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LONDON REGION OF U3As SUMMER SCHOOL, JULY 23 - 25, 2019

The 2019 LR Summer School Programme has been announced and places can now be booked, click on the link to see the details and to book a place.

The Summer School will be held at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street (easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station). Further details can be found under 'Dates for your Diary' below.

NATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOLS RESIDENTIAL STUDY PROGRAMME for 2019

The programme for the 2019 National U3A Summer Schools has been announced and places can now be booked, click on the link to see the details and to book a place.

The first school is at Aston University in Birmingham from Monday 12th to Thursday 15th August; the second school is at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th September. Further details can be found under 'Dates for your Diary' below.
[Mary Haggar or Mary Hamilton can give you more general information about the National Summer Schools if you have not attended previously]

EALING U3A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITIONS

The results of the 2019 Photographic Competition and presentation of prizes will be on Thursday 26th September, with the closing date for entries being Thursday 12th September.
The categories for this years competition are Shops, Trees, Faces, Water and My Favourite Photo - entries for the last category only are restricted to those who've never previously won an Ealing U3A photographic prize. For full details of the competition, see the entry in 'Dates for Your Diary' below.

Click on the LINKS on the right hand side of this page to see the results and the winning photographs for both the 2017 and 2018 competitions.


Dates for your Diary
April 2019
Wed Apr 24th
→Tue Apr 30th
London revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: GUILDHALL ART GALLERIES & ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE
There are 2 guided tours of the historic Guildhall Complex which will include the 2 art galleries and the underground Roman Amphitheatre. There will not be time within the tour to visit the ancient Great Hall though, if open, members may be able to visit in the afternoon on a self-led basis.

For each tour we will meet at the Gallery entrance at 10.45 to check in for a 11.00am start and the tour will last about 1.5 hours. I will try to arrange coffee/tea at the nearby WREN designed City of London church of St. Lawrence Jewry (many members will know this beautiful church from previous outings). There may be the opportunity on the Tuesday outing to hear an organ recital about 1.00pm.

When: Wednesday 24th and Tuesday 30th April

Cost: £7

Numbers: 25 per outing

Travel: We will leave Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 9.40 by Central line to Bank station then a 7/8 minute walk to the Guildhall to arrive by 10.35/40.

I will announce these outings on 28th March and take names/monies on 4th and 11th April for both tours.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Sat Apr 27thRambling 1

Saturday Ramble - Highgate

Saturday, 4th May, 2019

Meet: on platform level of Ealing Broadway station by the waiting room at 10am

This is a linear walk from Highgate underground station around the literary sites of Highgate. Generally the walk is downhill and there are several options for mid walk refreshments including the historic 'The Flask'. After lunch there is the option of either a self guided visit to the East Cemetery or a guided tour of the West Cemetery. There are charges for either visit but the fee for the West Cemetery includes entrance to the East. Return to Ealing is from Archway station. The total distance is 2 ½ miles not including the cemetery visits. And generally the route is downhill but visiting the cemeteries does include walking uphill.

Lunch: The cafe in Waterlow Park

Contact: Ann Marie Tighe, 07938724629

Sun Apr 28thTheatre Outings - Questors

THE QUESTORS

Sunday, 28th April at 2.30pm

King Charles III by Mike Bartlett

Set in a ‘near future’, Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III draws on the form of Shakespeare’s history plays in terms of a five-act structure, juxtaposition of blank verse with prose, and satirical humour.

The Queen is dead, and Charles is at last King. Determined to assert his power, the new ruler vetoes a bill restricting freedom of the press, in disagreement with the Prime Minister. But the conflict cannot be resolved and he dissolves parliament, causing chaos.

As protests erupt across the country and the social fabric begins to fray, William and Kate try desperately to restore stability, but at a considerable cost. Meanwhile Camilla frets, politicians plot and Harry seeks a life and love beyond the confines of his royal role.

