Speakers at our monthly meetings

October 2020: Having temporarily suspended our planned programme of speakers, Dawlish and District U3A are now hosting our monthly meeting on Zoom.  Please see this news item for further information.

Zoom meetings start at 2pm unless otherwise stated. A link to the meeting will be circulated to Dawlish and District U3A members in advance of each meeting but if you haven’t received this please contact enquiries@u3a.dawlish.info.


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)
17/05/2021 Lucy Mottram and colleague A picture of waste in Devon (Zoom)

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