuesday, 10.00 - 12.00. Monthly Oct 15 Nov 12 Dec 10 Mar 10 Apr 7 May 19

Jan 14 Jun 16

World Literature 2 – self-led

We take a lively look at books about past or present societies around the world. Contact Meets Sep 20 Feb 7

Katy Dawes - katymdawes@btinternet.com - 728100 Friday, 10.15 - 12.00. Monthly Oct 4 Nov 1 Dec 6 Jan 3 Mar 6 Apr 3 May 1 Jun 5

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Writers’ Group – self-led

In this self-led group, a theme or title is chosen every month. An amazing variety of styles and genres emerge, prompting friendly and encouraging discussion when we read our work to the group. Contact Meets Sep 25 Feb 26

Amanda Macland - amandamacland@yahoo.com - 715325 Wednesday, 10.00 - 12.00. Monthly Oct 23 Nov 20 Dec 18 Jan 29 Mar 18 Apr 29 May 27 Jun 24

Music Concert Club – Mary Cooper

We organise outings to a mixed programme of classical concerts at various venues. Members can choose as many concerts as they like. For our London trips we try to arrive early enough to have a meal beforehand. For further details please look at our webpage http://farnhamu3a.org.uk/concertclub/ Contact Meets

Mary Cooper – u3a.concert.group@gmail.com - 728575 Meeting dates and programme can be found on http://farnhamu3a.org.uk/concert-club/

Discovering Music – Jacqueline Protheroe Music Discovery

We explore music from 1100 to the present day, including its background and structure, through listening and discussion. Participation is encouraged within this lively group. Members give short talks and introduce their choice of music making for a full and varied programme. Contact Meets Feb 11

Ann Vickers - ann@avickers.plus.com - 713956 Tuesday, 13.45 – 15.45. Monthly Oct 8 Nov 12 Dec 10 Mar 10 Apr 14 May 12

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Jazz Club – Alan Little & Tony Ashwell

“It Don't Mean A Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing“. We have an eclectic approach that embraces all genres of jazz, blues and related music. There is 'something for everybody'. Most sessions are created by members. We welcome new members and new contributors to the programme. Contact Meets Sep 19 Feb 13, 27

Ann Vickers - ann@avickers.plus.com - 713956 Thursday, 14.00 - 16.00. Fortnightly (one Friday in Nov) Oct 3, 17, 31 Nov 7, 22(Fri) Dec 5, 12 Jan 2, 16, 30 Mar 12, 26 Apr 9, 30 May 7, 21 Jun 4, 18 29


Opera – Laurence Carter & Trevor Williams

Talks and screenings covering all periods and aspects of opera. The programme may be varied to include interests or contributions from members. Contact Meets Sep 11 Feb 5

Susan Bussell – smbussell2@gmail.com - 715830 Wednesday, 14.00 - 16.30. Monthly Oct 2 Nov 6 Dec 4 Mar 4 Apr 1 May 6

Jan 8 Jun 3

Singing for Fun – Yvette Bailey

Enjoy singing a variety of songs in this light-hearted group, including rounds, folksongs, popular songs and musicals, as well as songs from The Community Song Book, published by Faber. Open to all abilities and voices. Contact Meets Sep 18 Feb 12

Paul Callow - paulcallow@btinternet.com - 727471 Wednesday, 14.00 - 15.30. Monthly Oct 9 Nov 13 Dec 11 Mar 11 Apr 8

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Songwriting – Peter Crutchfield & Mike Rawlins

We introduce the basic concepts of songwriting such as song structures, lyrical forms, melody, etc., while drawing on familiar songs as examples. During each session participants will work together and write a song. Some musical knowledge would be an advantage but is not essential – we all have songs within us. Contact Meets Sep 12 Feb 6

Mike Rawlins – mikerawlins2@aol.com – 07785 720075 Thursday, 12.15 – 14.15. Monthly Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Jan 9 Mar 5 Apr 2 May 14 Jun 4

