Islington U3A
Monthly Meeting
At the meeting on Thursday 25 April the speaker will be Karen Thurman, Art Conservationist, on 'Photography as Art'.

This is in Seminar Room 5, Resource for London (RfL), 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA. Registration opens at 9.45am for a prompt 10.30 start. There is step-free access and the meeting room has an induction loop. There are refreshments available beforehand in our meeting room, so you can meet up and chat with other members over a cup of tea or coffee. If you haven't been to a monthly meeting previously, our welcome team will be there to say "hello" and help you find your way around.

Please note the dates for future monthly talks. This year they do not follow a fixed pattern (due to lack of availability of RfL) The dates are: 23 May, 27 June, 25 July, 19 September, 24 October, 28 November.

What's On
Coffee Mornings: iU3A's coffee mornings enable members to get to know others who live near them. The next one will be on Wednesday 24 April in Stoke Newington and there are still places available. To reserve a place email Sally at: coffeeiu3a@gmail.com

Pub Lunches: The next one will be on Thursday 11 April at The Landseer Arms, 37 Landseer Road, Upper Holloway, London N19 4JU
. For more information contact Howard at: publunchesiu3a@gmail.com

Outing to Highclere Castle, Monday 15 April: full details of this iU3A outing are now available here. You can register your interest here.

Clues Trail, Sunday 16 June: this will be the first of two of these popular events in 2019. Location and other details to follow. But reserve the date now!

Outing to Strawberry Hill House, Monday 24 June: full details of this iU3A outing are now available here. You can register your interest here.
 

Visit to Park Theatre:  This is the last opportunity to reserve your tickets for the iU3A visit to Park Theatre on Thursday 6 June to see The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson. Reservations must be made by 31 March. More information about the event available here. The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson is by Jonathan Maitland, whose previous Park hits were Dead Sheep and An Audience with Jimmy Savile. This theatre visit is open to all iU3A members. The cost of tickets (which will include a glass of wine/soft drink) will depend on the ticket take-up but is expected to be a little under £33.30 for Band A seats, £28.80 (£22.30 if you are over 65) for Band B and £26.30 (£22.30 if you are over 65) for Band C. It is hoped that the evening will begin with a pre-performance discussion with Jonathan Maitland. Further details will be available soon. Please contact Sue Welsford (theatrevisits.iu3a@gmail.com) to reserve your ticket, indicating which price band you would prefer. There are only a few Band B and Band C tickets left but there are plenty of tickets in Band A.

Groups
Music Circle: Unfortunately this group is no longer able to meet. If you have a passion for music and would like to run this group, or a similar type of group, listening to and appreciating recorded music in a relaxed setting, please do contact Judith Altshul or Sue Welsford
to express your interest. For information about the original group, please look at the Music Circle on the iu3a website. The web link will become inactive after the beginning of April.

New Groups: We welcome suggestions for new groups. So if by yourself or with other members you would like to be involved in extending our range of groups to include an activity or interest which is currently not covered, do get in touch with your ideas. A new group needs an enthusiastic member (or several members) whom we will help to establish and run it. Please contact Sue Welsford groupsnew.iu3a@gmail.com if there is a group you would like to set up.

Other Opportunities Regional and National Events
These are now on the page What's On — Regionally & Nationally, linked from the What's On Page. Go to the iU3A 'What's On' page, then click on the link 'What's On — Regionally & Nationally' in the first paragraph. From that page, under the box titled 'Other Opportunities, click on the 'here' in the sidebar on the right, or use the direct link here.

See the report from iU3A's recent Shared Learning Project with Charterhouse here.

The London Region Summer School 2019 is now ready for booking
. The details are on the Other Opportunities page here. Please note that sessions book up quickly, so they advise booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

You can also find out about a research project on Alzheimer's on the Other Opportunit
ies page here.

More national workshops which the London Region U3A are organising: Monday 11 March 2019: Recruiting and Valuing Volunteers (in London) and Wednesday 27 March: First National Study Day for Languages (
at Aston University in Birmingham). Details on the Other Opportunities page here.

Feedback
We'd love to hear your feedback on anything, or if you have any general queries for iU3A, or any suggestions, please email the Chair here.

If you are having difficulty reading this email version of the Bulletin you can see a web version here
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Bulletin compiled by Wil Ransome. If you have any Bulletin input requests contact comms@islingtonu3a.org