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Travel Team's next trip

is on 27 October to

Brooklands Museum

More information here

On 1 December the Travel Team is organising a trip

called 'Canterbury Christmas'

more Information here

The Travel Team's annual trip will be to


on the 11 June to 18 June 2023

Further Information here

The Theatre Team's next trip is to

The Upstart Crow

in London on

Wednesday 12 October at 2.30

For further details click here


I am looking to stand down as Editor in the near future, not because I don’t want to do the job anymore but, with advancing years and continuing medical problems with my hip, it is inevitable that there will come a time when I will be unable to produce an issue or issues and that would be very problematical for our u3a. It would be ideal if a new editor could be found and I could act as reserve.

Unfortunately, this is a job which cannot practically be shared.

Ideally, a candidate should be computer literate and have: ★ A knowledge of Typography and Typographic design. ★ An understanding of digital printing and its limitations. ★ An experience of using a Publishing programme or a suite such as Affinity, which comprises Publisher, Designer and Photo.

The Journal is presently produced on an Apple Mac, using Pages and the Affinity suite of programmes, but could, of course, be produced on a PC. ★ Pdf editing using pdf Expert and producing amalgamated pdf’s. Should a prospective candidate still wish to use an Apple, I have a spare available for use.

This is not really a true editor’s job, since you do not have to source or originate material for publication. Copy comes from the various sources within the u3a, such as Chair, Theatre, Travel, Group News, Meetings etc., and from individuals. The editor’s job is to amalgamate and display this information appropriately and this entails a certain amount of design and conformity to style. Material for printing is pre-read by our official ‘reader’, Lois Mitchell, before being prepared for the printer and the web site. This entails converting the files to pdf format.

I would be more than happy to provide a full preview to any applicant and also training and assistance to anyone taking the post. This is a really enjoyable and satisfying position.

Applications should be sent to:

Fancy a Cuppa?

Join us at the Rose and Crown (map) on the third Friday of the month 10:30am till noon

Next date: Friday 21 October 2022

The entrance to the Rose and Crown Hotel, Tonbridge