Plymouth University of the Third Age


Ancient History

Group Leader: Jenny & Ian
Venue: Wolseley Trust Conference Centre
Day: 2nd Wednesday
Time: 14:00

The group is using up to date archaeological finds as a starting point for topics. Each month we have a new topic so new members can join at any time. No previous knowledge required. Research is optional. Listen or join in discussions, whatever you feel comfortable with. New members very welcome.

Family History

Group Leader: Keith
Venue: Member's Homes
Day: 3rd Wednesday
Time: 10:00

Family history research.

Modern History

Group Leader: George
Venue: Wolseley Trust Conference Centre
Day: 4th Tuesday
Time: 10:30

The group is currently studying the history of the world in the 20th Century, largely based on the BBC series "The Peoples Century" plus other DVDs

Medieval History

Group Leader: Alan & Susanna
Venue: The Swarthmore Centre, Mutley Plain
Day: 3rd Wednesday
Time: 14:00

FORUM FOR THE STUDY AND ENJOYMENT OF MEDIEVAL ENGLISH HISTORY
21 June: Invaders & Invasions
19 July: King Arthur: History or Legend?
August – no meeting
IN SEPTEMBER WE START TO STUDY THE ANGLO-SAXONS

Military History

Group Leader: Tom
Venue: Wolseley Trust Conference Centre
Day: 2nd Thursday
Time: 10:00

Demonstration of “weapons & tactics of the SOE” at the Military History Group— using a replica weapon.Our group continues to thrive with some 30 members now ‘on the books’ as we move into our third year Most pleasingly, our group seems to attract both sexes in almost equal numbers.
Our choice of subjects is as wide as ever and, as our collective confidence grows, an increasing number of members are now prepared to both research and then present their own military history subjects.
Our talks this year have included presentations on the Battle of Arnhem, Mountbatten’s Flying Boats, Executions for Desertion and Cowardice in WW1, U-Boat ace Gunther Prien and the history of the German armoured vehicle.
We toured a nuclear submarine last summer and have ambitious plans for further out-ings later this year. In addition, the group has formed small research cells of our own to tackle original research of lasting value to the Plymouth area whilst at the same time inviting several non-group members to present their own specialist subjects to the group. The list of possible ideas shows no signs of drying up from our core of military history enthusiasts, proving once again that our silver-haired generation still has much to offer.
We toured a nuclear submarine last summer and have ambitious plans for further out-ings later this year. In addition, the group has formed small research cells of our own to tackle original research of lasting value to the Plymouth area whilst at the same time inviting several non-group members to present their own specialist subjects to the group. The list of possible ideas shows no signs of drying up from our core of military history enthusiasts, proving once again that our silver-haired generation still has much to offer.