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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.

Jul 27

Kingston U3A AGM – Organisation in the Time of COVID

Please see the Archive section on the menu bar where you can find Nomination Forms for people to become Committee members for 2020/21. This is being announced well in advance as the AGM will have to take place online with the help of ZOOM as the Richard Mayo Centre is not available for large group bookings until 2021. Further details will appear in both the  Autumn Newsletter and the News Bulletins to keep you up to date with the necessary procedures.

Membership Renewal forms for 2020/20121 will be available via the Membership tab on the Menu Bar for you to download as required.  The new membership year will start on October 1st 2020.

 

Jun 03

Kingston U3A – Pandemic Mode

Many Groups are trying to keep in contact during the pandemic using Zoom or other video conferencing applications (best BBC neutrality here) email, Skype or the outdoors as the weather allows e.g.the Art Groups maybe  “en plein air”.  Cycling and walking are being re introduced in the smaller groups now allowed as lockdown gradually relaxes.  Please keep checking with Group Leaders to see the new developments for your groups.

PLEASE NOTE: This website has been left intact as far as possible, in order to display what happens in KINGSTON U3A  when we are NOT in the middle of a pandemic.  Anything found in these pages must be understood in this context.  Thank you.

 

Jun 03

Celebrating Activity in Lockdown1-Art Group 5

These paintings have been produced by Art Group 5 who meet on Fridays at the Cass Art Shop in normal circumstances.  Rather than let Lockdown hold them back they have been holding their usual teaching sessions via Zoom and keeping each other updated by sharing their work.   Please click on Read More to see examples of their work.

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