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.

** During this Pandemic period, we will continue to meet online via Video Conferencing using Zoom starting at 10:00. We will send out an email invitation a few days before each meeting with all the connection details on. **


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Nov 9th Monthly Meeting - will now be virtual via ZOOM as a meeting at WCH is not possible. Presentation: Kevin Little - "Fishy Tails (my life as a fishmonger)". Connection details will be emailed to you.
Mon Dec 14th Monthly Meeting - will now be virtual via ZOOM as a meeting at WCH is not possible. Presentation : Ian Keable - “History of Cartoons”. Connection details will be emailed to you.
Mon Jan 11th 2021 Monthly Meeting - will now be virtual via ZOOM as a meeting at WCH is not possible. Presentation : Tony Eaton - "Windsor and the Nazis - Dupe or Traitor?". Connection details will be emailed to you.
Mon Feb 8th 2021 Monthly Meeting - will now be virtual via ZOOM as a meeting at WCH is not possible. Presentation : Sean Sinclair - “The Royal Navy & their battle against the Slave Trade". Connection details will be emailed to you.
Mon Mar 8th 2021 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ian Keble - "All Done by Kindness".
Social Events
Wed Jun 2nd 2021 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.
Workshops
Mon Nov 2nd The History of English Gardens Presentation online via Zoom at 11:00am

Our presenter, Blue Badge Guide Patricia Gentry, will take us on on a journey through England's most beautiful gardens. We will visit structured Tudor gardens, French and Italian influenced Stuart gardens, and magnificent English landscape gardens. We will also explore the intricate designs of Victorian gardens with their exotic colours, flower beds and greenhouses.

If you would like to attend this Zoom presentation, please email r.e.holford@hotmail.com by latest 5 pm on Saturday 31 October, confirming the name of your u3a. The link will be sent out on Sunday 1 November 2020.
NOTE: THERE ONLY 100 PLACES AVAILABLE
Thu Nov 5th U3A Poetry Reading
A chance for poetry writers across the u3a movement to connect and share their poems. Online via Zoom at 2:00pm

Whether you are a regular member of a poetry group or do not usually have the opportunity to share your verses with others, you are invited! The event will offer a small group of members an opportunity to connect and share a poem you have written. No matter where you are based or what your leval of writing experience - all are welcome!

It's Free but you need to register here Poetry Event Ticket Site
Mon Nov 9th Maths on the Back of an Envelope - Talk by Rob Eastaway

An online talk by Rob Eastaway, author of Maths on the Back of an Envelope followed by an interactive question and answer session.
About this Event. Online via Zoom at 2:00pm. This event will be include a 45-minute talk by Rob Eastaway followed by Q&A on ‘Maths on the back of an envelope’

It's Free but you need to register here Maths Talk Ticket Site
Tue Nov 10th What Philosophers say about Happiness - An Introduction

Join Shri Sharma, u3a Philosophy Subject Adviser, for a talk on what philosophers say about happiness and wellbeing. all dates start at 2:00pm

Shri Sharma will give a 30 minute presentation followed by discussion on life experiences with with the audience and some questions inviting comments and observations about particular philosophies. You're welcome to join some or all of the 4 sessions which are fortnightly.

It's Free but you need to register here Philosophy Talk Ticket Site
Tue Nov 10th Cryptic Crosswords Explained by Henry Howarth. Online via Zoom at 2:00pm

This is the story of the cryptic crossword — a quintessentially British form of the written word that beguiles and delights puzzle fans every day. Find out how cryptic crosswords work, where they came from, who solves them and how people learn this skill. At the heart of the story is the development of the English language itself — rich and idiosyncratic, and ideally suited to the wordplay in cryptic puzzles.

It's Free but you need to register here Crossword Talk Ticket Site
Wed Nov 11th Maths problems and puzzles workshop Online via Zoom at 2:00pm

An interactive event solving maths puzzles for a range of abilities.
About this Event. Two puzzles will be sent out to registered participants prior to the event and the session will look at how people addressed these as well as additional puzzles.

It's Free but you need to register here Maths problems & Puzzles Workshop Ticket
Fri Nov 13th Maths activities and games hosted by David Martin. Online via Zoom at 2:00pm

A fun session of maths games including numerical quizzes and tasks.
About this Event. This fun session of interactive games and puzzles is part of the U3A series of events to tie in with Maths Week 2020. Come along to try out your maths and numerical ability with the chance of winning a U3A and maths related prize.

