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 Aug 12th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Tony Eaton - "Invasion 1940 - What If?"
Mon Sep 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Phillipa Radford-Hancock - "British Red Cross - Past, Present and Future"
Mon Oct 14th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Rev Ken Tombs - "Trinidad to Havana"
Mon Nov 11th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Howard Slater - "Audrey Hepburn growing up in WW2"
Mon Dec 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Tricia Thompson - "Love Me Tender - The Life and Music of Elvis"
Mon Jan 13th 2020 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Richard Shelby - "The Women I Have Married"
Mon Feb 10th 2020 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ronald Koorm - "Outstation Eastcote"
Mon Mar 9th 2020 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ant Grant - "Another Omelette, Mister Gielgud"
Outings
Wed Aug 7th

Wembley Stadium
Cost £10.20. Make your own way to meet at the Bobby Moore Statue at 10:45am. Nearest station is Wembley Park Underground Station. 40 places available.

We will have a guided tour of this world-famous venue. The Wembley Stadium Tour lets you explore the behind-the-scenes of the UK’s largest sports and music venue taking you deep into the heart of the stadium. The award-winning tour includes the Dressing Rooms, the Press Conference Room, Players’ Tunnel, Pitch side and the iconic Royal Box. The Wembley Stadium Tour gives you the chance to relive your greatest moments and create new ones of your own.

** Status as at 8th July, there are still 12 places available.**

Contact Harvey Butnick for more details.

Wed Aug 21st

Frogmore Paper Mill, Hemel Hempstead
Cost £35.00. Coach pick up in Ickenham at 9.00am and Uxbridge at 9.15am. Return approx 7.00pm. 44 places avaiable.

Frogmore Paper Mill has been making paper since 1774. In 1803 the first of what went on to be called a Fourdrinier Paper Machine, was developed and installed. This was a way of making paper in a continuous sheet and launched the revolution that made paper the cheap, plentiful product that we all use every day of our lives. You will see the 1895 and 1902 Fourdrinier machines and many letterpress machines.

There will be refreshments on arrival, after which we shall have a guided tour of the mill and can view an exhibition with audio/visual accompaniment and also have a go at paper making. There will a buffet lunch provided as there is no suitable place nearby. In the afternoon there is a short boat trip before returning home.

** Status as at 8th July is that this trip was very popular and full with all 44 places booked. There is now a waiting list with 17 already on it. **

Contact Andrea Gohil for more details.

Tue Sep 3rd

Jane Austen’s House and Museum and Whitchurch Silk Mill
Cost £36.00. Coach pick up 9.00am in Ickenham and 9.15am in Uxbridge. Return approx 7:00pm. 50 places available.

Our first stop is Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire. It is the only house where Jane Austen lived and wrote that is open to the public and is the most treasured Austen site in the world. This is where Jane's genius flourished and where she wrote all her novels. Visitors are able to wander through the house and garden. Particular highlights include her jewellery, first editions of her books.

We then visit Whitchurch Silk Mill, the oldest silk mill in the UK still in its original building on the banks of the river Test. It is a Georgian water mill that has continued to weave silk since 1817 and still uses 19th century machinery. We will have a guided tour of the water wheel and Victorian machinery. There is a shop selling scarves, ties and cushions made from the Mill's exclusive silks.

Trip includes a cream tea at the Silk Mill.

** Status as at 8th July (after the meeting) is that this trip is now fully booked and with one on the wait list. **

Contact Maureen McCann for more details.

