Monthly Meetings via Zoom

Monthly Meeting via Zoom October 14th, 2020
This month the ‘guest’ speaker was a double act. Terry Hill and myself were the presenters talking about trekking in the Khumbu (also known as the Everest Region) which is a region of north eastern Nepal on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. This is the home of the Sherpa people. We have both completed this trek up to a height of 5500m where oxygen is reduced to 50% of that at sea level. We were younger then.

NOVEMBER 11th, 2020 – Monthly Zoom Meeting 2.00 pm to approx 3.00pm
Many people who travel around giving talks to U3A groups have made the transition and are offering zoom presentations. We have booked our first one for this meeting:

A Nice Cup of Tea- a Potted History of Tea
The British answer to any problem or crisis is often a cup of tea! If you have had a shock or an upset someone will make you a nice cup of tea. But how did the British love affair with tea start? It is a fascinating tale of adventure, taxes, criminality, temperance, rationing and a morale booster in World War I and II. You’ll also find out how a hungry Duchess with a taste for a ‘cuppa’ established the ritual of afternoon tea.

Talk length – 42 minutes. Presenter: Sandy Leong who is an international, professional speaker, and published author.

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