Enjoy your 'third age'
Are you past full-time employment and don't know what to do with yourself? It is never too late to broaden your horizons and learn new things, or just to have fun and enjoy tourself together with like-minded people. You may even have knowledge and experiences that you would like to share with others for mutual benefit. If you recognise yourself in one or more of these categories, then Redbridge & District u3a may just be the place for you. Join us and enjoy your 'third age'.
Interest groups - the centre of u3a
Our interest groups are the nucleus of our activities. They are all led by members and cover a wide range of subjects from yoga to quizzes; from art appreciation to pub lunches; from psychology to music; and almost everything in between. Group meetings are in the daytime, often in the group leader's home, and for larger groups in hired halls. During lockdown, many groups moved their activities onto internet platforms like Zoom, but face2face meetings are now resuming. Visit our Groups page to see which groups are active at the moment.
Open Meetings for all members
Once a month, generally on the last Monday of the month, we invite all our members to an Open Meeting where you can socialise with other members, have a coffee or tea and a biscuit, and listen to a variety of interesting and entertaining speakers. At the moment, the Open Meetings also take place on Zoom. The next one will be on Monday 25th October at 2.30 pm where Dan Fox will talk about The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. See the coming months' programme on our Open Meetings page.
Chimes, Rhymes and Other Evocations
These are sequences of pictures accompanied by poems, prose and music, recalling past events and visits, some familiar and some personal. Hugh Noble has dipped into his collections and persuaded friends to polish their recording voices, compiling these to make short slideshows. Chimes, Rhymes and Other Evocations is the title of the next presentation and this time we shall move around London streets, parks and buildings before we are off to Italy. All members are invited to join on Thursday 4th November at 8.00 pm on Zoom. You will not need to join the group in advance, just come along; the Zoom link will be distributed to all members on e-mail.
Monthly newsletter and e-mail updates
Every month we publish a newsletter or the Noticeboard magazine with all the latest news about our u3a. Both are distributed on e-mail, and the magazine is snailmailed as well. See the latest newsletter here: NEW: Newsletter September 2021. Once or twice a week we send out e-mail updates with new information, not only about u3a but also with direct links to a large variety of free online talks, events and entertainment from all over the world.
Want to know more?
If this has whetted your appetite, please feel free to browse our website. You can contact us by filling out the Membership Enquiry form which you will find by clicking this link: MembershipEnquiry. Membership of Redbridge & District u3a is £20.00 covering the period until the end of July 2022. Once a member, you can join as many groups as you like (space permitting).
u3a - Connecting, Learning, Sharing