Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings and Open Days

We meet at 2pm on the first Wednesday of each month (except August and December) in the Angel Centre, Tonbridge (map). We invite interesting speakers and always follow the talk with the chance to chat over a tea or coffee.

Once a year this meeting is dedicated to an Open Day where there is the opportunity to talk to many group leaders. Details of these meetings are given on the Events page.

Please note: Due to Covid and/or unforeseen future circumstances/restrictions, some of the arranged events may have to be changed at short notice.

Wednesday 5 October

at 2.00pm in Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Tonbridge

Open Day

Refreshments will be available in the Riverside Room.

Wednesday 2 November -This is going to be a Zoom meeting

at 2pm


Our talk for November via Zoom, will be Droughts, Deluges and Dust devils by Ian Currie - Formerly a teacher and now a full tIme writer, weatherman, speaker, broadcaster and editor of Weather Eye magazine, for all fascinated by our weather. He was a graduate in Earth, Science and Geography and is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. Incidentally, Ian correctly forecast the October 1987 storm.

Our weather has always made the headlines, be it the great storms of 1703 and 1987, the heat wave in August 2003 when a Kent weather station set a national record and the blazing 1976 summer when fires raged across the Surrey and Hampshire countryside and Hampshire set a June temperature record. The winters of 1947 and 1963 have become legendary.

This talk will take you through several centuries of weather with particular reference to South East England. Find out when there were four metre high snowdrifts in Oxford Street, London or hailstones bigger than cricket balls in Sussex, when the Straits of Dover were blocked with ice, the sea froze to the horizon off the north Kent coast and people traversed Southampton Water and a tornado ripped through Guildford. The Weather never ceases to astound and amaze. We curse it yet love its variety, energy, beauty and delicacy.

Wednesday 7 December

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Some Tu3a groups intend to entertain members on the morning of

Tuesday 6 December and the afternoon of Wednesday 7 December at the Fisher Hall, Lyons Crescent, Tonbridge.

More details will be in the November Journal.

PROGRAMME FOR MONTHLY MEETING SPEAKERS 2023

Meetings open to all members; First Wednesday of the month

2:00pm to 4.00pm at The Angel Centre, Tonbridge

Please note : Due to Covid and / or unforseen future circumstances /restrictions, some of the arranged events may have to be changed at short notice.

2023


Wednesday 4 January 2023

A Gallop Through History of Carriage Driving - Antonia Gallop

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Apothecary's Garden - Toni Mount

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Across India on an Enfield - Antonia Gallop

Wednesday 5 April 2023

TBA

Wednesday 3 May 2023

The Changing Fortunes of the Cinque Ports - James Dickinson

Wednesday 7 June 2023

Solo Walk Across Africa - Fran Sandham

Wednesday 5 July 2023

Tonbridge u3a AGM

TBA

Wednesday 2 August 2023

No Meeting - Summer Break

Wednesday 6 September 2023

Charles Dickens Conjurer: A Playbill of his Most Famous Show - Ian Keable

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Open Day

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Careless Talks Cost Lives - Art & Design on the Home Front in WW2 - James Taylor

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Christmas Event