Current Affairs

We have four current affairs discussion groups meeting on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Current Affairs 1 discusses multiple topics in each session, whereas Current Affairs 2 focuses on a single topic. News Group discusses reports in the previous week’s newspapers. The Climate Emergency focuses on the important issue of climate change.

Current Affairs 1

Leader: Malcolm Brahams

Discussion group with a variety of perspectives suggested by the members.

  • Currently meeting using Zoom
  • When: Wednesday 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Number of places: 20

Current Affairs 2

Leader: Marion Godfrey

A lively group discussion of global events and current topics which touch all of us.

  • Continuing online using Zoom
  • When: Wednesday 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Number of places: 12

News Group (previously Current Affairs 3)

Leader: Jack Berkovi

What the Papers say. Come along and meet other members to discuss reports in the previous week’s newspapers in a relaxed, yet lively, atmosphere. Bring some recent newspaper cuttings that you would like to discuss with the group.

  • Continuing online using Zoom
  • When: 10.30 am – 11.30 am
  • Frequency: Fortnightly
  • Number of places: 12

The Climate Emergency (There is No Planet B*)

Leader: Catherine Budgett-Meakin

A new group about climate change and the environment. It will use the book*There is No Planet B by Mike Berners Lee, and members will select a chapter to study.

  • Continuing using Zoom
  • When: Thursday 4.00 – 5.30 pm
  • Frequency: First Thursday of each month
  • Contact Eleanor Levy if interested in joining. You can find Eleanor’s contact details under History of London on page 22 of the HGS U3A Handbook.