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This page shows the next main events happening in iU3A. But if you would like to find out more about what's on across the London Region or at the National level of The Third Age Trust have a look on the  Other Opportunities  page.


Special Events — Diary Dates for 2020

Monday 23 March —10 pin bowling evening: cancelled due to Coronavirus threat. Sorry. If you've bought a ticket you will be contacted directly shortly.

Thursday 07 May,
9.45am to 12.00 noon — Death Cafe: cancelled / postponed

Wednesday 03 June 2020 — National U3A Day & iU3A's Open Day:
cancelled / postponed

Monday 06 April Computer/Tablet/Smartphone Help Sessions: cancelled / postponed

Sunday 21 June — Clues Trails: a return of these popular events. If you've participated in previous years you'll know the drill; if you haven't then come alone and find out. They are great fun — learn about an area you may not know, observe things you may have walked right passed previously. Full details to follow. Just get the date in your diary now. Details to follow.

Friday 17 July Computer/Tablet/Smartphone Help Sessions: dates have been fixed for the next few of these. All are from 2.00pm. Come along for a one-to-one session with one of our 'experts', or 'helpers'. You will need to let us know if you want to come and book a 30 minute slot by sending an email to Isabel here with details of what date you want, the time slot you would prefer, and the nature of your query. She will then let you know location etc.
And remember, if you can't wait for a drop-in session, you can contact our Help Team at any time by dropping an email with your query or problem to:  computerhelp.iu3a@gmail.com 

Friday 09 or Sunday 11 October (exact dates to be fixed) — Clues Trails: another of these events. Area to be selected yet. Details to follow.

November — Pub Quiz: another repeat of these popular events, with our regular professional quizmaster. Exact date to be fixed yet and other details will be published nearer the time.

Future iU3A Outings
Our programme of Outings for 2020 is in the planning stage. We have several ideas and details are being developed. These will be announced in the new year. Like all iU3A activities the number of Outings we can support will depend on whether people are willing to organise Outings. If you are willing to organise an Outing or just have some ideas for Outings, please send them to our Outings Coordinator here.
  
Courses
In the iU3A year of 2019/20 we are looking to start a new intiatitive short courses. We'll trial one and see how that works and then if popular will add some further ones. Watch the Bulletins for further details.  Details are on the Groups listing page here.

Monthly Meetings
Our monthly meetings feature Monthly Talks and a Second Subject (and plenty of time to meet and chat to other iU3A members). For the Monthly Talks we always have an interesting and entertaining speaker. Strictly members only (though you can join at the meeting), they are held generally on the fourth Thursday of each month but there a few wrinkles this year.

Registration is from 9:30. Tea and coffee will be available then; 1st subject 10:00-11:00; 2nd subject 11:30-12:30. They are always at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA (next to the Nags Head Waitrose). Please remember to bring your membership card and (if you've got one) your plastic badge holder.  This venue is accessible.

DATE
MONTHLY MEETING PROGRAMME — TALKS & 2nd SUBJECTS:
26 March

 This meeting is cancelled due to the Coronavirus threat.
23 April

TALK — Prof Erik Millstone on The Politics of Food Safety
TALK — Shared Learning Project: Charterhouse. Details to follow.
28 May
TALK Grainne Palmer: The History of Dating
Computer Tutorial details to be announced
25 June
TALK Martin Plaut: Ethiopia
Climate Crisis - What Can I Do? details to be announced

Dates of Monthly Meetings for 2020:

23 January, 27 February, 26 March, 23 April, 28 May, 25 June, 23 July, 27 August, 24 September, 22 October, 26 November, December: none.

Coffee Mornings
Coffee morningsOur iU3A coffee mornings are a popular way of getting to know other members. They take place around the borough, are always at 11.00 on varying days of the week and are free to iU3A members. In order to provide opportunities for all our members to attend, we limit attendance to a maximum of three coffee mornings per member per year (1st January to 31st December). The next coffee morning will be in January

Sally FoxOur coffee mornings are now organised by Sally Fox. To book up for any of the above coffee mornings please email Sally here. She will then advise you that you are booked, or if there are no spaces that you have been put on a reserve list. If you can't attend a coffee morning you've booked for, please let us know by emailing Sally (same link as above) to say you can't now make it.
 
We need more coffee morning hosts! Hosts seem to enjoy the mornings as much as their guests. If you would like to host one (expenses are reimbursed) please contact Sally for a chat.

Pub Lunches

iU3A's pub lunches provide an opportunity for members to meet each other in a social atmosphere. They take place monthly, around Islington. If you are buying a lunch the cost is around £10 to £12 with drinks being extra. If you'd like to come along to one of these please email Howard Stone here for more information or to reserve your place.

Howard StoneAll those held so far have attracted about 15 iU3A members per event who've enjoyed some good chat. While originally conceived to attract more male members there has been good support from the women members. Do come along and join us. Watch the regular Bulletin for information on exact actual timings for 2019 events and locations. But the following is the expected programme for the year:

  • Thursday 26 March
  • Tuesday 28 April



 

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