Category Archives: GROUP NEWS

What – no Bob?

The theme of February’s Americana Group meeting theme was a favourite song by a male singer, and these are the chosen songs on a Dylan-free afternoon!
Roger Miller : King of the Road
Neil Young : Unknown Legend
Bob Weir : Looks Like Rain
Jack White : Wayfaring Stranger
Prince : Raspberry Beret
Ry Cooder : The Prodigal Son
John Prine : Hello In There
Guy Clark : L.A. Freeway
Neil Young : Heart of Gold
Talking Heads : Burning Down The House
The Band : The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Jason Ibell : Elephant

The quiz is back!

We are holding another U3A quiz night on Tuesday 10 March 2020 , at the Maynard Arms.
◼ We have a new guest quizmaster, who hosts one of the area’s well-known pub quizzes, and there will be a variety of topics covering some of our U3A interest groups’ subjects.
◼ The evening will begin with arrivals at 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start, and a buffet meal will be served between 8.15 and 9 p.m. The quiz will end at 9.45 p.m., followed by prize giving. Six bottles of wine are up as a prize for the winning team.
◼ There will be 10 tables of 6, with a maximum of 60 for the evening. Don’t worry if you are not in a group – we will help you find a team. There will be a special joker round for teams who have only met on the night. It’s a chance to meet some other U3A members and have some fun.
◼ Tickets are £8.00 each for members and one or more guests. Advance booking is helpful so that we can estimate numbers for food. Please let us know your preference (meat/fish/veg) via
  Book your ticket(s)
◼ If you prefer not book in this way, please use the email to let us know you are coming, and you can pay on the night. If you have any questions use the email!

Science & Technology Group

Forthcoming sessions

5 March : Mike Holmes on Earthquakes, Geopolitics and Architecture in Lefkas
2 April : Bob East on Behavioural Economics, Behind the Scenes
7 May : Mark Newton on Fire and Industrial Disasters
4 June : Carl Parker on Dark Matter / Dark Energy

Wir sprechen Deutsch!

Last week the new German Conversation Group had its first meeting, with 15 members attending. We enjoyed speaking German together, and it was interesting and encouraging to find our language skills returning. It’s great to have a chance to practise and develop our German, and make new friends, in a sociable atmosphere.
◼ This new group has become two: German Conversation 1 is for basic and intermediate level speakers; and German Conversation 2 is for advanced speakers. All German speakers are most welcome!
  Find out more about German Conversation 1
  Find out more about German Conversation 2

National U3A Office update

The National Office has now settled in to its temporary accommodation and we expect to be there for the next couple of months.
The phone system has been up and running for over a week and other functions are now becoming available. The resource centre DVDs and the shop should be available very soon. We will of course keep you updated as things progress.
Our mailing address is:
The Third Age Trust
52 Lant Street
London, SE1 1RB
United Kingdom

Upcoming National U3A Events

12 March 2020

  Close Encounters of the Animal Kind at the National Gallery

16 March 2020

  U3A Explores Science at the Royal Institution

18 March 2020

  U3A Hearth Tax Conference at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London.

30 March 2020

  Discovering Children’s Literature at the British Library

21 April 2020

  Behind the Scenes of Dame Mary Quant at the Fashion and Textile Museum

7 May 2020

Japan at the Pictures at the British Film Institute. Booking opens in March.