Monthly Meetings

All Talks are held in the Victoria Hall, Settle, and start at 10.30am. Coffee is available from 10am.

Admission is £1 for U3A members and non-members.

Title Speaker Date
AGM   13 September 2018
Open meeting   9 August 2018
The Life of L.S. Lowry Pat Osborne 12 July 2018
The Science of Chocolate Diana Leitch 14 June 2018
Counting Culture - conserving Lancashire's hidden history Heather Davis 10 May 2018
Clarity - Employment for Blind People our history from 1854 to today Frank Owen 12 April 2018
The Year of a Gamekeeper Russell Bury 8 March 2018
The Riddle of Humpty Dumpty Alan Hemsworth 8 February 2018
The Geology of Yorkshire Dales Waterfalls Bill Fraser 11 January2018
Christmas Social   14 December 2017
Lancaster Castle - from prison to heritage asset Nigel Neil 9 November 2017
The Secrets of Handwriting Sylvia Ware 12 October 2017
AGM   14 September 2017
Open meeting   10 August 2017
The Vikings - Britain's Ancestors? Noel Moroney 13 July 2017
Yorkshire Cancer Research Louise Robinson 8 June 2017
Moses Holden - self educated astronomer Steve Halliwell 11 May 2017
Bletchley Park Enigma Hugh Davies 13 April 2017
Nutrition Verner Wheelock 9 March 2017
Stories from the War Hospital Richard Wilcocks 9 February 2017
The Internet is not Magic David Holdsworth 12 January 2017
Christmas Social   8 December 2016
Yorkshire Dales Milenium Trust Judy Rogers 10 November 2016
Charles Dickens Isobel Stirk 13 October 2016
AGM   8 September 2016
Open Meeting   11 August 2016
Stories with Strings Fools Gold 14 July 2016
The Call What He Made Nigel Linge 9 June 2016
Lady 'Randy' Churchill Pat Osborne 12 May 2016
The Oregon Trail Ian Barclay 14 April 2016
Lantern Magic Andrew Gill 10 March 2016
Local Date Stones Mike Slater 11 February 2016
The Other Beatrix Potter Michael Cullingworth 14 January 2016
Christmas Social   10 December 2015
A Sign of the Times Alan Hemsworth 12 November 2015
The Chinese Education System Ian Mulley 8 October 2015
AGM   10 September 2015
Open Meeting   13 August 2015
Bess of Hardwick John Sheard 9 July 2015
How Manchester Cotton wired up the world Nigel Linge 11 June 2015
The Trough of Bowland deer Nigel Neil 14 May 2015
Aspects of the Local NHS tba 9 April 2015
Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve David Mower 12 March 2015
The Brontes Isobel Stirk 12 February 2015
Local Community Police Officer Amy Sharrad 8 January 2015
Christmas with Bells on Stanley Walmsley 11 December 2014
The Social and Political Satire of Gilbert and Sullivan Bernard Lockett 13 November 2014
Fountains Abbey, Desolation to Dissolution Glenda Hunter 9 October 2014
AGM 11 September 2014
Coffee, Chat and renew membership 14 August 2014
Why on Earth did They Invent That? Ian Barclay 10 July 2014
Sudan Prof. Frank Rhodes 12 June 2014
Ringing through the Changes Stanley Walmsley 8 May 2014
Hypnotherapy Paula Jones 10 April 2014
Mountains of Peace in the Balkans Richard Hargreaves 13 March 2014
A Life spent watching paint dry Frank Gordon 13 February 2014
Big Game, Small Month Tony and Carol Dilger 9 January 2014
Christmas Social 12 December 2013
Joseph Paxton John Sheard 14 November 2013
Kids at School in Nepal Arthur Benbow 10 October 2013
The social and political satire of Gilbert and Sullivan Bernard Lockett 11 July 2013
A History of Puppets and Puppetry Harold Hoggarth 13 June 2013
What was I saying? - Memory training Alan Swann 9 May 2013
An Audience with Clara Schumann Diana Spratt 11 April 2013
Can you believe your eyes? Graham Alcock 14 March 2013
