Islington U3A
Monthly Meeting
At our meeting on Thursday 22 November the speaker will be Roger Hamilton, a lawyer who worked in the public sector. He will look at how greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have changed since the industrial revolution, and why and how this affects global temperatures. He will outline the implications in terms of a warming planet, and what has to be done to control greenhouse gas emissions if we are to restrain global warming, including the development of the renewable energy sector. We are undergoing something of an energy revolution, which is both exciting and welcome, but Roger will argue that that alone is not nearly enough to solve the problem, and will consider what else has be done.

As always, this is in Seminar Rooms 2 and 3, Resource for London, 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.

There will be no meeting in December.

Annual General Meeting

This will be just before the November Monthly Meeting. More information, including various useful links, is here.

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 14 November in Stoke Newington and there are still places available. To reserve a place email Sally at:

Pub Lunches: the next pub lunch will probably be on Thursday 29 November. For more information contact Howard at:

Christmas Market, Brussels —
Wednesday 5th December: this will be a day trip to allow you to buy or browse for that special Christmas bauble. We leave London at 8.54am and depart back from Brussels at 8.22pm. There is an earlier train back if folk prefer at 6.56pm (and of course if they wish to stay overnight they are free to do so). The outing will include a visit to the outdoor Christmas market, some sightseeing and an early supper.  Sign up here. Interested members should book their own train tickets as soon as possible as the prices are rising.

Group News
Some new groups are being planned:
  • Book Group — Rethinking Economics
  • Book Group — Modern Russian Literature (in translation)
    Details for both are here.
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 'Other Opportunities, click on the 'here' in the sidebar on the right or use the direct link here.

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