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    Archive of past talks  - 2014 to 2017   
7th December 2017
The Second "Norman Conquest" and why it (only just) failed: the Story of "King" Louis I, William Marshal and 1217 - the Year That Saved England
Sean McGlynn
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2nd November 2017
Antarctica
Prof. Mike Danson, University of Bath
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5th October 2017
Robotics and the likes of us
Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly
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7th September 2017
The Blitz and The Sack, how one led to the other
Cathryn Spence
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13th July 2017
The Transatlantic Balloon Race and More
Rob Bayly
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1st June 2017
Saving Britain's art treasures: the Corsham effect
Nick McCamley
Followed by the U3A in Bath Annual General Meeting (at 11.35am approx)
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4th May 2017
Music in every home, how it all started
Gordon Bartlett
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6th April 2017
Bath Abbey Footprint Project
Charles Curnock
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9th March 2017
SECOND THURSDAY
The New Solar System
Roger Moses
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2nd February 2017
The Aust to Beachley Ferry (the rescue of the Severn Princess)
Tim Ryan
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5th January 2017
Challenges of Farming in Somerset: Where do we go from here?
Becky Jam
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1st December 2016
Bath: Diaries and Memoirs
Colin Johnson
Principal Archivist
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3rd November 2016
Unearthing Egyptology
Janet Diamond
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6th October 2016
A Century of the British Musical
Martyn Harris
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1st September 2016
Pump Room Orchestra - 19th Century
Nicola Hyman
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Followed by the U3A in Bath Extraordinary General Meeting (at 11.35am)
7th July 2016

George Bernard Shaw: Playing the Clown
Brian Freeland
Director, Stage Manager, Author
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Followed by the U3A in Bath Annual General Meeting (at 11.35am approx)
2nd June 2016

Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and Raid on Entebbe
Saul David
Military Historian, Author
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5th May 2016

Museum of Bath at Work
Stuart Burroughs
Director of the Museum of Bath at Work
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7th April 2016

Two doctors, one motorcycle and a remarkable four year journey around the world
Patrick Garrod
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4th February 2016
Neutrals at War
Christopher Massy-Beresford
Professional Translator
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7th January 2016
What has the river ever done for Bath? (from Roman times to the present)
Cathryn Spence
Independent Historian
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3rd December 2015
The Chocolate Talk: from bean to bar
John Gingell
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5th November 2015
Role of the RAF
Andy Rodulson
RAF Warrant Officer
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1st October 2015
The Shared HIstory of Britain and Poland
Witold Sobkow
Polish Ambassador
This lecture will be of interest to members of the Polish community in Bath
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3rd September
2015
Escape from Broadmoor: The Trials and Strangulations of John Thomas Straffen
Gordon Lowe
Author
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16th July
2015
Third Thursday
A solo walk across Africa
Fran Sandham
Author
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4th June
2015
AGM at 11.45am
Adelard of Bath
Michael Davis
Author
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This Public Lecture will be followed at 11.45 am by the
U3A in Bath Annual General Meeting
7th May
2015
The Ringing Grooves of Change: Brunel and the Bath Railway
Andrew Swift
Author
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2nd April
2015
Farming in the Mendips - Change over the last 10 Years
Anthony Gibson
Farmer
A talk followed by a Question and Answer session
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12 March
2015
SECOND THURSDAY
Policing by Consent
Sue Mountstevens
Police and Crime Commissioner
short introduction with Question and Answer session
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5 February
2015
History of Pump Room Orchestra
Robert Hyman
Violinist with the Group
There will be a £2 charge at this lecture to cover the cost of hiring a piano
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8 January
2015
Managing a World Heritage City
Peter Metcalf
Chair of the City of Bath World Heritage Site Steering Group
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4 December
2014
Love, Life and Autism
Sheila Barton
Author, Teacher, Lecturer and Social Worker
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6 November
2014
Making radio: Producing a documentary on a worldwide mapping movement
Clare Salisbury
Radio Production Co-ordinator, Journalist
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2 October
2014
100 Days to Victory: How the Great War was Fought and Won, 1914-1918
Saul David
Historian and broadcaster
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4 September
2014
Challenges of providing hospital care today
James Scott
Chief Executive, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust
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10 July (2.00pm)
2014
A.G.M.
Strictly for U3A in Bath members only.
5 June
2014
The Life and Voice of Kathleen Ferrier, Britain's greatest lyric contralto
Dr Christopher Fifield
Conductor, music historian, lecturer and broadcaster
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1 May
2014
Midget submarine commander
Paul Watkins
Author and vetinary surgeon
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3 April
2014
Mary Wollstonecraft was not alone!
Jennifer Kelsey
Author
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13 March
2014
SECOND THURSDAY
Creating Voices-an oral history of Bath Abbey
Ollie Taylor
Oral History Project Manager
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6 February
2014
Saltford Brass Mill
Tony Coverdale
Secretary of the Saltford Brass Mill Project
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9 January
2014
SECOND THURSDAY
A brief history of the magistracy in Bath and Somerset
Nick Stevens
Solicitor
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