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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

Tuesday 11 February — Pub Quiz: a repeat of this popular event, with our regular professional quizmaster. Starts at 7.30pm but if you want to come earlier and join others food is available beforehand (not included in entrance price). Entry fee is £6.00 in advance either by bank transfer or by cheque payable to 'Islington U3A'. As this event oversubscribes 'tickets' must be bought in advance. For further details contact Mary White here. This is a great chance to come and meet new people. Don’t be frightened to come on your own as we try to mix up new and old members in teams so people can get to know each other. NB: this is in an upstairs room with no disabled access. Location details in the Bulletin or available from Mary.

Wednesday 03 June 2020 — National U3A Day & iU3A's Open Day: advance warning, keep the date free. See some general information here. More details to follow.

Monday 6 April, 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 one of the above drop-in sessions, you can contact our Help Team at any time by dropping an email with your query or problem to:  computerhelp.iu3a@gmail.com 

June and Friday 09 or Sunday 11 October (exact dates to be fixed) — Clues Trails: again we expect to organise two of these popular events during this year. Details to follow.

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:
27 February
 

TALK — KathleeKathleen Sheritn Sherit, British Servicewomen: their Path to Combat. Kathleen Sherit served in the RAF for twenty-two years as a training specialist. Since leaving the Service, she has studied for a doctorate in contemporary British history at King’s College, London. She has now written a history of women in Britain’s armed forces, post-World War II to the present day.  Her talk is based on her book Women on the Front Line: British Servicewomen’s Path to Combat.  She explains how women progressed from having non-combatant status in the 1940s to the opening of combat roles in the late twentieth century.
TALK Discussions led by 'Gentle Dusk' on death as a taboo subject and the importance of end of life planning, as well as 'Death Cafes'. Gentle Dusk is a locally based organisation with a national remit to support people of all ages to prepare for the end of life through improved discussion, more openness and better planning. They aim to lift the taboo around death, dying and bereavement and to raise awareness of the importance of end of life care planning. They do this by encouraging and supporting people to talk openly about death and dying, to put their end of life care plans in place and to begin honest and open discussions with their families, close friends, carers and all those who might be asked about their end of life wishes. In Islington they have been funded since 2012 by the local Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver training, events and end of life planning services.
26 March

TALK — Elain Harwood, Art DecoElain Harwood Architecture. Elain is a senior architectural investigator at Historic England and author of Art Deco Britain, published in 2019. She has written extensively on twentieth-century architecture in Britain and leads lectures and events for the Twentieth Century Society. The lecture will look at the development of the Art Deco style around the world, and the resulting buildings in London. Examples will range from the Carlton Cinema in Essex Road to Arsenal football club, and many from further afield.
TALK — Re-thinking our economics
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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