Bushey & District

Events calendar

We are still in business despite the corona virus pandemic.

Whilst we are in shutdown we are pleased to say that we will be streaming a full programme of Monthly Meetings via Zoom to all our members. These will be broadcast at our usual time of 10am on the third Tuesday of each month. Full details of the talk will be published in our monthly Newsletter and also on this page. You will be able to enjoy a live talk, ask questions and get u3a updates as before.

When we return to normality we will resume our meetings at the Police Club in Aldenham Rd Bushey WD23 2TR. You will be kept up to date with this in the monthly Newsletter and also on these web pages.

If you need any further help with using Zoom please e mail our Vice Chair via the contact page on this site.

Stay safe and well!

Dates for your Diary
Tue Oct 20th Monthly Meeting - On Zoom - 10am. The Speaker will now be Ian Keable on the subject of “The Art Of Trickery: How Magicians are seen in Paintings, Prints & Cartoons"

This talk is on how magicians have appeared in art throughout the centuries, whether in paintings, satirical prints or cartoons. Early artists used the magician to symbolise the mysterious and the unknown, associating them with astrology and tarot cards.

In the 16th century Pieter Bruegel and Hieronymus Bosch produced two of the most famous and striking pictures of the conjurer performing the Cups and Balls trick. The 18th and 19th century saw a proliferation in engravings and lithographs showing the magician both indoors and on the streets.

Cartoonists and satirists delighted in linking politicians with skulduggery with images of them featuring the Three-Card Trick, Vanishing illusions or pulling a Rabbit out of the Hat.
Tue Nov 17th Monthly Meeting - On Zoom - 10am. The Speaker will be Simon Gregor ---- Again ---"An Illustrated talk about London-- Part 2"

Those of you who were lucky enough to have attended "Part 1 on 15th January 2019" will be eagerly awaiting Simon's brilliant concluding Talk about our capital city.
Tue Dec 15th Monthly Meeting - On Zoom - 10.00am. The Speaker will be Paul Robbins Who will give us an extremely amusing and entertaining Zoom presentation entitled "Great British Eccentrics".

The Presentation is illustrated with some hilarious extracts from videos, films, etc. of some of the most outrageously funny and famous British Eccentrics.

About the Speaker

Paul Robbins is a retired senior Manager who worked for over 30 years for one of Europe’s largest IT company’s. Since retiring, Paul has continued his life long interest in History (he is an author, presenter and speaker) by presenting a series of historical talks which are informative and enjoyable.

Clients include U3A, Probus, RBL, Rotary and other clubs. Paul’s specialisms include English History, East London, the life of his great hero Sir Winston Churchill, and Great British Eccentrics.
Travel Group
Thu Oct 1st
→Mon Oct 5th
Cheshire 5 Day Tour of this fabulous and fascinating part of the country

N.B. This trip has now been rebooked for 22nd - 26th April 2021
Thu Apr 22nd 2021
→Mon Apr 26th 2021
Cheshire 5 Day Tour of this fabulous and fascinating part of the country
Thu Jun 3rd 2021
→Mon Jun 14th 2021

12 Day Cruise to Iceland

June 3rd to 15th 2021 with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Click here to see the New Brochure U3A Cruise