How the King died
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.