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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 of 10.30am: 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
27 June Bob Gilbert: The Mystery of the UndeBob Gilbertrground Mosquito: Bob has been a stand-up comedian, community worker, head of a residential field studies centre, and a director for Islington Council. His travels include walking glaciers in Kashmir and shadowing a Sudanese river by mule. His column on urban wildlife in the Ham and High ran for 28 years. He continues to campaign passionately for inner city conservation.

James Naughtie, who was to have been the speaker, has had to cancel because of the General Election.
25 July
Frances Crook: Democracy Frances CrookMatters: Creating a Senate: Frances Crook was the chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform for more than 30 years. She was also a non-executive director of an NHS trust, a university governor and a trustee of various charities.

In 2022 she set up the Commission on Political Power with her co-convenor, Baroness Frances D'Souza, the former Speaker of the House of Lords, and a group of eminent Commissioners. The commission is publishing a series of short papers setting out ideas for constitutional reform. So far papers have covered creation of a Senate, dealing with financial corruption in politics, engaging citizens, reform of the executive and the head of state.

The further dates for 2024 are: 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.

Friday 7 June, Ely: with a guided tour of Ely Cathedral. We will leave King’s Cross shortly after 9.30am, arriving at 10.53. Coffee will be available within the Cathedral grounds, followed by a tour of Ely Cathedral. After lunch members can visit the Stained-Glass Museum and/or Cromwell’s House as well as explore Ely. The return train fare is £25 with a senior railcard. The cathedral tour costs £14, (payable in advance to the U3A Treasurer); for the Stained-Glass museum it is £6 (Art fund free); for Cromwell’s House it is £6.50.

For more information and details on how to pay, please contact Judith Altshul 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

Andy WatsonWe meet once a month on a Wednesday in pubs mainly in Islington from about 12.30-3.00pm. If you want lunch, you can order a meal or a snack at the bar. We have a wide variety of people and you are sure to find someone to talk to. New members will be greeted and made welcome. It’s a social gathering and everyone enjoys a good chat for an hour or two. If you'd like to come along to one of these please email Andy Watson here for more information or to reserve your place.

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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