Kenton & District U3A Noticeboard


Notice is hereby given that the Fifth Annual General Meeting of the Kenton & District U3A will be held on Wednesday June 26th at 10.00 am at the Century Bowling & Sports Club, Logan Road, Wembley HA9 8PY. For a copy of the Agenda CLICK HERE.

If you have trouble opening the attachment or if you have any queries please contact or telephone 020 8904 6116.

At the end of the meeting there will be a talk by Richard Conradi on the Witness Support Scheme


The next meeting is on Wednesday July 24th - a talk by the London Air Ambulance

The August meeting will be on Tuesday 27th (not Wednesday 28th)- A talk by Richard Selby on The History of Money.

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


See KU3A DIARY for dates, times, venues and contact details for all groups through to the end of December 2019. Look out for recent changes and additions highlighted in yellow.

NEW GROUP - BOOK CLUB One of our members - Zsuzsanna Messing - has kindly offered to lead a new book group. The idea is that members of the group would take it in turns to choose an author (so not the same book) for all members of the group to read and then come together to share their views about what they have read. Zsuzsanna would make the first choice of author and expects a wide range of authors to be chosen over time.

The group would meet once every two months, hopefully in members' homes, rather than at the Bowling Club. Zsuzsanna is holding a short meeting to discuss the new group with potential members after the English Literature class at 12 noon on Tuesday 25th June. Do come along if you are interested. Alternatively you can contact Zsuzsanna to find out more or register your interest - or 020 8205 8040.

NEW GROUP - CURRENT AFFAIRS IN DEPTH Rosemary Wolfson is setting up a new monthly discussion group to consider specific topics in depth that sit behind the news headlines. The subject for the first meeting at 2 pm on Tuesday, September 24th, will be the differences between the two main branches of Islam - Sunni and Shia - and their art and culture. Location: 149 Regal Way, Kenton. Plesae speak to or email Rosemary if you are intending to come -


See the attached FLYER about the next visit. It is on the morning of Wednesday, 10th July to the historic Drapers' Hall - home to one of the City of London livery companies. There are still a couple of places available for this outing.

On the morning of Friday 16th August, a private guided walking tour of MAYFAIR has been arranged for us. Details are in the attached flyer.

Contact Louise Bennett if you would like to go on either of these outings - 07758 586813 or email (

CITY OF LONDON GARDEN WALK Diana O'Reardon has arranged a City of London garden walk - a mix of history and horticulture - on Thursday July 25th. Meet at Preston Road station at 09:45 am. The walk should finish by 12:30 for those needing to get back for afternoon events. Please contact Diana if you would like to go.

Current Affairs Discussion Group Lively group discussions normally every Monday at 10 am in the Bowls Club.

Play Reading - What Next?Our play for July 22nd will be The Woman in Whiteby Wilkie Collins.

Healthy Living Group The next session on Tuesday June 18th will consider brain exeercises, 10 am at the bowling club. The folowing meeting is July 16th.
Contact Sonia to book.

Music Appreciation - English Composers - The June session featured the spectacular music of Dame Ethel Smyth.
Herbie Goldberg promises more treats at the next meeting with Sir Edward German (1862-1936). Thursday July 11th, 2 pm at the Bowling Club.
Please note the additional session on August 8th on Frederick Delius. 2 pm at the Bowls Club.

Art - Sketching & Watercolour This group involves members bringing their own materials to produce their own artwork in sociable company and share tips about the artworks they are creating. The next session is 2 pm Tuesday, February 26th.

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

English Literature - At the next meeting on 10 am June 25th David Harris will conclude our journey through the Romantic Poets looking at some of John Keats' poems. David returns after a summer break on September 10th.

German English Film Club - What's On? The next screening (title to be advised) is at 2:30 pm on Friday June 5th at the home of Sara & Jo Maier. Call to let Sara Maier know that you plan to come (020 8908 0582).

