June 2021 Issue 1
'It All Depends on Us'

What's On
Thursday 10 June, Monthly Meeting: log on from 9.30; the meeting will begin at 10.00am: David Edgerton: The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: a Twentieth Century History. David will present a new view of twentieth-century British history, one which makes better sense of the past, and to some extent the present, than conventional views. Most British histories are concerned with the rise and fall of the welfare state, and also the decline (and occasionally later supposed rise) of the economy. More recently some historians have wanted to see Empire as the key theme in British history. Edgerton rejects all these approaches as partial and often misleading. For details, see the What's On page here. Zoom details:
Meeting ID: 894 3565 9103   Passcode: 365263

Tuesday 15 June — the next Coffee morning, from 11am-12.30pm, at Megan's, 6 Esther Anne Place, N1 1WL.  If you'd like to attend, please email

Tuesday 15 June — the next IT Support session, from 3.00pm. Usual format, email in advance any particular problems/ queries you may have on smartphones, tablets, computers. On the day we'll cover some general aspects and the specific points requested. Zoom link details:
Meeting ID: 852 0718 5467  Passcode: 307228

Wednesday 23 June
— the next Pub Lunch, at The Angelic. Contact

Wednesday 23 June, Summer Party — we are glad to announce that this is going ahead. This will be after Step 4, the release of the last Government restrictions (assuming this holds to plan), but we will be limiting attendance to 100. Members only. Places going quickly, don't leave it to the last minute... Food and drink provided. Ticket price £13.00. If you want to register for a ticket then please complete the form here.

Groups and Courses
Power and Politics Refresh: do you want to understand more about how global power and politics are changing? If so, try one or more of these taster sessions (all at 2.30pm):
and help us choose which particular topics the Power and Politics Group will study next. If you would like to find out more about any of the Taster Sessions, and to help decide on the next Politics-related course we will follow in the Autumn, please email Vivek at

If you are interested in setting up any other new group please email Valerie at
Other Opportunities & Extras
For information about LRU3A Summer talks, the next Reiki session (Sunday 13 June, 11.00am), and the Healthy Generations website, see the Other Opportunities page here. Also on this page is information about the LRU3A Summer School. This year it will be shorter than previous years due to our just coming out of Covid restrictions. You can find out more details here.

SLP with the Post Office Museum: this is a request for iU3A members to volunteer to work with the Post Office Museum on an archive project. Full details here.

London Met, Final Cuts Festival 2021: free tickets, Tue 22 Jun 2021 at 7.00pm. Details here.

Green Tips & Tricks
: Water saving: replace your shower head to reduce water use, put a limiter on your tap to reduce water flow; put a brick in the lavatory system to reduce flush; divert bathwater to an external water butt for garden use. Install a water butt in your garden and harvest rainwater for watering plants.

Free Gadget Support: in addition to our own IT Support (as above) if you need help using your smartphone, tablet or digital camera you can get socially distanced 1-1 support at First Steps Learning Centre, Central Library. Thursdays. By appointment only. Call 020 7527 7002 or email

Zoom Tutorial: there is a new tutorial provided by national u3a on June 14 on 'How to use Zoom for Tablets (iPad or Android)'. Book here.

It All Depends on Us
National u3a Day
: thanks to those who helped make this a success for iU3A. Many contributed and it was a good team effort. Thanks go to Margaret, Anne, Sally, Hilary, Howard, Liz, Maeve, Sue, Janice, Barbara, Jenny, Mary, Jo-Anne, Lynda, Pauline, Vivek, Kathyrn, Pru and Derek. Hope we've not missed anyone from this list. What shall we do next year?

If you'd like to help run your u3a please do add your name to our volunteers list, contact Sally on:

General concerns or queries: Please call us on: 07784 336219 or email

Bulletin compiled by Wil Ransome. For any contributions to  Bulletin content please email them here.