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Nov 30

U3A London Region – Talks organised via Zoom – Dec 2020 to March 2021

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.
Nov 23

National U3A What Philosophers say about Happiness and Many Other talks

Free (mostly)  Online talks by the U3A Subject specialists

  1.  Philosophy and Happiness           https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-philosophers-say-about-happiness-tickets-125490789329   Free
  2.  History Harriet  Tubman and The Underground Slave  Railway https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/harriet-tubman-and-the-underground-slave-railway-tickets-129001020525  F  ree
  3. The National Trust  it’s Role and History History and rational       https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-role-history-of-the-national-trust-tickets-128622676889   Charge £5.50

These and many other talks can be booked whether free or paid on The Third Age Trust website  https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events

Nov 23

U3A – Watercolour Tutorials by Tony Burke

Watercolour tutorials

Tony Burke, Huddersfield U3A, has run a watercolour class for many years but in March it was cut short. He undertook to complete the course, for those that were interested, via YouTube and has just posted lesson number 26. Tony is really happy to share these with U3A members across the movement.

They are really great tutorials to follow, watch them here.

 

 

Sep 05

Kingston U3A Monthly Meetings – being held via Zoom UPDATES !!

We successfully held our first 3 online monthly meeting beginning oin 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.
The next online meeting via Zoom was 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.
 Our third talk  on Forensic DNA kept up the standard of our other talks and generated a large number of questions. On each occasion we have almost reached our 100 audience limit  our last  meeting getting to 94 with the other two coming very close.
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
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.