Buntingford Senior Students come to Westminster

Senior students of the University of the Third Age Buntingford and District Branch on the Terrace

Senior students of the University of the Third Age Buntingford and District Branch

It has been very busy here at Westminster with the House of Lords’ debate (in which I spoke) and the speech by David Cameron to Conservative MPs. I even had a drink this week at Number 10 with the Prime Minister. One of the most joyful events was the visit by fifty senior students of the University of the Third Age Buntingford and District Branch led by Jean Cook, U3A Chairman David Austin and Co-ordinator Jean Devenish. The Senior Students took over the entire Terrace Pavilion for their afternoon tea and it was good to see them all having a fantastic time. I was happy to have been able to book the Terrace and we even had good weather with people able to stand out by the River, as they enjoyed a cuppa. This was very different to when Christine and I went to the Royal Pageant. Although the colours of the boats were stunning, it really did rain that day! Labour’s Gerald Kaufman MP came over to say hello to the group – we don’t agree politically, but are on good terms otherwise. One Lord left the tea he was having with a business group and joined the Buntingford party, saying “this is much more fun”. And they say the younger students have all the good times!

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