Speakers at our monthly meetings

Meetings start at 2pm and are held at the Manor House, Old Town Street, Dawlish unless otherwise stated.


18/01/2021 Cllr Alison Foden The role of Mayor of Dawlish (Zoom)
15/02/2021 Tony Cannon Devon Air Ambulance – an update (Zoom)
15/03/2021 Philippa Davies (of Dawlish Nub) Questions and answers about  life in journalism (Zoom)
Report of talk
19/04/2021 John Polley Driving under London (talk held over from March 2020) (Zoom)
Report of talk
17/05/2021 Lucy Mottram and Bobby Hughes (Recycle Devon team) A picture of waste in Devon (Zoom)
21/06/2021 No speaker Catch up with u3a friends on the Lawn, Dawlish
19/07/2021 Lynne McVernon Making it all up…
16/08/2021 Phil Badcott Folklore of bygone Devon – anecdotes from the nineteenth century
20/09/2021 Guest speaker: Susan Parker, Trustee for South West u3a Annual General Meeting
18/10/2021 Dr Keith Hooper Oliver Twist: Parable, providence and the poor
15/11/2021 Cllr Martin Wrigley Challenges facing local government and the role of Councillor
20/12/2021 Christmas quiz and festivities


17/01/2022 Becki White and Jo Fishwick (The Barton Surgery) Social prescribing
21/02/2022 David Gearing Dawlish Life in Pictures 1865-1925
21/03/2022 Derek Gore (Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter) The Vikings in the West Country
18/04/2022 Tara Bowers (Exeter Community Energy) Healthy homes for wellbeing
16/05/2022 Robert Hesketh Smuggling in Devon

For further information about individual monthly talks please see our Monthly Meeting News.

Previous speakers 


20th January: Mike Temple – Mercy Ships
17th February: Mike Harrison – The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Unfortunately, from March to October our monthly meetings were cancelled in line with government guidance on group activities.

16th November: Hugh Scudder – The Christmas shoebox appeal for Moldova (Zoom)
14th December: Toby Sherwin – Life between the tides at Dawlish (Zoom)
21st December: Christmas lunch – unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions.


21st January: Laura Cowie – Cyber Crime
18th  February : Elizabeth Burstone – How Green are you? Recycling in Teignbridge
18th March : Sue Larbaiestier – Meeting Children who have autism
15th April : David Gearing – History of Dawlish Warren
20th May May : AGM
17th June: Neil Howell – Tales from the grave
15th July: Felicity Harper – ‘The Courtenay family of Powderham Castle’
August: Break
16th September: Fair trade – Dawlish Fair Trade friends
21st October: Kevin Needham – ‘From seaweed to satellites’
18th November: Michael Hull – ‘Driving safer for longer’
16th December – Christmas event