Study Days
Tue Sep 17th U3A UK Jazz Study Day 2019, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Rd, London. Cost £20 Link to U3A UK Jazz Day website
Sat Nov 9th U3A London Region Music Study Day: Music of the Czechs. At King’s Place. Save the day. Details to follow.
Social Events
Mon Jul 22nd 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.)
Mon Sep 23rd 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.)
Summer Schools
Tue Jul 23rd
→Thu Jul 25th
U3A LONDON REGION SUMMER SCHOOL 2019: This year’s summer school will be held Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th July at the St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street (easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station). This is a popular annual non-residential event. Members can attend for one, two or three days, and can choose from 28 different talks, 4 workshops, and 6 guided walks around the City of London. There is a wide range of topics taken from the subjects of Art, Current Affairs, History, Literature, Music, Science and Travel. This year we have also selected ‘Celebration of the Sea’ as a general theme. Use the following links for further details or application:
Programme 2019
Postal Application Form 2019
On-Line Application 2019
Summer School Poster 2019
Other Events
Tue Aug 27th
→Thu Aug 29th
National Conference and AGM 2019: To be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. 36th Annual General Meeting of the Third Age Trust will be held Thursday 29th August 2019, Registration opens 14.00pm on the Tuesday and Welcome meeting is at 16:00pm. Workshops on the Wednesday and AGM at 11:15am on the Thursday.
U3A National Conference 2019 Website
Rambling
Mon Jul 29th Gerrards Cross to Hedgerley via Bulstrode Park.

The Walk: A five mile circular walk from Gerrards Cross to Hedgerley via Bulstrode Park. There is one stile and two inclines on this walk – it can be muddy if there has been heavy rain in the period prior to the walk.

Time/Meet: Meet at 10.40am at Bus Stop W in York Road, Uxbridge. (York Road is where the Hillingdon U3A coach trips pick up.) The Group will catch the 101 Bus at 10.50am to go to the start of the walk. The 101 bus leaves from here every hour.

Lunch: The lunch stop will be at the White Horse Pub at Hedgerley or for members bringing a packed lunch, there are benches nearby.

Queries: Contact Alan Hooper

Next Ramble: Thursday August 22nd
Thu Aug 22nd The Next Ramble is being planned and will be anounced soon but put this date in your diary.

Queries: Contact Alan Hooper
Sunday Concerts
Sun Oct 13th SCHUMANN Overture, Manfred, MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto & BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Performed by: Resident Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra

Cost: £34 -Price includes Coach and Ticket.

Venue/Time: Royal Festival Hall at 3pm

Coach Departure 12:30 from Ickenham & 12:45 from Uxbridge.

Contact Harvey Butnick for more details or apply via link to form here Sunday Concerts 2019 Application Forms.
Sun Nov 3rd STRAVINSKY Fireworks, RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 1 & TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake, excerpts

Performed by: Resident Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra

Cost: £34 -Price includes Coach and Ticket.

Venue/Time: Royal Festival Hall at 3pm

Coach Departure 12:30 from Ickenham & 12:45 from Uxbridge.

Contact Harvey Butnick for more details or apply via link to form here Sunday Concerts 2019 Application Forms.
Sun Dec 15th GRAND CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
ADAM O Holy Night, DARKE In the bleak mid-winter, RUTTER The Twelve Days of Christmas, SCHUBERT Ave Maria, BACH Christmas Oratorio , Opening Chorus Plus Carols for all.

Performed by: Resident Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra - The Bach Choir - Mary Bevan -Soprano

Cost: £38 -Price includes Coach and Ticket.

Venue/Time: Royal Festival Hall at 3pm

Coach Departure 12:30 from Ickenham & 12:45 from Uxbridge.

Contact Harvey Butnick for more details or apply via link to form here Sunday Concerts 2019 Application Forms.
Sun Feb 9th 2020 RUSSIAN CLASSICS
BORODIN Overture Prince Igor,RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2, PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

Performed by: Resident Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra

Cost: £34 -Price includes Coach and Ticket.

Venue/Time: Royal Festival Hall at 3pm

Coach Departure 12:30 from Ickenham & 12:45 from Uxbridge.

Contact Harvey Butnick for more details or apply via link to form here Sunday Concerts 2019 Application Forms.
Theatre Visits
Wed Dec 4th Come From Away at The Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road,
London at 2:30pm

In the wake of 9/11, this musical tells the story of how a small town in Canada welcomed in thousands of people left stranded by the attack on the Twin Towers, you’ll find out about what brought the community together in the face of adversity. The musical may only be 100 minutes long, but it definitely packs a punch.

The trip includes the coach and the matinee performance. Coach departs 12:30 from Ickenham & 12:45 from Uxbridge.

Cost: Being calculated and Jill will advise as soon as it's known and provide a booking form. 50 places available.

Contact Jill Rhodes if you want more details.