Monthly Meetings

Speakers for Bourne End and District U3a Monthly Meetings 2019

Our monthly meeting is where members can keep up to date with current news and have time to meet other members. If you are not a member and are interested in joining you are welcome to come along – no charge.

They are held in the Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End and start at 2.00 pm.

Click on the titles below to see details.

The Life of the Honey Bee
Apr 28 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Adrian Doble

What is a bumblebee? What is their problem? What can we all do to help?

Adrian Doble gained a zoology degree at St Andrews University, earned a PhD at the MRC Rheumatism Unit at Taplow and then worked at Glaxo for 30 years in medical research. He now studies bumblebees and devotes his time to improving their future as they try to cope with all that threatens to kill them. He grows bee-friendly flowers on his allotments and performs monthly surveys of bees in the Chilterns. His talk would be based on these questions:


Desert Island Flicks
May 26 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Quentin Falk

With an illustrated talk, journalist, local author and critic Quentin Falk explains his lifelong passion for cinema in ten famous and not-so-famous film clips.

Quentin has written ten books, including the award-nominated Travels in Greeneland: The Cinema of Graham Greene as well as acclaimed biographies of Anthony Hopkins, Albert Finney and Alfred Hitchcock. He has reviewed films for the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, and Sunday Mirror, and was also Editor of Screen International, the industry trade paper, and Academy, the BAFTA journal.