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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, 2018 @ 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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Tue 23 Oct, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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 @ 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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