Lectures are held in Cinema 4 at the Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, on the third Friday of the month and start at 11 am, finishing at around 12.30 pm. A voucher, obtainable from the box office, enables half- price parking at Q-park on Arundel Gate. There is a greeter wearing a U3A lanyard badge to welcome new members. All members are able to attend these lectures free of charge. Occasionally there is a retiring collection for the speaker’s nominated charity.
We are trialling an audio system for members with significant hearing problems. For more information please text Chris Carter on 07855 908007 or email:U3AChrisCarter@gmail.com.
The cafe opens at 10 am and refreshments are available before and after the lecture.The team will endeavour to post last-minute changes on the website. There is no booking system – it is ‘first come, first served’, as seating is limited. Queries to Shelagh Woolliscroft on 255 8948.
15 February – Plastics: You Can’t Live With ’em but You Can’t Live Without ’em
Professor Tony Ryan, University of Sheffield
Plastics have all sorts of uses, but less than 3% gets recycled globally, with devastating effects on the environment. What can and should we do about it?
15 March – Wentworth Woodhouse, Past Present and Future
Sarah McLeod, Chief Executive, Wentworth Woodhouse Trust
Built in the mid 18th century, Wentworth Woodhouse has the longest country house facade in Europe. Hear about its fascinating history and £42m restoration plans.
12 April (to avoid Good Friday) – Chamber Music
Tom Mckinney, Programme Manager, Music in the Round
From a coffee shop in Leipzig to the court of Louis XIV, see how chamber music evolved from the 18th to the 19th century.
Other dates and topics for 2019
|17 May||Reading Sheffield, Dr Mary Grover|
|21 June||Second Lives for the Third Age. Ben Heller|
|19 July||Remote and undisturbed – the history of the General Cemetery. Jo Meredith|
|16 August||Using language and brainwaves to measure cognitive health|
|20 September||From Barrows to Bunkers. Alex Sotheran|
|18 October||The Globe Theatre|
|15 November||Bauhaus Movement. Prof Matthew Jefferies|
|20 December||Sheffield’s Father Christmas. Mick Spick (Repeat of 2016 lecture by popular request)|