Celebrating Women’s Lives over the last Century
Leader: Daphne Berkovi
Each member of our group conducts research into a woman of their choice, whom they feel has made a contribution in any field during the last century . They then present their findings to our group.
We are fortunate in securing a Topical Talks speaker later this year: Dr Mari Takayanagi, Joint Project Manager and Co-Curator, Vote 100 Voice and Vote exhibition and Parliament’s Vote 100 Project: http://parliamentandwomen.wordpress.com/
- Start date: Already active
- When: Monday 3.15 – 4.30 pm
- Location: Leader’s home NW11 6RJ
- Frequency: Monthly
- Number of places: 10
History of Art Programme
Leader: Prof Michael Baum, kindly administered by Richard Abramson
This is a new group. Professor Baum, who kindly led two tours in 2017, has offered us a varied programme for the coming season..
- Two tours of the National Gallery
- Two tours of Kenwood House
- Three lectures on the links between the history of medicine and the history of art
- One lecture on the history of photography and the history of art
This 8-session programme started on 6 August.
- First event: Tour of Kenwood House – completed
- Second event : Tour of National Gallery – late 18th century and early 19th century paintings – completed
- Third event: Tour of Kenwood House – completed
- Fourth event: Tour of National Gallery – Monday 5th November at 10.30 am
- Fifth event – The art of anatomy, concepts of beauty and art as therapy. Professor Baum talks on the long history of a close relationship between artists and anatomists.
- Date of event 5 : Monday 03 December
- Location : Carpenter Room, Golders Green Unitarian Church, 31 1/2 Hoop Lane, London, NW11 8BS
- Start time: 7.30 pm
- Duration: One hour
- Frequency: First Monday of the month
- Booking: Essential with form below
History — a Sideways Look
Leader: Eleanor Levy
This is a new group which looks “Sideways” at History. Its format is very popular with other U3As. The group chooses a year or period and researches what was happening world-wide at that time. Group members share their findings in a relaxed atmosphere. Our first period is 1775 -1800. Why not start researching this period now and choose a topic that interests you?
- Start date: 25 September 2018
- When: Tuesday afternoon 3 – 4.30pm
- Duration: 1.5 hours
- Location: Carpenter Room, Golders Green Unitarian Church, 31 1/2 Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
- Frequency: Fortnightly
- Number of places: 20
Psychology — An Introduction
Leader: Chris Salter
Each time we meet, we begin with information on the day’s topic, followed by activities — not measuring each other’s abilities, and concluding with an overview of summaries of very recent research.
Over a year, we cover:
- The history of psychology, types of research, & ethics
- Topics such as memory, communication, behaviour, and so on
- Development from babyhood to now
- The main branches of applied psychology
- Start date: Resumes 26 September 2018
- When: Wednesday 10 am – 11.15 am
- Location: Leader’s home, NW11 7TL
- Frequency: Weekly
- Charges: To be discussed with the group whether to meet alternately in each others’ homes or to make a small contribution
- Number of places: 8
Leader: Marilyn Lehrer
Do you ever have to give a talk or make a speech in public and does the prospect terrify you? Is your first reaction ‘How can I stand up in front of all those people? How do I say what I want to say without drying up?’
This six-week course is designed to help you overcome natural nervousness and acquire the basic skills of speaking confidently and effectively. Some preparation is necessary for each session. Marilyn Lehrer has a teaching diploma from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has been running courses in public speaking and effective communication for many years.
- Start date: 9 October 2018
- When: Tuesday 10 am – 11.30 am
- Location: Leader’s home, NW11 6NP
- Frequency: Weekly
- Number of places: 8
Radio 4 Fan Club
Facilitator: Daphne Berkovi
If you are an avid BBC Radio 4 Listener, or would like to become one, we are starting a new discussion group. If you are interested in joining such a group and/or hosting one in your home, please contact Daphne Berkovi.