Events

Monthly Meetings Dec 6th –  A History of Pantomime – Peter Allen

London Region U3A talks via Zoom

December 2020
Mon Dec 7th Other Kew Gardens Part II + Q&A: 11.00am via Zoom. Talk by Patricia Gentry, hosted by Palmers Green & Southgate U3A and open to members of other London U3As. To apply, please email pgsu3a-secretary@wffot.co.uk by latest 5pm Friday 4th December, confirming the name of your u3a. Meeting link will be sent 6th December.
Mon Dec 14th Other QUIZ Surprise! 17.00 -18.30 Log on from 16.30 Save the date/time. Further details to follow. Winter Talks Flyer. Click here to registerWinter Talks Quiz.
January 2021
Mon Jan 4th Other Hazel Beale: A Virtual Tour of the Museum of London Docklands On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
Mon Jan 11th Other Henry Howarth: Cryptic Crosswords Explained On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
Mon Jan 25th Other Jonathan Lipitch: How to Control Stress in a Stressful World On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
February 2021
Mon Feb 8th Other Camila Nichol: A two hundred-year Antarctic adventure: a short History of Humans in Antarctica On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
Mon Feb 15th Other Alan Freeland: Chinese Art – Insight to the Soul of a Nation, Part 1 Part 1 Monday 15th February and Part 2 Monday 22nd February. On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
Mon Feb 22nd Other Alan Freeland: Chinese Art – Insight to the Soul of a Nation, Part 2 Part 1 Monday 15th February and Part 2 Monday 22nd February. On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
March 2021
Mon Mar 8th Other Geoff Pick: Realms of Gold – John Keats, his Story, and his Poetry On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
Mon Mar 22nd Other Tony Dayan: I Can’t Believe We Still get Medicines from Plants On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
June 2021
Wed Jun 2nd Other National U3A Day: further information on national website: U3A Day
July 2021
Tue Jul 27th
→Thu Jul 29th
Summer School LRU3A Summer School: provisional dates. More information to follow in due course.

Surrey Network Study Days

The following presentations can be requested via the Contacts Page from Ian Funnell, Website Editor.
Maria Chester’s study day on The Aztecs – “Eagle Warriors of the Sun”
Simon Usherwood’s study day on “The UK in a Changing Europe”
David Fishwick’s study day on Astronomy – “Mercury & Moons of Solar System”

South East Forum Summer School 2020 & 2021 – Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The South East Forum Summer School was to be held at the University of Chichester from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 June 2020. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the summer school was cancelled. All students and tutors were informed and all deposits were refunded. The organising committee were very sad that they had to disappoint our members but messages received indicate that members understood the need and welcomed the early decision before the lockdown was announced.

Update in November 2020 – We are very sorry to say that we will not be running a Summer School at the University of Chichester in June 2021. We have consulted the people who had booked for 2020 and ascertained their views. As the social side of the event is key, we would not want to run virtual courses on Zoom. With the current uncertainty about Covid-19 and the restrictions imposed we cannot, with hand on heart, assure the safety of attendees even if we attempted to social distance everyone. The vast majority of our audience and tutors are over sixty five so we feel they would be very wary of attending. We do however plan to run the Summer School again in 2022 and have made a booking with the University of Chichester starting on Monday 20 June 2022. So put the date in your diary and we will plan to meet you for a celebration of being able to run our event once again. The Summer School Organisers

Dates for your Diary
Study Days
Fri Feb 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
As of November 2020 re-opening date for study days is uncertain
Fri Mar 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
As of November 2020 re-opening date for study days is uncertain
Fri Apr 16th 2021 Illuminated Manuscripts of the Medieval Period
Presented by Imogen Corrigan
As of November 2020 re-opening date for study days is uncertain
Fri May 21st 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Jun 18th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Sep 17th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Oct 15th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Nov 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021

 

Study days are open to all U3A members and guests are very welcome. They are held in the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon; starting at 9.30am with registration and running from 10am to 4pm. The fee, including coffee/tea and biscuits, is £10 for members and £12 for guests. Attendees should bring a packed lunch. Prior booking is necessary. Click on any study day link below for a programme and booking form. You can use the on-line form on the Contact page to send a message to John Kennedy, Booking Secretary. If you would like to comment on the organisation or content of the study day or would like to offer ideas for the future please use the Feedback Form and send it to John Kennedy as an email attachment or fill in the same form which will be available at the study days and hand it to any member of the committee. For information the list of study day titles over fifteen seasons is given here, together with a poster of a typical study day. When study day hand-outs or presentations are available for download they will be mounted here for a period of at least three months. Surrey Network treats your privacy rights seriously and our Privacy Policy can be found by following the link. History of Study Days.