Tickets on sale at Thursday meetings from the convener, Rosemary Hart, price £10

May 2019
Tue May 28th
→Wed May 29th
London revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WESTMINSTER SCHOOL
Guided tours, led by the school’s Archivist and Records Manager, of this public school which can trace its history from 1394 and has been in situ since 1461. The tours will concentrate on the oldest parts of the school including libraries and original school hall with magnificent views of Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral. At least 5 Prime Ministers and many notable authors and poets have been educated here and, since 1973, girls are now accepted.

After the tours it is suggested that we lunch at the nearby Central Methodist Hall and have a 20 minute guided tour of this historic building which will include splendid views of Westminster Abbey from the 4th floor.

Tours of the school will start at 11.00am lasting for about 1.5 hours. Such guided tours of this school are exceedingly rare and difficult to arrange.

When: Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May

Cost: £8

Numbers: 16 per outing

Travel: We will leave Ealing Broadway waiting room for a 9.50/55am departure by District line to St James’s Park station then an 8 minute walk to the school.

These tours will be announced on 9th May and will take names/monies on 16th and 23rd May.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

June 2019
Sat Jun 1stRambling 1

Saturday Ramble - Isabella Plantation

When: Saturday 1st June, 2019

Meet: 65 Bus stop outside Ealing Broadway station at 10am.

This is a linear walk from Ham Common to Richmond Park where we will visit the Isabella Plantation and then stroll through the park to Richmond Gate and down Richmond Hill. The walk is about 3 ½ miles in total mostly flat or downhill.

Lunch: Pembroke Lodge

Contact: Ann Marie Tighe, 07938724629

Sun Jun 2ndTheatre Outings - Questors

THE QUESTORS

Sunday, 2nd June at 2.30pm

Nell Gwynn By Jessica Swale

She’s got charm and wit, and the king by her side.

It’s 17th century London, and Nell Gwynn is an orange-hawker. After heckling at the theatre, she meets prestigious actor Charles Hart who takes her under his wing. Nell soon causes merry mayhem in a male-dominated world by becoming one of the first female actors, as well as Hart’s lover.

When Charles II grants permission for women to act, he sees charming Nell onstage and becomes besotted with her. Despite having a wife and a mistress, he takes her from Hart and they begin their own affair. Nell soon faces threats from the king’s chief minister to pick the theatre or the king. But how will she choose?

Filled with bawdy jokes, comical characters and songs and dances, Nell Gwynn is a true love story set against an often farcical theatrical world.

Tickets on sale at Thursday meetings from the convener, Rosemary Hart, price £10

Fri Jun 7th
→Sun Jun 9th
Other

CHISWICK HOUSE PROMS

There is a new Chiswick Proms festival at Chiswick House on the 7th - 9th June

They have the following shows over the weekend:
- Friday 7th June: Chiswick Does Comedy starring Jason Manford, plus other acts yet to be announced
- Saturday 8th June: Chiswick at the Musicals starring West End Favourite Ruthie Henshall, plus other acts yet to be announced
- Sunday 9th June - Last Night of the Chiswick Proms starring Lesley Garrett, plus other acts yet to be announced

Tickets are available from the Chiswick Proms festival website.
Prices: £39 per adult, but they offer a 15% U3A discount so are £33.15 to any of our members (using discount code 'U3A15').
They also offer discounts for group bookings: 20% off for groups of 20-49; 25% off for groups of 50+ people. If you would like to make a group booking, then please email nathan@amickproductions.co.uk to arrange.

Wed Jun 26thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF STATIONERS HALL & ST MARTIN’S–WITHIN LUDGATE (A Historic Wren Church)
A guided visit to the Stationers Guild Hall, very close to St Pauls Cathedral, which has been in situ since 1500s and has magnificent panelling and windows and strong links to William Caxton.
We will, however, start the tour with a visit to a wonderful and much overlooked Wren church associated with the Stationers Hall and, indeed, it has a direct entry to the Hall.

