Ealing u3a talks

Ealing U3A is offering two summer talks to members of Crouch End & District u3a and others in the London region. These are hybrid talks with Ealing u3a members in the venue and others on Zoom.

Thursday, 11 August at 10:15 a.m.
Robert Seatter : 100 Years of the BBC – milestone moments in the life of the nation’s broadcaster
In 2022, the BBC becomes the first major public service broadcaster to mark 100 years of continuous broadcasting. BBC’s Head of History Robert Seatter will walk us through the century, its shifting changes in technology, its important national moments, its shifting sense of nationhood – but most importantly how it is part of all our deeply personal and social memory.

With a 25-year career at the BBC working across the Corporation including roles in BBC Education, BBC World Service and BBC Worldwide, Robert is leading on all history and heritage aspects of the BBC’s centenary, and has written Broadcasting Britain: 100 years of the BBC, to be published by Dorling Kindersley in autumn 2022. Prior to the BBC, Robert worked in publishing, teaching and acting. He is also an award-winning poet, with five published collections, and an active member of Ealing’s own Questors Theatre. Robert will give his talk in Ealing Green Church.

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Thursday, 25 August at 10:15 a.m.
Neil Stevenson : Two men and a boy: the story of the discovery of Tutankhamun
This talk tells the story of how Howard Carter, supported by Lord Carnarvon, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. Neil will reveal who Tutankhamun was, as well as his parents, grandparents, his wife and children, and show some of the wonderful items discovered in his tomb

Neil first became interested in Ancient Egypt in 1986 during a business trip to Cairo. Since then he has made over 40 visits to Egypt, the most recent being in December 2019. He has completed several continuing education courses at Liverpool University covering various aspects of Egyptology. He is a member of the Egyptian Exploration Society, a Friend of the Petrie Museum and was a founder member of Horus Egyptology Society in Wigan, one of the largest Ancient Egypt societies in the UK. He has supported the Amenhotep lll Temple Conservation Project for over 15 years. Neil is the u3a national subject advisor for Egyptology, and has given numerous talks and run courses on Egyptology. He is the Trustee for North West England with 100 u3as and around 45,000 members. He is a former chair of his u3a Neil will give his talk in Ealing Green Church.
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