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NEW – Thames Valley u3a Network Zoom events

25 March, 2021

Details have been now been published for the following events on the Thames Valley Network calendar:

15th April 10.30am on Zoom – The Death of Charles II: 1685 how modern medicine may have changed history.

Dr Jeffrey Aronson, will tell the history of Charles’ illnesses and discuss the reasons why modern medicine could have changed the course of history.

There is no fee for this event.  Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Thursday 8th April. 

20th April 10.30am on Zoom – Archaeological figures – myths and legends

Dr Jill Eyer will examine the stories behind two of the most important figures in our distant past, Boudicca – Warrior Queen or rebel and The Viking – raider or trader.

The cost for the talk is £2 per device.  Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Tuesday 13th April. 

BOOKING
 
The easiest and best option is to book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below the event on the TVN website

You will receive an acknowledgement immediately and the Zoom link a few days before the event.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU ENTER YOUR DETAILS CAREFULLY WHEN YOU BOOK.
If you have booked an event and do not get the link by the day before the event, please query it then and not on the day of the event.

The full list of events currently available to book are shown below:

Sweet Thames

This two day event describes how the Thames has shaped our region, the wildlife and ecology of the Thames area and also a history of Tough’s Boatyard which was involved with the Dunkirk evacuation.  

The closing date for the event is 10th March, and the cost is £3 per device.  Full details for the event and how to book can be found on this flyer

Women in Art and Photography
All the details can be found on this flyer. Closing date for applications Monday 15th March.

 

Butterflies within a Changing Environment

This talk is by Dr. Ian Bedford on a fascinating subject.  The closing date for this event is Wednesday 24th March, and the cost is £3 per device.  Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer.

This study day will explore the symbolic meanings given to flowers and how it affected floral arrangements during history.  Katherine Kear, the National chairman of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies), is the speaker and will offer two 45 minute lectures and demonstrate her points in the second by creating a period style of floral arrangement as she talks.

Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st March

TVN Spring Quiz

A new Quiz for TVN members – this time with a Springtime theme.  

Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Saturday 3rd April. 

The Migration of Birds

Every year millions of birds fly, often great distances, to sites where they build nests and bring up their young before returning to their winter feeding grounds. Often they will use the same nesting site year after year. Why do they go to such lengths with all the risks involved?  Bryan Williams, the presenter, is a retired biologist.

Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Friday 9th April. 

The Death of Charles II: 1685 how modern medicine could have changed history.

Dr Jeffrey Aronson, will tell the history of Charles’ illnesses and discuss the reasons why modern medicine could have changed the course of history.

There is no fee for this event.  Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Thursday 8th April. 

Archaeological figures – myths and legends

Dr Jill Eyer will examine the stories behind two of the most important figures in our distant past, Boudicca – Warrior Queen or rebel and The Viking – raider or trader.

The cost for the talk is £2 per device.  Full details of the event and how to book can be found on this flyer.  The closing date for applications is Tuesday 13th April. 

The Sweetest Thing: A history of sugar

No details announced as yet.

History of Gardening Part 1

No details announced as yet.

 

History of Gardening Part 2

No details announced as yet.