How the King died

Loughborough Echo - - VILLAGE NEWS -

WHITWICK and Dis­trict U3A will hold its monthly Gen­eral Meet­ing on Fri­day, Septem­ber 15.

The U3A opens up learn­ing and so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties to re­tired peo­ple, along with op­por­tu­ni­ties to make new friend­ships. Mem­bers are in­volved in a wide range of In­ter­est Groups, all based on the self-help ethos.

At the gen­eral meet­ing, group lead­ers and oth­ers will be on hand to an­swer ques­tions and pass on in­for­ma­tion. With over 270 mem­bers from the lo­cal area, our U3A is thriv­ing.

Ev­ery­one is as­sured of a warm wel­come; the U3A is a non-po­lit­i­cal and non-re­li­gious or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The speaker at Septem­ber’s meet­ing will be Pro­fes­sor Sarah Hainsworth and her topic is “The work of a foren­sic en­gi­neer”.

Pro­fes­sor Hainsworth is head of the School of En­gi­neer­ing at Le­ices­ter Univer­sity. Her spe­cial­ism is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the forces and fac­tors in­volved in stab­bing and sim­i­lar in­ci­dents.

This ex­per­tise was called for in look­ing at the re­mains of King Richard III to pro­vide ev­i­dence of how he re­ceived his fa­tal in­juries.

From poleaxes and hal­berds to present-day crimes, we are as­sured of a fas­ci­nat­ing look at an un­usual area of work.

To lis­ten to Pro­fes­sor Hainsworth and find out more about Whitwick and Dis­trict U3A, come along to St. David’s Church Hall, Broom Leys, Coalville LE67 4RL.

Please ar­rive at 1.45pm for a 2pm start.

Al­ter­na­tively, search on­line for http://www.whitwick­u3a.org.uk/where full de­tails of Whitwick and Dis­trict U3A are avail­able.

The skull of King Richard III. Photo: Univer­sity of Le­ices­ter/PA Wire.

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