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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.

  • The next monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, January 24th - John Pearson will speak to us again on the subject of Cheese following his previous successful talk in August 2015

  • Future Dates: Wednesday February 28th, Wednesday March 28th, Wednesday April2 5th
    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 y ou up by car and we will see if we can arragne this for you. You can speak to Judith Littman on 020 8904 6116 or email


    New & Returning Groups:
    ***Middle East since 1948 - Israel in an @Asymmetric World*** Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 24 January. It will take us through events in the Middle East surounding the creation of Israel in 1948 and explore political and military developments in the region since.

    Exploring the News*** The group's next meeting is Thursday, February 1st, when the subject for discussion will be: "Can China be a Force for Good?"

    Speaking in Public The first will be Friday 19th January at 1000. The course is to help people either speaking in front of just a few people with confidence and/or lpreparing to stand up on a stage to talk to a large group. My aim is to make people feel unfazed and relaxed if they have to speak in public on any occasion.

    Art Appreciation - Great Artists of the 17th Century - Italy and Holland The next class is Thursday 25 January at 1000 when Jennifer will continue with Caravaggio and also talk about Annibale Carracci.
    February 4th - Guido Reni and Domenichino
    February 8th - Female Artists incljuding A Gentileschi and L Fontana
    February 15th - Gian Lorenzo Bernini
    February 22nd - The Dutch Caravaggisti
    March 1st - Genre Painting incljuding J Steen and P de Hooch
    March 8th - Vermeer
    March 15th - Female artists including J Leyster and R Rausch
    March 22nd - (2.30 pm please note change of time) Rembrandt


    Music Appreciation The group will next be meeting on Thursday 8th February 2018 at 2 pm at Marlene's home asw usual. Herbie will decide on the details of the actual programme nearer the time. The March meeting will be on thursday 8th March 2018. There will be no meeting in April.

    Film Club Please note that the dates for the Film Club have changed. Films January-April 2018 as follows:

    Thursday February 1 Death in Venice
    Thursday February 15 Dr Zhivago
    Monday February 26 Topsy Turvy
    Thursday March 15 Being There
    Monday March 26 Bye Bye Birdy
    Monday April 9 Rebecca
    Thursday April 26 Walk the Line
    More information is available from Ruth Levere ( and Brian Hunte (

    English Literature next meeting February 6th. We will be reading "The Duchess of Malfi".
    MUSEUM & GALLERY VISITS Wednesday morning February1 4th to see the Modigliani exhibition at the Tate Modern.
    For more information contact Eva Groszmann - or phone 020 8907 5691

    COOKERY There is now a waiting list for this group. If you wish to put your name down please contact Viv Spiteri on 020 8907 1756 or email


    We have arranged for a party of us from the Kenton and District U3A to visit The Poppy Factory in Richmond-upon-Thames. This outing will take place on the morning of Thursday 22 March 2018. For more information please contact Louise Bennett on or 020 8907 2060 or 07758 586813 for more information.


    Sunday January 21st: Vauxhall & Pimlico Walk.
    Sunday February 18th Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Walk

    For more information CLICK HERE or contact Kevin O'Doherty (

    THEATRE VISITS For more information contact: Diana O'Reardon - or telephone 020 3645 7348

    BOARD & GAMES GROUP New members are welcome to drop into afternoon sessions on the first Tuesday of the month at the Century Bowling Club. The Aopril meeting will be on April 10th.

    For further details of the above and other Groups, Walks, Visits and Outings and for contact details for the facilitators please see THE DIARY which goes through to April 2018.

    SPECIAL NOTE : Kenton & District U3A is looking for members to act as facilitators to get groups started

    For further information, or to register your interest in a new group, kindly contact Peter Rummer, Interest Groups Coordinator, at:, or call 020 8907 3512.

    If you are interested in facilitating an interest group, please contact Groups Coordinator, by email -


    Please note the new address of the National Office of the Third Age Trust is 52 Lant Street, London SE1 1RB. The telephone number will remain 020 8466 6139.

    You can log on to the Third Age Trust website for member information at This will give y ou information about U3A and national office events. If you already have an account on this website but have not visited it since National Office moved to their new address you will need to re-register.

    We have received details, via National Office, from the Senior Fraud Prevention Officer of the City of London National Office of a website full of information to educate everyone on how best to protect themselves against financial fraud -

    Research booklet from National Office The Third Age Trust has produced a research guide "Getting Involved in Research". Copies are available from National Office, and on their website, and aims to encourage U3A members to get involved in research and provides the basic guidelines on developing a research project. Details of a large number of projects can be found in the U3A National Research Database at

    We are thinking of including a page on "Latest Scams" in our Magazine. If any members have information or warnings they would like to share with other members please get in touch with our Magazine Editor, Marlene Knepler at or or telephone her on 020 8904 7766

    Membership Renewal - subscription renewal for 2017/18 will be due shortly and you will be receiving details from our Membership Secretary, Diana O'Reardon.

    ***A reminder that if you book a holiday with Riviera Travel in Preston Road they will donate 10% of the final cost to Kenton & District U3A on your return. But you must mention that you would like them to do this at the time of booking. They will continue to make this donation after any subsequent holidays you may book with them.