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Nov 16

Nov 25th Communications Workshop run by SW London Network in Kingston

This will run from 2.00 in the URC in Central Kingston i.e. where we have our monthly meetings albeit in a smaller room. It is being put on by the South West London Network with speakers provided by the U3A National Office. A more detailed flyer will follow ……     Should be helpful to any Group Organisers.  Please Contact Elinor Parker  eshparker@aol.com if you are interested.

Nov 15

Nov 25th – Architecture of London at the Royal Institute of British Architects – U3A Study Day

The Royal Institute of British Architects cares for one of the largest and most diverse architectural collections in the world. Travel through four centuries of London’s architectural development on this exclusive study day, hosted within the Institute’s iconic art deco headquarters.

Introducing rare examples from a collection of over four million items including models, drawings, photographs, books and personal archives, you’ll explore the changing face of London’s built environment – from the perfect symmetry and proportion of the Georgian era to today’s breathtaking towers of glass. You’ll learn the key elements of major architectural styles such as Gothic Revival and Modernism, and become familiar with the work of some of Britain’s greatest architects.

Hear from leading experts including the RIBA’s own Chief Curator and Curator of Drawings, Charles Hind, and David Adshead, Secretary of the influential Georgian Group. Key themes include Georgian architecture and the Long 18th Century, Victorian London, 20th-century modernism, and architectural photography.

Tea & coffee will be served on arrival at 10.30 am.

Programme for The Architecture of London Event

10.30 Arrival; tea and coffee

11.00 Welcome and Introduction to the RIBA’s Outstanding Collections

Charles Hind, Chief Curator and H.J. Heinz Curator of Drawings, RIBA

11.15 The Architecture of Georgian London and the Long 18th-Century

David Adshead, Secretary of the Georgian Group

11.50 Victorian London and the Gothic Revival, 1830-1900

Charles Hind, Chief Curator and H.J. Heinz Curator of Drawings, RIBA

12.25 Modernism in London, 1900-1950

Valeria Carullo, Curator, The Robert Elwall Photographs Collection, RIBA

13.00 Audience Q&A with morning contributors

13.15 Lunch (not provided)

14.15 Post-War Modernism and Brutalism in London, 1950-2000

Fiona Orsini, Curator Drawings and Archives Collection, RIBA

14.50 Building Skyward: 21st-Century London Architecture

Ewan Harrison, Assistant Curator, Wilson Archive, RIBA

15.15 Audience Q&A with afternoon contributors

15.30 Close

 

For Tickets Click Below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-architecture-of-london-at-the-royal-institute-of-british-architects-tickets-67428457331#tickets

Nov 15

6th & 7th Dec Brandenburg Traditional Christmas Concerts

Accompanied by mulled wine and mince pies, these concerts are guarantee to get you into the Christmas spirit with a wide range of festive music, seasonal readings and opportunities to join in with a few traditional and well-known carols. The Brandenburg Singers, directed by Bob Porter, will be performing.

There’ll be an interval presentation on the history and architecture of the two churches where the concerts will be held.

Friday, 6 December 2pm   St Bartholomew the Great, 6 Kinghorn Street, London, EC1A 7HW

Saturday, 7 December 2pm  St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN

Tickets: £19.50 See the TicketSource website [https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on?q=Brandenburg%20traditional%20christmas%20concert]

For group bookings, please email bob@brandenburg.org.uk.

Nov 15

Fri 21st Feb 2020 Astronomy- Moons of the Solar System Surrey Network

Astronomy – Moons of Solar System & Debunking Moon Landings Controversy
Presented by David Fishwick & Graham Bryant
Places available
Surrey Network study days are open to members of all U3As in Surrey and the surrounding area. They are held in the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon and normally start at 9.30 a.m. with registration, and finish at 4 p.m. The fee, including coffee / tea and biscuits, is £10, though a visitor who is not a member of a U3A will be charged £12.00

Prior booking is essential and forms are available at the Monthly Meetings or from the Surrey Network internet site, www.u3asites.org.uk/surreyu3anetwork

Attendees should bring a packed lunch as there is nowhere very close by to provide food on the day.

Nov 15

Fri 20th March 2020 Results of Research on Food and Nutrition – Surrey Network Study Day

Results of Research on Food & Nutrition
Presented by Professor Susan Lanham-New, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey
Booking opens shortly in early November

Surrey Network study days are open to members of all U3As in Surrey and the surrounding area. They are held in the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon and normally start at 9.30 a.m. with registration, and finish at 4 p.m. The fee, including coffee / tea and biscuits, is £10, though a visitor who is not a member of a U3A will be charged £12.00

Prior booking is essential and forms are available at the Monthly Meetings or from the Surrey Network internet site, www.u3asites.org.uk/surreyu3anetwork

Attendees should bring a packed lunch as there is nowhere very close by to provide food on the day.