Runnymede

EVENTS

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend our regular Monthly Meetings. Talks start at 2.00 pm (doors open at 1.50) on the 1st Monday of each month (except bank holidays, when it is one week later) at:

Hythe Centre
Thorpe Road
Staines
Middlesex
TW18 3HD

MONTHLY MONDAY MEETINGS
Please note that there is a normal entry fee of £1 to the monthly Monday meetings, for both members and visitors. Tea/coffee and biscuits is available after the talk for a small charge.

Please note that, apart from the monthly Monday meetings mentioned above, holidays, coach trips and theatre outings are only available to members of Runnymede U3A unless otherwise agreed. Individual group's entries are only available to members of that group unless otherwise agreed with the Group Leader.

Information about the Study Days programme can be found by using the Surrey U3A Network link top right. There, under 'Events', you will find details of each Study Day together with a booking form for each.

U3A Surrey Network Study Days are open to members of all U3As in Surrey and the surrounding area. They are held in the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d'Abernon. Use the link to get the latest information. Prior booking is necessary.


Dates for your Diary
October 2019
Tue Oct 22ndSOCIAL HISTORYBuilding Your Family Tree - Lorraine Whale
Thu Oct 24thWALKINGCowey sale, Broad Water, Weybridge (3 miles) 10:00 start
Leader Joan Read 01932 845916

Meet at car park at Cowey Sale, Walton Lane (Nr Walton Bridge) KT12 1QP

Nat. Grid Ref TQ092663
Sat Nav’s 51.23.08 N 0.25.51 W
51.38567 N 0.43085 W

Walk to Weybridge past Broadwater and return along Thames Path. No Stiles.
November 2019
Mon Nov 4thMeetingAnnual General Meeting

Will be followed by:

'So Far So Good - Malcolm Wells MBE
Malcolm will be talking about his life and experiences of Army life (The Gulf War), behind the scenes in Buckingham Palace Investiture - and how to train a dog to use a washing machine!
Thu Nov 14thWALKINGLightwater Country Park (3 miles) 10:00 start
Leader Di Hannon 01932 843532 Mobile 07523 428 443

Meet at Lightwater Country Park Information Centre/Café. 72 The Avenue, Lightwater, GU18 5RG
Parking, some parking near entrance (by playground) but also further along near the Visitor’s Centre.

Nat. Grid Ref SU 919621
Sat Nav’s 51.21.03 N 0.40.52 W
51.35092 N 0.68119 W

Fairly level walking with some slopes, heathland, woodland and lakes.
Mon Nov 18thOutingCOACH TRIP TO BLETCHLEY PARK
Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers is now a heritage attraction. Please use the link to the attached booking form on this page if you would like to come on this trip
Tue Nov 19thBIRD-WATCHINGINDOOR MEETING 10:00 – 12:00 (Hall available 09:45 - 12:15)
Lyne Village Small Hall, Lyne Lane, Lyne, Chertsey KT16 0AN. Same venue again this year, with easy parking on site. This is up the steps after the two green doors, first meeting room on left. There is a small kitchen attached that we can use for a brew-up. Please self-cater.
I will be presenting photos (many not mine) from a bird-watching trip to Chile in February 2006. Details for access: http://www.lyne-village-hall.co.uk/contact-us/location/
Thu Nov 21stWALKINGTower Bridge and Borough Market
Meet at Waterloo station opposite platform 19 at 10.30 (travel card needed)
Underground train from Waterloo station to Tower Hill, walk across Tower Bridge. Opportunity to take a tour of the bridge (£6.80 per person) and then continue along to Borough Market for shopping and lunch. Back along the South Bank to Waterloo station. (route may vary!)
Tue Nov 26thSOCIAL HISTORYSir Edward Colebrooke & Christ Church Ottershaw - Sheila Bins
Thu Nov 28thWALKINGChatley Heath Semaphore Tower & Bolder Mere (3 miles) 10:00 start
Leader Alan & Christine Birtles

Meet at car Okham Bites car park in Old Lane Cobham KT11 1NA
Old Lane is off of the M25 to A3 south bound slip road. (Junction 10 of M25) NB Charges apply.

Nat. Grid Ref TQ 078586
Sat Nav’s 51.19.00 N 0.27.14 W
51.31675 N 0.5393 W

Varied terrain with No stiles.
December 2019
Mon Dec 2ndMeeting'Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies' - a talk by author Martin Lloyd
Thrill to a dramatic account of how the actions of a group of assassins brought about a change in the passport regulations; how the unmasking of a spy caused a modification in passport design and how, for one man, the passport itself turned into a killer.
Fri Dec 6thSOCIAL HISTORYXmas Lunch – Brooklands College
Irene Mercer
Thu Dec 12thWALKINGStroll around Weybridge (3 miles) 10:00 start
Leader Carol Beasley 07512 553 677 01932 888615

Meet in Car park, Walton Lane, Weybridge between Weybridge Tennis club and Elmbridge Canoe club. KT13 8LY

Nat. Grid Ref TQ 077658
Sat Nav’s 51.22.54 N 0.27.10 W
51.38188 N 0.45273 W

An easy stroll around Weybridge that may be muddy in places.
Tue Dec 17thBIRD-WATCHINGPapercourt 10:00 – 12:00 About two miles walk.
Time for another winter visit to this site in the hope of finding winter thrushes. It is a very pleasant walk that includes a stretch of the Wey Navigation from the Tanyard Bridge to Papercourt Lock. There could be some muddy stretches if we have had some wet weather, so please wear suitable footwear, Wellingtons or waterproof walking boots recommended. Park close to the Papercourt Sailing Club entrance near the junction of Tannery Lane and Polesdon Lane where there is adequate roadside parking. We will meet in Tannery Lane. GR: TQ 038562 Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/rPh6x
Thu Dec 19thWALKING(meet for group lunch locally)
To be arranged and announced nearer the time.
January 2020
Mon Jan 6thMeeting'Birds of Surrey' - Alan Sharps, leader of the RSPB NW Surrey Local Group
An illustrated talk on the birds of countryside and garden, concluding with Surrey's top ten most numerous birds.
Thu Jan 16thWALKINGThe Wallis Collection Museum
Meet at Waterloo station opposite platform 19 at 10.30 (travel card needed)
Art works and armour in a fine London house just north of Oxford Street. Entrance free.
The walk will depend on the weather!
Tue Jan 28thSOCIAL HISTORYElsie & Mairi Go To War - Malcolm Stewart
February 2020
Tue Feb 25thSOCIAL HISTORYJack the Ripper - Diane Bishop