Redbridge & District

Latest News

Change of date for the London Region Music Day
The U3A London Region has had to switch the date for their Music Day, originally scheduled to be held on Saturday 19th May. The new date is Saturday 20th October, and a detailed programme and application form is now available for download from the National and Regional Events page.
Posted on 13th May 2018, updated on 22nd June 2018

Renewal of membership coming up
Together with the June issue of Noticeboard, members will receive a Membership Renewal form for the 2018/19 season. Please note that the deadline for renewal is at the end of July. Kindly follow the instructions on the form and be aware that you can also renew your membership at the Social Afternoons on Monday 25th June and Monday 30th July. The annual subscription is £25.00 for the new year.
The Membership Renewal form can also be downloaded from the Welcome page.
Posted on 22nd June 2018

June issue of Noticeboard available
The June issue of Noticeboard is now available for download from the Welcome page. Members on e-mail can also find it in their inbox. Members not on e-mail can pick up their printed copy at our Social Afternoon on Monday 25th June or wait for it to arrive in the post within a few days.
Posted on 22nd June 2018

Show at The Kenneth More Theatre sold out
Tickets are now sold out for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at The Kenneth More Theatre on Saturday 14th July. More information on the Theatre (Ilford) page.
Posted on 24th May 2018, updated on 9th June 2018

Dates announced for this autumn's U3A Study Days
From scientific talks to female artists, and from testing yourself as a stage director to delving into the Roman archeological world beneath London, this autumn's U3A Study Days has it all. They are not yet open for booking, but more information - and the relevant dates for your diary - can be found on our National and Regional Events page.
Posted on 7th June 2018

Booking now open for the U3A Jazz Study Day on 19th September
Tickets for the U3A Jazz Study Day on Wednesday 19th September with Alan Barnes and his band at Westminster Cathedral Hall are now available for booking. They are £20.00 each. More information on the National and Regional Events page or book directly through this link: Jazz Study Day.
Posted on 6th June 2018

New data protection rules
The General Data Protection Regulation - also known as GDPR - comes into effect on Friday 25th May. In preparation we have asked all members to give their consent to our storing their personal information. Thanks to a great effort by the Committee, we have managed to keep almost all of our membership intact.
In order to comply with the GDPR, Redbridge & District U3A has also implemented a Privacy Policy and a Data Protection Policy. If you want to have a closer look at these, please visit the Privacy page of this website.
Posted on 24th May 2018

May Newsletter is now available
The Newsletter for May has been e-mailed to all members on e-mail and is also available to download from the Welcome page. A limited nu,ber of printed copies can be picked up at our Social Afternoon on Monday 21st May.
Posted on 15th May 2018

Research on Mental and Physical Fitness in Older Adults
U3A members are invited to take part in a research project investigating how people's physical fitness is related to their mental abilities such as memory and attention. The project is part of a Master's Degree in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck University of London. The study will take about 1.5 hours and your time will be compensated with £15.00. More details and contact information by clicking this link: Birkbeck.
Posted on 27th April 2018

New page on the website: Local Events
The Local Events page contains a list of Redbridge events not arranged by the U3A, but which nevertheless may be of interest to U3A members.
Posted on 27th April 2018

Quiz Night on 24th June
To help finance our activities, we are planning a fundraising Quiz Night. This will take place at SWESRS on Sunday 24th June at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. A ploughman's lunch will be served, and the price will be £12.50.
Please note the date in your calendar and note that it is open to members and non-members alike. It will be good fun!
Posted on 19th March 2018, updated on 24th May 2018

Annual General Meeting has taken place
AGMThe Annual General Meeting of Redbridge & District U3A took place on Monday 26th February in the presence of the Mayor of Redbridge, councillor Linda Huggett and her consort, Mr Brian Huggett. At the AGM, the proposed amendment to the constitution was approved, and the committee for 2018/19 was elected. Treasurer Cliff Russell announced the committee's decision to raise the annual membership subscription to £25.00, effective from August 2018. Report on the Annual General Meeting page.
Posted on 28th February 2018

Summer coach outings announced
Canterbury 2Three summer outings have been arranged:

  • Wednesday 30th May: Canterbury
  • Friday 29th June: Essex countryside with stops in Dedham and Finchingfield
  • Tuesday 17th July: Ramsgate

More information from Denise Kaye or on the Outings page.
Posted on 10th February 2018

Wanstead ParkingWanstead Library Car Park - No coins, please!
If you are using the Library car park at Wanstead Library, be aware that it is no longer possible to pay with coins at the machine.
You can now only pay by using your mobile phone, either by calling 020 3046 0010 or by using the RingGo app.
Also, the parking fees have gone up to £1.50 for two hours or £6.00 for the whole day. It is still free for Blue Badge holders, though.
Posted on 21st January 2018

Cyber attacks on U3A websites
Our website, along with most other U3A websites, were the victims of widespread cyber attacks in the days just before Christmas. As a result, all sites were closed down for 12 days while the U3A SiteBuilder team carried out a major clean up exercise and increased the levels of security and monitoring. The sites were accessible again on Wednesday 3rd January, but updating the individual sites was only allowed after the local web administrator has been issued with a new password. Fortunately, this has now happened, and our website is once again alive and well.
Posted on 7th January 2018