Film Club - What's On The Thursday July 4th film at 2pm at Richard's is The Producers (musical version). The film at 2pm on Monday July 15th at Ruth's is The Last Station (2003).
If you plan to come please contact Ruth Levere on 020 8909 155 or or Richard Stanton on 020 8866 2041 or

What are your Memories The next meeting of the group is at 1000 on Wednesday July 10th at the Bowling Club when members will share their personal memories of preparing for retirement and fate & coincidence. This happy group welcomes new members and there's always time for light refreshments.

Rambling Group - where to next?
Sunday July 21st - Horsenden Hill and the Grand Union Canal. This is part of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal and was once one of its busiest sections ferrying hay and bricks. The area is so flat no locks were required. Evidence of stone-age settlements have been found on the hill where hay fields dominated from the 14th to the 19th centuries. We will end at Alperton Station. Meet at 10 am at Preston Road station.

For more information about our Rambling Group please contact the coordinator, Kevin O'Doherty at or phoning him on 07958 482843.

Latin Group welcomes new members The group, led by Charles Rudd, is seeking more members who might have learned some Latin in your youth. Members look at the sense of real Latin texts and the English words, so many of which are derived from Latin. Interested? The next meetings at the new time of 2.30 pm at the bowling club are on Thursday June 27th and July 25th.

ART APPRECIATION GROUP - HOGARTH EXHIBITION In January, Jennifer Mills will start her next series of talks with Hogarth and wants her group to be aware of the Hogarth & The Art of Noise exhibition which is now on at The Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury until September 1st. This exhibition reveals Hogarth's innovative use of sound, introducing visitors to a previously unexplored but important aspect of his art, and further cementing his reputation as the 18th century's most original artist.

Cookery - what's on the menu? - The two cookery sessions in July will be on the 4th and the 18th. The theme will be picnics.

Board Games Group - Rummikub & Scrabble The board games group is looking for more Rummikub players. This tile-based game for two to four players combines elements of the card game rummy and mah-jong. Interested to play or learn? Come along to the next session at the Bowls Club at 1:30 pm on Tuesday June 19th.

Speaking in Public - Would I lie to you? - The next session at 10 am on Friday, July 12th at the Bowls Club, will be based on the TV quiz show Would I Lie to you?. Ruth wants members to deliver two brief talks, one true and one a lie, for the group to decide if they are telling the truth or is it a lie! New members wanting to improve their speaking skills are very welcome. New members wanting to improve their speaking skills are very welcome.

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

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


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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Photos of our activities help to enliven our magazine and website. But if you are taking photographs of a U3A activity which may be used for publication in the magazine or website, note that for compliance with our privacy policy you (the photogrpaher) must ensure that members in the photo agree for it to be published in the Kenton U3A newsletter or on the website. If you as a member of the group do not wish to be included, please step away from the group. Refer to the relevant paragraph in our privacy policy for full details.

Rivieria Travel will make a 10% Donation to KU3A
A reminder that if you book a holiday directly with Riveria Travel and nominate Kenton & District U3A, they will donate 10% of the final cost to us on your return. But you must mention that you would like them to do this at the time of booking. The donation can apply to the total cost of a group booking if the person making the booking is a U3A member. You may have seen their adverts in Third Age Matters magazine.


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.



23rd, 24th and 25th JULY 2019

St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
(Easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station)


Choose from 28 different talks, 4 workshops, and 6 guided walks around the City of London

There is a wide range of topics taken from the themes of Art,Current Affairs, History, Literature, Music, Science and Travel
This year we have also selected ‘Celebration of the Sea’ as a general theme

Programme and applications are available via the Events page of the London Region website: and through individual U3As
You can book online or use a postal application form

Non-residential: Attendance can be for one, two or three days and the cost is £38 per day
Refreshments and a cold buffet lunch are included
If you have any queries, please contact Chris Feldman or Tel: 020 8449 4847


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

Interest group coordinators: Louise Bennett and Peter Rummer - email