Kenton & District U3A Noticeboard

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Kenton & District U3A will be held on Wednesday June 27th 2018 at 10.00 am at the Century Bowling & Sports Club, Logan Road, Wembley HA9 8PY

Notice is hereby given that the of the Kenton & District U3A will be held on Wednesday June 27th 2018 at 10.00 am at the Century Bowling & Sports Club, Logan Road, Wembley HA9 8PY.


After the meeting there will be a talk by Peter Cox on "Growing up in London" followed by refreshments.

We need your nominations for the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair (up to 2), Secretary, Treasurer and Committee members.

Please note that completed nomination forms must be received by the Secretary, Judith Littman by Wednesday May 23rd 2018 at the latest. A nomination form is attached. Please print off the forms you need - one form for each nominee.

Members may submit proposed and seconded motions for discussion at the AGM to the secretary, Judith Littman no later than Wednesday May 23rd 2018. A form for submission of a motion is attached. All nominees and proposers must be fully paid-up members of Kenton & District U3A for 2018/2019

If you have trouble opening the attachments or if you have any queries please contact Judith Littman at or telephone 020 8904 6116.

NB this notification, forms for nominations for officers and committee members and the form to propose a motion can be found on our website:

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of last year's AGM
3. Chair Report
4. Treasurer Report
5. To approve accounts for the year 2017-18
6. Election of committee and honorary officers
7. To approve the appointment of independent examiner for the accounts
8. To approve changes to the Constitution (details to follow)
9. Proposed motions
10. Any other business



Wednesday June 27th - our AGM followed by a talk by Peter Cox on "Growing up in London"

Wednesday July 25th - a talk by a speaker from GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital)

Wednesday August 22nd Danny Trupp, son of our member Sheila Trupp, will talk on "Tunnelling in London - History, techniques and where next?" Danny will explain how and why London has developed through tunnelling for railways and utilities, noting current projects such as Crossrail (Elizabeth Line), Tideway (super sewer) and others beside. He will bring to life the basic engineering concepts, logistics and how we minimise impacts during construction. There will be some anecdotes and interaction, to help demonstrate just how reliant we are on Civil Engineering. Wednesday September 26th- a talk on an aspect of police work by Simon Rose BSc MBA, Detective Chief Superintendent, Borough Commander, Barnet who is based at Colindale Police Station

Wednesday October 24th - David Burnell (topic tbc)

Wednesday November 28th - "A 9 year old Jewish boy hides from the Nazis in Belgium in WW2 - this is his story" - told to us by his cousin, our member Melvyn Leach

Monthly meetings are held from 10.00 - 12.00 (unless otherwise advised) at the Century Bowling & Sports Club, Logan Road, Wembley (entrance between 51 - 53). There is a car park, but if it is full please park in Logan Road itself. There are no parking restrictions in Logan Road unless there are street signs indicating that it is an Event Day at Wembley. There will be a chance to ask questions of the speakers at the monthly meetings, refreshments will be available and there will be an opportunity to socialise.

Please note: Guests will be charged £5 to attend monthly meetings. This will include refreshments. This amount will be deducted from their membership subscription if they join Kenton & District U3A.

People who have not yet joined may come along to one interest group meeting without charge.

If you do not drive and have difficulty getting to monthly meetings or an interest group please let us know if you would like someone to pick you up by car and we will see if we can arrange this for you. You can speak to Judith Littman on 020 8904 6116 or email

Travel Club - Coach Trip to Winchester, Tuesday, July 31st - A guided tour is planned of Winchester College, plus Winchester Cathedral (or Historic Winchester - to be decided). Cost up to £42 each (depending on numbers). CLICK HERE for further details and to register your interest, contact: Diana O'Reardon 020 3645 7348, 07814 412687. Deadline for responses is Wednesday July 11th. (NB: This outing replaces Diana's second City Garden Walk previously announced for this date - see below).

Travel Club - 100th Anniversary Commemorative Tour to Ypres - November 2018 A three or four day tour to Ypres in northern France is being considered to coincide with the 100th anniversary, on November 11th this year, of the armistice ending the First World War. See Flyer attached for outline details. Expressions of interest to Elaine Smith (


Healthy Living Group - is moving Tuesdays From June 19th, Healthy Living Sessions will normally be on the 3rd Tuesday mornings of the month, rather than the 4th Tuesdays - see new KU3A Diary for dates.

Bridge Club - Please Check Kindly check directly with Normal Levy (020 8904 3906) about the next scheduled session.

MUSEUM & GALLERY VISITS Eva is planning a visit on Wednesday June 20th to the British Museum to see the critically acclaimed RODIN and the art of ancient Greece exhibition. Entrance fee is £17, concessions £14 and £8.50 with National Art Pass. Meet at Preston Road Underground Station waiting room at 12:45pm. Eva is also proposing a visit to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy on Wednesday July 18th. Kindly let Eva know if you are interested in either:, 020 8907 5691.

