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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 was 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.
To enter any photos in this year's competition, you will need to complete a Photo Comp Application form, available through this link

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
September 2019
Wed Sep 4thStudy Day

SW LONDON Network OF U3As - STUDY DAY at the WWT LONDON WETLAND CENTRE

DATE: Wednesday 4th September
VENUE: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT
COST: £12 per person

This Study Day is being organised by the SW London Network of U3As but places are available for members of other London U3As. The day will include 2 talks on the work of the Wetlands Centre in London and the work done internationally by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust followed by a guided walk round the centre. Lunch is available at the Centre.
If you are interested in attending, you need to download and complete the Wetlands Study Day document, and send the completed form with your cheque for £12 to Richmond U3A - details on the form.

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 since October 2018.
For the last category only, the photo can be one that has been taken at any time.

To enter any photos in this year's competition, you will need to complete a Photo Comp Application form, available through this link. This is a PDF file with fields for entering your details; you can then print the form out and hand it in with the photos you are entering for the competition.

The rules of the competition are as follows:
1. Any size or shape of photo is acceptable but it must be mounted on A4 card

2. 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

3. Each photo entered for the competition must be accompanied by the entry fee of £2

4. Photographs should be submitted to the Chairman, Derek Atkinson, or to a member of the Ealing U3A Committee

5. The judge's decisions are 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 are M&S Vouchers and will be as follows:
First prize £20
Second prize £15
Third prize £10
Commended £5

Sun Sep 29thTheatre Outings

THE QUESTORS

Sunday, 29th September, 2.30pm

Private Lives by Noel Coward

The perfect honeymoon...with your ex?

A glistening French Riviera. Two pairs of lustful newlyweds. Five years of separation. Now, only a single wall stands between divorcees Elyot and Amanda who are unexpectedly staying in adjacent hotel rooms with their new spouses. Will they keep up the pretence of loathing each other? Or will they jump ship and follow their hearts?

Sparks fly and old flames burn in this classic comedy of manners. Noel Coward masterfully explores the thin line between true love and sheer ferocity.

Tickets £10 will be on sale from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings - look out for further announcements on this.

November 2019
Sun Nov 10thTheatre Outings

THE QUESTORS

Sunday, 10th November, 2.30pm

George Orwell's 1984 adapted by Matthew Dunster. The Questors Theatre's 90th anniversary celebratory production.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

The year is 1984, and Winston Smith lives in the crumbling metropolis of London. He is a government employee in this terrifying dystopian world, and his job is to the rewrite history for the Ministry of Truth.

When he is handed a note that says ‘I love you’ by a woman he barely knows, he tries to rebel against this repressive regime and risk everything to search for the truth. But in this closely monitored society, is there any escape from Big Brother?

Tickets £10 will be on sale from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings - look out for further announcements on this.

December 2019
Sat Dec 14thTheatre Outings

THE QUESTORS

Saturday, 14th December, 2.30pm

Robin Hood Christmas Panto by Ben Crocker.

The legend you know. The tale you don’t.

Join us this Christmas for a magical adventure in our fun, laugh-out-loud traditional family panto. Sing along and boo and hiss at the horrible sheriff – if you’re brave enough!

Tickets: £12, available in September from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings.
NB. Ticket prices increase to £16 if purchased from October onwards

January 2020
Sat Jan 11thTheatre Outings

ORANGE TREE THEATRE, Richmond

Saturday, 11th January, 2.30pm

Candida by Bernard Shaw.

Tickets £17, they will be on sale from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings - look out for further announcements on this.

February 2020
Sun Feb 2ndTheatre Outings

THE QUESTORS

Sunday, 2nd February, 2.30pm

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Tickets £10 will be on sale from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings - look out for further announcements on this.