As we approach autumn, Brecon u3a will restart its academic year on Thursday, September 14, with a talk by historian Huw Williams, examining some fascinating insights into Brecon’s developing 19th century history.

On the following Thursday, September 21, Hugh Purcell will explore his relationship with Oswald Mosley and on September 28, John Rath will be exploring the career of the extraordinary diva, Dame Adelina Patti.

Brecon u3a is an organisation welcoming those not in full-time employment.

The group meet and socialise at at Theatr Brycheiniog with talks, presentations and often educational visits.

There will also be a special guided tour of the David Jones exhibition at Y Gaer museum and gallery by its curator Peter Wakelin.

In tandem, William Gibbs will conduct members in the adjacent gallery showing other artists’ impressions of Llanthony Abbey.

Interspersed with the above, special interest groups are inviting members to start singing in their newly formed choir, or perhaps consider play reading, creative writing, scrabble, British constitution discussions, Earth science, archaeology and much more. 

A spokesperson for Brecon u3a said: "Those who already know about the joys of Brecon u3a will be attending again on Thursday 14th September from 9.30am for registration (renewing membership) and coffee.

"Why not come along and give Brecon u3a a try? You can attend for a couple of weeks without being a member - the cost would be £2 for the day to cover the fees of Theatre Brycheiniog’s lovely canal-side facilities.

"If you join, membership is £35.00 a year. This includes term-time weekly meetings, at least three events each week, access to Travel Desk outings and, of course, fun and friendship."

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