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Crown and Capital

Tower of London

Leader: Eleanor Levy

This year we are examining the interrelation of Crown and Capital. For over 1000 years the monarch has been crowned at Westminster Abbey and has benefited from the Port of London revenues. In their turn specific monarchs have been responsible for transforming London, particularly during the Reformation.

  • When: Tuesday 10.45 am – 12.45 pm & 2.00–4.00 pm
  • Frequency: Fortnightly
  • Where: Leader’s home in NW11

Middlesex University Mentors

Leader: Liz Alcock

As part of our reciprocal arrangements with Middlesex University, our members will be offering second/final year students employability guidance through a formalised mentoring programme.  Mentors are not matched to mentees in specific areas, so your background and qualifications can be in any area. Full training will be given to those HGS u3a members who wish to share their experience. Further details

Middlesex University Psychology Lectures 2024

Details coming soon.

Remarkable Women of their Time

Leader: Tamara Rabin

Tamara Rabin is an English Heritage volunteer guide at Kenwood with a keen interest in women of note in history. In this series of talks, Tamara will focus on the lives of a number of remarkable women living largely during 18th and 19th centuries. What impact did these women have on society? Did they change the way women live their lives today? What do today’s women owe to them, if anything?

  • When: Mondays 10:30–11:30
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Location: Little Chapel, HGS Free Church, North Square, NW11 7AG

Simple Guide to Islam

Leader: Shama Husain

Dome and minaret of Regent's Park Mosque in London
This is a series of 4 two-hour weekly talks for a small group of 8 at Shama’s home in East Finchley, N2, where tea and coffee will be provided.
The topics will include:

  1. Background of the history of the Arabs….. Early life of Prophet Muhammad
  2. First revelation when he was 40 and Early Muslims in Makkah and Madinah
  3. The Qur’an and the tenets of Islam
  4. Commonalities with the other Abrahamic faiths: Judaism and Christianity
  • Next series: 3, 10, 17 & 24 July
  • When: Tuesday 3.30–5.30 pm
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Location: Leader’s home in N2 (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS UP STAIRS)