History & Heritage Outings
Crown and Capital
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?
The first talk is devoted to Emma Hamilton, a really exceptional woman who exemplifies social mobility — journeying from a hovel on the Wirral to, as Lady Hamilton, becoming the mistress and great love of Lord Nelson.
Other talks will include Sophia Duleep Singh, Dorothea Jordan, Marion North, Henrietta of Lorraine and Van Dyck, and lady boxers of 18th & 19th Centuries.
- Dates: 23 October, 20 November & 22 January
- When: Mondays 10:30–12:00
- Frequency: Monthly
- Location: Little Chapel, HGS Free Church, North Square, NW11 7AG
Simple Guide to Islam
Leader: Shama Husain
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:
- Background of the history of the Arabs….. Early life of Prophet Muhammad
- First revelation when he was 40 and Early Muslims in Makkah and Madinah
- The Qur’an and the tenets of Islam
- Commonalities with the other Abrahamic faiths: Judaism and Christianity
- Start date: Tuesday 16 January 2024
- When: Tuesday 3.00–5.00 pm
- Frequency: Weekly (until 6 February)
- Location: Leader’s home in N2 (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS UP STAIRS)