Richmond upon Thames


MONTHLY MEETINGS take place at 2.30pm on the last Wednesday of each month, except December, and are held at the Clarendon Hall, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ. There is limited car parking for a maximum of two hours but York House is on the bus routes 33, R68, R70, H22 and 490 (Lebanon Court bus stop).

We usually have a speaker, with a varied programme of subjects.

Local and National U3A news items are displayed on a noticeboard in the meeting room together with other items of local interest.

Members pay £1 (please bring your membership card) and non-members £2, which includes refreshments.

Dates for your Diary
March 2019
Wed Mar 20thPub LunchesThe Kings Head, from 12.15
123 High Street, Teddington
Buses 281, R68

Come along to eat and chat
Wed Mar 20thLondon ExplorersYou must be a member of the London Explorers' Group to Participate in a visit.
(see top of page for Group contact)

Next Visit:~ Freemason Hall
Address:~ Great Queen Street London WC2B 5AZ
Date:~ 20/3/19
Time:~ 12 o’clock

The list for this event is now full.
Wed Mar 27thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING Clarendon Hall, York House 2:30

The Amazon and its Indigenous People by Sue Cunningham, ABIPP FRGS,

Sue Cunningham's unique experiences of the rainforest and its indigenous inhabitants will capture your imagination. This fascinating first-hand account of the Brazilian Amazon is richly illustrated with Sue's wonderful photography and short video clips
The talk includes climate change, ecosystems and the diverse and different ways of life of tribal people. This is cultural geography in the raw, opening a window on this most inaccessible region of South America and its people.

Sue and (husband) Patrick have many years of personal experience with the tribal communities of the Amazon and have won a Royal Geographical Society award.
April 2019
Wed Apr 24thMeetingPlease note that there will be NO Monthly meeting in April as Clarendon Hall will be required for election purposes.
May 2019
Wed May 29thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING Clarendon Hall, York House 2:30

Egypt, from Nomads to Nation by Janet Diamond

Janet has been a teacher and trainer and now delivers talks on Italy and on Egypt to a range of organisations and groups and on cruise ships.

She travelled with her family as a child and travelling has formed an important part of her life ever since. For 3 yrs she lived in Egypt. She recalls ‘gazing in awe’ at the pyramids and other monuments of Ancient Egypt, and the numerous, wide-ranging questions which took root in her mind. In researching answers, she was amazed by what she discovered.

Her presentation begins with the time before the pharaohs, looking at the landscape and geography of the early settlers; the movement of the semi-nomadic people of the Savannah, away from the grassland to their settling in the Nile Valley.

She investigates their unique geography, fabulous wealth, deep theology, and artistic and creative skills that was the backdrop to the development of this incredible culture.

The talk then takes us through to the unification of Ancient Egypt – ‘The Two Lands’, and to the beginning of pharaonic rule, which set the scene for the culture which went on to achieve the incredible feat of building the world’s first pyramid – The Step Pyramid at Saqqara.