Meeting Reports


Tuesday 10th May 2022

Read about Theatre Royal Winchester - by Deryck Newland


Tuesday 12th April 2022

Read about Illustrator's Work - by Wendy Bramall


Tuesday 8th March 2022

Read about The Civil War in Hampshire: how was Oliver Cromwell linked with Winchester and why is Oliver’s Battery so called? - by Alan Turton


Tuesday 8th February 2022

Read about Spitfire - by Steve Alcock


Tuesday 11th January 2022

Read about Electricity - by Michael Etherington


Tuesday 9th November 2021

Read about “Living the African dream” with special focus on Cheetahs in the wild and on conservation efforts - by Alison Mees, a wildlife photographer who has spent a lot of time in Africa


Tuesday 14th October 2021

Read about Secrets of the Solent and its marine life - by Emily Stroud, Hampshire & IoW wildlife trust


Tuesday 7th September 2021

Read about My magic, magicians and more - by Ian Buchan, Member & past President of the Edinburgh Magic Circle


Tuesday 13th July 2021

Read about Jim Holmes: Japan, Bowing to Tradition


Tuesday 6th June 2021

Read about Alan Haines: Coals to Newcastle


Tuesday 11th May 2021

Read about Freda Bates: Having a beastly time in London


Tuesday 13th April 2021

  Read about Carol and Steve Robson: Fool’s Gold become silver screen stars


Tuesday 9th March 2021

  Read about Les Green and Bob Cannell: Manchester Ship Canal


Tuesday 10th March 2020

  Read about Mike and Hilary Holt: Journey down the Nile


Tuesday 11th February 2020

  Read about Sarah Marsden: Queen Victoria: Grandmother of Europe


Tuesday 14th January 2020

  Read about John Lang: The Dutch Golden Age


Thursday 14th November 2019

Read about Groups Fair Report


Tuesday 12th November 2019

  Read about Richard Costard: Louis XIV and the Court of Versailles


Tuesday 8th October 2019

  Read about David Dawson: Gold found at Stonehenge


Tuesday 10th September 2019

  Read about Henry Oakley: Medicinal Garden at Royal College of Physicians


Tuesday 13th August 2019

  Read about Cream Tea and Magic: David Bonney


Tuesday 9th July 2019

  Read about Christopher Massy-Beresford: From Caravels to Carnations: The Rise and Fall of the Portuguese Empire


Tuesday 11th June 2019

Read about Susan Howe: Two British Eccentrics


Tuesday 14th May 2019

  Read about Dr Becky Peacock: The Watercress Line


Tuesday 9th April 2019

  Read about Clive Cook: St John’s Hand in Hand


Tuesday 12th March 2019

  Read about Charlee Bennett: Campaign for the Protection of Rural England


Tuesday 12th February 2019

  Read about Mike and Hilary Holt: The Cotswolds


Tuesday 8th January 2019

  Read about Janie Penn-Barwell: My Family's War


Tuesday 13th November 2018

  Read about Adrian Sindall: Syria: International Dilemma and Tragedy


Tuesday 11th September 2018

  Read about Ruth Guy: The Work of the Mercy Ships


Tuesday 10th July 2018

  Read about Roger Hirons: Plants introduced into Britain during the Victorian era


Tuesday 12th June 2018

  Read about Roy Norton: Fifty Years in Television


Tuesday 8th May 2018

  Read about Richard Costard: The Rise and Fall of the Inca Empire


Tuesday 10th April 2018

Read about Ian Henderson: From the Sidelines - Around the World in Forty Years


Tuesday 13th March 2018

Read about Dan Allen: What Did You Do in the War, Granny?


Tuesday 13th February 2018

Read about Peter Wingent: Flying to the Empire


Tuesday 9th January 2018

  Read about Mike & Hilary Holt: South Downs Way


Tuesday 12th December 2017

  Read about Winchester U3A Christmas Quiz


Tuesday 14th November 2017

  Read about Dr Jenny Shipway: U3A Guide to the Galaxy


Tuesday 10th October 2017

  Read about Om Prakash Sharma: Wells for India


Tuesday 12th September 2017

  Read about Guy Whitburn: A Life of Crime


Tuesday 11th July 2017

  Read about Cllr Angela Clear: Agatha Christie



Tuesday 11th April 2017

Read about Roger Shaw - The Oregon Trail


Tuesday 14th March 2017

Read about Corporal Greg Smith - The Army Air Corps


Tuesday 14th February 2017

Read about Richard Costard - Desmond Tutu and the Rainbow Nation



Tuesday 13th September 2016

Read about David Farthing - William Walker - Winchester Cathedral Diver


Tuesday 9th August 2016

Read about Trevor Sapey - The Mary Rose Trust



Tuesday 14th June 2016

Read about Andrew Wood - "Pamela Digby Socialite or Courtesan"


Tuesday 8th March 2016

Read about RSPCA - "Animal Rescue Centre Fareham"


Tuesday 9th February 2016

Read about Phil Yates - "My Time as a Bevin Boy"


Tuesday 12th January 2016

Read about Brian Freeland - "View from the Wings"


Tuesday 10th November 2015

Read about Rev Maria Hooper - "Hospital Chapliancy"


Tuesday 13th October 2015

Read about Catherine Mitchell - "Winchester Hub"


Tuesday 8th September 2015

Read about Dr Steve Cleland - "Health Trust Information"


Tuesday 11th August 2015

Read about Tony Jacobs - "NCI Calshot - Eyes Along the Coast"


Tuesday 14th July 2015

Read about Simon Cook - "The Falkland Islands Flora and Fauna"





Tuesday 10th March 2015

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING was followed by a talk by David Fenton about his work as a volunteer at Wimbledon Tennis