Dulwich & District


At present most meetings are ONLINE ONLY until "social distancing" is no longer needed.

Learn Digital Life Skills: This is a series of online learning sessions to introduce members to the many and varied elements of the digital world. They are provided free to Dulwich & District U3A members by the IT consultancy Systems & Smiles. The whole series is sponsored by the phone company, ‘3’. It runs fortnightly on a Friday afternoon from 2pm to 3.30pm. Each session is self contained and there is no need to ‘attend’ the whole series – pick and choose as you wish. Also no need to register, just click on the ‘entrance code’, which will be provided to members each week. Details of future sessions are in the Workshops section below. The sessions will be recorded and made available to members online - we will notify members of how to access them when they are available.

Need a break from Zoom? Why not sit back, relax and listen to u3a radio? Scroll down for the latest episode (No. 9, June 2021). The April 2021 edition featured an interview with one of our members, Maggie Smith - click the link.

In addition to the Interest Groups we organise a monthly meeting as an opportunity for members to meet each other, swap experiences and new ideas for groups, ask questions and listen to a visiting speaker.

The links to the online meetings are sent out to members approximately 24 hours before the event. Note: Non-members are welcome to attend these meetings and should contact the secretary (click on the blue bird logo) to obtain the link.
Any member needing help with zoom should look at our Zoom help page by clicking ZOOMHELP

Dulwich u3a Open Meetings are from 2:00pm till 4:00pm unless otherwise stated.
During 'normal' times, most of our open meetings take place at Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU (unless a different venue is stated)
Suggestions for a theme or speaker at our monthly meeting are welcome - please contact the Secretary by clicking on the blue bird logo.

NOTE: Regional and National events are only open to u3a members.

For more information about London Region events please click LREGION

For more information about Third Age Trust National events including quizzes, challenges and projects from subject adviser volunteers click NATIONAL.

Also on offer are events with leading organisations such as the National Gallery, Royal Institution etc (for which there may be a charge) as well as a range of free workshops, webinars and interactive sessions delivered by members for members. Some events are listed in the table below but please click EDUCATIONAL for the full list.

Please note that the London Region and Third Age Trust regularly release new events so keep checking their websites for updates!

Dates for your Diary
Thu Oct 7th Alan Johnson, former Home Secretary and award-winning author of This Boy, Please Mister Postman, The Long and Winding Road, and In My Life, will talk about his life and his new book The Late Train to Gipsy Hill.
The meeting will be from 2pm to 4pm at the Francis Peek Centre in Dulwich Park. Members must book a ticket to attend in person by sending an email to events@dulwich-u3a.uk quoting their membership number. All members will also automatically receive a Zoom link to view the event online 48 hours before the event.
The meeting will also be live-streamed via Zoom. Non-members may book through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/168173530557
Wed Nov 17th A talk by Brad Ashton, Comedy Scriptwriter.
Free on Zoom at 2pm. Booking details for non-members will appear here nearer the time.
Thu Jan 27th 2022 How to Read English Country Churches
A talk by the Rev Dr Nicholas Henderson.
More details to follow.
Social Events
Mon Sep 27th Coffee Morning - drop in for a friendly chat.
Free on Zoom 10.30 - 11.30am.
Mon Sep 27th Tea and Cake in Dulwich Park
As a small step towards meeting in person the Committee would like to invite members and guests to a tea and cake event at The Francis Peek Centre in Dulwich Park on Monday 27th September between 2pm and 4pm. All are welcome for refreshments and chat. Come and go as you please. Bring who you like or come alone. No need to book. We would be delighted to see you.
Fri Oct 1st Learn Digital Life Skills: Doing more with our device and maximizing storage 2pm to 3.30pm
Feeling ready to do more with your device? Learn about some of the built-in apps, discover some key settings and personalise your setup. We’ll also get you online and exploring the internet. It’s amazing how quickly your phone can fill up with photos, apps and files. Learn how to master the storage on your device and get better acquainted with the mysterious cloud. We’ll make sure you have enough room for the things that you want and need.
Fri Oct 15th Learn Digital Life Skills: Becoming digitally secure and shop safely online 2pm to 3.30pm
Ever felt hesitant to authorise a software update? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Staying safe online is more important than ever, so we’ll show you how to browse safely, avoid scams, choose strong passwords, and protect your device from viruses. Become online shopper savvy! Discover shopping apps to make your life easier and take advantage of next day deliveries. Together we’ll explore online payment, where to shop and discuss app security.
Fri Oct 29th Learn Digital Life Skills: Browsing YouTube for support and Navigating with Google Maps 2pm to 3.30pm
YouTube is full of millions of useful and entertaining videos and in this session we’ll get you discovering how to find videos you love, subscribe to channels and create your own playlists. You’ll never feel lost again with Google Maps. Discover how Google can help you get from A to B, with easy to follow directions, different modes of transport, and useful places nearby. Build confidence navigating the world around you, at home and abroad.
Fri Nov 12th Learn Digital Life Skills: Discover Mobile Photography and Sharing on Social Media 2pm to 3.30pm
Want to get the most out of your built-in camera? Create amazing photos with just your phone. We cover all the need to know settings and compositions for that perfect scenic shot or selfie. With so many social networks to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Discover various platforms in this introduction to the world of ‘friends’ and ‘followers’ and decide which socials you’d like to explore further.
Fri Nov 26th Learn Digital Life Skills: Open Q&A 2pm to 3.30pm
We want it to be easy and fun for you, so if you have a question about one of your devices or want to learn about something not covered in our other workshops held, a chat with our experts will help you.

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