Dates for your Diary
October 2018
Wed Oct 24thStudy DaySW London Network of U3As - Hammersmith & Fulham , Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth
The Mysteries of Memory
A joint Study Day with Roehampton University and SW London Network of U3As
Wednesday 24th Oct 2018 at Roehampton University SW15

Topics to cover a wide range of themes to do with different aspects of memory and include
• Memories of reading and memories of Fiction
• Smart phone photojournalism and the reporting of war
• Dance, Memory and Ageing
• The Duality of Amnesia and Memory

Cost £10 per head to include tea and coffee and light lunch.
To apply, please email study 241018.
Thu Oct 25thAmblesCrystal Palace to Nunhead (Green Chain Walk)
Leader: Kelly Jones

A leisurely walk of between 5 and 6 miles, heading north from Crystal Palace and linking about eight green spaces on the way, finishing with Nunhead Cemetery, one of the Magnificent Seven London Cemeteries. We will stop off for an early break at the Horniman Museum (café and toilets, although no time scheduled for museum itself) and pause somewhere further along the route for our packed lunches. (There should be several opportunities to drop out earlier, for example via Forest Hill or Honor Oak Park stations or using various bus routes).
We will leave from Crystal Palace Station at 10.30 (there are toilets on Platform 1, and refreshments). A train from Victoria to West Croydon leaves Clapham Junction (Platform 15) at 9.58, calls at Wandsworth Common (10.01), Balham (10.04) and Streatham Hill (10.09) and arrives at Crystal Palace at 10.21. (There is a slightly faster train leaving Clapham Junction at 9.45). The journey back from Nunhead will involve a change at Denmark Hill onto the Overground, back into Clapham Junction (with link to Northern Line at Clapham High Street).
Thu Oct 25thPhotographyPhotoshoot - Autumn Colours in Regents Park
Meet Maggie at 11am outside Baker St Stn.

If you're just curious about photography or a seasoned snapper and want to see what the group is like you are very welcome to join us.
Afterwards we'll go somewhere for a coffee and comfort break.
November 2018
Mon Nov 12thGuided Walks & Visits

In our Westminster walk we will see a bridge that inspired a poem, what remains of two royal palaces. We will pass one of the oldest buildings in London, a former law court and the seats of government and espionage.

Meet at 11am outside Westminster tube station [nearest exit to Houses of Parliament]

Wed Nov 14thGallery & Museum visitsSouth London Gallery visit
Meet at Information & Assistance at Vauxhall Station (outside exit 2 of the underground station, across the road from the entrance to the mainline station) at 11am. We will catch a bus to the gallery from there.

The South London Gallery opened its new annexe in the former Peckham Road fire station on 22nd September. Built in 1867, it is the oldest surviving example of a purpose-built fire station in London. There will be a short talk about the history of the fire station and the gallery in the archive. An informal tour of the building and exhibition will be available. Entry is free.
Leader: Joan Inglis
NB The meeting place has been changed (Peckham Rye Station was previously given as the meeting point)
Fri Nov 16thStudy DaySurrey Network Study Day - 9.30 to 4pm.

“Landcape, Society & Agriculture” by Dr. Richard Baines.
How our Food Systems are shaping the UK historically & implications in the future.

Takes place at Menuhin Hall, Cobham, Surrey.
£10.00 per member for the day.
Details, application form & full timetable of lectures available via the Surrey U3A website.
Mon Nov 19thMeeting“Food Adulteration, Past & Present” - Talk by Tony Dayan

2pm at the The Penfold Centre, 1 Neville Gill Close - SW18 4TJ
(Behind Southside Shopping centre, facing King George's Park).
Thu Nov 22ndAmbles Beverley Brook Walk
Details tbc Leaders: Jane and Bill Castle
December 2018
Mon Dec 3rdGallery & Museum visitsA trip to visit the extraordinary Dennis Severs House in Spitalfields.

Numbers are restricted so only the first ten people to email Maggie can attend Just click on "Maggie".

It's difficult to describe Dennis Severs House, but it's basically a time capsule. The house has been recreated as a Huguenot's home of the 18th century. The building dates from 1724.
It is extremely atmospheric, sights, sounds and smells assault the senses.

The house has ten rooms, on the lower floors the rooms are richly decorated but as you ascend the stairs you enter rooms that increasingly reflect more and more poverty until you reach the garret, the room occupied by the extremely poor residents.

Warning; the stairs are rickety and steep so good mobility is needed.
There are some house rules, no stiletto heels, no talking! and no photography.

We'll meet outside Liverpool Street station at 11.45 on the Bishopsgate opposite the Robert Peel Pub. The cost for concessions is £5 otherwise it's £10. It's about a ten minute walk from there.
The visit will last about 45 minutes and afterwards we'll go to a nearby pub or cafe for refreshments.

Any questions email Maggie, who's organising the event.
Mon Dec 10thGuided Walks & VisitsBermondsey walk
If you look at a map of London in Roman times Bermondsey appears as a wide expanse of marshland with a few little islands. From medieval times it was known for the Leather trade. Today Bermondsey is an interesting part of London, and is a very expensive and upmarket place to live.

Meet 11am at Tooley Street exit from London Bridge tube station.
Mon Dec 17thMeetingMembers' Christmas Party -
Come and join us for a chat, some nibbles and a drink, plus some seasonal entertainment.
2:00 to 4:00 at the Penfold Centre.

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