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As I type this, we are in mourning for the loss of a unique Queen who served us all for 70 years. It certainly feels strange to think we shall not see her smile again, especially with Paddington and her marmalade sandwich. I am sure you will all be reflecting too.

We have our annual Open Afternoon on Wednesday 5 October at the Medway Hall, Angel Centre, with refreshments in the Riverside Room, along with displays from some groups, so I thank them for this. It is from 2.00pm - 3.45pm. We would like to see you and any of your friends who may be considering joining us. There may well be an interest that you are not aware of and there will be a representative to answer any questions. The committee would like to see you, so do please come along.

Jan Dixon

Local History 3

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday each month. 10.00am - 12 noon

27 October. "Street Names in North Tonbridge”

“Gluttony and Starvation in the 19th Century"

Peter Brewin

Poetry for Pleasure

Every Third Thursday of each month at 10.00am.

20 October - Flowers. 17 November - Hope & Despair. 15 December - Christmas Poetry & Prose.

Joyce Graf

Play Reading

Every Second Thursday of each month at 10.00am.

13 October. 10 November. 8 December.

Joyce Graf

Galleries, Exhibitions and Museums

Friday 7 October. We meet at Tonbridge Station at 9.40am for the train to Charing Cross. We will be visiting the National Portrait Gallery.

Friday 4 November. Meet at Tonbridge Station at 9.40am for London. We will visit Tate Modern for the Cezanne Exhibition.

Margaret Pavlidis

Discovering Churches 2

Monday 10 October at 11.00am.


Beti Price and Cathie Morris

Diversity and Inclusion

Firstly, thanks to all of the group leaders who provided information on whether the venues for their activities permitted various categories of inclusion. There was a high degree of empathy shown, even where inclusion was impractical.

There was a wide range of circumstances covered by your responses and creating a simple guidance document is not practical.

The current recommendation is that if any member (or prospective member) wishes to find out if a group can accommodate their disability, they are encouraged to e-mail

Tu3a has recently adopted the National u3a Diversity and Inclusion policy. This policy has been drawn up to comply with the Equality Act 2010. If any group leader wants to have a copy, please e-mail me at

Thank you all for your help. Tu3a to be run by the members for the members.

Ollie Johnson