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This page shows the next main current events happening in iU3A. For other things happening in the Borough use the Other Opportunities link to the right.

If you would like to find out more about what's on across the London Region or at the National level of The Third Age Trust or you would like to see information about past monthly meetings please use the links in the box on the right.



Special Events — Diary Dates for 2024
iU3A Monthly Meetings: for the talk each month see the details below.

Summer Party, Thursday 20 June, Olden Gardens. Details to follow.

u3a Festival 2024, 17-19 July, York University: see full details on our Other Opportunities page.

Monthly Meetings, Speakers Programme
We'd ask that your latest arrival time is at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time: this will enable you to find a seat and allow us to start promptly, thanks.

Remember you can also now view recordings of our previous Monthly Meetings. Use the link in the top right box to see all our 'Past Monthly Meetings'.

DATE MONTHLY MEETING PROGRAMME
25 Apr Christian WolChristian Wolmarmar: The Liberation Line: This tells the story of the railway workers who rebuilt the lines in France after D-Day. Christian is a British journalist and author of 20 books, specialising in transport, mainly railways, was the Transport Correspondent at The Independent from 1992-97 and still writes for The Guardian. He is one of our leading commentators and broadcasters and stood for Mayor in 2012.
23 May
Andrew Whitehead: London's Most SensatiAndrew Whiteheadonal Shootout: A dramatic shoot-out in Stepney in 1911 and the Latvian emigres who were responsible for that and several other high profile shootings. Andrew's new book will be published this spring: A Devilish Kind of Courage: Anarchists, Aliens and the Siege of Sidney Street. Andrew is a historian, lecturer, journalist, honorary professor at Nottingham University, and teaches American undergraduate students in London for Global Education Oregon. He was Editor of BBC World Service News.

The further dates for 2024 are: 27 Jun, 25 Jul, 22 Aug, 26 Sept, 24 Oct, 28 Nov.
Outings
These are organised from time to time by members to places of interest in London and the Home Counties. Destinations are varied and can always be reached by public transport, usually within the Freedom Pass Zone, but occasionally a bit further afield. Forthcoming Outings are advertised in WOW. They are open to all members. Reports on previous Outings can be found on our Recent News webpage. If you want to arrange a visit or have a suggestion to make for Outings Coordinator, Judith Altshul, to research and plan, please contact her at outingscoord.iu3a@gmail.com.

Thursday 21 March, Eltham Palace: all-day visit. Meet at London Bridge at 10am, short train ride to Mottingham, return to London Bridge by 4pm. Eltham Palace was once a Tudor royal residence and was transformed in the 1930s by Stephen and Virginia Courtauld into a fashionable art deco mansion. There are 9 acres of award-winning gardens in both medieval and modern styles. We will explore the house and gardens. Lunch at the cafe at the Palace or bring a picnic lunch. Admission £16, £14 for over 65s, free for members of Art Fund or English heritage. Details will be sent if you sign up. Please email Judith Altshul at outingscoord.iu3a@gmail.com.

Friday 19 April, Keats House, Hampstead: afternoon only, meeting at the house. This will be a self-guided tour, preceded by a talk from a knowledgeable volunteer about the life and works of this treasured Romantic Poet. Details will be sent if you sign up. Cost £8.40, Concessions £5, Art Pass — free, National Trust member £5. Please email Judith as above.
 
IT Support Meetings
These happen once a month. See the group page for details here: IT Support Group
And remember their guides — you can see their latest one here: Minimise the stress of a stolen phone 

Coffee Mornings
Coffee mornings Our iU3A coffee mornings are a popular way of getting to know other members. They are on varying days of the week and are free to iU3A members. See the latest Bulletin for the date of the next coffee morning.

Sally FoxThey are organised by Sally Fox. To book up for any of them please email Sally here. She will then advise you that you are booked. If you can't attend a coffee morning you've booked for, please let her know.
 


Pub Lunches

iU3A's pub lunches provide an opportunity for members to meet each other in a social atmosphere. They take place monthly, around Islington. If you are buying a lunch the cost is around £10 to £12 with drinks being extra. If you'd like to come along to one of these please email Andy Watson here for more information or to reserve your place.

Andy WilsonEach of our lunches held so far have attracted about 15 iU3A members who've enjoyed some good chat. While originally conceived to attract more male members there has been good support from women members. Do come along and join us.

Details of the Pub Lunch Groups schedule can be found in Beacon or in WOW.


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