Mountain Landscapes Peter Leeming 14 February 2013
The Birtwistles Tony Stephens 10 January 2013
WaterAid Dave Perrins 8 November 2012
Band of Hope and the Temperance Movement Dr Annemarie McAllister 11 October 2012
AGM 13 September 2012
Coffee, chat and renew membership 9 August 2012
Voluntary Work in Cambodian Orphanges - Such a Good Deed Jane Reas 12 July 2012
Royal National Lifeboat Institution Martin Chappellow 14 June 2012
Sikh Religion and Culture Mohinder Singh Chana 10 May 2012
Hiring Fairs Stephen Caunce 12 April 2012
Bolton Abbey Estate John Sheard 8 March 2012
A Parliamentary Life Anne Cryer 9 February 2012
Wildlife Photography on Orkney and Shetland Tony Dilger 12 January 2012
Christmas Social Event 8 December 2011
Please to remember Alan Hemsworth 10 November 2011
John Harrison Clocks Don Metcalf 14 October 2011
AGM   8 September 2011
Coffee, Chat and Renew Membership 11 August 2011
Heart Research UK Volunteer Lecturer 14 July 2011
Uphill all the way - The Snowdon Mountain Railway Geoff Queen 9 June 2011
Autobiography of a Supertramp John Helliwell 12 May 2011
Aspects of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal Mike Clarke 14 April 2011
Vernacular Architecture of the Yorkshire Dales James Innerdale 10 March 2011
Village Signs Shirley Addy 10 February 2011
The building of Devil's Bridge David Smail 13 January 2011
Christmas Social Event   9 December 2010
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Volunteer Lecturer 11 November 2010
Useless Latin John Harrop 14 October 2010
AGM 9 September 2010
Coffee, Chat and Renew Membership 12 August 2010
Through Glass Brightly - stained glass windows in churches and public buildings Margaret Curry 8 July 2010
Clitheroe Castle, its history and the new Museum Rachel Jackson 10 June 2010
Thirty Years an Adventure Sid Perou 13 May 2010
Victorian Shopping Maurice Baren 8 April 2010
Life in the 1950s Ian Dewhurst 11 March 2010
A Journey to Venice on the Orient Express Mrs Ethne Bannister 11 February 2010
Life in the See Dr David Hope 14 January 2010
Social Event 10 December 2009
Other Folk's Rubbish Chris Helme 12 November 2009
Twenty Amusing Years in Sales and Marketing Tim Forman 8 October 2009
AGM 10 September 2009
Coffee, Chat and Renew Membership   13 August 2009
Yorkshire Dales - A resident's view Geoffrey Queen 9 July 2009
The Singing Bone Reginald LePla 11 June 2009
Beatrix Potter - the later years W R (Bill) Mitchell 14 May 2009
The Origin of Surnames Peter Watson 9 April 2009
Oh yes it is! - A history of Pantomine Michael Cullingworth 12 March 2009
Yorkshire-whatever happened to the Ridings? Michael Bradford 12 February 2009
Inside Pakistan John Chapman 8 January 2009
Social Event 11 December 2008
In Grandmother's Footsteps Alan Hemsworth 13 November 2008
Guide Dogs Richard Chapman 9 October 2008
AGM   11 September 2008
Coffee, Chat and Renew Membership 14 August 2008
Singing for my Supper: five years in the life of a Westminster Abbey chorister Tony Stephens 10 July 2008
An Enameller's Life Dorothy Cockrell 12 June 2008
Yorkshire Air Ambulance Bob Smailes 8 May 2008
Lincoln from Roman Times Tony Burkitt 10 April 2008
Travels in Pakistan Borothy & Brian Burrows 13 March 2008
The gasman cometh - a lighthearted look at the history of Anaesthesia Dr Chris Wright 14 February 2008
Why Digital is better .......... or is it? David Holdsworth 10 January 2008
Social Event   13 December 2007
Yesterday's Humour John Wallis 8 November 2007
Life and Colour in our Waters Marine Conservation Society 11 October 2007
AGM 13 September 2007

