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.

27 February 2020 – Deborah Moggach, award winning author of 19 novels “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Tulip Fever”. Deborah will be talking about her latest bestselling publication “The Carer” . “A cracking, cackling social comedy, with some brilliant observations about ageing and devlish plot twist “.The Times.

26 March – Climate Change is literally a hot topic, so we are delighted to invite a speaker from “We are Possible” – an organisation that is working across the UK with communities to tackle climate change.

Wednesday 29 April – Scams and Fraud – Scams are becoming increasingly common. Age UK are coming to talk to us about how to spot and avoid the latest scams targeting your money.

May – As we are establishing a new group “Crime Club” , we are fortunate that Professor Robert Reiner, Emeritus Professor of Criminology at LSE will be talking to us about his new publication “Social Democratic Criminology”

U3A London Easter Conference — 21, 22 & 23 April

Freedom & Consequences – Freedom & Art are the themes

£50 for all 3 days to include, coffee, teas and lunches from the Atrium café. Hampstead Town Hall, NW3 4QP. Application forms are available by post. Tel: 020 7692 5440

London Region U3A Spring Concert

Wednesday 20 May 2-4pm

The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London at St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1. Programme includes choral favourites, organ solos and
seasonal poetry and prose selected and read by U3A members. Tickets £19.50 including refreshments and programme

London Region of U3As Summer School

21, 22 & 23 July 2020 at St Bride Foundation Institute, off Fleet Street—NOW BOOKING

There is a wide range of subjects to choose from, including Art, Current Affairs, Drama, History, Literature, Music, Science, and Travel. This year’s general theme is The Twenties—A Dynamic Decade. The 1920s saw much change and innovation. Where will the new Twenties decade take us?

Cost: £38 per day, including refreshments and a cold buffet lunch. You can book for one, two, or three days. See the full programme (PDF file).

Annual General Meeting 2019

The Annual General Meeting of HGS U3A was held on 18 July 2019. The minutes of the meeting have been approved by the Trustees, and can be downloaded as a PDF file.

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.

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.