Meetings & Events

Topical Talks are Back in Person!

Our Topical Talks now take place in person at the Free Church, North Square NW11 on the third Thursday of each month during our term times. Doors will open at 2.30 to allow time for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee as we did before Covid forced us onto Zoom. (Please note that talks are no longer relayed on Zoom or recorded.)

On Thursday 15 June, Gloria Silver talks about her father, Tony Chuwen, an epic story of bravery, resourcefulness and good luck.

Tony grew up in Poland and his childhood years were spent in a small town in the Carpathian mountains. His childhood was brought to an abrupt end when he was 14 years old at the outbreak of the Second World War. The rest of his teenage years were spent in continual danger and on a personal quest simply to outlive Hitler.

This story has no spoilers but is an incredible account which simply has to be heard.

To help us with catering, please register in advance by clicking this link (we use Eventbrite for bookings—the event is free and there is no need to print out the ticket issued by Eventbrite). Guests are also welcome.

Recordings of Some Previous Talks

Professor Lynne Cox of Oriel College Oxford gave the Topical Talk on Preparing for Ageing Well in September 2022. Her talk was a terrific review of what we can do now to live a healthier life in old age and fascinating research on possible future medical interventions. Click this link to view a recording which covers the talk (apart from the opening couple of minutes).

You can also watch a recording of the October 2022 Topical Talk, when local author Amanda Weinberg spoke about her historical novel Tears of Monterini based on true events during Mussolini’s fascist era.

The Topical Talk in November 2022 was given by Anne-Marie O’Connor, who discussed the fascinating saga behind Klimt’s famous painting of the Lady in Gold. Click here to view the recording.

In Conversation

Once a month, Eleanor Levy invites an active member of HGS U3A to share their interests and past life experiences. The sessions are held on Zoom, normally on the first Monday of the month, at 6.00 pm and last for about one hour.

Previous Editions

Catch up on previous editions of In Conversation:

Middlesex University Psychology Lecture Series 2023

By popular demand,  an exciting set of lectures in conjunction with Middlesex University has been planned for Spring 2023. For details, please see our Middlesex University Partnership page.

London Regional Events

For details of events organized by the London Region of u3as, just click the link below: