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.

AGM Update
Having been postponed from May, the Committee will now run an AGM as a virtual meeting online using Zoom. This will be on Monday 14th September. In preparation, the documents needed will be included in the August Newsletter. These will be the Agenda, Management Committee, Nominations, Examined Accounts and the Minutes of the 2019 AGM.

A practice session will also be held so make sure you check the details in the August Newsletter and of course, keep an eye on this website.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Jul 13th

**CANCELLED** July Monthly Meeting at WCH

Mon Aug 10th

** Monthly Meeting will now be virtual via ZOOM as a meeting at WCH is not possible.

Mon Sep 14th

** Monthly Meeting & AGM will now virtual via ZOOM as a meeting at WCH is not possible.

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".
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.
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.

Opera Appreciation 1
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.