Open Meetings

Please watch this space in case of last minute changes! 

Non-Members are welcome at open meetings.

Meetings start at 2:15 for 2:30pm

 22nd June (  Change of Speaker)

Julian Hunt, a well known historian who will talk on ‘Aylesbury and Buckingham – rival county towns’.

27th July

U3A Summer social

 August no meeting

 28th September

David Skillen

Cyclones in Calico – Women in the American Civil War

From spies to nurses to songwriters’ women performed many roles in the Civil War, roles that hitherto had not been considered “lady like”. Some were former slaves like Harriet Tubman (recently featured in the film, “Harriet”). Others like Clara Barton went on to form the American Red Cross. In this talk we will encounter some of these formidable ladies. We’ll meet Mother Bickerdyke, learn how Sally Tompkins ran the hospital that had the fewest deaths in the Confederacy and see what a real Scarlett O’Hara looked like.

 

 

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