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 Study Days link top right. There 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
September 2019
Mon Sep 2ndMeetingMonthly Meeting at the Hythe Centre, Egham
Graeme Payne – 'From the slums of Brazil to the Seven Seas’
Graeme has been speaking to groups about travel related subjects for over 40 years and has worked in the airline, shipping and rail industries. He is author of numerous books and websites, most of which focus on luxury travel and cruising and has provided presentations in over 80 countries. He is a regular speaker on Cunard, Saga Cruises and Fred. Olsen Lines and is a Destination Speaker on Queen Mary 2's World Voyages.
Thu Sep 5thOutingCoach trip to Bath Departing Ottershaw 09:15 am and Egham 09:30 am
No formal itinerary. There is plenty to do in the city, whether it’s doing an open top bus ride, visiting Sally Lunns tea shop, looking at the Roman baths or just visiting the shops.

The cost will be £20 and anyone interested should get in touch with Sue Palmer on 01784 436236 or Marilyn LeMessurier on 01784 433550.

A booking form can be found by following the link on the News page.
Tue Sep 17thBIRD-WATCHINGStaines Moor. 10:00 – 12:00 About 1.5 miles walk.
This month is the busiest for departing summer birds so let’s hope some are passing through during our visit. As with all migration related trips it all depends on luck! Meet in Moor Lane, Staines, opposite entrance with information board, just before the road goes under the A30 Staines By-Pass. GR: TQ 031723 Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/hZclc
Thu Sep 19thWALKINGWalking Group Three
The Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street

Meet at Waterloo Station opposite platform 19 at 10.30, then Underground to Monument.
The Sky Garden is at the top of the skyscraper known as the Walkie Talkie (due to its unique shape. Enjoy spectacular views across the capital in a fascinating garden space.

Garden entry is free but needs to be pre-booked, so please let me know if you are coming! Caroline Thomas
Tue Sep 24thSOCIAL HISTORYThe Concorde Story - Ray Hedger
October 2019
Mon Oct 7thMeetingMonthly Meeting at the Hythe Centre, Egham
'Poisonous Plots’- Sheila Willis
A fascinating insight into devious and deadly deeds.
Did those past detectives and our beloved fictional ones come to the right conclusion?
Tue Oct 15thBIRD-WATCHINGStoke Meadows/Riverside Park 10:00 – 12:00 (1.5 – 2 miles boardwalk/tow path)
Stoke Meadows is next to the A3 near Burpham. It will hopefully be less muddy than on our last visit. We will be looking for early winter visitors and late departing summer migrants as well as resident birds, along the River Wey, at a pond and around Stoke Lock. From London direction on the A3, take the Burpham exit, A3100. At the second roundabout take the second exit onto Clay Lane, cross a roundabout and you will come to the bridge over the A3. Continue past the traffic lights and take the first left onto Bowers Lane, turn left at the T junction and the car park is 200 yards on the right. If coming from the A320, take Clay Lane through Jacob’s Well and turn right onto Bowers Lane just after crossing the Wey and before the traffic lights for the A3 slip road. GR: TQ 011526. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/FCGFAuY5BiJ2 Post code: GU4 7ND
Tue Oct 22ndSOCIAL HISTORYBuilding Your Family Tree - Lorraine Whale
November 2019
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/
Tue Nov 26thSOCIAL HISTORYSir Edward Colebrooke & Christ Church Ottershaw - Sheila Bins
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.
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
January 2020
Tue Jan 28thSOCIAL HISTORYElsie & Mairi Go To War - Malcolm Stewart