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 during which there is a break of approx. 15mins. The proceedings finish at 11.45-12.00


Talks for the Winter term 2019 start on Thursday 10th January. The list of talks is shown below; further information about these talks can be found in the WINTER 2019 TALKS document

Jan 10, Chris Bambery: Art in Parliament
Jan 17, Alex Marker: The history of Questors Theatre
Jan 24, Chris Truran: From Dabs to DNA
Jan 31, David Evans: With Searchlights, Drum Rolls and Fanfares

Feb 07, John Naylor: What, Why and How We Hear
Feb 14, Pauline Martindale: Behind Closed Doors, What goes on behind the closed doors of a prison
Feb 21, Dr Simon Avery: The Life and Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Feb 28, Alan Wise: Loneliness

Mar 07, Alan Browne: Building London from 5,000 BC to the present day
Mar 14, Mark Lewis: The customs and traditions of the City of London
Mar 21, AGM

followed by - Speaker from The Friends of the Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields: Homeless People
Mar 28, Maggie Jones: Diversity in U3A

Apr 04, Dr. David Jones: The Most Dangerous Animals on Earth
Apr 11, Mike Jones: Sewage and the City: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and London



Talks for the Spring term 2019 start on Thursday 2nd May. The list of talks is shown below; further information about these talks can be found in the SPRING 2019 TALKS document

May 02, Dr. Sara Dominici: Photography & Cycling at the end of the 19th Century
May 09, Ann-Marie Purcell: Heathrow - The Journey Exhibition
May 16, Dr. Mary Shannon: London’s Latin Quarter? - Literature and Art in 19th Century Marylebone
May 23, Graham Taylor: Great Art Collections around the World
May 30, Dr. Lindsay Bywood: The World of Translation - Who does it and what do they do

June 06, Dr. Kim Salmons: A Taste of Literature - The representation of food in the works of modern authors
June 13, Ann and David Hughes: The Mall & Its History/The Guinness Brewery
June 20, Veronica Cecil: Experiences in the Congo
June 27, Professor Debra Kelly: ‘Fishes with Funny French Names’ - A History of the French Restaurant in London from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

July 04, Ash Mistry: Sustainable Aviation, Aviation Growth and Congested Skies
July 11, Graham Weeks: History of Northern Nigeria

The Summer Programme of talks will take place on 25th July, 8th August and 22nd August.

Autumn term starts 5th Sept 2019


The committee is very glad to congratulate Marie Todman on the fine job she has done in arranging the talks for 2019, and there is the usual interesting mix of subjects and speakers. If you have any ideas for future talks and speakers, please contact Marie or John Moore, Chairman

Marie took over from Yvonne Hughes who has provided a wonderful range of speakers for 2017 & 2018 but must now relinquish this role. Yvonne in turn took over from Rosemary Richardson who had managed this task over several years, and we thank both Rosemary and Yvonne for the excellence in their work.

** In Nikki Hubbard's talk in November 2018 she talked about removing your details from the 192.com website - 192.com holds more information about people in the UK than any other directory, including full names, addresses, age guides, property prices, aerial photos, company & director reports, family records, & much more!
The form to remove your details from this website is available here - C01 Record Removal form.

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