Bulletin no. 08 (June 2018)

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month. They are open to all members, who are welcome to bring a guest. Please bring your membership card. It is possible to join at the meeting.

Venue: Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park, N8 9PX. Talks will start at 10.45am. Doors open at 10am for tea and coffee – please bring your own mug.

Thursday 14 June
Ally Pally – a Palace for the People?
Louise Stewart, Chief Executive of Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust, will present an overview of the history of the Palace and outline the exciting developments now taking place.

Thursday 12 July
Carl Parker: What is Terrorism?

Thursday 9 August
Dr Roberta Cremoncini:The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

Science of Health meetings

The next meeting will be on Monday 2 July, 12.00-1.30. David Zigmond, semi-retired GP and psychiatrist, will lead a seminar on holistic primary care medicine entitled, If You Want Good Personal Healthcare, See a Vet.
Venue: Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park, N8 9PX
Refreshments are not provided at Science of Health meetings but members are invited to bring their lunch if they want to ‘munch and listen’.


A reminder to all members that it is really worth registering with any group in which you are interested so that you can be put on the group’s e-mail list. Places may be available, or extra groups may be formed if there is the demand. Some groups with restricted numbers, for example theatre visits or group walks, now operate on a first come-first served basis, giving everyone a chance to participate as long as they respond speedily to an announcement of a new event, via the website. Visit our website at cedu3a.org.uk to see the wide range of groups available. To join any group, just fill in the contact form on the relevant page.

Other news

Crouch End Festival

The Crouch End Festival runs from Friday 8 June until Sunday 17 June, with a host of activities for all the family. Crouch End & District U3A will have a stall on the Green (outside the Town Hall) on Saturday 9 June between 10.30am and 4.30pm to tell local people about the wide range of activities we offer and encourage new members.

Coffee mornings

These monthly get-togethers, held in people’s homes from 11 to 12.30, are a great way to meet other members. The June meeting (June 17, Crouch Hill) is currently full, with a waiting list; the July meeting, in NW11 (Hampstead Garden Suburb) has been moved to Thursday 19 July. September’s will be on Tuesday 11 September, in N22. (There is no meeting in August.)
To book, or to go on the waiting list for June please contact Jacki via the website (https://cedu3a.org.uk/coffee-mornings/). If you would like to host a coffee morning please contact Jacki. Expenses can be reimbursed.


We are looking for a new Treasurer. We have an excellent bookkeeper, so this is more of an oversight role, with responsibility for the final accounts and budget. The Treasurer is also a Trustee of the U3A. If you are interested and would like more details, please contact Jayne Forbes at treasurer@cedu3a.org.uk

U3A Greater London South East Network and U3A South East London

Friday 8 June 10:30am-4pm. ‘On the shoulders of suffragettes’, a conference marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Venue: King William Court Lecture Theatre at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich.