Welcome to Kingston upon Thames U3A
Prospective members: Welcome to Kingston U3A! If you have recently retired, or are coming up to that exciting third age phase of your life, there is so much to do! We have an extensive range of groups you can join, covering everything from literature through arts, music, walks, discussions, dancing and table tennis to games, languages and science. There are regular monthly meetings with an interesting talk, introductory get-togethers for new members and a chance to meet people and make new friends. There is a wide monthly programme of visits to places of interest and a holiday, abroad or in the UK, every year. This website will give you a lot of information about all of these and many other activities. Please browse and let us know if you would like to join us.
Existing members please make regular visits to this website as we will be posting up-to-date information as it becomes available.
To find out more of the U3A s history please follow the link :- History of the U3A
Monthly Meeting – 3rd October The Real Wolf Hall – the Life and Death of Thomas Cromwell by Tracy BormanTracy Borman Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces The Real Wolf Hall – the life and death of Thomas Cromwell NOTE: This talk will begin at the specially...
Wed 12th Oct & Tues 18th Oct – Transports of Delight Around London by Road, Rail, River and AirU3A members Sheila Evans and Claire Bletcher will be leading the round trip from Waterloo to the O2 Arena by bus, DLR, cable car and Riverbus on 12th and...
Wed 9th Nov – British Museum and the Sunken Cities ExhibitionA day at the British Museum combining a visit to the exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds, plus a Blue- Badge-guided galleries tour (Lost & Found) highlighting little known...
NEW GROUPS ON OFFER
Please contact Shirley Miller: 8940 8573
email@example.com if you are interested in:
POSSIBLE NEW GROUPS
DRAWING AND PAINTING GROUP 5
Val Meredith 07599284200 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Betty Illsley 8255 9694 / bettymayillsley@virginmedia.
Barbara Ayres has kindly offered to set up a Polish Language Group.
Contact Barbara Ayre on 01372 464105 or email@example.com
Carmen Lawrie has offered to run this new group.
Contact Carmen Lawrie 8390 3254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This group would like more members, preferably Grade 11 standard. It meets monthly in central Kingston.
Contact Wendy Mullen on 8547 1404 or email@example.com
Ireni Esler has offered to lead walks on the first Monday in the month at 10.00am.
Contact Ireni Esler on 8390 0581 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanette Hobson has offered to lead occasional walks.
Contact Jeanette Hobson on 07759 837053 or email@example.com
This new group has started with Frances Leifer as leader. However, there is a waiting list of 7 people. Would anyone volunteer to host a second group on a different day. This should not be difficult.
Contact Shirley Miller on 8940 8573 or groupcoordinator@kingstonU3A.org.uk
ART GROUP 2
There are 9 people on a waiting list for this group. If we can recruit 6 more people we can start another group. We have a teacher and a venue but need the extra people.
Contact Carolyn Forsyth on 82355 1746 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY This group, which started over 20 years ago, could do with some more members. (Don’t be put off by the title). Each month the discussion is led by one of the members on a subject of his (or her) choice. Most of the group find books or information on the internet as a base for their talk, and it is an opportunity to widen your interests and engage with new ideas. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month near Kingston Hospital and if you think you may like to join this group, contact Jennifer Butterworth on 8942 7387 or email@example.com
INVESTMENT STRATEGY Richard Cragg would like to run a course next Autumn which would cover the main factors that drive the global economy; particularly the way population changes affect growth, interest rates and inflation. Also under discussion will be the prospects for China and its influence on the rest of the world; the role of gold; how to think about risk and returns and the choice between mutual funds and ETFs. He will not make recommendations, but will hopefully put members in a better position to evaluate their investments. If interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MIXED SUNDAY LUNCH CLUB A second Sunday Lunch Club is about to start for both men and women. It will meet on the second Sunday of the month. If interested please ring Gill O’Donnell on 8399 8125 or email@example.com ￼￼￼￼
WHILE WE ARE DELIGHTED WITH ALL THESE OFFERS, SOME FROM VERY NEW MEMBERS, WE WOULD STILL LIKE MORE GROUP LEADERS, ESPECIALLY FOR LANGUAGES. Any offers of help contact Shirley Miller on 8940 8573 or firstname.lastname@example.org ￼￼￼Thursdays of the month, am. ring Philip on 8390 5718 or email@example.com