Tuesday, 10th May 2022 at 2.30pm
In May, our speaker will be distinguished economist Richard Smethurst. Former Provost of Worcester College Oxford and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Oxford University, Dick Smethurst was an adviser to Harold Wilson, Jim Callaghan and Roy Jenkins during the 1970s. Later he was Deputy Chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. For many years, Dick has given WEA courses on economics in Maidenhead. He will talk about his experiences in these roles and how crises impact economic policy.
The meeting will again be held at the Desborough Bowling Club at 10 Green Lane, Maidenhead SL6 1XZ (Green Lane is just off Stafferton Link and Bray Lane; there is plenty of free parking). Please aim to arrive between 2.00 and 2.15pm, wearing a face covering. Please remember to wear your u3a lanyard at the monthly meeting.
Covid protection – We recognise that, while government regulations have relaxed, Covid infections continue to be high and u3a members may still be vulnerable even though the majority of our members are likely to have been double vaccinated and had a booster. As we are meeting indoors, please wear a face covering as soon as you arrive to ensure the greatest level of mutual protection. If you have not been vaccinated or cannot wear a face covering, please sit at the back. Our concern is to do everything we can to protect all our members.
If you have any comments before or after the meeting, or suggestions for talks, please contact Speaker Organiser, Philip Ratcliffe