Monthly Archives: October 2022

Oct 28

London Region: Winter Talks – Jan to March

London Region of U3As    Online Talks January – March 2023

17.30-18.30 (Log on from 17.00) on Zoom To register please click on the links for the talks that you are interested in below.

One application only per person per talk. After registration you will automatically receive a Booking Confirmation email. Please retain this as a reminder of your booking details.

Two days before the event you will be sent an email with the Zoom joining instructions.

NB: If you think you have not received either the booking confirmation or Zoom meeting link, please check your spam/junk folder before emailing the contact below. Further information:

January Monday 16 th 17.30-18.30 Log on from 17.00 Hilary Stone: London’s Waste – Past, Present and Future London has had a problem with waste since the thirteenth century. This talk will look at waste and its management through the centuries, at energy generation from waste and briefly at the issues posed by the Edmonton incinerator. It will then consider how environmental law changed during our membership of the European Union – to the benefit of the population of London, what may happen now and finally consider different types of wastes and what the best ways might be to recover their value. Originally a lawyer, Hilary joined the Centre for Environmental Research at Brunel University in the late 1990s. Now an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College, London, her interests span both environment and renewable energy – where that energy is derived from novel waste treatments. She currently chairs REA (Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies) Gasification and Pyrolysis Group, its Energy from Waste Forum and is a member of the REA Policy Board. She is an independent environmental consultant and a member of Islington u3a Green Issues group. Register here

February Monday 20 th 17.30-18.30 Log on from 17.00 Hazel Beale: Cézanne An illustrated talk on the life and work of the French artist Paul Cézanne, childhood friend of the great French writer Emile Zola, and forerunner of Cubism, Picasso and abstract art. This talk is in conjunction with the Cezanne exhibition at Tate Modern. Hazel has lived in London for the past 23 years after moving from her home town of Bath. Her hobby is guiding in London where she is a volunteer guide with the British Museum, Tate Modern and National Trust as well as leading walks as a City of London guide and with her local U3A (Member of London Southeast u3a). Register here

March Monday 20th 17.30-18.30 Log on from 17.00 Jo Livingston: Changing London A look at some of the areas of London which have changed over the centuries or in some cases much more rapidly than that – St. Paul’s and Kings Cross – along with a few brash newcomers such as Crossrail and the current fashion for roof gardens and pedways, as well as the tradition of hospitality close to London Bridge over 2000 years and the eruption of some very strange buildings in the Square Mile. In an earlier life Jo was a librarian and later taught basic IT skills to adults who’d missed out on it at work. A member of Bexley u3a, she has given many talks about London and a variety of other subjects to most London U3As, and online to other groups across the UK. She is the u3a Subject Adviser for Living History (life stories, oral histories). As a member of the u3a Research and Shared Learning Committee, she manages the u3a research database of over 1000 projects undertaken by u3a members. Register here