 

 

Page text last edited: 13/11/2020

Kingston U3A

Welcome to Kingston U3A

Prospective members: Welcome to Kingston U3A! If you have recently retired, or are coming up to that exciting third age phase of your life, there is so much to do! We have an extensive range of groups you can join, covering everything from literature through arts, music, walks, discussions, dancing and table tennis to games, languages and science.   There are regular monthly meetings with an interesting talk, introductory get-togethers for new members and a chance to meet people and make new friends. There is a wide monthly programme of visits to places of interest and a holiday, abroad or in the UK, every year. This website will give you a lot of information about all of these and many other activities. Please browse and let us know if you would like to join us.

Existing members please make regular visits to this website as we will be posting up-to-date information as it becomes available.

To find out more of the U3A s history please follow the link :-    U3A History

Other Organisations

These cover a wide range of events and activities notified to us by the organisers, which may be of interest to you.  These have no direct connection with the U3A.

London Region U3A

This is the site of the London Region of the University of the Third Age (U3A). We have 33 autonomous U3As in the Region. The U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

This site is useful for seeing events happening across London. We highlight some events and Shared Learning Projects on our own website as well but this gives you a fuller picture of what is available

https://u3asites.org.uk/london-region/welcome

 

Kingston U3A Records Archive

There is a small but growing collection of Kingston U3A archival material.  This material has now been deposited at the Kingston Local History Room and may be consulted by anyone who is interested, during the hours that it is open to the public, on production of a valid Kingston U3A membership card. Please click on the link to find out more information about the History Room.

Current Archive Collection – Listing

U3A-archive-catalogue-updated-28 Sheet1

Please email  Jacqui Humphreys for more information or if you think you have any suitable material to add to the collection.

jacquihumphreys3@gmail.com

Kingston Local History Centre (Where our Archive is held)
https://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200239/museum_and_history_centre/548/visit_kingston_history_centre

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Nomination form to stand for Kingston U3A Committee

Nomination-Form-2020-2

Kingston U3A constitution 2018

KU3A Constitution 2018-11-05

Kingston U3A Data Protection Policy

Kingston U3A Data Protection Policy 2018-06-15v4

Principles of the U3A Movement

Principles of the U3A Movement

Terms and Conditions of Membership

Kingston U3A-Membership T&C 2018-19v1

Third Age Trust – National U3A  Body  – Research Participation Advice

We are often asked to publicise research studies and trials to our members.  Where we do so it is because we believe it may be of interest to you and we are not endorsing or promoting the research study in any way.  U3A has not undertaken any checks or due diligence on the relevant department or the study and accepts no liability whatsoever if you decide to agree to participate.  If you choose to take part in any study, you do so at your own risk and in your own capacity (and not as member of U3A).  You should make sure that you understand all the risks associated with any study before you sign up and ensure that you understand the time commitment, any restrictions and possible side effects.  You should also ensure that you will be insured as part of the study.

Incident Report Form – for U3A related activity were an insurance claim might be incurred.

Incident Report Form2017

 

 

 

 

Shared Learning Projects – Explanation !

If you are interested in research and want to work with other people on topics that interest you, then a Shared Learning Project could be the thing for you.

These Projects are agreed with an organization or institute (such as a museum, art gallery, library, stately home or charity) and focus on activity that will be stimulating to the participants and of benefit to the institution involved.   Projects may also be set up by U3As together to explore a local theme or topic.

Since they started 12 years ago, London Region members have participated in over 50 projects in partnership with a variety of organizations from the British Film Institute to the Foundling Museum. Subjects have included nursing, family and social history, education, archeology, natural history and historic buildings. A list indicating range of projects undertaken can be found on the U3A national website.   Research subjects have included social and local history, archaeology, natural history, music and literature.  There have also been some evaluation projects. A list indicating the range of projects undertaken can be found on the U3A national website

The projects last for twelve weeks and a group of twelve or so people are recruited from U3As across London to work together. Members of the team carry out agreed research individually or in pairs and meet fortnightly to share their work. There is usually a presentation at the end and the outcome of the work is written up as a report or leaflet or sometimes the material is placed on a website.  

See link for more details

http://u3asitec.org.uk/live/code/u3asite.php?site=368&page=14992

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