Science and Technology Astronomy – Laurence Anslow

An informal group with discussions and presentations on all aspects of Astronomy and Space Exploration. The group is led by a science and astronomy teacher. Beginners and more experienced astronomers welcome! Contact Meets Feb 12

Lynne Watson - teaune_beaune@btinternet.com - 710982 Wednesday, 14.00 - 15.45. Monthly Oct 9 Nov 13 Dec 11 Jan 15 Mar 11 Apr 8 May 13 30


At home with Chemistry – Georgina Crawley & Carol Pritchard

A short series of 3 seasonal sessions featuring brief talks, some experiments and discussions around our everyday experience of chemistry. Everyone is welcome as group members need only to have an interest in and curiosity about the science around them and to be willing to participate in the activities – that’s all! Contact Meets

Georgina Crawley - gmcrawley@btinternet.com – 313583 Carol Prichard - carol.johnpritchard@btinternet.com - 310093 Monday or Tuesday, 14.00 – 16.00. Once per term Mon Dec 2 Mon Mar 2 Tues May 26

Computing for Improvers – Tony Lennard

For those who completed the beginners course, or those with some knowledge. You will need to bring your own laptop or tablet if possible although a few people should be able to share Contact Meets Sep 11, 25 Feb 5, 26

Cynthia Barnett - royebarnett@hotmail.com - 319551 Wednesday, 14.00 – 15.30. Fortnightly Oct 9, 30 Nov 6, 20 Dec 4, 18 Jan 8, 22 Mar 11, 25 Apr 8, 22 May 6, 20 -

Maths for Fun – Monica Cook

“Maths really is fun” and “Maths makes sense” - quotes from members. The group works together exploring unusual and interesting mathematical ideas, play games and solve puzzles. No prior knowledge is required, only a desire to discover the magic of mathematics. Contact Meets Sep 26 Feb 27

Hazel Pratt - hazelpratt2@hotmail.com - 714344 Thursday, 10.00 - 11.30. Monthly Oct 24 Dec 5 Mar 26

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The Psychology of… – Pamela Clayton Psychology of...

Through guided group discussion, we will cover the psychology of everyday topics, for example, different stages of life from childhood to old age, eating, loss and change. Contact Meets Sep 9, 23

Pamela Clayton – pamelalclayton@aol.com - Note the “l” in the email address - 07462303132 Monday, 14.00 – 1600. Fortnightly Oct 7, 21 Nov 4, 18 Dec 2, 16 Jan 6, 20 31


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May 11

Jun 1, 15

Social Activities MOTO Group – for Members On Their Own

Members will meet others in a similar situation and learn from each other’s experiences through regular social gatherings and visits to local events and attractions. Contact Meets Sep 27 Feb 14 Outings

Patricia Thorns - pat.thorns@ntlworld.com - 684058 Friday, 14.30-16.00. Monthly Oct 11 Nov 29 Dec 20 Jan 31 Mar 27 Apr 17 May 29 Jun 26 A programme of events is issued to members each month.

Pub Lunch 1

Meets for topical and convivial discussion over lunch in local pubs. Members take it in turns to organize and book the venue. Contact Meets Sep 10 Feb 4

David Swayne – davidswayne@talktalk.net- 713846 First Tuesday of the month at 12.15. Venue as advised Oct 1 Nov 5 Dec 3 Jan 7 Mar 3 Apr 7 May 5 Jun 2

Pub Lunch 2

Meets at local pubs for topical and convivial discussion over lunch. Contact Meets Sep 25 Feb 26

Pam Keen – pamkeen666@gmail.com - 717711 Fourth Wednesday of the month (not December) at 12.00. Venue as advised. Oct 23 Nov 27 Jan 22 Mar 25 Apr 22 May 27 Jun 24

Sunday Lunch Group – for those who live alone

This is an opportunity for those who live on their own to enjoy Sunday lunch out in convivial company. Contact Meets Sep 22 Feb 16

Anne Connolly - anneconnolly@greenbee.net - 737657 Sunday 12.00 Monthly. Programme at Registration Morning Oct 20 Nov 17 Dec 15 Jan 19 Mar 29 Apr 19 May 17 Jun 14 32


Sport and wellbeing Bowls, Lawn – Charles Stuart

A very friendly club and beginners are most welcome. You can wear what you like but you must have flat-soled shoes. The club will lend you bowls. Contact

Charmian Lester - charmianlester@gmail.com - 01428-712060 Every Tuesday, 10.00 – 12.00 from mid-May, for members who Meets join the club First Free Taster Session starts on Sunday 10th May 2020 at 10 am and will be the first of three sessions at Seale and Sands Bowls Club.

