Meetings are held weekly, on Thursday mornings in Ealing Green Church (almost opposite Ealing Film Studios).
You should aim to arrive at about 10.00am.
Meetings begin with announcements and in-house business. This is followed by the speaker's presentation during which there is usually a break of approx. 15mins. The proceedings finish at 11.45-12.00.
THURSDAY MORNING TALKS:
From March 2017 Rosemary Richardson has retired as organiser of the Thursday morning talks. We thank her for the excellence with which she has managed the highly important, demanding task over several years.
She will be replaced by Yvonne Hughes who will be glad to receive your suggestions. See CONTACT
EALING U3A SUMMER PROGRAMME, marking the Centenary of the Russian Revolution
(arranged by Juliet Edwards)
See photos of speakers on the right and the bottom of this page.
PROGRAMME FOR AUTUMN TERM, 2017
Sept 7, Jonathan Fryer: Life as a Foreign Correspondent. (Started as a cub reporter in Vietnam; some of the adventures he subsequently had as a correspondent in Asia and Africa.)
Sept 14, Ian Packham: Encircling Africa: Around Africa by Public Transport. (My first adventure - a solo circumnavigation of Africa covering 25,000 miles, 31 Nations and taking 13 months.)
Sept 21, Ellie Lewis-Nunes or AN Other: Transforming Gunnersbury Park and Museum. (The restoration work to Gunnersbury Park and Museum, with development of a new gallery and the challenges and achievements of the project.)
Sept 28, Dick Hudson: Why Education needs grammar. (Most schools stopped teaching grammar in the 1960s but it has been brought back. Why did it die?, why it’s a good thing that it is back, and why it may die again.)
Oct 5, The Questors Roadshow: Down our High Street. (A Reminiscence Roadshow about shops and shopping in the 30s, 40s, and 50s.. created from the words of those who lived in West London during those years.)
Oct 12, Janet Bostock: From another Kingdom: the amazing world of fungi. (What are fungi, are they plants or animals or neither? How do they live, and how do they affect us? Is there more to fungi than a mushroom risotto?)
Oct 19, Photographic Competition (results and presentations) Plus Ian Richardson:1. Hunt for a portrait by the controversial painter John Bratby. 2. How Al-Jazeera Television got started.
Oct 26, Mike Beech: The occupations of Victorian Britain. (Victorian Britain saw the most dramatic growth of working occupations in the history of our nations. We find out what ‘Ankle Beaters’, ‘Wonkey-Scoops’, ‘Scraggers’ and ‘Crimpers’ would be up to.)
Nov 2, Michael Peacock: The lost village of Heathrow. (A description of Heathrow Village in the 1930s, the government decision to demolish and its transformation into an airport.)
Nov 9, Ian Richardson and Margaret Martin: Desert Island Discs (Margaret interviewing Ian and playing his choice of music between the stories of his life.)
Nov 16, Angela Barnfather: The streets of Ealing, (The history and people who have influenced the streets and place names of Ealing today.)
Nov 23, Sarah Turvey: What books can do behind bars: reading groups in prison. (The pleasure and benefits for prisoners of reading and coming together to discuss books they have chosen as a group to read.)
Nov 30, Ian Currie: Storms, Tempests and Hurricanes. (The weather can sometimes turn ferocious causing damaging disruption on local or widespread scales from ‘haboobs to hailstones and tornados’.)
Dec 7, John Moore: It makes me laugh. (Famous and amusing quotes on a variety of subjects supported by cartoons, photos and posters.)
WINTER TERM starts Jan 11 2018
Photos of some of our recent speakers are displayed on this page
2018 SUMMER PROGRAMME
Would you (singly or with someone) like to organise this? It's a little like being an invited Editor on the Today programme. Now's your chance of exploring a theme and securing speakers of your choice.
If you are interested contact the Chairman, John Deighton.
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.