Social Evening in Settle Rugby Clubhouse
(25 years of U3A Nationally , 5 years locally)

31 August 2007
Coffee and Chat with Subject Group Presentations 9 August 2007
Medicine and Magic Peter Watson 12 July 2007
Trench Art John Hartley 14 June 2007
On Top of the World Mr. Queen 10 May 2007
Arrive Alive! Paul Sidwell 12 April 2007
Only Water Andrew Walker 8 March 2007
Yorkshire Today Dorothy and Brian Burrows 8 February 2007
South America (slides) Tony Stephens 11 January 2007
Christmas Social Morning 14 December 2006
The Fire and Rescue Service Officer Keneth Beck 9 November 2006
The Mystery of Magnets Phil Bamford 12 October 2006
AGM 14 September 2006
Coffee, chat and renew membership 10 August 2006
My life in crime Lesley Horton 13 July 2006
Travels with my vocal chords Valerie Baulard 8 June 2006
Life of the Brontes Dudley Green 11 May 2006
Protecting your assets Penny Hamilton 13 April 2006
Believe six impossible musical things before breakfast John Bertalot 9 March 2006
Ingleborough and the Yorkshire Dales beyond John Osborne

9 February 2006

Problems with Words Alan Hemsworth 12 January 2006
Christmas Social 8 December 2005
The Dalesman Terry Fletcher - Editor 10 November 2005
The Work of a Magistrate Mrs. S M R Foster, JP 13 October 2005
4th AGM and Signing Up 8 September 2005
Coffee and Chat 11 August 2005
The Forbidden Beauty of Quasicrystals: a nanoscience adventure Prof. Ronan McGrath 14 July 2005
Mathematics for Pleasure Arthur Lupton and David Holdsworth 9 June 2005
The English Windmill James Woodward-Nutt 12 May 2005
Swiss Tour - then and now Peter Marshall 14 April 2005
In Their Lordships' House The Rt Rev Ian Harland 10 March 2005
Accent and Dialect Dr Malcolm Petyt 10 February 2005
In the Steps of Lady Anne Sheila Gordon 13 January 2005
Sounds Familiar- with words & music on the theme of The Family 9 December 2004
(Quaker Meeting House)
From both ends of the Pencil Tom Hewitt 11 November 2004
Beeching - right or wrong? Stan Hall (Skipton U3A) 14 October 2004
AGM 9 September 2004
Coffee Morning and bring-&-buy 5 August 2004
Reports from the Front Katherine Carr 1 July 2004
Chief Education Officer for NYCC Cynthia Welbourne 3 June 2004
Houses I have lived in Alison Tyas 6 May 2004
The Yorkshire Dales National Park David Butterworth 1 April 2004
Talk by Chief Constable of N. Yorkshire Ms Della Cannings 4 March 2004
Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust Iain Oag 5 February 2004
Winter Miscellany 4 December 2003
'Mystery Speaker' 6 November 2003
Whither Psychology? Reflections from the side-lines. Andrew Smith 2 October 2003
AGM & Enrolment Day 4 September 2003
Members' Get Together 14 August 2003
Brought to Book Margret Shaw 10 July 2003
How I came to live in sunnier climates Barbara Lipscombe of Heysham 12 June 2003
Lakeland Authors Bill Mitchell 8 May 2003
Craven, Harrogate & Rural District PCT Brig. RJS Wardle OBE, Chairman 10 April 2003
Personal Reminisces Dorothy Clay & Brian Birkby 13 March 2003
The Work of the Malham Tarn Field Centre Adrian Pickes, Director 13 February 2003
The Work of the Airedale NHS Trust Robert Allen, Chief Executive 9 January 2003
Better Government for Older People Shelagh Marshall 14 November 2002
The Case for Alternative Medicine

Sue Asquith & David Ellis

10 October 2002

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