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Welwyn-Hatfield U3A - Autumn Term 2019 - Speakers background details .

Sept 11 - WGC. Anne Samson - "Jan Smuts vs Nelson Mandela".
Dr Anne Samson, South African born and raised , is an independent historian specialising in World War 1 in Africa and related topics. Both men featuring in her talk have a link with the Great War.

Sept 18 - HAT. Graham Laurie MVO RAF (Ret'd) - "The History of Royal Flying".
Squadron Leader Graham Laurie joined the RAF as a pilot in 1964. He spent 20 years flying members of the Royal Family and Senior Government Ministers, completing in all 2200 Royal flights.

Sept 25 - WGC. David Fletcher "Behind the Scenes in The Salesroom".
David has been a Fine Arts valuer and auctioneer for over 30 Years. He was an on screen expert on 'Flog it',BBC TV's popular day time programme and is currently BBC 3 Counties Radio's Antiques expert.

Oct 2 - HAT. Damien O'Dell - "Born in The 1950s"
Damien is a published author and a professional speaker. He was born in the 1950, so he knows first hand, all about "Born in 1950's".

Oct 9 - WGC. David Longman - "A Social History of Churches of Bedfordshire"
Executed admirals, immoral vicars, the history of horse racing, national tragedies and an unsolved murder are just a few of the stories told by David Longman as he looks at the social history that can be discovered in the parish churches of Bedfordshire.

Oct 16 - HAT. Squadron Leader John Scully MBE - "The Life & Death of General Gordon".
Also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha or more famously as Gordon of Khartoum, he was a larger than life Victorian hero.

Oct 23 - WGC. Ian Keable - "George Cruikshank-The Man who drew Oliver Twist"
Ian Keable got a degree from Oxford University, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then became a professional magician. Over the years he has performed all types of magic. In this talk, Ian focuses on the satirical caricaturist and book illustrator, who is best known today for illustrating Oliver Twist, George Cruikshank.

Oct 30 - HAT. Marion Hill - "Remarkable Women of Hertfordshire"
Starting in 11th century, this talk explores the contributions of some of Hertfordshire’s finest women, from Juliana Berners (bestselling Tudor author) to suffragette, Lady Constance Lytton.

Nov 6 - WGC. Sandra Highsted - "Hatch Match & Dispatch".
Sandra has been in the registration service for 35 years and has seen many changes. Her talk relates to some of the incidents that have occurred over the years.

Nov 13 - HAT. Peter Waine - "Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation".
Welwyn Garden City will be 100 years old in 2020. Peter is Chairman of The Centenary Foundation, a team of volunteers who are working to bring about a host of events to help celebrate this fact.

Nov 20 - WGC. Art & Photo Exhibition.

Nov 27 - HAT. Colin Oakes - "Dickens and Christmas".
Colin is an archaeologist who, as well as giving talks, takes groups on walking and coach tours in London and the South East.

Dec 4 - WGC. Christmas Quiz @ 10:30 am.

Dec 11. Christmas Lunch (Hotel)