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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

Please note: There is no monthly meeting in December.

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

VACANCY - KU3A MAGAZINE EDITOR - Marlene Knepler has indicated that she will not be able to produce our Magazine in future. If you are able to take on this very valuable publicatgion, please contact Vivien Spiteri 020 8907 1756


Healthy Living Group - Future Topics The November topic for discussion is Preparing for Winter. There will be no meeting in December.

Music Appreciation - The next meeting is at 2 pm on November 15th at Marlene's. Fromm January meetings will be held at the Bowling Club. BRIDGE CLUB Kindly check directly with Normal Levy (020 8904 3906) about the next scheduled session.

There are two visits arranged in November.

The tour of the Houses of Parliament is heavily over-subscribed. However, there are still a few places left for the visit to the Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 20th. There will be a guided tour of the museum and a visit to the huge underground chamber which was the entrance to the tunnel. This outing follows the very interesting talk on tunnelling in London at October's monthly meeting. The tour costs £6.

Further details of all these visits are in the attachment. If you want to come to any of these visits contact Louise Bennett 020 8907 2060, 07758 586813 (email

English Literature - Now restarting Tuesday, November 13th
With November 2018 being the 100th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities, David Harris is going to spend some time in November looking at some First World War literature. On November 13th we will look at a few appropriate poems: The Soldier (Rupert Brooke); Dulce in Decorum Est (Wilfred Owen); Square Dance (Roger McGough); Break of Day in the Trenches (Isaac Rosenberg); Men Who March Away (Thomas Hardy).

German Conversation - New leader and revised dates Please note that future meetings will be held at noon on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Preston Pub (not at the Bowling Club) and will be led by Godfrey Manning of Harrow U3A (Tel: 020 8958 5113, email

Film Club - What's On

Films for the rest of the year are: Thursday November 1st Educating Rita; Monday November 19th The Odd Couple; Thursday December 6th The Spy who Came in from the Cold; Monday December 17th A Beautiful Mind.

To confirm you plan to attend: call Ruth Levere on 020 8909 1557 (email or Richard Stanton on 020 8866 2041 (email

Rambling Group The November walk is 18th November. For more information about our Rambling Group please email the coordinator, Kevin O'Doherty, by clicking on his name or phoning him on 07958 482843 For dates see Diary

Play Reading Monday November 26th we will be reading The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark. Which of you will be prepared to compete with Maggie Smith? New readers very welcome, or just come along to list. 2-4.30 pm at the Bowling Club.

"WHAT ARE YOUR MEMORIES?" (was Sharing Memories)

The next meeting is at 1000 at the Bowling Club on November 14th. Bring along your stories and recollections about Domestic Appliances - Old and New.New members interested in sharing their memories would be especially welcomed. Contact John Collier for details 0208904 2346 or Scrabble Group - Has moved to Monday afternoons Meetings are now held on Monday afternoons. Contact Priscilla Dale for more information: 020 8904 9053,

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:

Bridge for Beginners - could you organise a bridge group for beginners? Maybe this could be developed alongside our existing Board & Games group at the Bowling Club on Tuesday afternoon. Just 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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As well as events we are organising in Kenton and District U3A, do remember that you also have access to events run by the national and London Regional U3A. You can view what activities they are currently organising on their website as well as in the national magazine, Third Age Matters. Feedback from our members who have attended these events in the past is very positive. Current opportunities being advertised include : November 12th 'From Page to Stage at the Lyceum Theatre. Ever watched a play and thought "I can do that"! Well now here's your chance. November 28th or 29th 'Beneath Your Feet Hidden Depths of Roman London at the Guildhall. Delve into the hidden archaeological world that lies buried beheath the city of London with a day inspired by the Romans.

POSITION VACANT - CENTURY BOWLS CLUB SECRETARY Anyone interested should contact Peter Wilcock at the Century Bowls Club. His mobile number is 07931 405791.


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