2021 Talk Dates

Alternate Monday and Tuesday mornings

Date 2021


Title of Talk

Please reserve the following dates in your diary.

Sue Limb’s talk on Tuesday 16th March will take the form of an interview with Anita.

Details of how to join the monthly Zoom talks will be emailed to all members and published in the News Bulletins.

We are hoping that later in 2021 it may be possible to meet at the Goods Shed after we have all been vaccinated. Meanwhile, our Speakers are planning to talk to us via “Zoom”. Your Committee is well aware that meeting remotely is by no means a substitute for personal contact or for the opportunity to socialise after the Monthly Meeting.

We’ve changed the days of the Monthly Meetings to alternate Mondays and Tuesdays to allow more time for chatting afterwards over a coffee or tea, at the Goods Shed post vaccinations. This is a most important aspect of the u3a.

Meanwhile, the following dates should stay in your diary and we will keep Members informed as to future plans as soon as they become clear.

Tuesday, 16th March


If you would like to ask Sue a question about her life as a script writer, novelist and organic farmer, it would be most helpful if we could have this in advance. You can email your question to Anita at speakers@tetburyu3a.org.uk

SUE Limb ‘What’s so Funny?’

Script writer, novelist, biographer, Sue will tell us about her life in comedy. This will take the form of an informal interview. Now will be your chance to ask Sue questions about Radio 4’s ‘Gloomsbury’, ‘The Wordsmiths of Gorsemere’, writing for ‘The Guardian’ (‘Dulcie Domum’s Bad Housekeeping’) or about her life on an organic farm.

Monday, 19th April

Fiona James - Paris in the time of Toulouse Lautrec

We cannot offer you a chance to learn the Can Can, but we can offer an opportunity to absorb something of the atmosphere of Paris in the late 19th Century, it’s life, architecture and beau monde.

Tuesday, 18th May

Lynda Warren - People of the Titanic

A famous ship which was so much more than just its tragic history. Lynda will tell us something of the actual people who sailed and worked on her, The baby who drowned and was later identified by DNA, the kidnapped twins, the missing brothers and the lucky ones who missed the boat.

Monday, 14th June

Jonathan Barstow - The Bloodhound Project

How fast can you go? Including participation of school children around the country in the science, this is the story of an attempt (maybe successful by this time) to break the land speed record.

Tuesday, 20th July

Rose Hewlett - A village through time

Rose is an expert on life in the history of Gloucestershire, in particular its houses. We are going to follow the history of a particular village from its very foundation in pre-history to the present day. A fascinating story of which we are all part in some way.

No meeting in August

Monday, 20th September

Caroline Lowsley-Williams
Filming at Chavenage House:
As we had to cancel Caroline Lowsley-Williams’ talk in October 2020, we can look forward to her telling us all the ups and downs involved in filming at a Stately Home, together with all the gossip.
NOTE – this talk will take place either September or October.

Tuesday, 19th October

Monday, 15th November

Chris O’Grady – Walking to Rome.
What made Chris. decide to walk from Pershore to Rome, following the old pilgrim roads equipped with a rucksack and four pairs of underpants? An uplifting story covering 2,000 kilometres and the kindness of strangers.

No meeting in December