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Lectures 2018 - 2019

Lectures 2018 – 2019

All lectures will take place in the Apex. If, for any reason the Apex is not available on any of the dates given below, the date will be changed. As the Apex organisers are normally able to give us fair warning, you will be informed of any changes by newsletter and the Chairman will make an announcement at lectures beforehand.

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Oct 2018

Bees & Flowers

Tue 23 Oct @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Jeremy Quinlan

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Jeremy is the current newsletter editor of the Suffolk Beekeepers Association and will be speaking on the contest between bees and flowers to gain benefits from the relationship.   The AGM of the U3A in BSE will immediately follow this Lecture

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U3A in BSE AGM

Tue 23 Oct @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

This will immediately follow the Lecture on Tuesday 23rd October 2018

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Nov 2018

The National Memorial Arboretum

Tue 6 Nov @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Elizabeth Mann

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Liz’s background in the Royal Navy and her parents’ wartime experiences piqued her interest in a project which was, in the 1980s, only wishful thinking. The National Memorial Arboretum was officially opened in 2001. With its many memorials, the Arboretum is a beautiful and tranquil setting. This talk covers the history of the Arboretum and brings its story right up to date in this year of the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

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Dec 2018

A History of Spoken English

Tue 11 Dec @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Charlie Haylock

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Charlie, who is a well known local author and broadcaster, will tell us how each invading force, whether it be the Angles, Saxons, Vikings or Normans, have affected the sounds of our language. He will show how we have adopted words from all over the globe into our language to be followed by a dialect tour of the British Isles.

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Jan 2019

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

Tue 15 Jan, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 pm

Speaker: Dr Twigs Way

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Dr Twigs has worked in historic landscapes for over twenty years, commencing with her studies on medieval parks and expanding into gardens and landscapes of all periods. Her present career consists of lecturing, research, writing, publishing and crafting landscape management plans, visiting historic sites and indulging an enduring fascination with the history of female gardeners. She will be speaking about the life and work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, Landscape, Art and Dame Nature.

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Feb 2019

The Night Sky

Tue 19 Feb, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: David Murton

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

David is a well known presenter on Radio Suffolk on the Night Skies and the wonders of astronomy. He feels able to understand how baffling it can be to the layman therefore his presentations are all designed to inform and entertain in equal measure.  Astronomy need not be as complicated as folklore would have you believe.

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Mar 2019

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

Tue 19 Mar, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 pm

Speaker: Richard Mann

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

A welcome return of Richard to the Apex. This year he will be looking at the Golden Age of Piracy on the Spanish Main, Blackbeard, Ann Bonney and Major Stede Bonnet to mention a few. Nasty baffling and plain failures, that’s Pirates!

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Apr 2019

Lasers the Light Fantastic

Tue 9 Apr, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Ashworth

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Dr. Ashworth a lecturer at the UEA and an expert on Laser techniques will tell us everything we want to know about lasers, a fascinating subject which many of us know little about.

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May 2019

East Anglia Air Ambulance

Tue 14 May, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Peter Harrison

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Peter is a member of  the Bury St Edmunds U3A and has been speaking on behalf of the East Anglia Air Ambulance for many years. He will be looking at how the charity began, its organization, running costs and some interesting incidents.

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Jun 2019

Hidden Treasure of East Anglia’s Secret Sea

Tue 18 Jun, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Rob Spray

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Rob is a SCUBA diver who has been diving for 12 years. He is joint coordinator for the Marine Conservation Society’s Sea search project in the region conducting underwater surveys and training others to do the same. He will be speaking about the amazing variety of life off the coast of Suffolk and Norfolk.

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Jul 2019

Boom & Bust in Medieval Lavenham

Tue 16 Jul, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Jane Gosling

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Jane is Chairman of the Lavenham Society and has extensive knowledge of the history of Lavenham. She will be speaking about the Medieval period of this famous Suffolk Village.

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