Dates for your Diary
August 2018
Thu Aug 23rdGuided Walks & Visits

City Gardens'Tour Guided tour on the 23rd August at 11am meeting outside the City information Centre St. Paul's Churchyard[opposite St. Paul's Cathedral near the junction with Cannon Street].
Can people wishing to come please contact me. We have a specialist guide and the cost is £8 .This is a really interesting tour of some of the 150 gardens in the square mile. These gardens support many rare species of birds and insects.
Click on the pigeon icon to contact Helen and let her know you want to come.

Mon Aug 27thTooting LocalJust to say there is no meeting for this Month (August) because it is a Bank Holiday.
Thu Aug 30thPhotographyPhotoshoot at Battersea Park

Meet at 11am at the bus stop alongside the park on the right hand side next to Chelsea Bridge.

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.
September 2018
Wed Sep 5thGallery & Museum visitsAfter 5 years, I have decided that the Museum & Gallery visits group cannot continue in its current format.
If you would like the group to continue, and have ideas as to which of the hundreds of museums / galleries (ideally free & within the London Travel area) we should visit,
or even volunteer to coordinate the visits (hopefully to be arranged by all members),
please come along to a meeting on Wed 5th September from 11am at the Spread Eagle pub, Wandsworth High St.
Thu Sep 6thPutney PalsThe next meeting of the Putney Pals will be next THURSDAY, September 6th 11 AM AT THE ROCKET PUB.
Mon Sep 17thMeetingMonthly Meeting at The Penfold. Starts at 2pm, ends about 4pm.

Hear our latest news and events, get a chance to meet other U3A members and chat over a coffee and biscuits in a friendly and informal atmosphere!

Guest speaker, tba.

The Penfold is at the back of the Southside Shopping Centre, opposite King George's park on Neville Gill Close.
Fri Sep 21stStudy DaySurrey Network Study Day - 9.30 to 4pm.

"Major Infrastructure Projects" Speakers: John Kennedy, Alan Dyke & Bernard Gambrill

A day on the three major railway projects of our time:-
the Channel Tunnel which has the longest undersea section in the world,
the high speed link from St Pancras to the Channel tunnel which reduces the time taken to get to
Paris to just over two hours,
Crossrail which provides a high capacity link across London and easier access to Heathrow.
All presented by engineers who worked on them and know the inside story.

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.
Thu Sep 27thAmblesFarthing Down and Happy Valley

Please meet at Clapham Junction Station (Platform 13) in time to catch the 10.02 train to East Croydon, where we catch a second train to Coulsdon South, arriving at 10.22. (Coulsdon South is within the Freedom Pass area).

This is a 6 mile walk, beginning and ending at Coulsdon South Station. Although starting in the suburbs, this is a country walk with ancient grazing lands, woods and open spaces, and naturally with some ups and downs and uneven ground, so good shoes are needed. We walk through Farthing Down and Happy Valley to Coulsdon Common, stopping at the Fox pub for a drinks and toilet stop, and then through woods and fields to Chaldon Church, with its famous medieval wall painting. We’ll stop here for lunch - please bring your own packed lunch, as there are no facilities here. Please bring plenty of water. Back from here through fields and a wood to Farthing Down (toilets at the car park) and on to the station.
October 2018
A Study Day on Friday, 19th October 2018
Speakers: Bekah Duncalfe, Rebecca Hitch & Ursula Steiger
With the Canterbury U3A Singing for Pleasure Choir

The innate qualities of music can be used to facilitate emotional well-being and communication. This can enhance self-awareness and the awareness of others, improve attention and concentration, promote communication and improve self-confidence and independence. The first two speakers work with people with brain injury, dementia and autism. Ursula Steiger has been running an interest group on singing at Canterbury U3A for ten years and appreciates the health benefits of singing as well as the sheer pleasure of being involved. She is aware of the work of the Canterbury Christchurch University research group on singing and health and gives talks on this subject herself. In her second session Ursula will be accompanied by the Canterbury U3A choir; she is bringing with her a coach-load of her 120-strong choir.

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.
Thu Oct 25thAmbles Crystal Palace to Nunhead (Green Chain)
Details tbc (Volunteer needed to lead this Amble)
Contact: kelly
November 2018
Thu Nov 22ndAmbles Beverley Brook Walk
Details tbc Leaders: Jane and Bill Castle

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