Bulletin no. 1 (October 2017)

Crouch End & District U3A      Bulletin No. 1 (October 2017)

Reminder: Next Monthly Meeting for all: Thursday 9 November – see below for details.

Following the very successful Inaugural Meeting on 27th September and our recent Monthly Meeting, we now have 334 signed-up members and many of our interest groups are now up and running. Meetings can be held in a member’s home or a larger space as necessary.  Each group has a Convener as the first point of contact and the names of these, together with a message sender, can be found on under the relevant group heading on this website. Do get in touch via this resource if you want to join or know more about any of our groups.

Group news

Table Tennis is now running every Monday afternoon. Contact the convener via the website page for the TT group.

Family History will start on 22 November.  It will take place monthly on the fourth Wednesday afternoon and will be on the website as soon as the venue is finalised.

Play Reading will start on 8 January 2018 and will run on the second Monday afternoon of the month.  Contact the convener via the website page.

Foreign Films will probably start in January. We have a convener. If you’re interested in joining, please contact the groups organiser – groups@cedu3.org.uk

We’re working on groups for Health and Science, Music, Russian History and Culture, and Spanish. Watch the website for updates in the next 2 or 3 weeks.

More book groups. If you’re interested in convening one, please contact the groups organiser as above.

Do you want to play in a classical music quartet at a good standard? A member is looking for three like-minded people. If you’re interested, please email the groups organiser as above.

We are following up other possibilities too. If you would like to start a group, please contact the groups organiser – groups@cedu3.org.uk

Monthly Meetings

On October 12th we hosted our first Monthly Meeting. Peter Cox read excerpts from his book Growing Up in London, based on interviews with over 100 U3A members, aged between 75 and 95. This was an informative and nostalgic morning attended by an appreciative audience of nearly 100.

The November and December meetings are to be held at the Moravian Church Hall, Priory Road, N8 on the second Thursday of every month. From January 2018 we may move the venue – details soon. Doors open at 10.00 a.m. for tea and coffee. Talks begin at 10.45 a.m.

Please remember to bring your membership card to these events. For those who are not yet members, there will be an opportunity to join on the day.

Future Monthly Meetings

9th November   

Economics and its grip on culture and politics, a talk by Dr Tiago Mata, lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London

14th December

Fun and irony in art history, a talk by Estelle Lovatt, art critic, writer and lecturer.

11th January 2018

Plans for Hornsey Town Hall, a talk by Katy Ghahremani, a director of Make Architects, architects for the restoration and redevelopment of Hornsey Town Hall

Plans are well advanced for future meetings throughout 2018; so watch this space!

The Crouch End & District U3A is for and run by you. We are always grateful for volunteers to help with monthly meetings, convening groups, administration and local publicity. Please contact either Sue Felgate (Chair) at chair@cedu3a.org.uk  or Sally Whitaker (Secretary) at secretary@cedu3a.org.uk if you are able to help out at all.