Cycling Club – David Mullen

The Cycling Club gives all abilities of cyclist a chance to ride and socialise in a friendly, non-competitive environment and to discover the wonderful Surrey and Hampshire countryside. Three groups: EASIER about 15 miles with some tracks; MODERATE about 25 miles, all on roads; and the Thursday SMILES group for gaining confidence on a bike. All groups will stop for refreshments in a local cafe. Minimum equipment: well-maintained bike & spare inner tube. Suggested: cycle helmet, water bottle and money for coffee/cake. Cyclists with e-bikes are very welcome to join the rides. Contact Meets Sep 11, 12 25, 26 Mar 11, 12 25, 26

David Mullen - davidbmullen@btinternet.com - 725409 EASIER and MODERATE: all year round, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 10.00 - 13.30 SMILES: the following Thursdays, 10.00 - 13.30 Outside Maltings’ entrance Oct 9, 10 Nov 13, 14 Dec 11, 12 Jan 8, 9 Feb 12, 13 23, 24 27, 28 22, 23 26, 27 Apr 8, 9 May 13, Jun 10, 11 Jul 8, 9 Aug 12, 13 22, 23 14, 27, 28 24, 25 22, 23 26, 27

Movement to Music – Caryl Griffith

A gentle warm up of the whole body to help with balance and movement. It is good for keeping an active mind and we have fun. All are welcome. Contact Meets Sep 20 Feb 7, 28

Helen Sale – hvtsale@googlemail.com - 715394. Friday, 10.00 - 11.00. Fortnightly Oct 4, 18 Nov 1, 22, 29 Dec 13 Jan 10, 24 Mar 6, 13 Apr 3, 17 May 1, 15, Jun 5, 19 29 33


Pilates 1-6 These groups provide exercises to improve posture, balance and flexibility, to strengthen muscles and to keep joints mobile. Each class is run by an external qualified tutor who caters for all ability levels, with or without experience. There is a fee for each group. Pilates 1 – Gill Keitch (external qualified tutor)

Mats are NOT provided. Please note change of venue. Contact

Angela Hale - angela-hale@hotmail.co.uk - 820151 Tuesday, 11.30 - 12.30. Weekly Meets Farnham Methodist Church, South Street Sep 10, 17, 24 Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3, 10 Jan 7, 14, 21, 26 28 Feb 4, 11, 25 Mar 3, 10, 17, Apr 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19 Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 24, 31 Pilates 2 – Carron Wellings,(external qualified tutor)

Mats ARE provided.

Contact Di Huddleston - huddleston.family@btinternet.com - 794989 Meets Wednesday, 13.00 - 14.00. Weekly Sep 11, 18, Oct 2, 9, Nov 6, 13, Dec 4, 11, Jan 8, 15, Feb 5, 12, 25 16, 23, 30 20 18 29 19, 26 Mar 4, 11, Apr 1, 8, 15, May 6, 13, Jun 3, 10, July 1, 8, 18 22, 29 20, 27 17 15, 22

Pilates 3 – Carron Wellings (external qualified tutor)

Mats ARE provided. Contact Meets Sep 11, 18, 25 Mar 4, 11, 18

Mary Riggs – mary@riggs-uk.com – 850222 Wednesday 14.00 - 15.00. Weekly Oct 2, 9, Nov 6, 13, Dec 4, 11, Jan 8, 15, 16, 23, 30 20 18 29 Apr 1, 8, May 6, 13, Jun 3, 10, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 20, 27 17 15, 22

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Pilates 4 – Gill Keitch (external qualified tutor)

Mats are NOT provided.