QUIRKY LONDON VISITS - Royal Albert Hall August 14th - A guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall has been arranged for the morning of August 14th - see flyer attached. The tour of this iconic building and music venue, opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria, includes the grand auditorium, the gallery and the royal box area. The visit will start with coffee and Danish pastries in the Verdi restaurant before the one-hour tour at 11:30am. The charge is £14 per person. We will meet at Preston Road Station - travel details nearer the time. Note: The hall and tour are wheelchair accessible and a wheelchair loan service is available but has to be requested in advance. Please advise Louise Bennett: or 020 8907 2060 or 07758 586813 if you would like to come. CLICK HERE for further details.

Play Reading - Monday June 18th and July 16th Vivienne Gould says, "I returned Bums on Seats after reading more of it and not liking it, so for June we now have Tim Firth's play Calendar Girls - need I say more except no stripping will be required!" (That's a relief - Ed.). Meet at 2pm at the Bowling Club. English Literature - Tuesday June 26th and July 10th David will continue his look at the English Literature of the 18th century and particularly Dr Samuel Johnson's life and works (including his Dictionary). Also have your copies of Vanity of Human Wishes to hand. 10am at the Bowling Club.

Film Club - What's On
Thursday July 5. Frenzy
Monday July 16 There's No Business Like Show Business
Thursday August 2 Mrs.Brown
Monday August 20 La Vie an Rose

Call Ruth Levere on 020 8909 1557 or email to confirm you plan to attend or check with Richard Stanton on 020 8866 2041 or email

Creative Gardening - Next meetings 2pm Thursday June 21st and July 19th Share your passion for gardening, exchange tips and even seeds & plant cuttings. Meetings are at 2pm on the third Thursday afternoon of the month at the Bowling Club. No booking required, just turn up.

Guided City Garden Walk - Thursday June 28th A guided garden walk around the City of London with Diana O'Reardon. History and Horticulture combined. The City's (not-so) Secret Gardens. Walking time (in City) up to 2.5 hours. Members of Kenton & District U3A - Free, Guests - £10 (if places available). For more information, or to book a place, contact Diana by email or phone 020 3645 7348, 07814 412687.

Rambling Group - Sunday July 15th Finsbury Park to Stamford Hill The route passes beautiful Finsbury Park, along the New River - created as a canal 400 years ago - past Stoke Newington reservoirs. Then to Clissold Park and Abney Park Cemetery. Cafe en-route or bring lunch. Contact and meeting details as above.

Magic of the Musicals - Returns Tuesday September 4th Mike Morrow's diverse interpretation of musicals and their particular magic returns to us on the first Tuesday of each month from September. 10am at the Bowling Club.

Art Appreciation - New Course starts Thursday September 6th Jennifer Mills will be running a further eight-week course every Thursday morning from Sep 6th (except Oct 4th) on The Virgin Mary in Renaissance and Baroque Art. Jennifer says "The course will look at scenes from the life of the Virgin, from her birth to her coronation as the Queen of Heaven. In the process we will consider artistic styles and techniques, composition, patronage and social context. This is NOT a theological course." 10am at the Bowling Club.

German Conversation - Now at the Bowling Club Meetings are now held at noon on the third Thursday of the month at the Bowling Club. New members welcome. Next dates are June 21st and July 19th.

Scrabble Group - Has moved to Monday afternoons Meetings are now held on Monday afternoons. The next meeting is at 2pm on July 2nd (not 4th). Contact Priscilla Dale for more information: 020 8904 9053,

Smartphone & Tablet User Tips - Next meeting Tuesday July 3rd Get answers to your queries and share tips and tricks about using your smartphone or tablet. Members should bring along and use their own equipment at the sessions - Please note M.Ka. has decided she can only manage queries about Apple devices. Meet at 2pm at the Bowling Club.

For further details of the above and other Groups, Walks, Visits and Outings and for contact details for the facilitators please see THE DIARY.


Do you have an idea for a new interest group, which you can organise or know someone else who might be persuaded to do so? Then contact one of the KU3A Interest Groups' Coordinators in person: Peter Rummer or Louise Bennett, or via email:

We have a specific request for someone to organise a Gentle Exercise group. If anyone knows of a trained person who could lead such a group please contact Peter or Louise.

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Please send any articles, reports, information and contributions to Marlene at or

NEWS FROM NATIONAL OFFICE - details of the LONDON REGION SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 on Tuesday 31st July - Thursday 2nd August.

Details of the U3A London Region Music Day on Saturday October 20th


We look forward to seeing you at some of our future meetings and group activities.