The tour will last about 1.5 hours and tea/coffee and biscuits will be served at the end.

There are many places for lunch in the area including St Paul’s Crypt restaurant.

When: Wednesday 26th June

Cost: £10 including refreshments

Numbers: I am not restricted with numbers on this occasion as the guides will split us into groups of 15.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 9.50am by Central Line to St Pauls station with a 5/6 minute walk to the Church.

I will announce the tour on 6th June and take names/monies on 13th and 20th June.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Sat Jun 29thRambling 1

Saturday Ramble - Regents Canal

When: Saturday 29th June, 2019

Meet: Platform level of Ealing Broadway station outside the waiting room at 10am

This is a linear walk mostly along the Regents Canal from Angel Islington via Victoria Park to the Olympic Park with return transport from Puddingmill Lane station. Starting amid the antique stalls of Upper Street, passing reminders of the industrial East End along the canal then strolling through glorious Victoria Park (with an opportunity for refreshments overlooking the lake) before walking on top of the Bazalgette engineered Northern Outfall Sewer to the Queen Elizabeth Park, this is a very varied walk. The distance is 3 1/2 very level miles with many opportunities for refreshments along the way.

Lunch: venue in the QE Park

Contact: Ann Marie Tighe, 07938724629

July 2019
Tue Jul 23rd
→Thu Jul 25th
Summer School

LONDON REGION OF U3As SUMMER SCHOOL, JULY 23 - 25, 2019

The 2019 Summer School will be held on Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th July at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street (easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station).

This is the popular annual non-residential event. Members can choose to attend for one, two or three days. There will be a wide range of subjects on the themes of Art, Current Affairs, History, Literature, Music, Science and Travel - A choice of 27 different talks, 5 workshops, and 6 guided walks around the City of London.
Full details of this years programme can be found here - 2019 LR Summer School Programme

This year, the Summer School includes some talks which will explore the theme of: “Celebration of the Sea”.

If you would like to attend again this year, please book online if you can by clicking on this link - Application online. Otherwise, please use this link to download the Postal Application form

August 2019
Mon Aug 12th
→Thu Aug 15th
Summer School

NATIONAL U3A SUMMER SCHOOLS for 2019

This first school is from 12th - 15th August and is at Aston University, Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET. There are 10 subject areas including Art History & Archaeology, Film, Languages and Music.

Full details and booking can be found on the 2019 National U3A Summer Schools website

September 2019
Tue Sep 10th
→Fri Sep 13th
Summer School

NATIONAL U3A SUMMER SCHOOLS for 2019

This second school is from 10th - 13th September at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester GL7 6JS. There are 10 subject areas including Drama, History, Maths, Philosophy and Music.

Full details and booking can be found on the 2019 National U3A Summer Schools website.

Thu Sep 26thOther

2019 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

The results of the 2019 Photographic Competition will be announced on Thursday 26th September. The closing date for submission of photos for the competition is Thursday 12th September.

The judging panel will again be chaired by Ian Richardson.

The categories for this years competition are:
- Shops
- Trees
- Faces
- Water
- My Favourite Photograph: this is a special category which is only open to those who have not previously won an Ealing U3A photographic prize.
For the first 4 categories, photos must have been taken from October 2018.
For the last category only, the photo can be one that has been taken at any time.

The rules of the competition are as follows:
1. Size of photos should be between 6 inches and 10 inches wide

2. Photos must be mounted on A4 card

3. The title of the photo and name of the participant is to be displayed on the front of the mounting, but the names will be temporarily covered before judging so that judging is completely impartial

4. Each photo entered for the competition will cost £2

5. The judge's decisions is final

Assuming that there are sufficient photos entered, First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded for each category. If the judges feel that any photos are of special merit, then a “Commended” prize may be awarded for any category. The prizes will be as follows:
First prize £20
Second prize £15
Third prize £10
Commended £5