Meetings are held weekly, on Thursday mornings in Ealing Green Church (almost opposite Ealing Film Studios).

Our Meetings usually start at 10:00am. They begin with announcements and any in-house business. This is followed by the speaker's presentation (from around 10:15am) during which there is a break of approx. 15mins. The proceedings finish at 11:45 - 12:00


The Autumn term starts 5th Sept 2019 - a list of the talks is shown below. Full details of these talks can be found in the AUTUMN 2019 TALKS document.

Sept 05, * Colin Lomas: Myths & Legends in Art & Music
Sept 12, Victoria McGrath: The History of Richmond incl the impact of the Victorian Railway
Sept 19, Dr. Gerda Wielander: Christianity in China
Sept 26, Results of the PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION, followed by * Ian Richardson: Tiananmen Square: the 30th Anniversary

Oct 03, * John Naylor: 'Out of the Blue’ - visual spectacles from rainbows, halos, sky colours and mirages
Oct 10, Dr. Brian Marker: Geological perspectives on climate and life
Oct 17, Helen Johnston: Palace Foreshores - Investigations on the River Thames at Richmond, Fulham, Greenwich and the Tower of London
Oct 24, * Dan Williams: Ealing Films - An introduction and analysis of key films from the Ealing studios
Oct 31, * Mark Lewis: 'Exploring Folklore' - looking at the nature and origins of folklore and some of its broad themes

Nov 07, Jean Brewster: The Secret Life of the English Language

Nov 14, Doug King: A Defender of the Realm: My time in the Royal Household 2007- 2012
Nov 21, The Hon. Dr. Jocelynne Scutt: When is Conduct Criminal
Nov 28, * Mike Black: Food for Thought

Dec 05, Dame Elizabeth Anionwu: Breaking Through Despite the Odds
Note - we will be having mince pies/refreshments and tea/coffee after this meeting
Dec 12, * Chris Truran: Digital Forensics – Who’s Watching You?

Key: * Each of these speakers has given a talk to Ealing U3A previously

Winter term starts on 9th January 2020.

The committee would like to pay thanks to Marie Todman on the fine job she has done in arranging the talks for 2019, but Marie is now stepping down from this role.

We are very happy to report that our two previous Speaker Organisers, Rosemary Richardson and Yvonne Hughes have volunteered to take on the task of organising our speakers for 2020 on a joint basis. The committee would like to thank both Rosemary and Yvonne for this and are sure that they will arrange an excellent selection of speakers for us. If you have any suggestions for talks or possible speakers, please speak to Rosemary or Yvonne at a Thursday meeting, or email the Talks Organiser.

Photos of our most recent speakers are displayed on this page. Photos of previous speakers are shown on the relevant sub-page


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