Meetings & Events

Topical TalksAudience applauds Professor Jacobs

Organiser: Daphne Berkovi

Topical Talks are normally held every month on a Thursday between 3 pm and 4.30 pm at Alyth. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available at a donation of £1 from 3 pm. The talk begins around 3.20 pm. Non-members are welcome to attend a single talk, but to attend subsequent talks, you must become a member of HGS U3A.

26 September – Dr Jacqueline Cockburn – Art Historian, linguist and lecturer. Her talk is on Spanish artist Sorolla. Dr Cockburn lectures at the V & A, Christies and is an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society. She specialises in art, literature and the language of Spain. Andrew Graham Dixon endorses her Andalucian art tours. http://www.artandcultureandalucia.com

24 October – Deborah Moggach – author – talking about her new publication “The Carer”

21 November – Ian Richardson – scriptwriter to the “Two Ronnies” and Barry Humphries – talking about Barry Humphries

Lifespan Psychology

Facilitator: Daphne Berkovi

Middlesex University London logoA new series of short modules created for our U3A by the Psychology Department at Middlesex University. The first “taster” module was entitled Family history and the search for identity, delivered by Antonia Bifulco, Head of Department, Professor of Psychology on 19 February.

A new series of lectures is at the planning stage.

  • Duration: 4.00 – 5.30 pm
  • Mondays starting 29 April until 24 June
  • Location:  Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT
  • Number of places: 50

Wiener Library special Curator’s Talk – Berlin/London – The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon – 11 September – 3pm

An opportunity to hear about and view the exhibition of Gerty Simon’s photography of Weimar Berlin and London. Brought to public attention for the first time in eighty years, the works of this powerful and innovative photographer, who fled Nazi Germany.

Tour of the Wigmore Hall – Thursday 28 November at 12pm

A bespoke tour of the Wigmore Hall; its history and tour backstage, followed by Tea and Coffee in the Bechstein room. Led by the Director of Development

£10 payable in advance: Preferably by BACS to: HGSU3A – sort code 40-20-16 A/C No: 82212358 ref Wigmore or cheque, payable to HGSU3A, crossed and marked A/c Payee only, with your name and address on the back. Please send to Arjun Matthai, 31 Cranbourne Gardens, London, NW11 0HS.  Registration is mandatory for this event.

Limited places: 20 maximum.

London & National Events

Members of HGS U3A are also entitled to participate in events organized by the London Region of U3As and in national events of the Third Age Trust. Visit the Events page of the London Region website for details of what’s coming up in London.

London Region Summer School

Sessions are filling fast for the London Region of U3As’ non-residential summer school on 23–25 July 2019, but spaces were still available in late May.

The programme will be drawn from a broad range of subjects including Art, Current Affairs, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Science and Travel. This year’s general theme is ‘Celebration of the Sea’.

There will be a choice of 27 different talks, 5 workshops, and 6 guided walks around the City of London. Topics include:

  • Talks: History of the Moon; German Air-Sea rescue in the Battle of Britain; The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi; Conversation on ‘Love and Fame’ with author Susie Boyt
  • Workshop: Cryptic Crosswords
  • Walk: Tour of Olympic Park legacy artworks (making best use of your smart phone)

The summer school is held at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ (5 minutes’ walk from Blackfriars Underground station). Attendance can be for one, two or three days and the cost is £38 per day. Refreshments and a cold buffet lunch are included.

Download a copy of the full programme (PDF file). For further details, see the Events page of the London Region of U3As website.

Shared Learning Projects

Shared learning projects provide U3A members with the opportunity to engage in research or some other enterprise with a range of other organizations. London U3As have recently been involved in projects with the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, the London Wetland Centre, King’s College, and the Royal Philatelic Society, among others. The London U3A website has more information.

London & National Events

Members of HGS U3A are also entitled to participate in events organized by the London Region of U3As and in national events of the Third Age Trust. Visit the Events page of the London Region website for details of what’s coming up in London.