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.

28 March – Dr Eric Midwinter, OBE, has enjoyed a long career as a community educationalist. He was one of the co-founders of U3A UK. Dr Midwinter is the survivor of the trio of U3A ‘Founding Fathers’. His talk will describe the principles that motivated this threesome to launch the British version of the U3A; reflect on their current viability and muse over the precept of ‘mutual aid’ in society at large.

Please register using the following form:

Bookings are acknowledged a week prior to the event.

Forthcoming talks:

16 May – Dr Gerri Parlby – From Magic Lanterns to MGM -the birth of the Silver Screen and art that surrounded it. A former fleet street journalist and film PR and principal lecturer on the NADFAS circuit SW area’s History of Art course.

13 June – Dr Eileen Barker – “Will the real Moonie stand up? from Unification to DisUnification in a post charismatic new religious movements” – a talk on religious cults

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 lecture programme is now available – please see Middlesex Partnership for details and a booking form.

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

Museum Tour of the Royal Academy of Music — Free

https://www.ram.ac.uk/museum

  • A guided curator’s tour of the Museum at the RAM
  • Date: Monday 11 March 2019
  • Time: 11:30 – 12:30

Royal College of Physicians Medicinal Garden Tour — Free

Thursday 2 May — 2.00 pm: Tour, followed at 3:30 with refreshments (£1.60)

Dr Oakeley recounts a story about one of the plants

Dr Henry Oakeley, Garden Fellow of the RCP will lead another tour of the Medicinal Garden. Dr Oakeley has previously led several very successful, interesting and entertaining tours for our U3A over the last few years.

Numbers: 25

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

The London Region of U3As will hold its non-residential summer school on 23–25 July 2019 at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ (5 minutes’ walk from Blackfriars Underground station).

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.

Attendance can be for one, two or three days and the cost is £38 per day. Refreshments and a cold buffet lunch are included.

To register for programme details to be sent to you, please email Chris Feldman.

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.

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.

28 March – Dr Eric Midwinter, OBE, has enjoyed a long career as a community educationalist. He was one of the co-founders of U3A UK. Dr Midwinter is the survivor of the trio of U3A ‘Founding Fathers’. His talk will describe the principles that motivated this threesome to launch the British version of the U3A; reflect on their current viability and muse over the precept of ‘mutual aid’ in society at large.

Please register using the following form:

Bookings are acknowledged a week prior to the event.

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 lecture programme is now available – please see Middlesex Partnership for details and a booking form.

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

Museum Tour of the Royal Academy of Music — Free

https://www.ram.ac.uk/museum

  • A guided curator’s tour of the Museum at the RAM
  • Date: Monday 11 March 2019
  • Time: 11:30 – 12:30

Royal College of Physicians Medicinal Garden Tour — Free

Thursday 2 May — 2.00 pm: Tour, followed at 3:30 with refreshments (£1.60)

Dr Oakeley recounts a story about one of the plants

Dr Henry Oakeley, Garden Fellow of the RCP will lead another tour of the Medicinal Garden. Dr Oakeley has previously led several very successful, interesting and entertaining tours for our U3A over the last few years.

Numbers: 25

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

The London Region of U3As will hold its non-residential summer school on 23–25 July 2019 at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ (5 minutes’ walk from Blackfriars Underground station).

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.

Attendance can be for one, two or three days and the cost is £38 per day. Refreshments and a cold buffet lunch are included.

To register for programme details to be sent to you, please email Chris Feldman.

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.