East Suffolk U3A 2019 programme gets into its stride

WE'VE seen in the New Year, we’ve long since forgotten all those ambitious and potentially life changing resolutions – except for one!

Our U3A members are continuing their quest for knowledge, for stimulating and lively new topics to discover and debate.

The U3A spring programme is as interesting as ever, with a variety of speakers examining the truth behind controversial WW1 leader, Marshall Haig, the impact of the US Army on Suffolk soil and helping us separate the fact from the fiction surrounding St Edmund.

Thursday 7th February 10.30am. Salvation Army Hall, Felixstowe, IP11 7EL. (Junction of Ranelagh Road and Cobbold Road). The Campaign for Votes for Women presented by Joy Bounds. Phases of the campaign from the mid-19th century to the end of WW1. 

Thursday 14th February 2pm, Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF. Overpaid, oversexed and over here presented by Ian McLachlan. The social and cultural impact of the “friendly” invasion of the US Army Air Force in East Anglia.

Monday 25th February 2pm, Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Bell Lane, Kesgrave, IP5 1JF. St Edmund in History and Legend presented by Dr Sam Newton.

An assessment of the accounts in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles, the history of Danish East Anglia and the rise of the cult of St Edmund.

Thursday 4th March 10.30am. Salvation Army Hall, Felixstowe, IP11 7EL (Junction of Ranelagh Road and Cobbold Road). Field Marshall Earl Haig: Lion or Donkey? Presented by John Lilley. An examination of the facts surrounding a rather controversial WW1 leader.

Thursday 14th March 2pm, Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF. Meet Mary Kingsley: presented by Louise Reed. The life of an explorer who travelled alone in the 1890s to West Africa.

Friday 15th March 10.30am, Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge

Perils of a Plant Hunter: presented by Geoff Hales, Joseph Hooker’s career as a plant hunter in the Antarctic and the jungles of Sikkim. 

Monday 25th March 2pm, Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Bell Lane, Kesgrave, IP5 1JF. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and her Circle presented by Jennifer Jones.The story of a pioneering doctor and other enterprising women of her time U3A promises a warm welcome to existing and potential members. All details of membership are available on the website: www.a3aeastsuffolk.org.uk. Alternatively call the membership secretary on 0300 123 3913.

NB: Occasionally U3A may have to make last minute changes so please see the website for the most up to date information.