Kennet u3a Talks

Quarterly, we hold stimulating and informative presentations led by experts on a variety of interesting topics.  These talks are open to the public and we invite all to attend.

Location:  Kennet Valley Hall near Lockeridge, SN8 4EL

To receive an invitation to attend, please Contact Us.

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Previous Kennet u3a talk: 25 October 2023

The Kennet u3a Talk followed the 2023 AGM, at the Kennet Valley Hall in Lockeridge. For more information about the AGM, please click here.

The alk was entitled ‘Great Musical Moments’ and was presented by Robin Nelson. Robin is the Musical Director of the of the Swindon Choral Society and formerly Head of Music at Marlborough College. He is a renowned composer and ornithologist too. His presentation helped us to consider how music evokes our emotions and he focussed on a selection of composers and pieces such as the final top note in ‘Nessun dorma’. 

July Kennet Talk – ‘Dams and the World Water problem’ by Jonathan Hinks. Jonathan is the Technical Director at HR Wallingford and has considerable experience in this increasingly important field as the effects of climate change become more apparent. The recent damage to the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine raised awareness of the many issues associated with water management. We also heard about dam construction and the associated challenges including population resettlement.

An associated document, ‘A Fresh look at Earthquakes and Reservoirs’ can be found below.

To see some of our previous talks, click here.