June 2022 Issue 2
'It All Depends on Us'

What's On
Thursday 23 June, 10.30am, NO Monthly Meeting. The Meeting that had been planned, Lloyd Peck: How do animals adapt to survive in the coldest, driest, windiest and most isolated places on Earth? has fallen prey to the RMT industrial action planned for that day, when Professor Peck was due to travel by train from Cambridge. This highly-recommended talk, which needs to be presented live rather than on Zoom, will be rescheduled for a later date. We apologise and hope that Members will understand.
July dates for Monthly Meetings now: 14 and 28 July.

Tuesday 21 June, IT Drop-in Help Session, from 3.00pm: we will be reverting to a physical face to face for this session (at 14 Baalbec Rd N51QN). Bring your device  smartphone, tablet, or laptop) along with your query for our helpers to try to solve. However if you can't make it physically we will provide an online option also. The Zoom details are:
Meeting ID: 826 6848 7546  Passcode: 758066
If you can't make this session remember that we meet monthly (next dates are: 19 July,
16 August, 20 September) or you can always send in your problem to:

Thursday 7 July, Guided Farm Walk:
there are still some places available on this trip. Please click here for futher information.

Tuesday 12 July, Outing to Rochester in Kent: There are still some spaces on this outing, which offers a variety of sights and experiences. If you wish to take part, please contact Judith or Cressia (through before 27 June. We will then send out full information to all participants. More information on our What's On page.

We will travel to Rochester by train from St Pancras (just 40 minutes, £18.90 return or £11.90 with Senior Railcard) and are booking a walking tour of the city covering the town centre, castle grounds, cathedral precinct and the main street. The tour will cost £5.00 for each member, payable on the day. We will have coffee together before the tour and those who wish to can meet with us afterwards to take lunch together at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, there are various optional activities, such as the castle ruins (admission fee £7.50, free to English Heritage members). Intrepid visitors may even wish to tackle the 200 well-worn stairs to the top of the keep — at their own risk. Other members may prefer to guide themselves around the cathedral using the detailed information sheet available and/or browse the shops and explore the picturesque area close to the River Medway. We will provide details of suitable trains for the return to St. Pancras.
Groups and Courses
New Groups: For information about potential new groups see our website here and if you have any ideas for other groups please let us know at

Other Opportunities and Extras
iU3A Other Opportunities: remember to keep an eye on the Other Opportunities webpage here — it always carries all the below information and more.

Thursday 7 July, Porgy and Bess at the Barbican, 7.30pm: This brilliant work is very rarely performed. Details here. If you shop online you raise money for ICPV (
It All Depends on Us
Support: if you'd like to support your u3a in any way 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.