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Sep 05

Kingston U3A Monthly Meetings – being held via Zoom

We successfully held our first online monthly meeting at the beginning of August.  Musician Sophie Matthews gave an excellent talk on the development of the bagpipes and the oboe both in folk tradition and at court.  She played a collection of folk, Renaissance and baroque pieces on her own pipes and oboes and illustrated their development through contemporary paintings and drawings.
Our next online meeting via Zoom is on Monday, 7 September (details below).  We will send out invitations to all those members for whom we have email addresses.  Up to 100 people can participate in an online meeting.  The speakers below have all agreed to give their talks on Zoom.
Monday, 7 September, 2pm
Colin Wiggins: Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and the Story of the School of London
Monday, 5 October, 2pm
Kerri Allen: DNA Profiling as Forensic Evidence – Past, Present and Future    (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE MEETING ANNOUNCED IN THE NEWSLETTER)
Monday, 2 November
1.30pm   AGM
2pm       Carol Harris: Stella Reading and Women’s Voluntary Services
For this meeting, we can have 500 members join online for both the AGM and the talk.
Monday, 7 December, 2pm
Mark Lewis: Cribs, Cards and Christingles
Sep 05

London Region of U3A’s forthcoming talks on Zoom

Forthcoming talks organised by the London Region of U3As:

Summer Talks on Monday afternoons in September 17.00-18.00

  • 7th September: Alistair Griffiths – ‘Gardening in a Changing Climate’ Click here

  • 21st September: Jo Livingston – ‘Do you Want to Write your Life Story?’ Click here

Family History Talks Friday afternoons in October 14.00-15.00 

Click here for further details and registration form. Select up to four talks.

  • 2nd  October: Family History at The National Archives

  • 9th October: Online Family History Resources at the London Metropolitan Archives

  • 16th October: Layers of London

  • 30th October: The Future for Family History Research

London Region website: The above information is also available via the Events page of our website. Recordings and available presentations can be found in the Talks Archive which is accessible via the Events page.