Modern History’ is not ,as you might think, a contradiction in terms but covers the last 150 or so years and plenty of ‘history’ took place during that period!
Our topics are sometimes NZ based ( Edward Gibbon Wakefield, Parihaka, early Chinese in NZ, NZ’s contribution to the UN) or anywhere else in the world ( The new Silk Road, Ukraine, Building the Panama Canal, Churchill’s finances, North Korea, The 60’s and so on). The presentations are not only of interest as stand alone topics but we have been amazed at how often they have given us a deeper insight into many current issues and events. Our group meets on the third morning of the month at Heart of the Bays . We currently have 16 members - new members and visitors are always welcome
Heart of the Bays
In June 2021 the the group had a stand at the ‘Have a go’ day in the Heart of the Bays (community rooms) Browns Bay. Members of the group were there to share groups aspirations and to solicit potential new U3A members. in the Browns Bay Community rooms.