For Brenchley, Curtisden Green, Goudhurst, Horsmonden, Kilndown, Lamberhurst and Matfield
Membership of this new branch of the University of the Third Age for retired and semi-retired people continues to grow and we are nearing the 150 members mark.
There are Monthly Talks, Outings and Interest Groups which meet in small numbers at regular intervals. To join any of them, to receive booking forms and further information please see our page.
Talks are given in Goudhurst Parish Hall on the 3rd Wednesday in the month at 2.30 pm
Annual General Meeting
“Blinded on Duty”
by Steve Pendleton
formerly of the 2nd Battalion Royal Green Jackets
Wednesday, 20th May, 2.30 p.m. Goudhurst Parish Hall
Steve served with the Royal Green Jackets for three and a half years, mostly in Northern Ireland. In November 1991 the helicopter in which he was travelling crashed into a hillside. He suffered multiple injuries and his left leg was amputated above the knee. His head injuries left him registered blind and deaf in his right ear.
Following months of rehabilitation he undertook various courses of study and, among other things, qualified as a chef. He teaches Braille at Canterbury Christchurch University. He also enjoys gardening and rough and tumble with his three daughters.
Non-Members welcome – £2.50
Future Monthly Talks
17th June “Age is No Excuse” by Jonathan Hockey, Chartered Physiotherapist at Horsmonden
15th July “Marbles, Minsters & Monarchy” by Patricia Francis, a London Blue Badge Guide
The planned visit to The British Library to see the Magna Carta Exhibition will now take place later in the spring.
INTEREST GROUPS (Information and enrolment – see contact details above)
The following Groups are currently running:
- Art Appreciation
- Circle Dancing
- Garden Visits
- Theatre & Cinema
- Wine Appreciation
We have received suggestions for three new Interest Groups and would be interested to know if any of you would like to join in. They are:
Archaeology Teaching the Guitar Table Tennis
The U3A exists to make friends, develop interests, learn new skills and have fun. Our motto is Learn, Laugh and Live! New members are always welcome and suggestions are also very welcome.
Tel: 01580 212457