Exciting events atÂ Portsmouth's U3A '“Â Carole Chapman of Portsdown U3A
There are some really interesting events coming up at Portsdown U3A this winter.
Like all U3As, we enjoy learning for its own sake and through our ownÂ efforts. We cover the north of the city of Portsmouth, but we welcome all-comers. Our interest groups are wide-ranging and you should have no trouble in finding something thatÂ suits you.
We also hold general meetings on the thirdÂ Wednesday of each month (except August) atÂ 2pm in Cosham Baptist Church,Â Havant Road.
We normallyÂ have a speaker, followed by a chance to meet other members and have a cup of tea. OurÂ next meeting is on November 21, and is a bit different as it is our AGM.
However, onceÂ we have completed the business, John Haskell will be presenting a short film,Â Copenhagen.
Visitors are welcome at General Meetings, for a small charge of Â£2. Our annual fee is onlyÂ Â£16 and, at this time of year, you pay an even better Â£12 that covers you until March 2019.Â
On November 28 June Purvis,Â Professor of Women'sÂ and Gender History at Portsmouth University, will give our annual lecture. It is on theÂ Campaign for the Parliamentary Vote for Women in Edwardian Britain.Â
The speaker will be June Purvis and it will includeÂ biographies of Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst. Appropriately, we areÂ currently involved in a project led by Royal Holloway, University of London: Citizens:Â 800 Years in the Making. This explores the history of liberty, protest, rebellion and reformÂ from Magna Carta to the 21st Century.
At Portsdown, we are looking at the activities ofÂ campaigners for female suffrage in the Portsmouth area and, onÂ November 28, our workÂ will be on display.
Our lecture is a free event, but admission is by ticket only.
You can get tickets fromÂ meÂ on November 21. Alternatively, callÂ (023) 9269Â 7009. Or you can emailÂ [email protected]
For further information, go to portsdownu3a.org.uk