U3A Denia Committee


The committee is here to serve the members of the U3A.  If anyone has any suggestions or queries about the organisation, they should email president@u3adenia.com in the first instance.

President: Ken Yendell

Email: president@u3adenia.com

Having been transported to the antipodes, for stealing a loaf of bread, I found myself in the dank and grey port of Melbourne. My 4 year sentence, completed whilst earning my parole in Singapore in the hot and sweaty newsroom of the Straits Times Newspaper. I then completed my deportation to Melbourne. I was immediately indentured to an outpost of the english book publishing industry. Some years later I was able to escape to the sanctuary of my own publishing company and avoid the search parties by pretending to be literate. Shortly after retirement I was given a pardon and moved away from the southern harsh memories of English servitude to Noosa, on the glorious Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Having adjusted to my new freedom but not 4X beer, the First Lady and I decided to explore Europe and found Denia. Four years of living and travelling from our Spanish base finds us now looking for some different fun. Denia U3A is hopefully it!


Vice President: Christine Whitelock

Email: vice-president@u3adenia.com
Vice President

Originally from South London, I have lived in Spain for 12 years. I was a legal secretary in Central London for most of my working life and later I trained as an English teacher, teaching English as a foreign language to Spanish adults when I first came to Denia. I have been involved in the theatre since I was a child, spending more than 10 years in the UK in a theatre group, helping to organise, perform, and create entertainments for children's hospitals and charities.


Treasurer: Philip Johnson

Email: exofficio1@u3adenia.com

Born in a small farming village near Doncaster, studied Chemical Physics at Manchester University. Post graduate studies in solid state physics the started work as a nuclear physicist then moved in to defense electronics and software and finally to commercial wireless telecommunications software. Most of my working life was spent in Torbay with its aspirations as the English Riviera I retired with my wife to Denia in Spain in 2016 to enjoy the real Mediterranean climate and diet. I have two children and two grandchildren, all in the UK. I’m slowly improving my Spanish and learning to play bass guitar.


Ex Officio: Margaret Jenrick

Email: exofficio5@u3adenia.com
Ex Officio

Born in Highgate North London, worked in banking for 16 years, after which I opened my own microfilm bureau in Central London until it was over taken in the early 90's by computers. Moved with my partner to Spain in 2003 where I was treasurer for the English Library in Denia and have helped organize the travel for the U3A for the last 8 years.