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LONDON REGION and NATIONAL U3A EVENTS

Following a very enjoyable in-person Summer School, the London Region of U3As (LRU3A) are now going to deliver the remainder of the postponed 2020 Summer School programme online fortnightly over the Autumn term on Mondays 17.30-18.30 (log on from 17.00). Details of these talks are shown under 'Dates for your Diary' below, and to sign up for any, see the LRU3A Autumn Talks 2021 document.
All LRU3A talks are open to any members of a London U3A.

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The National U3A also have many online events happening over the next few months. Any Ealing U3A members are welcome to take part in these. These include Yoga workshops, a series of talks on Philosophers, on Crosswords and on Watercolour painting plus individual talks on Staying Safe Online; Linguistics and Wellbeing in Nature.
Details of these talks, and how to book for them, can be found on the u3a - Online Events page.

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EALING U3A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

The 2021 Photographic Competition categories are:

  • 1 Sport - dropped from the 2020 competition but now reinstated
  • 2 Transport - this subsumes 'Boats & Trains & Planes' which was dropped from the 2020 competition but now reinstated. (Photographs in categories 1 & 2 can be taken at any time from 1 September 2019)
  • 3 Architecture - incorporating buildings, curves and angles
  • 4 Flowers - either wild or in house displays. (Photographs from categories 3 & 4 must only be taken since 1 September 2020)
  • 5 My Favourite Photograph. (This category is only for members who have not won a prize before and can have been taken at any time)

A maximum of 2 entries per person for each category will apply and it is expected that both submission via internet and hard copy will be accepted. The Closing Date for submission of entries is Thursday 30th September and judging will take place on Thursday 14 October. Please use the Entry Form 2021 when submitting your photos.
So hurry and get out your cameras and start snapping before the end of September and make it another highlight of our year.
A 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will be awarded for each category and the judges may also award a number of photos in each category as 'Highly Commended'.

The Winning photographs in each category from the 2020 Photographic Competition can be viewed on the Photographic Competition 2020 Winners page, whilst those Highly Commended can be viewed on the Photographic Competition 2020 Commended page. ALL the photos entered in this year's competition can be viewed in the 2020 Photo Comp entries file.

Winners from the 2019 and 2018 competitions can also be viewed through LINKS on the right hand side of this page.


Dates for your Diary
September 2021
Mon Sep 20thOther

London Region of U3As - AUTUMN TALKS, September - December 2021

Alan Freeland: Marconi – The Man who Shrank the World
We will explore the life and times of Sir Guglielmo Marconi (1874 to 1937) recognised as the man who brought radio to the world. He was the first truly global figure in modern communications. He was as famous in his time as Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. Many of the issues we see today, with internet and social media innovation, and the relationship between private enterprise and government regulation first occurred with Marconi

Date: Monday 20th September
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A AUTUMN TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.

Wed Sep 22ndSocial

EALING u3a AFTERNOON TEA PARTY

Please join with other members for a late Summer afternoon tea at Ealing Golf Club. As there are so many of us we are planning two events, and you will be able to choose between Wednesday 22 or 29 September – this will be explained when you receive your invitation.

The pleasant and spacious Golf Club is operating very much as any restaurant.
There will be no charge for this event, this is at Ealing U3A’s expense.
If anything dramatically changes in respect of Covid 19, these arrangements will change accordingly.

Date: Wednesday 22nd September
Venue: Ealing Golf Club, Perivale Lane, Perivale
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed Sep 29thSocial

EALING u3a AFTERNOON TEA PARTY

Please join with other members for a late Summer afternoon tea at Ealing Golf Club. As there are so many of us we are planning two events, and you will be able to choose between Wednesday 22 or 29 September – this will be explained when you receive your invitation.

The pleasant and spacious Golf Club is operating very much as any restaurant.
There will be no charge for this event, this is at Ealing U3A’s expense.
If anything dramatically changes in respect of Covid 19, these arrangements will change accordingly.

Date: Wednesday 29th September
Venue: Ealing Golf Club, Perivale Lane, Perivale
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

October 2021
Mon Oct 4thOther

London Region of U3As - AUTUMN TALKS, September - December 2021

Jo Livingston: In for a Penny, In for a Pound
Do you still think in £ s d? – do you remember when postage was cheap and ‘phone calls expensive? A light-hearted look at the changes in both coinage and prices over the last seventy years.

Date: Monday 4th October
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A AUTUMN TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.

Mon Oct 18thOther

London Region of U3As - AUTUMN TALKS, September - December 2021

Terry Lloyd: Sleepwalking into the Abyss
This presentation looks at six weeks in the summer of 1914 when the complacency and misjudgements of Europe’s leaders saw them stumble into a war which would spread across the globe. It was a war which unleashed carnage on a scale hitherto unknown and led to unimagined horrors. Its consequences scarred the rest of the 20th century and are with us in the 21st. If we look around at our current decade it is painfully clear how little has been learned (or perhaps how much has been forgotten) since the summer of 1914.

Date: Monday 18th October
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A AUTUMN TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.

November 2021
Mon Nov 1stOther

London Region of U3As - AUTUMN TALKS, September - December 2021

Andrew Hanson: Top 10 Odd Things to Measure, PLUS the Measurement of Colour
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is involved in ensuring that all manner of walks of life function smoothly through use of the National Measurement System. Andrew will briefly discuss what he feels are the top 10 strangest things NPL has been involved in, that he is allowed to talk about. He will then elaborate on his own area of work – colour measurement. Colour informs, influences consumer choices, warns us and comforts us. As with every aspect of life, it needs to be measured to ensure confidence in manufacturing processes for a diverse range of goods from pills to paints. The challenge is enormous and human colour perception science is still a lively topic today.

Date: Monday 1st November
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A AUTUMN TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.

Wed Nov 10thOther

London Region of U3As - AUTUMN TALKS, September - December 2021

Henry Howarth: INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS - A TASTER SESSION FOR BEGINNERS
Find out how cryptic clues work and try your hand at solving them in this 2 hour Zoom taster session for beginners.
You will learn about two of the simplest and most common types of clue, understand the basics of clue construction, and be introduced to some of the variety of cryptic clues. At the end of the session, you will know if solving cryptic puzzles is something you would like to take further and how to go about this.

For this talk you will need a laptop, iPad or tablet computer.

Date: Wednesday 10th November
Time: 16:30 - 18:30 (login from 16:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS
A week before the event, those who have registered will receive the Zoom meeting link along with two documents. You don’t need to read these documents before the session, but you will need a printout of the three page ‘Introduction to Cryptic Crosswords exercises’ document for use during the session.

Mon Nov 22ndOther

London Region of U3As - AUTUMN TALKS, September - December 2021

James Morton: London's Gangland from the Sabinis to the Krays
The talk will begin with the Sabini family after they had seen off the so-called Peaky Blinders, then their feuds with the Cortesis, their fights with the Jewish gangs and the Whites, and their break-up during World War 2. It will include the rise of robbers Billy Hill and Jack Spot; also the white slavers, the Messina brothers who turned prostitution in London into a real business from the ‘30-‘60s; and the expansion abroad e.g. Hill's cigarette smuggling racket at the end of the war; then onto the Twins. It will look also at more shadowy people such as Abe Kosky and George Walker, and their relations with the 'straight' world such as George Dawson and Sir Eric Miller (married to Kosky's daughter).

Date: Monday 22nd November
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A AUTUMN TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.

December 2021
Mon Dec 6thOther

London Region of U3As - AUTUMN TALKS, September - December 2021

Linda Shannon: Boys Will Be Girls …. ‘those squeaking Cleopatras’
Why did Shakespeare use boys to play female roles? Why did females in his plays need to dress as boys? Who were the boys? These, and other questions, will be addressed when we look at four of Shakespeare’s plays: Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, Cymbeline and Twelfth Night.

Date: Monday 6th December
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A AUTUMN TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.