Kenton & District U3A Noticeboard



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


Art Group - No August Sessions Note: Trixi's Art Group has decided it will not be meeting in August, so the 14th and 28th are cancelled. Restart September 11th.


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 Kindly check directly with Normal Levy (020 8904 3906) about the next scheduled session.

MUSEUM & GALLERY VISITS For more information contact, 020 8907 5691.

Fuller's Brewery Wednesday October 3rd
A tour of the Fuller's Brewery at Chiswick has been arranged for 3 pm on October 3rd. The tour costs £20 and includes seeing the brewery at work, understanding Britain's ale brewing heritage and ale tasting (soft drinks offered too). Click here for further information.

St Paul's Cathedral Tuesday October 2rd We are organising an outing on October 23rd to St Paul's Cathedral for a tour by one of our members, Diana O'Reardon who is a cathedral guide. The tour will start at 11 am and last about 90 minutes. Diana will show us the architecture of this iconic building and explain its history. The price for admission and the tour is £15. Further details are in the attachment. For more information contact Diana O'Reardon on or 020 3645 7348.
If you want to come to either of these visits contact Louise Bennett 020 8907 2060, 07758 586813 (email

English Literature - Now restarting Tuesday, November 13th David is taking a well-earned summer break and will now restart in November with Sheridan's 18th Century comedy of manners play, The Rivals.

Visit to Dr Samuel Johnson's House - Friday, August 31st An English Literature group curator led tour has been arranged in the morning. There are places available to other KU3A members at £10 each. Contact Louise Bennett.

German Conversation - New leader and revised dates Plesae 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 Monday August 20 La Vie an Rose
Thursday September 6th (at Richard's) Film to be advised To confirm you plan to attend: call Ruth Levere on 020 8909 1557 (email or Richard Stanton on 020 8866 2041 (email

Creative Gardening - Next meetings 2pm Thursday 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.

Rambling Group- Sunday August 26 - New River Walk -Finsbury Park to Stamford Hill 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

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.

Play Reading - from October the group will generally meet on the fourth Monday afternoon at the Bowling Club,k to avoid an overlap with the Monday afternoon Film Club dates - see KU3A Diary for all dates.

Scrabble Group - Has moved to Monday afternoons Meetings are now held on Monday afternoons. Contact Priscilla Dale for more information: 020 8904 9053,

Smartphone & Tablet User Tips - 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:

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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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.