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- The Belgian Royal Family
11 April 2.30pm – at the Christian Centre
A talk by Melanie Gibson-Barton entitled ‘The Belgian Royal Family – murder, madness and mayhem?’ Although the Belgian monarchy dates from only 1830 the stories of the royal family of this delightful country will intrigue.
- Dorking pubs and AGM
9 May 2.00pm – at the Christian Centre
Speaker will be our own U3A founder member Jim Docking, author of the definitive work on the history of pubs in Dorking, Time Gentlemen, Please.
- The history of cartoons
13 June 2.30pm – at the Christian Centre
Ian Keable, magician and expert on the history of satirical art, returns to present a talk entitled ‘The history of cartoons – 17th century to present day’. Ian’s talk on cartoonist James Gillray, scourge of politicians in the 18th century, was the highlight of our monthly meeting in June 2016. Read Patsy Payne’s reports The Art of...
- The criminal justice system
11 July 2.30pm – at the Christian Centre
A talk by former convict John Bowers who, following his experience in solitary confinement in the segregation unit at Dartmoor Prison, resolved to turn his life around. He says: “I now have not only the knowledge of what it is like to be a criminal/prisoner but also an awareness of the deep-rooted problems that society continues...
- Egypt – Nomads to Nation
12 September 2.30pm – at the Christian Centre
A return visit by speaker Janet Diamond, who lived in Egypt in the 1980s. Read Juliet Eberle’s report on Janet’s previous talk Experiencing Egypt.
- Palestine: Beyond the Wall
10 October 2.30pm – at the Christian Centre
Speaker Jan Parsons
- Consumers’ Chemistry
14 November 2.30pm – at the Christian Centre
Speaker Dr Ann Hubbard, member of the Royal Society of Chemistry