Meetings & Events

Topical TalksAudience applauds Professor Jacobs

Organiser: Daphne Berkovi

Our monthly Topical Talks at Alyth were suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, we’re happy to announce that Topical Talks are resuming online. These talks are open to all members of HGS U3A, but it’s essential to register for them in advance. Members who have registered will be sent the link to access the online meeting.

  • Sunday 12 July 10.30 am – 12.00 pm —  Professor Robert Reiner, Emeritus Professor of Criminlogy at LSE.  His talk is on his latest publication Social Democratic Criminology or ‘We wuz robbed! The strange death of Social Democratic Criminology and the Theft of the Future’. Please register using the following form:

Annual General Meeting 2020

The Annual General Meeting of HGS U3A will be held online using Zoom at 10.00 am – 12.00 pm on Tuesday 14 July 2020. Registration in advance is essential using the following form. Login details will be sent to registered members shortly before the meeting.

Army Flying Museum Free Lockdown Lectures

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop in Hampshire has produced a series of free “Lockdown lectures” currently running online from their website: The museum has sent the following invitation to members of London U3As who may also be interested:

“Now in its Second Season, these lectures have been viewed by over 5,000 people worldwide. The lectures have been available to watch via our website each Monday and, via the latest webstream technology, the audience is able to attend a live Q&A with aviation historian and broadcaster, Paul Beaver. We are proud to be one of the only military Museums offering this technology to our audience.  Viewing is very easy with no apps to download and viewing directly from our website.”

No fixed charge but donations encouraged.

U3A London Region 2021 Summer School

This year’s Summer School has been cancelled because of the covid-19 pandemic, but the dates for the 2021 Summer School have already been set. It will be held at the St Bride Foundation, just off Fleet Street on 27, 28 & 29 July 2021.

The theme will again be ‘The Twenties’ as it will still be relevant next year. There are already uncanny similarities between the 1920s and 2020s, and the coming decade will no doubt also see huge changes and innovation.

It’s hoped the Summer School team will be able to start planning next year’s programme in the autumn with a view to launching the bookings in February as usual, but obviously that depends on various factors as yet unknown.

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.