At Malling U3A you can be sure of a warm welcome. We meet at Ryarsh Village Hall on the 4th Tuesday of the month throughout the year. Our meetings start at 2pm and we have a lively programme of monthly talks that cover many different subjects and topics given by Guest Speakers who are experts in their field.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available after the event and there is plenty of time to socialise with the other members.There are always several members of the Committee at these meetings who are only too pleased to answer any queries you may have concerning Group activities or any other aspect of our U3A.

At present, because of the current Coronavirus situation, monthly meetings are temporarily being held over the internet using Zoom, members are sent a Zoom link by email before each meeting.

Monthly Meetings Programme

Programme for 2021 

January 26th

No Turning Back - How have we changed? Andrew Baker

 

February 23rd

From Nell Gwyn to Willy Wonka: a history of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Ian Bevan

 

March 23rd

Lasting Power of Attorney Gaye Illsley

 

 April 27th

The Old Chalk New Downs Project Jenny Price.  Jenny is the Habitat Management Adviser of the KCC Natural Environment and Coast Team: this is a follow-up talk to that given 3 years ago on the Medway Valley Countryside project.

 

 May 25th

Full Steam Ahead Jenny Mallin. From her book describing the history of her family in India, Jenny presents her ancestors' exploits at the time of the introduction of the railway to the subcontinent.

 

June 22nd (following the AGM)

Hi Kent - the impact of deafness John Clayton.  Hi Kent runs a network of more that 180 hearing-aid and aftercare clinics throughout Kent - this is a talk about deafness and the help provided by the Charity which in 2007 was the only Kent voluntary organisation to receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

 

July 27th

The Role and Exploits of a Royal Protection Officer Richard Griffin. Richard is a retired Met. Police Officer who spent 30 years in protection officer roles for members of the Royal family, including the Queen and Prince Philip

 

 August 24th

The Perfect Partnership - Lutyens and Jekyll Paul Atterbury.  Paul is well known as an expert on the Antiques Road Show and speaks about how, for gardeners, the name of Edwin Lutyens is said in the same breath as the garden designer Gertrude Jekyll

 

September 28th

Open Day for new members, who will be made very welcome, and the opportunity to learn of the many Interest Groups which form the focus of Malling u3a.

 

October 26th

Friends against Scams Augusta Cook-Overy.  Augusta is a Chartered Banker with NatWest, and advises about how to identify, prevent, and deal with scams.

 

November 23rd

Concorde - Supersonic Cover-up? Guy Bartlett. Guy is an aviation historian who will speak about an iconic aircraft ahead of its time, will take us on a journey of discovery focussed on this beautiful aircraft, and will discuss the crash in Paris which claimed 113 lives, its only fatal accident.