London U3A Region

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WELCOME TO LONDON REGION, SHARED LEARNING PROJECTS

The Coordinator for Shared Learning Projects in the London Region is Jo Walters. Any enquiries should be directed to her via the CONTACT page.

Update for London Region Shared Learning Projects

Come and join us

Shared Learning Projects (SLPs) provide an opportunity for U3A members to work in partnership with institutions such as museums, galleries, universities, libraries, archives, stately homes and institutes. We offer our time, energy and expertise in return for an opportunity to engage actively in research or some other enterprise to the mutual benefit of all involved. We also have lots of fun.
In 2016/17, we have worked with institutions as varied as Royal Holloway, University of London, Old Royal Naval College, National Maritime Museum, Royal Philatelic Society of London, Women’s Pioneer Housing, Royal College of Art Design Department and Thames Discovery Programme (MOLA). The latest collaboration is with Roehampton University.
SLPs can also be organised between groups of U3As: S.W. London forum and S.E. London Network each set up local projects and study events in their particular areas.
Outcomes of our SLPs usually involve a presentation of our findings. They can be very varied. This year we helped to create a public exhibition at the National Maritime Museum celebrating 100 years of WRNS. We were awarded a prize for this work. We have given a presentation to 100 + attendees at the annual Thames Discovery Foreshore Forum and we have also given quite modest and informal presentations to invited audiences at the conclusion of our other projects.
All our projects are collaborative and usually involve 6 -12 U3A members from different U3As offering their time over a period of 3 months to carry out research, or other agreed activity which will be of value to the partner organisation and of interest to the project team members. Our latest collaboration with Royal Holloway is more ambitious in scope: members are working in small groups or on their own and there is no fixed time for their research. A project with Roehampton University in 2018 will involve two separate groups working for six months with meetings at monthly intervals.
Each project is unique and tailored specifically to the needs of the partner institution and to the interests of our extensive and diverse membership.
Nearly all Shared Learning Projects are developed from personal contacts with the institution concerned, rather than 'cold calls', so if you are a volunteer, have contacts at a suitable institution, or just have a suggestion for an SLP, please contact Jo Walters straight away! See CONTACT tab for details.

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SHARED LEARNING PROJECT – SMITHFIELD AND ITS RESIDENTS IN THE YEAR OF THE GREAT PLAGUE, 1665

This project runs from Jan-March, 2018 and will seek to look into the impact of the Great Plague, the epidemic of bubonic plague which affected London in 1665, on the residents of Charterhouse, and its close neighbour across Smithfield, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Applications now closed.

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SOUTH WEST LONDON U3As SHARED LEARNING PROJECT. CITIZENS 800, with ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

For details click on ROYAL HOLLOWAY in LINKS on this page.

Please email Jennifer Anning for further details and an application form: ja_ku3a@btinternet.com The deadline for applications is November 6, 2017.

INVITATION to London Region members to find out more about Citizens 800, Nov 6, 2017. Click on INVITATION in LINKS on this page.

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LOCATING THE LOST HISTORIES OF LONDON AND THE WEST MIDLANDS IN THE LATE 17TH CENTURY

Three projects, two of which are in the London area. For details click on HEARTH TAX PROJECT in Links on the right hand side of this page.
Note that the Group Leaders named in the flyer should be contacted before Dec 1, 2017.

The London groups will hold meetings at Birkbeck College and in Greenwich and the initial meeting on 9th January 2018 will also be held in central London.

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RCA DIGITAL MUSIC WORKSHOP

In June, 2017, U3A participants were invited to the students' final exhibition. The U3A logo was displayed as well as an acknowledgement that it was a collaborative venture.

The final two photos for our involvement with the RCA Design department are displayed on the right-hand side of this page.

Click on DIGITAL MUSIC WORKSHOP VIDEO in Links on the right hand side of this page for a promotional video of some of the volunteers and digital music at the Workshop.
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SHARED LEARNING PROJECT: SAIL TO STEAM

A collaboration with Museum of London Archaeology Department. Start date 26th July.

Digging through the mud has been done. We need you to dig through the records.
The research will concentrate on the London shipbuilding/ship-breaking industry and the effects of new technology on ship building . What happened to the wooden shipbuilders' businesses?

See also the Thames Discovery website: click on THAMES DISCOVERY in Links.

August 2017: see photos from SAIL TO STEAM on this page.

October 2017: see photo THAMES DISCOVERY PRESENTATION 1 on this page.

A poster from the Thames Discovery Presentation: click on FORESHORE FORUM in Links on this page. This is one of the posters on display at the Foreshore forum where we gave a 10 minute presentation on our work. We got several enquiries about the u3a during the day.

November 2017: See two photos of the FORESHORE FORUM on this page.

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SHARED LEARNING PROJECT: APRIL TO JULY 2017

PIONEERS OF WOMEN’S HOUSING - FOR THE NEW MODEL WORKING WOMAN

The Women's Pioneers are researching the early history of Women's SEE PHOTO (RIGHT)
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Jo Walters (Organiser, Shared Learning Projects)

Any questions to Jo Walters on jo.walters.slp@gmail.com
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REPORTS ON LONDON REGION SHARED LEARNING PROJECTS

For a report on the activities in the year 2016-17 click on SLP REPORT, 2016-2017 in Links on this page. For a report on the year 2017-2018 click on SLP REPORT, 2017-2018

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If you are not already on the SLP Mailing list and would like your name added for advance notification of SLPs please send a request to u3aslp-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.uk. For other SLP-related enquiries contact Jo Walters (CONTACT)

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