Contact Doreen Chelton - gandochelton@gmail.com - 662921 Meets Monday, 09.50 - 10.50. Weekly Sep 9, 16, 23, Oct 7, 14, 21 Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9 Jan 6, 13, 20, 30 25 27 Feb 3, 10, 24 Mar 2, 9, 16, Apr 6, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18 Jun 1, 8, 15, 23, 30 22 Pilates 5 – Gill Keitch (external qualified tutor)

Mats are NOT provided.

Contact Doreen Chelton - gandochelton@gmail.com - 662921 Meets Monday 11.00 - 12.00. Weekly Sep 9, 16, 23, Oct 7, 14, 21 Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9 Jan 6, 13, 20, 30 25 27 Feb 3, 10, 24 Mar 2, 9, 16, Apr 6, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18 Jun 1, 8, 15, 23, 30 22

Pilates 6 – Carron Wellings (external qualified tutor)

Mats ARE provided. Contact Meets Sep 11, 18, 25 Mar 4, 11, 18

Hazel Lissenborough - richardhazel@talktalk.net - 713164 Wednesday 11.45 – 12.45. Weekly Oct 2, 9, Nov 6, 13, Dec 4, 11, Jan 8, 15, Feb 5, 12, 16, 23, 30 20 18 29 19, 26 Apr 1, 8, May 6, 13, Jun 3, 10, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 20, 27 17 15, 22

Ramblers 1 – Roger Jude

Circular walks of approximately five miles are organised by members, from different locations, finishing at around 12.30 p.m. in time for optional pub lunch and a chat. Contact Meets Sep 13, 27 Mar 6, 20

Lynda Hampton - lynda.hampton@gmail.com - 01256 702109 Friday, 10.00 - 12.30 (approx.) Twice Monthly Oct 11, 25 Nov 8, 22 Dec 6, 20 Jan 3, 17 Feb 7, 21 Apr 3, 17 May 1, 15 Jun 5, 19 Jul 3, 17 35


Ramblers 2 – Sarah Burt

A second rambling group similar to Ramblers 1, with local circular walks of 5 miles or less and an optional pub lunch/chat at the end. Members are encouraged to lead walks and volunteers are needed for this. Contact Meets Sep 19 Mar 5, 19

Sarah Burt – u3aramblers2@gmail.com - 725127 First and third Thursdays of the month, 10.00-12.30 approx. Oct 3, 17 Nov 7, 21 Dec 5 Jan 16 Feb 6, 20 Apr 2 May 7, 21 Jun 4, 18 Jul 2 -

Ramblers 3 – Bill Willson NEW

A third rambling group similar to Ramblers 1 and 2 with local circular walks of 5 miles or less and an optional pub lunch/chat at the end. Members are encouraged to lead walks and volunteers are needed for this. Contact Meets Sep 23 Mar 2, 16, 30

Bill Willson – billwillson1@btinternet.com - 719582 Monday, 10.00 - 12.30 approx. Twice Monthly Oct 7, 21 Nov 4, 18 Dec 2, 16 Jan 6, 20 Apr 27 May 4, 18 Jun 1, 15 Jul 6, 20

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Swimming – David Goddard

There is no tuition, purely recreational swimming. We have a 1 hour use of pool and changing room each session. Girls and boys changing rooms have showers. A member of the group is certified as a life guard. The pool is 17 m in length. Contact Meets Sep 27 Feb 7, 14

Margaret Reiter - margaretreiter@sky.com - 713228 Friday, 9.15-10.15 at All Hallows School. Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 8, 15, 22 Dec 6 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr 24 May 1, 15, 22 Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

Table Tennis 1 – Roy Graham

For keen beginners and those who have not played for a long time. Contact Meets Sep 16, 30 Feb 10, 24

Roy Graham - roynberyl@talktalk.net - 715153 Monday, 13.30 – 14.30 at The Bourne Club. Twice monthly Oct 14, 28 Nov 11, 25 Dec 9 Jan 13, 27 Mar 9, 23 Apr 6, 20 May 11 Jun 8, 22

