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
August 2018
Wed Aug 29thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING Clarendon Hall, York House 2:30

Magistrates in the Community by Chris Hack (our Chairman)

Chris’s talk will mainly focus on the role and work of magistrates in the criminal justice system - and beyond.

Chris has been a magistrate for 15 years and a presiding chairman for the last 12 years. During that time he has had a wide and varied experience of adult court procedures and cases in a number of Magistrates Courts and on appeals at the Crown Court in Isleworth.
September 2018
Mon Sep 17thStamp and Postal HistoryU3A Stamp Collecting Group
Next Meeting Monday 17th September 2018 in Hampton Hill United Reform Church, 35 High Street, Hampton Hill TW12 1NB

Bus route R68 and R70 stop near the church

1100 – 1200h. Theme for the meeting: : GB Post Marks

Leader: Paul Leonard Contact: Tel or text: 078 28 182 352

Advice on collecting, how to look after your stamps and information about specialists and societies. Plus suggestions on donating your stamps to good causes.
Wed Sep 26thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING Clarendon Hall, York House 2:30

Tax, Care and Toy Boys , by Chris Dingley

Chris is a managing director Co-op Estate Planning and has many years experience in estate planning and public speaking.

His light-hearted and engaging talk will give an outline and insight into what can be done to protect hard-won earnings and ensure inheritance for loved ones.
October 2018
Wed Oct 31stMeetingMONTHLY MEETING Clarendon Hall, York House 2:30

Literary London by Diane Burstein

Diane will give us an illustrated “armchair tour” of Literary London from Fleet Street to Bloomsbury and Soho tracing sites associated with Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dr Johnson, Orwell, Eliot, Woolf and many others, “visiting” the places where famous authors lived, worked and loved.

Diane Burstein has 20 years experience of working as a registered London Blue Badge Tour Guide. She loves to show both visitors and Londoners the lesser known sights away from the tourist trail. In addition to leading her tours she makes regular radio broadcasts on BBC London on the subject of “Secret London” and is a tutor on London themed courses for two leading adult education Institutes – City Lit and Bishopsgate Institute.
November 2018
Wed Nov 28thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING Clarendon Hall, York House 2:30

Living Well at Home - with the Right Homecare, by Clare Jefferies.

This talk discusses how relationship-led quality home care can support older people and their families remain happy, healthy and connected with their communities.

Clare Jefferies is the owner of an organisation called ‘Home Instead’. Her biography to follow.
December 2018
Wed Dec 12thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING Clarendon Hall, York House 2:30

It is hoped that we will have a ‘talent show’ , featuring our members. We are still at the planning stage, so watch this space!