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May 22

Online Talks from the National U3A – on a Variety of Topics (Apologies for odd typos on this page)

           How to Get Published: Some Practical Advice

        How to Get Published: Some Practical Advice

Join                    Alysoun Owen, Editor of Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook         

for a talk on how to get published

Mon 6th June at 2pm

Free – Online via Zoom

        Laughter Yoga Series

Laughter Yoga Workshops – New Sessions!

Judith Walker, Edinburgh u3a, on the 2nd Wed of every month

Monthly, 2nd Wednesday at 10am

Free – Online via Zoom

Post-War Blues

Post-War Blues

Lee Wellbrook of Ilkley & District u3a for this 4-part series

Thursdays in June at 10am

Free – Online via Zoom

 

                    Mindfulness & Meditiation

        u3a Mindfulness & Meditation Series

A 6-                  course exploring different aspects of mindfulness,

with  John & Mike of Sheffield u3a

Thursdays in June & July – 10am

Free – Online via Zoom

      'What will it really take to deal with climate change?'

      ‘ What will it really take to deal with climate change?’

Mike Berners-Lee, hosts an open meeting with a talk and Q&A

Friday 24th June at 10am

Free – Online via Zoom

             Book Groups Discussion forum 2nd meeting

                   Book Groups Discussion Forum – 2nd meeting

book group leaders to talk about how to run your group.

Friday 22nd July at 2pm

Free – Online via Zoom

       Secret History: Deciphering Disinformation

        Secret History: Deciphering Disinformation 

Steven Davis tells the untold truths of these shocking cover-ups

Thurs 14th July at 2pm

Free – Online via Zoom

          Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

!             Leigh Edwards,  to discover the tech behind AI

Fri 1st July at 10am

Free – Online via Zoom

                                 40th Anniversary Edition - Picnic in the Park - Live Cookery Demonstration

    40th Anniversary Science Network –  Meeting 

A science-based learning event with 3 presentations

Tuesday 26th July 10.30am

Free – Online via Zoom 

 

Apr 05

24th May U3A South West London Network Study Day: The Challenges of Architecture Today – Richard Mayo Hall

U3A SW London Network of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth U3As invite you to a study day of talks on the competing challenges for architecture between modern day technological and commercial demands and the desire to ensure a sympathetic compatibility with the past.

Timetable

10.00 Registration and Refreshments
10.30 Welcome and housekeeping
10.40 Session 1: Sean Woulfe Director of Estates and Sustainability at Kingston University.

Session 2: Ian McInnes , retired architect, Chair of the Twentieth Century Society 12.30 Lunch: not provided

13.45 Session 3: Simon Tupper , Director, IID Architects 14.30 Tea and cake

15.00 Walks guided by either John King or Julian McArthy – architecture, heritage and development in Kingston. Places will be allocated strictly on receipt of the application form

Venue: Richard Mayo Centre, Eden St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HZ Kingston. Adjacent to the Kingston United Reformed Church. 5-10 minute walk from Kingston railway station.

Price: £15.00 per person to include tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival and tea/coffee and cake at the end of the 3rd session in the afternoon and before the Walk

Booking: Complete the form below and send to Rosemary Mattock, Merton U3A
7 Belvedere Square, Wimbledon, SW195DJ with a cheque made out to Richmond U3A. Please include either your email address or a stamped, self addressed envelope for notification of successful application.

Contact: Rosemary Mattock, Merton U3A, Tel: 02089469632 email: U3A.rose@gmail.com ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Name/s: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. U3A………………………………
Address: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Telephone number and/or email address ……………………………………………………………………… I wish to go on one of the guided tours Yes / No

I enclose a cheque made out to Richmond U3A for £ ………………………………………………

Speakers

Session 1

Sean Woulfe Director of Estates and Sustainability at Kingston University.

The talk will give an insight into the commissioning of the Town House. A prestigious educational building that won the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2021. The building is now one of the five finalists in the European Union Mies Van Der Rohe award for contemporary architecture. This is the biggest architectural prize in Europe and is presented every 2 years.

