U3a will host author and retired chef Philip Caine at Haslemere Hall on Monday, June 10.

The event will start at 2pm and Philip will talk about his various careers, initially as a chef and hotel manager. Before moving into the North Sea oil industry and latterly, moving within the same business to Algeria and Nigeria.

He has also worked in Kazakhstan and Russia and in varying roles in Baghdad and Dubai. Philip retired in 2015 and began writing and public speaking. Since then, he has spoken at more than 500 venues and written seven fictional adventure thrillers and two crime thrillers.

U3a members and their guests and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Tea and biscuits are provided.

U3a is a charity for people who are no longer working full-time or raising a family and gives them opportunities to develop their interests, make new friends and have fun.