It's Free but you need to register here Maths Activities Ticket Site
Fri Nov 20th An Introduction to Yoga Hosted by Peter Burton and Jenny Wilson. Online via Zoom at 10:00am

An overview of yoga in the third age of life and a Chair Yoga taster session, a chance for u3a members to get an overview of accessible yoga practices and to give them a try! Also a Q&A session where you can raise your own questions and find out more. More details on the website below.

It's Free but you need to register here Yoga Introduction Ticket Site
Fri Nov 20th Friday Watercolour Painters Hosted by Join Tony Burke online every Friday for 5 weeks at 2:00pm.

Have you always wanted to take up watercolour painting? Or are you already a painter and want to develop your skills? These interactive tutorials will help you learn and develop painting techniques whatever stage you are at.

It's Free but you need to register here Friday Watercolour Ticket Site
Tue Nov 24th What Philosophers say about Happiness - Socrates and Plato

Join Shri Sharma, u3a Philosophy Subject Adviser, for a talk on what philosophers say about happiness and wellbeing. all dates start at 2:00pm

Shri Sharma will give a 30 minute presentation followed by discussion on life experiences with with the audience and some questions inviting comments and observations about particular philosophies. You're welcome to join some or all of the 4 sessions which are fortnightly.

It's Free but you need to register here Philosophy Talk Ticket Site
Tue Nov 24th Artemisia: Artist, icon, Entrepreneur Join National Gallery expert Kate Devine Online via Zoom at 10:30am to 12:00pm

u3a members are invited to join the National Gallery to discover the art of Artemisia Gentileshi, who challenged conventions and defied expectations as a successful artist of the 17th-century, tackling subjects that were traditionally the preserve of male artists and for the male gaze.

The first hour of our session will include a lecture and Q&A session. After a short break, sit back and enjoy the drama.

It's only £5.50 but you need to register and pay here Artemisia Gentileshi Ticket site
Tue Nov 24th Living History – there’s a lot of it about! An Online talk on Zoom at 2:00pm

Join Jo Livingston for this event to find out more about and gather ideas for writing your life story. Why not write your life story? This talk will give you ideas on how to go about it, along with sources you may find useful, and you’ll produce something to pass down to your great-grandchildren.

It's Free but you need to register here Living History Ticket Site
Sun Nov 29th U3A Poetry Reading
A chance for poetry writers across the u3a movement to connect and share their poems. Online via Zoom at 3:00pm

Whether you are a regular member of a poetry group or do not usually have the opportunity to share your verses with others, you are invited! The event will offer a small group of members an opportunity to connect and share a poem you have written. No matter where you are based or what your leval of writing experience - all are welcome!

It's Free but you need to register here Poetry Event Ticket Site
Mon Dec 7th Kew Gardens Part II + Q&A Presentation onlibe via Zoom at 11:00am

Details to follow in November.
Tue Dec 8th What Philosophers say about Happiness - Aristotle

Join Shri Sharma, u3a Philosophy Subject Adviser, for a talk on what philosophers say about happiness and wellbeing. all dates start at 2:00pm

Shri Sharma will give a 30 minute presentation followed by discussion on life experiences with with the audience and some questions inviting comments and observations about particular philosophies. You're welcome to join some or all of the 4 sessions which are fortnightly.

It's Free but you need to register here Philosophy Talk Ticket Site
Wed Dec 9th Japan - a glimpse of its lifestyle, architecture and culture An Online talk at 2:00pm.

Join Hilary Jones, u3a Vice Chairman, for this talk on Japan with the chance to ask questions afterwards.

It's Free but you need to register here Japan Ticket Site
Tue Dec 22nd What Philosophers say about Happiness - Epicurus

Join Shri Sharma, u3a Philosophy Subject Adviser, for a talk on what philosophers say about happiness and wellbeing. all dates start at 2:00pm

Shri Sharma will give a 30 minute presentation followed by discussion on life experiences with with the audience and some questions inviting comments and observations about particular philosophies. You're welcome to join some or all of the 4 sessions which are fortnightly.

It's Free but you need to register here Philosophy Talk Ticket Site
Other Events
Thu Nov 12th u3a & Crown Green Bowling An Online via Zoom event at 2:00pm

A chance for active and interested Crown Green Bowling members to connect. Andy Cowan, u3a Subject Advisor for Crown Green Bowling, is calling all u3a Bowlers together. This event is an opportunity for u3a members to meet, no matter where in the UK you are from, and for all those interested in Bowling to discuss the future of the sport within u3a.

The session will cover the future for Crown Green Bowling and how u3a can develop this. Local Crown Green Bowling opportunities including funding programmes. Coaching advice for u3a groups. How to practice Crown Green Bowling safely

It's Free but you need to register here Crown Green Bowling Ticket Site