Islington U3A
Monthly Meeting (Monthly Talk and 2nd Subject)
1st Subject Monthly Talk: At the meeting on Thursday 25 April the speaker will be Karen Thurman, Art Conservationist, on 'Photography as Art'. See the What's On page here for details of her talk.

This is in Seminar Room 5, Resource for London (RfL), 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA. Registration opens at 9.45am for a prompt 10.30 start. Finish at 11.30. There is step-free access and the meeting room has an induction loop. There are refreshments available beforehand in our meeting room, so you can meet up and chat with other members over a cup of tea or coffee. If you haven't been to a monthly meeting previously, our welcome team will be there to say "hello" and help you find your way around.

2nd Subject — New Feature: We are going to start broadening our monthly meeting. We have the hall for the whole morning so we intend to have the Monthly Talk (as before) but also now add a 2nd Subject (from 12.00 to 12.45). This second part will feature a variety of material, things like computer training, presentations from some Groups, special subjects, etc. For Thursday 25 April the subject is 'Cloud Storage systems and DropBox'. Watch future Bulletins for more information on all the topics to be covered in the 'Monthly Meetings, 2nd Subject'.

Please note the dates for future Monthly Meetings. This year they do not follow a fixed pattern (due to lack of availability of RfL) The dates are: 23 May, 27 June, 25 July, 19 September, 24 October, 28 November.

For information about our last talk go to the News page here.

What's On
Coffee Mornings: iU3A's coffee mornings enable members to get to know others who live near them. The next one will be on Wednesday 24 April in Stoke Newington and there are still places available. To reserve a place email Sally at: coffeeiu3a@gmail.com.

Pub Lunches: The next one will be on Thursday 16 May at The Alwyne Castle
, 83 St Paul's Rd, Highbury, London N1 2LY. Lunch starts from 12:15 and ends when the last members decide to leave. For more information contact Howard at: publunchesiu3a@gmail.com.

Clues Trail, Sunday 16 June: this will be the first of two of these popular events in 2019. This year's area chosen to explore: Hoxton. Get your thinking caps ready. Further info to follow in next Bulletin including how to buy a ticket.

Summer Party: Thursday 20 June, 6.00-8.00pm. Further details to follow but put the date in your diary now! Entrance by ticket only.

Outing to Strawberry Hill House, Monday 24 June: full details of this iU3A outing are now available here. You can register your interest here. Once you register you will be sent details of how you can pay. We'll be closing registration (and payment) for this Outing on 14th May — so don't leave it too long.

Groups
Music Circle: Unfortunately this group is no longer able to meet. If you have a passion for music and would like to run this group, or a similar type of group, listening to and appreciating recorded music in a relaxed setting, please do contact Judith Altshul or Sue Welsford
to express your interest.

Art: Life Drawing: is now running weekly instead of fortnightly, from the beginning of May, by popular request. There are still a few spaces available.

New Groups: We welcome suggestions for new groups. So if by yourself or with other members you would like to be involved in extending our range of groups to include an activity or interest which is currently not covered, do get in touch with your ideas. A new group needs an enthusiastic member (or several members) whom we will help to establish and run it. Please contact Sue Welsford groupsnew.iu3a@gmail.com if there is a group you would like to set up.

Other Opportunities Regional and National Events
Events: these are now on the page What's On — Regionally & Nationally, linked from the What's On Page. Go to the iU3A 'What's On' page, then click on the link 'What's On — Regionally & Nationally' in the first paragraph. From that page, under the box titled 'Other Opportunities, click on the 'here' in the sidebar on the right, or use the direct link here.

London Region Summer School 2019: now open for booking. The details are on the Other Opportunities page here. Please note that sessions book up quickly, so they advise booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Various Factors Involved in Ageing: the Centre for Human and Applied Physiological Sciences, Guy's Campus, King's College London, are currently recruiting for two studies. Further information can be found in their recruitment email here and the study poster here.
 
VOICE: this initiative, which started in Newcastle, has now come to London Imperial College. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting involved in health research. More information here.
 
Citizen Science: see information about a research project by Sanayah Malik of UCL on the Other Opportunities page here.

Feedback
We'd love to hear your feedback on anything, or if you have any general queries for iU3A, or any suggestions, please email the Chair here.

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Bulletin compiled by Wil Ransome. If you have any Bulletin input requests contact comms@islingtonu3a.org