Session 2

Ian McInnes. Climate action and architecture.
The construction sector is both a major

producer and consumer of energy

ill be essential if environmental targets are to be met. While the inherent sustainability of re-using existing buildings is

becoming more generally acknowledged, how practical is it and what compromises might have to be made? Ian McInnes is a retired architect and Chair of the Twentieth Century Society, an amenity society which campaigns to promote and protect the buildings and design that characterise C20 Britain; helping as many people as possible to appreciate the contribution they make to the quality of our built environment.

Session 3 Simon Tupper: Director: IID Architects

The talk will review the architecture of Kingston looking at what has been held in some esteem over the last decade by bodies such as RIBA and The Kingston Society. Some of the projects where IID Architects have contributed to the townscape and a personal reflection on what works well and not quite so well

How will a drive towards ‘net zero’ emissions by 2030 or 2050 impact on our built

environment and the future of architecture?

and radical transformation in the way buildings are

designed, built, occupied and deconstructed w

Apr 04

U3A 40th Anniversary Woodland Trees Project

A bequest from a long time Kingston U3A member of £100.00 was donated to the National U3A to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the U3A in the UK. The project we chose to support was Woodland Tree Planting and if you click on the link below you can see our Certificate of Donation.

Certificate of

Your Role in Woodland 2022

This is to certify that

Kingston u3a

planted a total of

50

trees

Date

4 / 2 / 22

Liz Thackray Chair Third Age Trust

https://www.kingstonu3a.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/u3a-40th-anniversary-woodland-individual-trees-each.pdf

Mar 22

National U3A 40th Anniversary Events Programme 2022

Anniversary Quilt Competition

The 40th Anniversary quilt competition was launched for members to create blocks for a quilt on the topic of Positive Ageing. The Anniversary Quilt competition has been judged and 40 squares on the topic of Positive Ageing have been selected for the quilt which we hope will be revealed on as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.

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Picnic in the Park | June 2022

Over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, u3as are encouraged to hold picnics to celebrate not just the Queen’s Jubilee and the Green Canopy but also our 40th Anniversary. We hope to make a splash with the reveal of the Anniversary Quilt at this time.

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U3a Science Network webinar | July 2022

The u3a Science Network will host an anniversary meeting, Futures, Foresight and Horizon scanning, in July which we hope will be open to the public as well as to u3a members. There are plans to attract an eminent scientist to open the July science network meeting. Two additional meetings for u3a members will be held during 2022, in April and October.

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Conference on Research and Shared Learning | July/August 2022

Conference featuring a wide range of topics and sessions about u3a Research and Shared Learning. A planning meeting in January will decide on the projects to be included and we are seeking a significant scientist to open the meeting.

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One Foot in the Future | September /October 2022

The aim of this project is to engage older people from across the UK in telling real or imagined stories about older people taking positive steps to make a better future for themselves and others. Themes are all about Reimagining the Future in Older Age, raising awareness of the u3a movement as well as the fun you can have as you get older.

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A week-long celebration of u3a | September 2022

Hundreds of members took part last year in the first ever u3a Day – an annual event showcasing the activity, learning and fun which takes place across the movement every day. u3a members wanted to extend this annual event and showcase positive ageing over a whole week. In 2022, our 40th anniversary, our u3a Week will take place between 17 and 26 September – come and join us as members across the UK hold events and demonstrate just what u3a is all about. u3a Week will showcase members’ lived experience of what it means to have a good later life.

Mar 22

Learn, laugh, live London Region of U3As SUMMER SCHOOL 26th & 27th JULY 2022

Summer School

St Bride Foundation Institute, 14 Bride Lane (off Fleet Street), London EC4Y 8EQ (Easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station or City Thames Link)

BOOKING SOON!

A popular non-residential event for u3a members only

This year’s general theme: ‘London – past, present and future’

Activities will include 18 talks, 3 workshops and 8 guided walks. Wide range of subjects including Art, Current Affairs, History, Literature/Drama, Music, Sciences, Social Studies and Travel

£39 per day including refreshments and cold buffet lunch You can choose to attend for one or both days

Full programme and application forms will be available from early April

See Events page of London Region website https://u3asites.org.uk/london-region/events For enquiries, contact Catherine Ware at Talks.lru3a@gmail.com

Registered Charity Number 1186441