Brixham

Events

Brixham U3A holds monthly meetings at the Brixham Rugby Club, Astley Park, Rea Barn Road, Brixham, Devon TQ5 9ED on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:45pm, doors open at 1pm. Notice boards highlight the recent activities of each of our Groups, and their forthcoming programmes.

Speakers are engaged covering a wide range of subjects and particularly those that provide local content or subjects that are close to the interests of South Devon.

Guests are welcome and tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the talk.

We also hold an occasional BBQ, picnic or cream tea, and at Christmas we have lunch at one of the local restaurants.

Brixham U3A Programme 2019/2020

14th May, 2019
“Dementia Friends” Information Session. Maureen Chivers.
This is a friendly and interactive session which aims to increase understanding of dementia and thus show how small things can improve life for those with dementia. "Dementia Friends" is an initiative of the Alzeimers Society.

11th June, 2019
“The Boys”. John Lowe
The absorbing story of John’s research into the crash of Hampden bomber X3054 on Hameldown Tor, Dartmoor. 21st March, 1941.

9rd July, 2019
Art, Drawing and Cartoons. Ian Barclay
A history of cartoons from sketches, caricature and illustration to animation and computer-generated imagery.

13th August, 2019
Party Time. Perform your Party Piece – 2 mins, 5 mins, 8 mins...
Anything possible – please speak to a committee member.

10th September, 2019
Kents Cavern and the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.
Nick Powe

8th October, 2019
“Mrs Ronnie” – The Royal Matchmaker. Janet Cowlard.
Through her wealth and marriage Mrs Ronnie Greville moved in elite circles, entertaining politicians, ambassadors and royalty. This complex, scheming lady collected people as obsessively as she collected Cartier and Fabergé jewellery.

12th November, 2019
“Devon Wildlife” – 3rd talk.
John Walters, Artist and Ecologist.

3rd December, 2019
Christmas Lunch, Berry Head Hotel.

10th December, 2019
Party Time. Perform your Party Piece – 2 mins, 5 mins, 8 mins...
Anything possible – please speak to a committee member.

14th January, 2020
History of Dartington Hall and its place in society.
John Risdon

11th February, 2020
“The Silver Pit”
Ron Howell, South West Maritime Archaeological Group.
The story of salvaging a Cunard Liner sunk in 1918.

10th March, 2020
“Devon Villains, Rogues, Rascals & Reprobates”.
Tales told in words and song.
Mike Holgate. Historian, Musician, and Songwriter.

14th April, 2020
AGM Including a presentation of next year’s programme and open discussion of future Brixham U3A development.