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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 learning@u3a.org.uk – 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.

 

 

Exploring World Faiths: Common Themes in Faith

Exploring World Faiths: Common Themes in Faith

World Religion Day is on Jan 15th, and we will hear from a member of the Baha’i faith. Hosted by Dr Peter Rookes.

Mon 8 Jan at 10am
Free – Online via Zoom
Laughter Yoga with Judith (Jan-Jun)

Laughter Yoga with Judith (Jan-Jun)

Join Judith of Edinburgh u3a for monthly Laughter Yoga sessions

Next Session: Wed 10 Jan at 10am

Free – Online via Zoom 

Chinese Wand Exercises for Mobility, Fitness and Fun

Chinese Wand Exercises for Mobility, Fitness and Fun

Sit or stand to do Ancient Chinese exercises for fitness, mobility, strength, balance using a lightweight cane and incremental movements

Fri Jan 12 and Jan 19 at 10am

Free – online via zoom 

Blue Monday Bollywood Laughter Yoga Dance

Blue Monday Bollywood Laughter Yoga Dance

Judith Walker and Merrie Maggie offer a session of Bollywood Laughter Yoga Dance to banish Blue Monday blues.

Mon 15 Jan at 10am
Free – Online via zoom 
Fun mathematics with Platonic solids

Fun mathematics with Platonic solids

A morning of mathematical puzzling for all abilities with David Martin, u3a Maths and Statistics Subject Adviser

Wed 17 Jan at 10am

Free – online via Zoom

 

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Music Halls of Paris

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Music Halls of Paris

Join Peter Webb for a talk on the world of Toulouse-Lautrec and eighteen-nineties Montmartre in Paris.

Thurs 18 Jan at 2pm

Free – Online via Zoom

Mindfulness and Meditation Continuation Sessions - From December 23 - May 24

Mindfulness and Meditation Continuation Sessions – From December 23 – May 24

Join us each month as we continue the practices introduced in the Mindfulness and Meditation Series, and introduce new ones.

Next session: Thurs 18 Jan at 10am

Free – online via zoom 

Secrets of the Human Brain: Talk One

Secrets of the Human Brain: Talk One

The series starts with a simple description of the structure of the brain, by Dr Bob Pullen of Prudhoe u3a

Wed 24 Jan at 2pm

Free – Online via Zoom 

Holocaust Memorial Day - The story of Major Leonard Berney (1920 – 2016)

Holocaust Memorial Day – The story of Major Leonard Berney (1920 – 2016)

John Wood, a speaker from Generation2Generation, will present his father’s remarkable story of survival.

Fri 26 Jan at 2pm

Free – Online via Zoom

Laughter Yoga with Merrie Maggie (Jan-Apr)

Laughter Yoga with Merrie Maggie (Jan-Apr)

Bring more joy and laughter to your life with Laughter Yoga – an aerobic exercise with playful exercises combined with deep yogic breathing.

Next session: Tues 30 Jan at 3.30pm

Free – Online via Zoom 

Mosaic Art

Mosaic Art

Mosaic Art: a brief history and perspective from a contemporary mosaic artist.

Thurs 1 Feb at 10am

Free – Online via Zoom 

Mindfulness and Meditation Series

Mindfulness and Meditation Series

We welcome back the six week course of Mindfulness and Meditation led by members of Sheffield u3a Mindful Ageing Group John, Mike and Ruth.

First session: Wed 7 Feb at 10am

Free – Online via zoom 

Introduction to the Air Fryer, with Simple Recipes

Introduction to the Air Fryer, with Simple Recipes

Join Beverley Jarvis, Ashford Wye and district u3a and Third Age Matters columnist, for this live demo.

Thurs 8 Feb at 11.30am

Free – Online via Zoom 

David Hockney and the Theatre

David Hockney and the Theatre

Through sound and video, art historian Peter Webb brings Hockney’s theatre to life

Fri 23 Feb at 2pm

Free – Online via Zoom 

More Number Fun with Dr Knott

More Number Fun with Dr Knott

Join Dr Ron Knott for a talk on what the ancient Egyptians can teach us about maths

Thurs 29 Feb at 10am

Free – Online via Zoom