Kenton & District U3A Noticeboard


The next monthly meeting will be on Wednesday October 24th - David Burnell (topic tbc)

Wednesday October 31st - Special extra meeting with a presentation on Fire Safety in the Home by an Uxbridge Fire Officer.

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

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 - is moving Tuesdays 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.

There are two visits arranged in October and two in November. There are still places available for the tour of the Fuller's Brewery Wednesday 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 23rd The tour by Diana O'Reardon who is a cathedral guide is now full up but there is a waiting list. 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.

We are organising an outing to the Houses of Parliament for a free guided tour on the morning of Wednesday 7th November taking us through Westminster Hall, the Commons Chamber and the Lords Chamber.

Following the very interesting talk on tunnelling in London at August's monthly meeting we are arranging a visit to the Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe on the afternoon of Tuesday 20th November for a guided tour and a visit to the huge underground chamber which was the entrance to the tunnel. 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 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.

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
Monday 17th September (at Ruth's) Forest Gump
Thursday October 4th(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

Rambling Group - Sunday September 23rd - Woodberry Wetlands 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

Art Appreciation - Jennifer Mills series of 8 talks is continuing. This term's topic is The Virgin Mary in Renaissance and Baroque Art This is an art history class, not a theolotgy class. Topics to come are: Sep 20th The Madonna and Child; September 27th The Sacred Conversion; october 11th The Crucifixion, Deposition and Entombment; October 18th Scenes from the Life of the Virgin; and November 8th Miscellaneous Depictions. 1000 at the Bowling Club.

Play Reading - This month, Monday 17th September, the group will be enjoying Beyond Reasonable Doubt, Jeffrey Archer's tense courtroom drama. New readers very welcome, or just come along to list. 2-4.30 pm at the Bowling Club.

Creative Gardening - Thursday September 20th M.Ka. will be showing the BBC2 Gardeners' World (Episode 22) where Monty Don shows how to grow pineapples in the UK. 2 pm at the Bowling Club.

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 target="_blank" 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 : October 15th 'U3A Explores Science' with an afternoon of talks on a range of topics at the Royal Institution. November 1st 'Makers not Muses' at the National Gallery. Join experts for a day of talks exploring the status of women artists, the purpose of their paintings and traditional obstacles to success. 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.