Thank you for visiting the Military History Subject Adviser’s Page.
Over the last few years my predecessor as Subject Advisor, Ian Philpott, and I have been building up a National Register of U3A Groups which are actively addressing the topic of Military History. The information kept in the register is essentially intended to facilitate interaction between groups and includes contact information for group leaders and topics recently covered.
Thirty Groups are currently included in the register but I am sure there are more than that amongst the many hundreds of U3As across the country. If you are currently leading a group or thinking about setting one up please use the facilities on this page to contact me and I will send you the register. Hopefully it might contain details of a group not too far from you that might be able to share speakers or presentation material.
I would also be interested to have feedback on an idea I have been developing to enable members to participate in meetings remotely by means of Skype or similar technology. A number of the members of my own group which is based in Banstead Surrey (near Epsom Downs), are not in the best of health so I am considering how they might participate from their homes.
Finally I should note that a number of the existing groups undertake trips to militarily interesting venues including museums in the UK and battlefields abroad. Often they are looking for extra people who might fill up their quota in a coach or a hotel. Thus even if you are not already in a group or in a position to form one, it is still worth registering your interest with me as it might be possible to offer you the opportunity of a place or places on a tour passing near to you.
Please do get in touch if you have an interest in Military History.