Haywards Heath & District U3A

ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS

 

Group Leader:  Alan Simmonds   Tel: 01403-274647 / 07591-540708

 

Group Convenor:  Diana Cawdery 01444-484560

 

Meetings held: Monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month, (except in August & December); 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

 

Venue: Presentation Hall, New England Road, Haywards Heath. RH16 3LE..  There is a car park behind the church.

 

This is a lively and enthusiastic Group which since it started in 2012 has had a fascinating range of talks about ancient worlds from the dawn of civilisation to the New World.

 

We have studied the growth of civilisations, their art and architecture, their culture, their beliefs and philosophy, and famous figures from the ancient past.

 

Our monthly meetings take the form of talks/presentations illustrated with members’ own photographs of places visited, or information obtained from books or the Internet about particular civilisations in which they have developed an interest.

 

New members will be warmly welcomed; no experience necessary, just an interest in this fascinating subject.

 

Updated Programme for  2017/18

 

DATE                     SUBJECT                                   SPEAKER

2017

September 27      Prehistory of Dartmoor                Philip Metherell

 

October 25           Birth of Rome- Myth & Legend   Jeff Bliss

 

November 22       Ancient Mesopotamia Part 2       Peter Leigh

 

December           NO MEETING

 

2018

 January 28         Mount Athos                                  Michael Misler

 

February 28        Evolution of Homo Sapiens        Philip Metherell

 

March 24            Discovery of Egypt from               Carole Andrews

                            Adventurers to Archaeologists

 

April 25              Hadrian’s Wall                               Alan Simmonds

 

 May 23               tba

 

June 27              tba

 

July 25               Ancient Mesopotamia Part 3      Peter Leigh

 

All members with an interest in ancient history are welcome to join us