Palmers Green & Southgate

Events

Monthly Meetings are held in Southgate Methodist Church, 45 The Bourne, Southgate N14 6RS. The meetings start at 2.30 pm, doors open at 1.45 pm. Refreshments are available before the meeting.

Members will need to show their membership cards at the monthly meetings.

Visitors are welcome to attend two monthly meetings free of charge. Attendance thereafter will require a membership fee to be paid. Visitors are also welcome to attend a ‘taster’ session at any of our available interest groups, subject to there being a vacancy, and no fee will be charged. However, those who wish to attend further sessions will need to become members of Palmers Green & Southgate U3A before joining the group and, in addition, pay any fees required by the group.

Please scroll down the page for Outings, Study Days, Workshops, Social events and Group activities.


Dates for your Diary
August 2020
Mon Aug 10thSummer SchoolScience Network Conference
Aston, Birmingham.
Monday 10th August to Thursday 13th August 2020.
See the Science Network website

Join the Science Network mailing list for updates.
Fri Aug 14thT48: The Light-Dining Group

12:45 Online lunch
* Open to all PGS U3A members
* Make your own meal, sign in and eat together without leaving the comfort of your own home.
* Book with the co-ordinator (Roger Lovegrove) at any time, up to 09:30 on the day.
* Early 12:30 sign-in available to first-timers.
Mon Aug 17thPoetryMixed Bag

Some of our favourites for August, No theme, anything goes. Please send selections to stephen.l.wells@gmail.com by Friday 31 July

Contact: Stephen Wells
020 8882 8561
Thu Aug 20thScience, Nature,TechnologyShort (10 min) contributions from the floor on a second round of six topics about: Flight.

Contributions: Bird Flight; Non-avian Animal Flyers; Supersonic Flight – Concorde; Drones; Reaching the Stars and Space Flight.

Contact the Group Convenor Sue Wilkie (wilkiesue49@gmail.com) for more information and details.
Fri Aug 21stT48: The Light-Dining Group

12:45 Online lunch
* Open to all PGS U3A members
* Make your own meal, sign in and eat together without leaving the comfort of your own home.
* Book with the co-ordinator (Roger Lovegrove) at any time, up to 09:30 on the day.
* Early 12:30 sign-in available to first-timers.
Mon Aug 24thFree Lunchtime ConcertsConcert at 1pm on Radio 3.
This will be followed at 2.30 by a Zoom meeting to discuss the concert
Wed Aug 26thMeeting

Members' Monthly Meeting

The pandemic restrictions prevent members from meeting face-to-face. This month's presentation will be shown via Zoom.

You can jon the meeting by clicking on the link given in the bulletin emailed to all members on 3-8-2020

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*Astronomy's delightful serendipity*

Presented by Roger O'Brien - Royal Observatory, City Lit. and The Open University

Wednesday 26th August at 2.00 pm

Join from 2pm for a 2:30pm start.

To avoid possible disruption latecomers will not be admitted

Roger's first career was in banking but, following a Degree at Hertfordshire University, he moved into astronomy and teaches at a number of prestigious institutions. He modestly describes himself as: Not an academic, nor a skilled observer - an interested non-specialist, striving to keep up to date with astronomy's delightful serendipity

Join Roger O'Brien to improve your knowledge of astronomy and how this might benefit the future of humankind.

Fri Aug 28thT48: The Light-Dining Group

12:45 Online lunch
* Open to all PGS U3A members
* Make your own meal, sign in and eat together without leaving the comfort of your own home.
* Book with the co-ordinator (Roger Lovegrove) at any time, up to 09:30 on the day.
* Early 12:30 sign-in available to first-timers.
September 2020
Mon Sep 7th
→Thu Sep 10th
Summer SchoolNational Summer School

Monday 7th September to Thursday 10th September 2020

Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, GL7 6JS

More information will be available soon from the Events page of the National website
Mon Sep 7thGardeningat 11.00: Medicine Chest in your Garden, talk by Ann Jones (continued from 6th July)

For further details, including joining instructions, please contact the Group Convenor, Peter Lewinson on 07958 281240
Mon Sep 21stPoetryAncient Egyptian Poetry

Our friend, Anthony Fisher, will present the fruits of his research.

Contact: Stephen Wells
020 8882 8561
October 2020
Mon Oct 19thPoetryPoems to match a mood (Bring and Share)

What do you like to read when you are feeling happy? / sad? / grieving? / calm?

Or are there poems that can be relied on make you feel a certain way?

Send your selections to stephen.l.wells@gmail.com by Friday 02/10/202

Contact: Stephen Wells
020 8882 8561
November 2020
Mon Nov 16thPoetryJohn Dryden

A selection of Dryden’s verse, including extracts from “MacFlecknoe” and “Absalom and Achitophel”

Contact: Stephen Wells
020 8882 8561
December 2020
Mon Dec 21stPoetryPoems set to Music

“A Shropshire Lad”, Schubert Lieder, Benjamin Britten’s “Cabaret Songs”, set to poems by W.H.Auden.
More ideas welcome.

Contact: Stephen Wells
020 8882 8561
July 2021
Fri Jul 2nd
→Tue Jul 6th
TravelWiltshire, Wells Cathedral and Bishops Palace £499.00 S.S. £98

PLEASE DO NOT SEND BALANCE

There is 1 twin or 1 double or 2 single rooms available.

Contact Shirley for details or for further information please e mail secretary@pg&su3a.org.uk

Organiser Shirley

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