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 Jul 8th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ian Keable - "Charles Dickens - Conjuror"
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
Fri Jul 5th

Day at Eastbourne
Cost £14.00 Coach pick up Ickenham at 9.00am and Uxbridge at 9.15am. Return approx 7.00pm. 50 places available.

Enjoy a day at the seaside.Explore the many attractions of the town, go shopping or just sit on the pier or beach in the sunshine with an ice-cream.

** Status as at 10th June is that this trip is now full with all 50 places booked. There is a wait list in place. **

Contact Pam Mellors for more details.

Wed Jul 10th Historic Cycle Ride - Black Park Trees and Fame
In association with Hillingdon Guided Cycle Rides, Hillingdon U3A have arranged a free guided Cycle Ride to Black Park to see it’s trees and some famous film locations. Meet in front of Civic Centre at 10am with your bike. We will stop for alfresco coffee in the park. Returning at approximate 2.30pm. The ride will be a mixture of quiet roads and gravel tracks. This is quite a long ride but everyone is welcome. We always wait for the slowest rider.

Cost : Free

Distance A long one but with lots of stops during the way.

Speed : The group will go at the speed of the slowest rider.

Contact : Contact Patricia via email to creakpatricia@gmail.com to book a place.
Tue Jul 16th

A Day in Cambridge
Cost £11.00. Coach pick up 9.00am in Ickenham and 9.15am in Uxbridge. Return approx 6.30pm to Uxbridge. 30 places available.

The Ecclesiastical Group are visiting Cambridge and have places available on the coach for anybody who wishes to explore this historic city. You could visit the famous colleges or the Fitzwilliam Museum or take the visitors bus tour (fare not included) or just stroll along the famous Backs and around the Market.

** Status as at 10th June is that this trip is now fully booked and a wait list is in place. **

For more details contact Jill Rhodes.

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 10th June, there are still 17 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 10th June is that this trip was very popular and now 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 10th June is that this trip is now fully booked and a wait list is in place. **

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
Thu Jul 4th New Members Meeting Any of our new members are invited to join the committee for a Welcome meeting.

Location: It will be held in The Sanctuary at the Hillingdon Baptist Church, 26 Hercies Road, Hillingdon, UB10 9LS

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Please contact a committee member to confirm your attendance.
Sat Jul 13th

A Murder Mystery Supper Evening
Do you dare to join us for an evening of fun as the ‘Murder Mystery Players’ perform a ‘dastardly’ deed, right before your eyes,(well almost!). Solve the mystery and pick up a prize.
Where: St Giles Church Hall, Ickenham.
Time: Event starts at 7.15 pm.

Cost: £28 per person

Ticket include entrance and a three course buffet supper. * Bring your own drinks and glasses *.

Tickets available using the form in the Newsletter or via This Link.

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
London Walks
Thu Jul 11th The London Music Tour, Meeting at Tottenham Court Road Underground Station, exit 1 (Central Line) at 10.45 am. The cost is £8 per person. 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.
Opera Appreciation 1
Thu Jun 27th Opera Holland Park Theatre - Un ballo in maschera
Description: Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi. Starting at 7:30pm, this is a new production with the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park Chorus. Based on the story of Gustav III, the Swedish king who was murdered during a masked ball.

Tickets: £68 including transport.

This price will also depend on having 16 committed signatures or the cost per person will change.

Places are still available. For more details contact Elizabeth Douglas.

Also watch for updates in the Newsletter and this web site.
Rambling
Thu Jun 27th Richmond along the Thames Path, ferry across the River Thames, walk to Marble Hill House then back to Richmond.

Meeting Time/Place: 11.00am outside Richmond Underground Station (District Line).
From the Hillingdon area go to Turnham Green Station (District Line) and take a Westbound train whose destination is Richmond

Walk: A five mile circular walk along the Thames Path to Ham House then we'll take the ferry across the River Thames (ferry fare £1) and walk to Marble Hill House grounds. The house will not be open but there is a café and toilets. After lunch the walk will continue alongside the opposite bank of the river back to Richmond

Length: 5 miles approximately.

Lunch: The lunch stop will be at the Marble Hill House café or for those bringing a packed lunch in the Marble Hill House grounds. There is a lunch option for anyone who is a National Trust member, which is to eat at the Ham House café if they prefer, then cross the river on the ferry after lunch.

Queries: Phone Alan Hooper.

Next Ramble - : Monday 29th July
Singers U3A
Sat Jun 29th The U3A Singers & Musical Director Francis Marchal present :
Songs for a Summer Evening


Music to celebrate the female voice from a variety of genres including “My Fair Lady”, “Guys and Dolls”, and many more

Venue: Christ Church, Redford Way, Belmont Road, Uxbridge
Time: 7.30 p.m.

Tickets: £8 including light refreshments.

Tickets available on the door or in advance from Marlene Houghton.
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
Thu Jul 18th

Private Lives at The Mill, Sonning Theatre at 2:15pm, the Matinee show.

Written by Noel Coward, it's set in 1930 in Deauville, France. After a tumultuous and fiery marriage, divorced couple Elyot and Amanda find themselves in adjacent suites while honeymooning with their new partners, Sybil and Victor - explosive and hilarious consequences.

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

Coach pickup will have to be around 11:00am but final details will be available before the event.

Cost: £60.50 (includes all above) 30 place available

This visit is ** Fully Booked ** and a waiting list is now in place. Contact Jill if you want to be added to this Waiting list.