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Monthly Archives: January 2024

Jan 04

Third Age Trust – National U3A Events Online

u3a members can join a wide range of online talks, workshops and courses for free with their membership!

Most of these opportunities are presented by members themselves; sharing their knowledge or skills with others across the movement. We also have a wide range of talks on offer from well-known speakers and organisations, plus in-person events at venues like the Royal Institution.

All of these events can be booked below via Eventbrite. At the time of booking, please ensure that you can attend and if you later find that you’re unable to, please cancel your place through Eventbrite to avoid others missing out unnecessarily. All events are for u3a members only.

If you are considering offering a talk or workshop please get in touch at – we’d love to hear from you.

Our online events are hosted on Zoom. We have some ‘How to Guides for using Zoom if you are unfamiliar with the platform. Don’t forget u3a also runs many projects, initiatives and competitions available for all members to get involved in too


Link to these events

Be prepared to scroll down as they are trying to get you to subscribe before showing you details of all events but they are there!

•Aviation Network Meeting: Time is Money, Concorde was Prestige – 10am Tue, 5 Mar

  • • Artificial Intelligence News – 3.30pm Thu 7 Mar
  •  • Exploring World Faiths: Women in Faith – 10am Mon,11 Mar
  • • An Introduction to Influencing and Social Change (Online) – 10am Wed,13 Mar
  • • Using AI to Fight Climate Change – 10am Tue,19 March
  • • John Snow and the Hunt for the Source of Cholera in Victorian London – 10am Wed,20 Mar
  • • Secrets of the Human Brain Talk Three: Brain and Behaviour – 2pmWed, 27 Mar
  • • Introduction to Cryptic Crosswords – 10am Thu,28 Mar
  • • Suffering and Hope in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina – 2pm Thu,28 Mar
  • • From Pleasure Gardens to Theme Parks – 2pm Fri,5 Apr
  • • Electing the President in 2024: an Update – 2pm Tue,9 Apr
  • • Live Cookery Demonstration: Spring Recipes – 10.30am Thu,11 Apr
  • • Live Cookery Demonstration: More Spring Recipes – 10.30am Thu,18 Apr
  • • The Climate Crisis – and Some Solutions – 10am Fri,19 Apr
Jan 04

Successful New Years Quiz

Our first Monthly meeting was on January 8th and as tradition dictates was a Quiz!  Lots of you did join us and serious competition began.  Dingbats with an Animal Theme,   Whose eyes are these?  Name this building in Kingston Borough from an interesting photo(?) embarrassing how many you nearly knew but couldn’t quite name. There was close competition not to win as usual but we have crowned the winners and await their version of a quiz for next year.

P.S. many thanks to this years organisers who were a cross section of keen quizzers previously unknown to each other who provided us all with lots of fun in a very well organised event.

Jan 04

Surrey Network Study Days Jan- May 2024

Surrey Network: Study Days

Study days have been arranged in the coming months.

Time: 10am-4pm (registration and login begin at 9.30am)

Dates: See programme details below.

Place: You can attend in person at the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon or join online via Zoom.

Cost (including tea/coffee biscuits): £12 for members and £15 for guests attending in person. Attendees should bring their own packed lunch. £5 for those attending via Zoom.



Jan 04

London Region U3A’s Online Talks 2024

January 2024
Mon Jan 8th Other Neville Lyons: Food for Thought: Click on link to flyer for details Talks Jan-Mar 2024
Mon Jan 15th Meeting Mobility Scooters: Design Age Institute at the Royal College of Art is working with Supersmith to champion the design of a revolutionary new type of Mobility Scooter.

Supersmith is seeking people who have previous experience of mobility scooters, or are considering purchasing one in the next 6-12 months, to take part in a workshop with the team at the RCA in Battersea on Monday 15th January 2024.

Supersmith has developed a product which self-levels adapting to the terrain as you drive over it. The product is at prototype stage and the team needs your feedback on what you like/dislike about it and what you value in similar products.

Find out how to get involved below! What you can expect from the experience:

It will be a 1 hour session (at a time of your choosing between 10am – 3pm); Participants will receive a £30 voucher from John Lewis; The event will be held at The Royal College of Art Rausing Research Building, 15 Parkgate Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4NL. If you would like to be involved please fill out the below short participation form by Wednesday 17th December here: Scooter Registration

February 2024
Mon Feb 5th Other Herbie Goldberg, Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Click on link to flyer for details Talks Jan-Mar 2024
March 2024
Mon Mar 4th Other Terry Lloyd, The Shaping of Eastern Europe: Click on link to flyer for details Talks Jan-Mar 2024