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Monthly Meeting &
Coffee Mornings: the next one will be
on Wednesday 04 December in Stoke Newington.
For more information contact Sally here.
Course: this is a new concept for
iU3A, a different way for learning. Power and
Politics in Today’s World: 'Today's World'
ranges from the huge euphoria that accompanied the
collapse of communism in the late 1980s to the
politics of fear and resentment that has overtaken
much of the world since 2016, focusing on how did we
get from there to here, what comes next and what could
lead us to a better politics? Professor of Political
Science Ian Shapiro plans to answer these questions
for Yale University students and share his lectures,
which are about an hour long, as videos on YouTube. He
introduces the course here. Our first meeting (on 17
January) will introduce the course, show people
how to access it on their computer or smartphone,
discuss different ways of covering the material and
when to review progress. The idea is for Group members
to see each subsequent lecture at home before coming
together to discuss it once a month for about 90
minutes. It will meet at 10.30am on the 3rd Friday of
each month. The series should last for about 11
sessions. If you are interested, please contact Sue
'Members On Their Own' (MOTO) Group: a MOTO group would be specifically for people living alone who would like the company of others in the same situation. They would welcome the opportunity to join a group which might offer activities during the day, in the evening and at weekends. The group would be self-supporting, agreeing their own parameters and deciding for themselves how they want to arrange their activities. The activities would be as varied and as eclectic as the group members themselves. MOTO is not a lunch club although Sunday lunches are popular. It would be just like any other Islington U3A group with its own co-ordinator and deciding how it wished to proceed (frequency of meetings, events, locations etc) and what it wanted to do. If you are interested in this suggestion please contact Sue Welsford here.
Members Handbook: by popular demand we have created a hard copy Members Handbook to help members find out about the basic provisions available at iU3A. Over the next few weeks we will be distributing these. Look out for your personal copy. We hope you enjoy it and find it a useful reference guide.
Survey: The National U3A is carrying
out one of its periodic surveys of members’ views.
This will only be going to a sample of members so we
do not know to whom it is being sent. Nonetheless if
you receive it do please complete and return as
indicated, and it will be very helpful in developing
U3A activities. If you have any queries about this
survey please contact our secretary Chris Bulford here.