2021 Monthly Meetings
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions all the U3A Dacorum Monthly meetings will be Virtual and held via Zoom.
Here are the dates for the next five months- Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of the month, but may be later due to Bank Holidays etc.
Note all Zoom meetings will open from 10:00 AM , with the speaker Presentation starting promptly at 10:30AM.
U3A Monthly meetings in 2021 on Zoom
February 1st Speaker John Cameron
The Sound of the Cinema‘
This will look at the history of sound systems for the cinema. Starting from the early silent films, we track progress through the early talkies, the introduction of stereo sound, then an introduction to the digital era.
Mainly consisting of clips from films of each era to show the stages of progress.
March 1st Fool’S Gold – Acoustic Music
Musicians Carol and Steve Robson play a mixture of Original and well known music on a wide variety of instruments including guitar, bouzouki , flute and keyboard.
Their performances are themed and are accompanied by visual projections .
April 12th Speaker Simon Gregor
Simon is a Cambridge history graduate who talks on a wide range of historical topics including Germany from 1918 – 1945 and World War One, he also runs walking tours of London. Today he will telling us about the life of a family living in Prague in the Twentieth Century.
May 10th – Speaker Roger Browne
Roger’s talk today is “The King’s Tiger Rag “
This is the story of when the Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB) visited Britain in 1919.
The first time that live Jazz had been performed in the UK and is the story of Cornetist Nick La Roca who formed the ODJB. When the OSJB came to the UK the band played fro King George V at Buckingham Palace.
June 7th Speaker John Hope
Extra Time – John tells how he and his wife fled the Tsunami in Sri Lanka in 2004 when 40,000 people lost their live. John had a 10year career in the RAF and was involved in active service twice – in Suez and in Sarawak during the little-know about war with Indonesia
NOTE -: The “doors” open at 10.00am so you can chat before the meeting starts.
Please join the meeting before 10.20am as the presentation will start promptly at 10.30am
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