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 Feb 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ronald Koorm - "Outstation Eastcote"
Interest Group of the Month - Gardening Group 3
Mon Mar 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ant Grant - "Another Omelette, Mister Gielgud"
Mon Apr 20th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Anita Mays - "Flights, Camera, Action"
Mon May 11th Monthly Meeting at WCH - AGM - Presentation: "To Be Announced"
Mon Jun 8th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Neil Watson - "The Denham Massacre".
Mon Jul 13th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Alan Hooper - "David Lloyd George and the Lost Film Biography".
Mon Aug 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Nick Cook - "Ban Conkers".
Mon Sep 14th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Brian Freeland - "Women of the Raj".
Mon Oct 12th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Sean Sinclair - "The Royal Navy's Role in the Abolition of Slavery".
Mon Nov 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Graham Laurie - "Roald Dahl's War".
Mon Dec 14th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Dick Smith - "Beaconsfield's 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
Mon Jan 27th

Trinity House, Trinity Square, EC3N 4DH
Cost £10.00. Make your own way to meet outside at 2.45pm, nearest underground station: Tower Hill. Note, return will be approx 19.00pm. 25 places available.

This is the second visit to Trinity House, which is a charity granted a Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1514 and dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers. It also provides education, support and welfare to the seafaring community. We’ve arranged a guided tour of their headquarters which is Grade 1 listed building, over 200 years old with a suite of 5 state rooms. The tour will be followed by refreshments.

** Status as at 30th October is that this trip is now fully booked and a wait list is in place. **

Contact Rosemary Noyes for more details.

Wed Feb 19th

Westminster Abbey, London
Cost £24.00. Make your own way to meet in the ticket hall inside Westminster Underground Station at 10.45am. 30 Places available.

The building was founded as a Benedictine Monastery over a thousand years ago. The church was rebuilt by Edward the Confessor in 1065 and again by Henry II between 1220 and 1272 and is renowned worldwide as an architectural Gothic masterpiece. Tour includes a guided tour with a Blue Badge Guide.

** Status as at 22nd November is that this trip is now fully booked with a wait list in place. **

Contact Najla Matti for more details.

Thu Mar 5th

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries Hall
Cost £20.50. Make your own way to meet outside the hall at 10.15am (nearest underground station Blackfriars). 25 Places available.

The Society was founded by Royal Charter in 1617 in recognition of the apothecaries' specialist skills in compounding and dispensing medicines. They acquired a Hall in Blackfriars in 1632 and had to re-build after its destruction in the Great Fire of London in 1666. It's the oldest extant livery company Hall in the City.

Following refreshments, we will be guided through the magnificent building and formal rooms and told about the historical significance of the site, the history of the society and shown the greatly treasured artefacts on display.

** Status as at 22nd November is that this trip is now fully booked with a wait list in place. **

Contact Janet Perry for more details.

Mon May 4th Tower of London
A date for your diary. An application form will be in the January 2020 Newsletter so watch out for this and book early to avoid disappointment.
Social Events
Mon Jan 27th 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 Feb 24th 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 Mar 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.)
Sat Apr 4th HU3A Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper
A date for your diary. An application form will be in the first 2020 Newsletter so watch out for this and book early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket Cost TBA. The evening will start at 7.00pm and finish about 11.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm). As usual there will be prizes for the winners. So come and join us at Ickenham Village Hall.
Wed Jun 3rd National U3A Day
A date for your diary.

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 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 open and programme details will be delivered in February. Contact Catherine Ware at email: chair.london@gmail.com 020 8879 0352
Chamber Concerts
Tue Jan 21st Chamber Concert at Cadogan Hall
Featuring:
Freya Waley-Cohen Changeling (UK premiere)
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23, K.488
Sibelius Symphony No. 3
Conductor : Oliver Zeffman

Time: 7:30pm
16 places available
Cost: £34 per person (includes Community Bus)
Meeting point: Ickenham at 5:00pm

Status as of 4th November is that this is now fully booked with a wait list in place.

Contact Elizabeth Douglas for more details or to be added to her wait list.
Wed Feb 19th Chamber Concert at Cadogan Hall, London
Featuring:
Biber Battalia à 10
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5
Warlock Capriol Suite
Haydn Symphony No. 44, ‘Trauer’
Conductor : Benjamin Beilman

Time: 7:30pm
16 places available
Cost: £34 per person (includes Community Bus)
Meeting point: Ickenham at 5:00pm

Status as of 4th November is that 2 of the 16 places booked.

Contact Elizabeth Douglas for more details and to book your place.
Wed Mar 25th Chamber Concert at Cadogan Hall, London
Featuring:
Keith Burstein Memories of Bonn (world premiere)
Bloch Concertino for flute, viola and strings
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green

Time: 7:30pm
16 places available
Cost: £34 per person (includes Community Bus)
Meeting point: Ickenham at 5:00pm


Contact Elizabeth Douglas for more details and to book your place.
London Walks
Tue Jan 28th

Disastrous London Guided Tour,
Meeting at Barbican Underground station, at 10.45am. The cost is £8 per member, and you can book and Pay on-Line again by using this Link to Online Booking.

Although the online booking was successfully used by many on the last walk, you can still pay by cheque and Brian will collect in the usual way.

Contact Brian Carse for more details and to be added to his list.

** Status as at 13th January is that this walk is now fully booked with a wait list in place. **

Thu Mar 12th Spies & Spycatchers London Guided Tour,
Meeting at Piccadilly Circus Underground station (exit 4, Bakerloo Line) at 10.45am. The cost is £8 per member, and you can book and Pay on-Line by using this Link to Online Booking.

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

Contact Brian Carse for more details and to be added to his list.

Watch this website or check the next Newsletter for updates and all future events.
Rambling
Tue Jan 28th The first 2020 Ramble - Barbican to Victoria partly along the Thames.

Time/Meet: 11am at the street level exit from Barbican Station (Metropolitan, Circle, and Hammersmith & City Lines) into Aldersgate Street.

Walk: A walk of approximately 5.5 miles from the Barbican partly along the Thames path and finishing at Victoria Station. The walk will pass three cathedrals and an abbey. For anyone wanting a shorter walk there will be various places on the way where it would be possible to drop out near an Underground station.

Lunch Stop: In the Southwark Cathedral area where there are various options, including the Cathedral café. If you bring a packed lunch, the nearby riverside walk is a possibility, weather permitting.

For more details or any queries contct Alan Hooper.
Sunday Concerts
Sun Feb 9th 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
Thu Mar 19th Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall, Southbank, SE1, at 2:30pm

YOU HAVE BEEN SUMMONED FOR JURY SERVICE...

Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting. Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high - will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose.

SEE YOU IN COURT.

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

Cost: £44.00. 50 places available.

Link to Theatre Trip Form 3/20 Application Form.