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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 What's On Regionally & Nationally page.

Special Events — Diary Dates for 2018/19
Monday 28 January
'Computer' Help Session: this will be another of our drop-in sessions. Same format as always if you have a problem or query for your computer, tablet or smartphone register for a place and come along, and other iU3A members ('experts') will try to resolve your issue. Or even if you don't have a particular problem but you just want to learn a bit more about how to get the most from your device, then come along as well. You can pick a time slot between 14.00 and 16.30. If you do want to come please register a place by emailing:

Tuesday 12 February Pub Quiz: A return of this popular event. Our new venue this year is a lovely room with excellent lighting. There still will be the same excitement and prizes for the winners. Tickets for the quiz cost £6 per person. There will be a pay bar and we’ll have tables reserved in the pub if you’d like to join us to eat beforehand. Places are limited, so reserve your place now at Pub Quiz.

Thursday 06 June 2019 — Theatre Visit: a bit in advance but a chance for you to reserve the date. We will be returning to the Park Theatre, Finsbury Park this time to see The Last Temptation Of Boris Johnson by Jonathan Maitlan.

Future iU3A Outings
Watch this space the next two Outings now in the planning stage are: Highclere Castle and Bombay Sapphire. Then followed by:
  • Strawberry Hill (probably some time in June)   
  • Windsor boat trip   
  • & eventually a Christmas market (following the success of the last one)
Hopefully we will also have some others to fill in the year's schedule. Like all iU3A activities it will depend on whether we get people willing to organise future Outings. If you are willing to organise an Outing or just have some ideas for Outings, please send them to our Outings Coordinator here.

Monthly Meetings
Our monthly meetings always have an interesting and entertaining speaker (and plenty of time to meet and chat to other iU3A members). Strictly members only (though you can join at the meeting), they are held on the fourth Thursday of each month (except for August and December). They are always at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA (next to the Nags Head Waitrose). Registration opens at 9.45am for a prompt 10.30am start. Please remember to bring your membership card and (if you've got one) your plastic badge holder.
This venue is accessible.

December no meeting.

Thursday 24 JanuaryFrank Dobson, FFrank Dobsonormer Health Secretary and MP. His talk will be entitled 'Juggling and Decision Making'. Rt. Hon. Frank Dobson, Fellow of Birkbeck College and Hon. Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, was born in 1940 and is a former Leader of Camden Council. He was MP for Holborn and St. Pancras from 1979-2015 and served on Labour’s front bench from 1981. As Shadow Health Secretary (from 1997 to late 1999, resigning to run for Mayor of London) he produced authoritative reports on cervical cancer screening and infertility services. He served as governor of the Royal Veterinary College and was a member of council of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  He is married, with one daughter and two sons.

His presentation will lift the veil on decision-making processes at the Department of Health, involving the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, other Ministers and Departments, clinical and scientific advisers, NHS staff, professional bodies, trades unions, drug companies and patient groups, in the face of funding problems and conflicting official advice. He will cover the establishment of NICE, the threat to blood supplies from vCJD, the introduction of the meningitis ‘C’ vaccine, MMR and autism, the concentration of children’s intensive care, anthrax vaccine for British troops and viagra.

Further lookahead in 2019:
Rosemary Seton28 February — Rosemary Seton, Professor and Archivist: 'Others might have buckled … famines and droughts, floods, fire and native customs — Fresh perspectives on British missionary women c. 1800-1950s.' The encounter between missionaries from Britain’s towns, cities and villages with people in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and elsewhere was an unusually close association over a prolonged period of time. Often now castigated, in our post-colonial world, as yet another tainted episode of Britain’s imperial past it requires careful scrutiny to assess its true cultural significance and consequences. In particular the part played by women in the missionary movement forms an absorbing and rich subject of study in its own right. In examining their role my presentation illustrates the work of some of the pioneers, reflects on the changing status of missionary women over the period, and considers how their presence overseas affected the lives of others as well as their own.
Rosemary Seton became acquainted with the work of missionaries when she was archivist at the School of Oriental and African Studies which houses a very large collection of missionary society archives, personal papers, publications, photographs and artefacts. Since her retirement she has written a book on British missionary women, co-organises a monthly seminar on Christian Missions in Global History at the University of London and co-ordinates the recently-formed Writing Memoirs Group in iU3A.

21 March — Robin Weiss, Molecular Biologist: 'Two Gentlemen of Verona — a Brief History of Contagious Diseases', RfL Seminar Rooms 2&3

25 April — Karen Thurman, Art Conservationist 'Photography as Art', RfL Conference Hall + Seminar 5

23 May — Prof Anne Power, subject to be announced, RfL Conference Hall + Seminar 5

27 June — RfL, Seminar 2&3
25 July — RfL, Seminar 2&3
19 September — RfL, Seminar 2&3
24 October — RfL, Seminar 2&3
28 November — RfL, Seminar 2&3

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 mornings will be on:
  • Thursday 17 January see the Bulletin for location details
 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 2018 events and locations. But the following is the expected programme for the year:

  • Wednesday 16 January
  • Wednesday 13 February
  • Thursday 21 March


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