Hillingdon

Events

Monthly meetings

The meetings are held typically on the second Monday of each month between 10:00 and 12:00, although there may be an occasional change of date if there is a clash with another function. These changes do not happen at short notice.

Members should just turn up at the Winston Churchill Hall, Bury Street, Ruislip before 10am on the second Monday in the month, show your membership card as you enter the foyer and you won't be able to miss us.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Jun 8th

**CANCELLED** June Monthly Meeting at WCH

Mon Jul 13th

**CANCELLED** July Monthly Meeting at WCH

Mon Aug 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Nick Cook - "Ban Conkers".
Mon Sep 14th Monthly Meeting at WCH - AGM - Presentation: Brian Freeland - "Women of the Raj".
Mon Oct 12th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Sean Sinclair - "The Royal Navy and their Battle Against the Slave Trade".
Interest Group of the Month - Poetry Group.
Mon Nov 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Graham Laurie - "Roald Dahl's War".
Mon Dec 14th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Dick Smith - "50 Years as a Town Crier".
Mon Jan 11th 2021 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Tony Eaton - "Windsor and the Nazis - Dupe or Traitor?".
Mon Feb 8th 2021 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: John Field - "Tommy Cooper's Life".
Mon Mar 8th 2021 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ian Keble - "All Done by Kindness".
Outings
Thu Jun 11th

** The Blenheim Place Visit scheduled to take place on Thursday 11th June has been CANCELLED following the Government announcement made on March 16th about self isolation. **

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.
Cost £32 per person. Coach pick up at 9.00am in Ickenham or 9.15am in Uxbridge. Return approx. 18.00pm. 50 places available.

Enjoy a day at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Follow the trail of our 'Greatest Briton' to discover his most cherished places.

The ticket includes entry to the house (at a time you suit yourself) and entry to the formal gardens, pleasure gardens and park. There are plenty of places to eat or you are welcome to bring a picnic. There are several designated picnic sites or you are free to picnic anywhere in the park.

** Status as at 18th March is that this visit has been cancelled. Cheques will be shredded. We hope to reschedule these, probably next year. **

For details contact Pam Mellors.

Social Events
Mon Jun 29th CANCELLED Coffee Morning at THE GOOD YARN in Uxbridge where you can meet up with other members.
(Good Yarn is in Uxbridge High St, opp. Tesco.)
Thu Oct 1st National U3A Day
A date for your diary and note the NEW DATE.

U3As across the country are invited to mark the day by celebrating and showcasing what happens in their U3A.

All U3As are asked to participate, perhaps in partnership with other local U3As.

Planning has now started and if you have any suggestions about what we should include in our day, please contact Rodney or any Committee member.
Summer Schools
Tue Jul 21st
→Thu Jul 23rd

** London Region Summer School 2020 scheduled to take place on Tuesday 21st July to Thursday 23rd July has been CANCELLED following the government’s clampdown on all social events and venues due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and protective instructions for the over 70s. **

London Region of U3As Summer School 2020
Location: St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Off Fleet St (5 min from Fleet St Station).

There will be a choice of over 30 diiferent talks or workshops and 6 guided walks. The programme will be drawn from a broad range of subjects including; Art, Current Affairs, History, Literature, Music, Science, Social Studies & Travel.

Attendance can be one, two or three days and Tickets will be £38 per day which includes refreshments and a cold buffet lunch.

Registration is now CANCELLED and it's hoped to do the same event in 2021.
For details, contact Catherine Ware at email: chair.london@gmail.com 020 8879 0352

For Information, The National Office has also cancelled all events including their Summer Schools.

London Walks
Tue Jun 9th

** The Bizarre London Walk scheduled to take place on Tuesday 9th June has been CANCELLED following the Government announcement made on March 16th about self isolation. **

Bizarre London Guided Tour.
Meeting at Tower Hill Underground station (Central and District line) at 10.45am. The cost is £8 per member, and you can book and Pay on-Line by using.

Although the online booking is successfully in use now, you can still pay by cheque and Brian will collect in the usual way.

** Status as at 19th March is that this visit has been cancelled. Cheques will be shredded and a refund will be arranged from the online booking system (except for the 15p fee). We hope to reschedule probably next year. **

Contact Brian Carse for more details.

Watch this website or check the next Newsletter for updates and all future events.

Opera Appreciation 1
Wed Jun 17th

Opera Holland Park Theatre - Rigoletto
Description: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. Starting at 7:30pm, this is a new production with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, surtitles in English. Performed by the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park Chorus.

Cursed by nature and despised by society, the jester Rigoletto’s only love is his daughter, Gilda. But when Gilda falls in love with Rigoletto’s master, the ruthless Duke of Mantua, the corruption of court life escalates and Gilda is abducted. Humiliated and disgraced, Rigoletto hires an assassin.

Tickets: Still to be confirmed but should be £55-£60 including transport.

** As at 10th February, this trip is now full and a wait list is in place.**

For more details contact Elizabeth Douglas.

Also watch for updates in the Newsletter and this web site.

Wed Jul 22nd

Opera Holland Park Theatre - The Merry Widow
Description: The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár. Starting at 7:30pm, this is a new production with music by Franz Leháran and Italian libretto by Victor Leon and Leo Stein with surtitles in English. Performed by the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park Chorus.

Hanna Glawari is wealthy, single and a target for gold-digging French aristocrats. At a glamorous Parisian party, the Pontevedrin ambassador Baron Zeta conspires to keep Hanna’s fortune in Pontevedro, commissioning Danilo to seduce and marry her.

Tickets: Still to be confirmed but should be £55-£60 including transport.

** As at 10th February, this trip is now full and a wait list is in place.**

For more details contact Elizabeth Douglas.

Also watch for updates in the Newsletter and this web site.

Theatre Visits
Thu Jul 2nd

** This Theatre Trip being planned for Thursday 2nd July has been CANCELLED following the Government announcement made on March 16th about self isolation. **

It's hoped to be rearranged for next year.

Two into One at The Mill, Sonning Theatre at 2:15pm, the Matinee show.

Written by Ray Cooney and directed by Ron Aldridge, imagine you are a Cabinet Minister in the government, you might find it a little difficult to arrange an afternoon of nookie in a London hotel with a young lady. The problem is not so much that the Minister and the young lady are both married (not to each other obviously!) but that the young lady is the personal secretary to the Leader of the Opposition. - an utterly hilarious play that will have you rolling in the aisles and all the way home.

The trip includes the coach, a 2 course lunch with coffee, a shared programme and the matinee performance.

Cost: £63 (includes all above), 50 place available.

Contact Carol for further information.