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Welwyn-Hatfield U3A - Spring Term 2018 - Speakers background details .

10 Jan - HAT. Bill Block: 'Antarctica -The Last Great Wilderness'
Dr Bill Block has always been interested in how animals, especially insects and other invertebrates, respond and adapt to extreme environmental conditions, so after thirteen years of teaching and research at various Universities he became a full-time researcher with the British Antarctic Survey in the Life Sciences Division.

17 Jan - WGC. Rory Scales: 'Spotlight on Africa'
This is a Harpenden charity, run entirely by volunteers, which for ten years has been providing schools, clean water, health advice and assistance with economic development to 33,000 displaced people in a peri-urban area of Mbale in eastern Uganda. Rory serves on the Fund Raising and the Events and Schools Committees.

24 Jan - HAT. Tom Way:'Fine Art Wildlife Photography'
Tom is a professional, award-winning fine art wildlife photographer working in the UK and overseas. He won European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Competition and is a contributor to the BBC Wildlife Magazine. He exhibits his images in the UK at art exhibitions and galleries, guides photographic tours in the UK and leads photographic wildlife safaris in Africa.

31 Jan - WGC. Jean Fullerton: 'District Nursing Before the NHS'
Most of us have never known life without the NHS but before the introduction of the Welfare State in 1948 life, health and nursing were very different.

7 Feb - HAT. John Pearson: 'Blessed are the Cheesemakers'
John, technical consultant to the dairy industry, cheese enthusiast and international cheese judge, will share his passion for cheese and cheesemakers.

14 Feb - WGC. Stephen Bish: 'The Importance of Having an Up-to-date Will'
Stephen is a certified paralegal specialising in Estate Planning which includes how to protect property and assets.

21 Feb - HAT. Helen Fry: 'The London Cage, The Secret History of Britain's World War 2 Interrogation Centre'
We welcome back Dr Helen Fry who is a historian and will speak about some of the secret history of World War 2.

28 Feb - WGC. Ted Childs: 'The Production of Inspector Morse'
Ted, a producer and writer, was one of the founders of Euston Films established by Thames Television in the early 1970s. He went on to become executive producer on an extensive range of films and series for ITV.

7 Mar - HAT. Howard T'Loosty: 'My Life in Show Business'
Having spent over thirty years in many areas of the Entertainment Industry, as a musician, promotor and artistes' manager, Howard now spends time at events and functions relating the many tales of his experiences. A light-hearted look at funny, unusual, interesting, even outrageous stories - all true. He also includes artistes who are no longer with us but still loved by all.


21 Mar - HAT. Brad Ashton: 'The Job of a Laughtime'
Brad is a retired TV comedy writer who now lectures on cruise ships and has had three books published on comedy writing. He will explain how comedy is created, talk about the stars he has worked with and let us into backstage secrets on popular TV shows.