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Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 31

Celebrating Twenty Five Years of Kingston U3A in 2016!

Kingston U3A will be celebrating its silver jubilee, or twenty fifth anniversary, in 2016 and we will be marking the achievement in various ways.

A small subcommittee has been set up and is open to suggestions. Please send them to Richard Hawkins and think how any groups you are in can mark this. We are thinking initially of a tea party, a posh lunch, a boat trip, a walk round Richmond Park, possibly planting a silver birch somewhere in the borough.

We plan an Autumn Fair, open to the public, showcasing the work of all the groups. Book groups could plan a display of colourful covers of books they have read, with discussion questions attached, poetry groups could offer readings throughout the day, art and craft groups can show their work, singing and dancing groups could perform. Bridge, Scrabble and Mah Jong groups can demonstrate their skills, theatre groups could offer a display of programmes of shows they have attended. We ought to show the range of outings and holidays we organise.

Think silver, think twenty five! Get planning!

May 31

U3A National Conference and AGM 25 & 27 August

This year’s U3A national conference and AGM takes place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham on 26 and 27 August.

Open to all members, it will be a two-day mixture of workshops, discussions and opportunities to network with fellow U3A members from all over the country and promises to be great fun as well. There’s even an opportunity to learn of life on Mars and post apocalyptic civilisation.

The AGM itself, for which there is no charge, takes place on the last day, Thursday 27 August while the full residential cost from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 August is £190. To register for the conference pack which will contain full details, go to