Our AGM was held on Thursday 21st March 2019 - the Chairmans report for 2019 is available through LINKS on the right-hand side of this page.
At the AGM, elections were held for the new Committee for the next year and, in these, the following people were elected:

  • Derek Atkinson who has now taken over as Chairman +
  • Ed Baker
  • Phil Broomsgrove
  • Sue Peach who will be the Treasurer
  • Margaret Proctor
  • Mike Stott who will be the Vice-Chairman +
  • Sylvia Stirling who will be the Secretary

+ John Moore was initially elected as Chairman for this year. However, John suffered a fall that meant his absence from U3A events for a number of weeks, and he has now moved away from the Ealing area so has resigned from the Committee. Derek Atkinson had taken on the role of Vice-Chairman in John's absence, and has now stepped up to take on the Chairman's role for this year. Mike Stott has taken John's place on the Committee and taken on the Vice-Chairman role.

In addition, the following people are co-opted to the Committee:

  • Tim Carter who has taken on the role of Interest Groups Co-ordinator
  • Jill Winter who will be taking over the role of Membership Secretary on a job-share basis from September.

The remaining candidate also joined the Committee with 'Observer' status:

  • Lyn Duffus, who will be job-sharing the role of Membership Secretary from September



The editorial team consists of Margaret Martin (Editor-in-Chief), Michael Black and Ella Marks.

Members contributions are invited to the Letters page of the next Newsletter (September 2019) on the subject of the use of University in the name of the U3A. This is a controversy which regularly rears its head among national U3A members. What do you think? For example, does the word University discourage some people from joining? Do you have qualms about the name of the U3A and if so, why? Can you suggest another name?

Please send your letters to Margaret Martin by email at Newsletter Editor before August 30, 2019

The most recent Newsletter (March 2019) is available through the link on the right-hand side of this page.



30 years for Ealing U3A! A Buffet lunch was held on March 7, 2018. You can see photos of the occasion on this page.



The Committee is very aware that many of our members live alone and, like us all, are ‘getting on in years’. We are very glad that John Deighton has taken on the role of Almoner for our U3A and he has been keeping in touch with members who are sick or house-bound, either by telephone or by sending a card.

However, John will not know who is sick or house-bound unless someone informs him so, if you know of any member who is in the situation, please contact John and he will take it from there.
John Deighton, 020 8863 6640, or email Almoner


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