History & Humanities

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.

  • 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..

  • Tours of Kenwood House and the National Gallery
  • 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 programme started on 6 August.  Sessions are usually held on Mondays; visits during the day and lectures in the evening.

  • 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 – completed
  • Fifth event – The art of anatomy, concepts of beauty and art as therapy – completed
  • Sixth and last event: Biblical Archaeology
  • Date of event 6 : Monday 4th February 2019
  • Location : Unitarian Church, Hoop Lane, London NW11
  • Start time: 7.30pm
  • Duration: One hour
  • Frequency: Usually 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:  Already active
  • When: Tuesday afternoon 2.30 – 4 pm
  • Location:  Carpenter Room, Golders Green Unitarian Church, 31 1/2 Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
  • Frequency: Fortnightly
  • Number of places: 20

Lifespan Psychology

Facilitator: Daphne Berkovi

Middlesex University London logoThis is a new series of short modules created for our U3A by the Psychology Department at Middlesex University.  The first “taster” module is entitled Family history and the search for identity, delivered by Professor Antonia Bifulco, Professor of Lifespan Psychology, Head of Department.

  • Start date: Tuesday 19 February 2019 from 4 – 5.30 pm
  • Location: Initially at Alyth, Alyth Gardens, London, NW11 7EN
  • From April at Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT
  • Frequency: Fortnightly on Mondays
  • Number of places: 50

To join this first module, please complete and submit the booking form below.

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.  Note new location.

Over a year, we cover:

  1. The history of psychology, types of research, & ethics
  2. Topics such as memory, communication, behaviour, and so on
  3. Development from babyhood to now
  4. The main branches of applied psychology
  • Start date:  9 January 2019
  • When: Wednesday 10 am – 11.15 am
  • Location: Friends Meeting House, 17 North Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 7AD
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Number of places: 14

Public Speaking

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: Already active
  • 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.