London Region of U3As

Events

See the table below for many U3A meetings, study days, workshops/conferences, summer schools, concerts and other events taking place in the London area. Some of these events are organised in London by the Third Age Trust. Events organised in nearby regions or elsewhere may also be included if potentially of interest and accessible to members of London U3As.

Watch the events page on EVENTS, U3A NATIONAL WEBSITE for national events. See details for events in the London area below.
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We hold regular 'Delegates' meetings where two representatives (ie 'Delegates') are invited to attend from each of the London area U3As. For further information on these see the DELEGATES page.
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Dates for your Diary
January 2020
Fri Jan 24thWorkshopBeacon Members System: Don't know anything about 'Beacon', or need to understand more about Beacon, or want to hear about the future plans for Beacon - then this workshop is for you. For full information see here: Beacon Workshop1 You need to register for this event (for the session you want or for all of the sessions. The link to the registration form is in the linked flyer. Or directly here: Beacon Form
February 2020
Fri Feb 7thWorkshopLRU3A Groups Coordinator Network - Launch Event: this event is for Groups Coordinators in the London Region. The aim is for Groups Coordinators to meet in person to discuss issues and good ideas relating to their role, and to set up a mutual support network (similar to the regional networks being established for other committee roles). Click on links below for further information and online booking, and a questionnaire.

Groups Flyer
Groups Online Booking Form

For the first part of our day, we would like to consider how people learn and we'll use a theory of learning styles by Honey and Mumford. This will get us thinking about how we all learn and what implications this may have for learning in groups.

If possible, please have a go at this questionnaire before you come to the Launch Day and score yourself ready to discuss the findings; there will be some time to complete or fine tune if you don't manage beforehand. Don't agonise too much about the statements just put whatever first occurs to you. To download and print the questionnaire click here: Learning Styles Questionnaire
March 2020
Wed Mar 18thOtherU3A Hearth Tax Conference: at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London. The conference will run from 10am-3pm. Roehampton University have set up an event on Eventbrite and tickets are now available there. Entry is free using Eventbrite but the capacity of the room is 100, so apply as soon as you can as this conference is open to U3A members and the general public. This will be an opportunity to hear U3A researchers from London and Warwick speaking about their findings using Hearth Tax records. This was a SLP in partnership with Roehampton University,completed in 2019.

Sarah Williams at 'Who Do You Think You Are?' magazine is featuring the conference in the January issue. She will also report on the conference following the day in March. This is great news as the magazine reaches a very wide audience. Anyone interested in history from the 17th century period will find this interesting and it will be a great opportunity to hear what U3A research opportunities can offer to members. To apply for a ticket for March 18th 2020, go to the link at Hearth Tax Tickets
Mon Mar 30thStudy DayDiscovering Children's Literature
British Library - hear five experts speak about the history of children’s literature. You’ll learn about early printed children’s books from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’, and how they have been collected and cared for at the British Library. For more details and booking click CHILDBOOKS
May 2020
Wed May 20thSocialLRU3A Spring Concert: 2-4pm at St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield.
Concert by the Brandenburg Singers, readings by U3A members of seasonal poems and prose, and talk about St. Bart’s history. £19.50 including pre-concert refreshments. Save the day - details to follow.
June 2020
Wed Jun 3rdOtherNational U3A Day: This is a Trust initiative, intended to be annual, to raise the profile of U3A nationally. U3As across the country are being invited to mark the day by celebrating and showcasing what happens in their U3A: Further information on national website at: National News and some supporting information here: U3A Day
July 2020
Tue Jul 21st
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Summer SchoolLondon Region Summer School 2020: at the St. Bride Institute, off Fleet St. See details here: SS 2020 Flyer Further details and launch of bookings expected February 2020.