Category: Monthly Meeting

  • The Secret Life of the Double Agent

    The Secret Life of the Double Agent

    Our speaker at our Monthly Meeting in March was Paul Barwick, a former policeman (uniformed and plain clothes) with 34 years of service. Paul’s subject for his talk was Edward (Eddie) Arnold Chapman – a British WW2 spy and the only serving member of the British Army to be awarded the Iron Cross on the […]

  • How to Give Money Away – Well

    How to Give Money Away – Well

    Our speaker at the Monthly Meeting in February was Stewart Goshawk, CEO of the Wembley National Stadium Trust. With a background in voluntary sector finance and sport, Stewart had a most interesting story to tell. In his career to date, he has given away some £400m, and what he has given has been given well, […]

  • Planning, Protocol and Presence Sorted

    Planning, Protocol and Presence Sorted

    The Speaker at our Monthly Meeting on Wednesday 25 January 2023 was David J Pearson, Fellow and Past Chairman of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters, and currently Principal Training Officer of the Professional Toastmasters’ Academy, London. David explained the duties and the expertise that a Professional Toastmaster brings to any function. He outlined the benefits, […]

  • Winter Social Sold Out

    Winter Social Sold Out

    Despite pouring rain on the day, our Winter Social event was sold out for 19 December 2022. The Committee running the event had done a first class job with the food, ensuring there was plenty of food available for all, carefully labelled between Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian and Gluten free. The bar was open in the HDMC […]

  • Creativity Comes to the Fore

    Creativity Comes to the Fore

    Wednesday 23 November 2022 saw creativity coming to the fore at Kenton & District U3A at a special event held in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. It started with a series of short readings collated from the various assignments undertaken by the Creative Writing Group. It started with the Abdication Broadcast of 1936; many will […]

  • David Devant

    David Devant

    David Devant was a Victorian and Edwardian magician and illusionist who became one of the best known and popular magicians of all time, having started his theatrical career with John Maskelyne at the Egyptian Hall. On 28 September 2022 Ian Keable, also a member of the Magic Circle and a professional magician, took us through […]

  • Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

    Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

    The Kenton Players performed at the picnic in the park held at the Harrow District Masonic Centre on 01 June 2022 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee before an audience of more than 70 U3A members.

  • How the Lords Work

    How the Lords Work

    The Monthly Meeting on 27 July 2022 featured Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury talking about his career in government, having worked with Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Michael Howard and David Cameron. It was an excellent talk and Stephen provided many insights into how difficult it can be to run a country.

  • Tip Toe through the 60s

    Tip Toe through the 60s

    On Wednesday 24 August our speaker is one of our members, Howard Goldstein, who guided us on a Musical Tiptoe Through the Sixties. There was much to learn about many familiar songs, and Howard took full advantage of the excellent sound system in the auditorium.