Table Tennis 2 – Roy Graham

For more experienced players. We have the use of four tables, adequately spaced in a comfortable room playing mainly doubles to the old rules of 21 up. Contact Meets Sep 16, 30 Feb 10, 24

Roy Graham - roynberyl@talktalk.net - 715153 Monday, 14.45 - 16.45 at The Bourne Club. Twice monthly Oct 14, 28 Nov 11, 25 Dec 9 Jan 13, 27 Mar 9, 23 Apr 6, 20 May 11 Jun 8, 22 36


Table Tennis 3 – Bill Willson - NEW

Bringing table tennis up to date. Playing best of three sets 11 up. Contact Meets Sep 18 Feb 12, 26

Roy Graham - roynberyl@talktalk.net - 715153 Wednesday at The Bourne Club. Twice monthly 13.30-15.45 Oct 2, 16, 30 Nov 13, 27 Dec 11 Jan 15, 29 Mar 11, 25 Apr 8, 22 May 6, 20 Jun 3, 17 Tai-Chi 1-4

These groups are led by professional, paid private tutors. They begin with warmup exercises and deep breathing routines, leading to the slow controlled movements of the Form, which help to improve balance, co-ordination and concentration. There is a fee for each group. Tai Chi 1 Debbie Heaney (external qualified tutor)

Beginners and improvers.

Contact Audrey Siddle - a2siddle@yahoo.co.uk - 783078 Meets Thursday, 13.45 – 14.45 Weekly Sep 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, Nov 7, 21 Dec 5, 12, 19 Jan 2, 9, 16, 23 24, 31 30 Feb 6, 13, 27 Mar 5, 12, 19, Apr 2, 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21, Jun 4, 11, 18, 26 28 25 Tai Chi 2 – Arta Split (external qualified tutor)

Beginners & Improvers.

Contact Diane Godwin – dianemgodwin@gmail.com – 721820 Meets Wednesday, 09.15 - 10.15. Weekly Sep 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4, 11, 18 Jan 8, 15, 29 23, 30 Feb 5, 12, 19, Mar 4, 11, 18 Apr 1, 8, 15, May 6, 13, 20, Jun 3, 10, 17 26 22, 29 27

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Tai Chi 3 – Arta Split (external qualified tutor)

Beginners & Improvers.

Contact Diane Godwin – dianemgodwin@gmail.com – 721820 Meets Wednesday, 10.30 - 11.30. Weekly Sep 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4, 11, 18 Jan 8, 15, 29 23, 30 Feb 5, 12, 19, Mar 4, 11, 18 Apr 1, 8, 15, May 6, 13, 20, Jun 3, 10, 17 26 22, 29 27 Tai Chi 4 – Debbie Heaney (external qualified tutor)

Improvers group. Contact Meets Sep 20, 27 Feb 7, 14, 28

Audrey Siddle - a2siddle@yahoo.co.uk - 783078 Friday, 11.15 - 12.30. Weekly Oct 4, 11, 18 Nov 1, 8, 22, Dec 6, 13, 20 29 Mar 6, 13 Apr 3, 17 May 1, 15, 22, 29

Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun 5, 19, 26

Tap Dancing – Marion Homer

For experienced dancers only. We have a great pianist and learn new songs and dances to perform at local events. The group shares the small extra cost of the room to meet weekly. Contact Auriel Rankmore - aurielrankmore@gmail.com - 326688 Meets Thursday, 11.00 - 12.15. Weekly at the United Reform Church Sep 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19 Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 24, 31 28 30 Feb 6, 13, 20, Mar 5, 12, 19, Apr 2, 9, 16, May 7, 14, 21, Jun 4, 11, 18, 27 26 23, 30 28 25 Tennis for Fun 1 - Sean Poston

Aimed at members who haven't played tennis for a while, or who only played infrequently. It is not intended for club/serious players. Venue is Kingsley Tennis Club (6 miles south of Farnham) where there are 4 indoor courts for all year-round play. There is a small fee per session. First session will be a free taster for new group members. Contact Meets

Sean Poston - seanposton3@gmail.com - 01420 473993 Every Tuesday, throughout the year from Sep 10th, except Dec 24th and 31st, 14.00 to 15.30. At the Kingsley Tennis Centre. 38


Tennis for Fun 2 - Sean Poston

See Tennis for Fun 1 above Contact Meets

Sean Poston - seanposton3@gmail.com - 01420 473993 Every Friday, throughout the year from Sep 13th, except Dec 27th, 14.00 to 15.30. At the Kingsley Tennis Centre.

Yoga – Vanessa Nelson (external qualified tutor)

Open to all levels. There is a fee for this group. Contact Meets Sep 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 3, 10, 24

Sandra Catley – sandracatley@hotmail.com - 01428 685486 Monday, 13.00 - 14.00. Weekly Oct 7, 14, 21 Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16 Jan 6, 13, 27 25 Mar 2, 9, 16, Apr 6, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18 Jun 1, 8, 15 30

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GROUP INDEX Numbers are page numbers (rather than group numbers, as previously)

A

G

American 20th century poetry ......... 25 Architecture........................................... 11 Art History.............................................. 11 Arts and Crafts ..................................... 11 Astronomy.............................................. 30

Geopolitics ............................................ 13 German................................................... 23 Grumpy Old People ............................ 14

H Handicraft .............................See Knitting History .................................................... 19 Hobbies and Pastimes ....................... 15 Horticulture .......................................... 16 Human-Animal Relationships ......... 19 Humanities ............................................ 18

B Bird Watching ....................................... 15 Book Groups .................................... 25, 26 Bookbinding .......................................... 11 Bowls, Lawn .......................................... 33 Bridge ...................................................... 16

I

C

International Negotiations and Business ............................................ 14 Italian ................................................23, 24

Calligraphy ............................................. 11 Chemistry ............................................... 31 Classical Studies .................................. 18 Computing ............................................. 31 Concert Club .......................................... 29 Contemporary Culture ....................... 13 Current Affairs ...................................... 13 Cycling ..................................................... 33

J Jazz .......................................................... 29

K Knitting .................................................. 12

E

L

Economics .............................................. 15

Languages ............................................. 21 Literary Topics ..................................... 26 Literature............................................... 25 Local History......................................... 19

F Finance .................................................... 15 French.......................................... 21, 22, 23

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Scottish Country Dancing ................ 17 Scrabble ................................................. 17 Scrapbooking ....................................... 17 Shakespeare ......................................... 12 Short Stories ........................................ 28 Silk Roads .............................................. 20 Singing ................................................... 30 Social Activities ................................... 32 Songwriting .......................................... 30 Spanish ..............................................24, 25 Sport and wellbeing........................... 33 Sunday Lunch Group ......................... 32 Swimming ............................................. 36

M Mah Jong ................................................ 16 Maths ....................................................... 31 Members On Their Own..................... 32 Military History..................................... 19 Modern Novel........................................ 26 MOTO ....................................................... 32 Movement to Music ............................ 33 Music ........................................................ 29 Music, Discovering .............................. 29

N New Testament Greek ....................... 24

T Table Tennis ....................................36, 37 Tai Chi ..................................................... 37 Tai-Chi .................................................... 37 Tales of Our Lives ............................... 14 Tap Dancing .......................................... 38 Tennis ................................................38, 39 The Psychology of .............................. 31 Theatre ................................................... 13 Theme Book Group............................. 28 TV Watchers ......................................... 15

O Opera ....................................................... 30

P Painting................................................... 12 Philosophy ............................................. 20 Photography .......................................... 16 Pilates ................................................ 34, 35 Play Reading ................................... 26, 27 Poetry ...................................................... 27 Psychology of... .................................... 31 Pub Lunch .............................................. 32

W Wine ...................................................17, 18 World History ....................................... 19 World Literature.................................. 28 World Religions ................................... 20 Writers Group ...................................... 29

R Ramblers .......................................... 35, 36 Russian.................................................... 24 Russian Literature and Culture ...... 27

Y

S

Yoga ........................................................ 39

Science and Technology .................... 30

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