Issue 35

February 2010







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Group Updates Cont’d

History of Architecture

The next History of Architecture lectures will be on Sunday, February 28th, March 28th and April 25th at St Roberts Centre, Roberts Street, from 3-5pm. The topic for this series is early twentieth century European architecture. Bring a friend.

History of Art
Revised History of Art Programme
January 13th 'Dutch Painting in the Golden Age'
January 27th 'Velázquez'

February 10th 'The Carracci & Domenichino'
February 24th 'Poussin & Claude'

Brian Souter
History, Local
The Local History programme for the remainder of this season is:-
15 February - York Minster at Night, Mr. Roy Pawsey
15 March - Yorkshire Henges, Mr. George Chaplain

19 April - "She was poor, but was she honest", Mr. John Luckett

History, Modern

"The Modern History group met for six sessions between Oct and Dec 2009 and the course has now ended.

It seems that there is sufficient demand to repeat the course and we plan to run it in autumn 2010.

Based on comments from participants it is likely that the next course will run for eight successive weeks Oct-Nov 2010, the extra time allowing for more discussion.

Members likely to be interested in attending the course should contact


David Davies

Keep Fit

Keep Fit.  We have restarted in an effort to get rid of the flab! New members are very welcome to join at any time. We meet at the Jennyfield Styan centre on Tuesday afternoons from 2-3pm.  Contact   for more information.


Val Cooke

Looking at Churches

The group continues to grow with membership in the region of 60 U3A students. Sadly the weather prevented the first meeting of the New Year but our second meeting got off to a good start with an illustrated talk on the fascinating subject of Chantries given by Michael Crosby our co-leader. Plans are in hand for outings when the spring and summer eventually arrive, to Coxwold and further afield to the ancient church of Escomb and Hexham Abbey - the monastic remains of which were faithfully restored by the architect Temple Moore shortly before he took over the building of St.Wilfrid’s Church in Harrogate. A year full of interest ahead.

Our next meeting will be taken by Patrick Bishop and the subject will be Fonts and Baptism.


Patrick Bishop


The group continues to meet in Hampsthwaite Village Room on first and third Wednesdays from 2-4pm.

The current session runs to 31st March. Numbers at present, although from 8 to 12, are almost too few to recover the cost of room hire at a reasonable rate so alternative arrangements may be necessary for April onwards.


Chris Rush