Palmers Green & Southgate



Covid19 Response

Please scroll down the page to see events which have been entered on our calendar.

A few groups are taking tentative steps to restart face-to-face meetings and it is worth looking at the individual Group page to see the latest position. Members of other groups are keeping in touch via the use of Zoom, WhatsApp, telephone, email etc. While government restrictions apply you can find additional details of group activity by clicking on current activities.


When normal conditions return...

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.

Dates for your Diary
October 2020
Wed Oct 28thMeeting

Members' Monthly Meeting

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

You can join the meeting by clicking on the link given in the bulletin emailed to all members on 5th October 2020

2pm Log on to Zoom before 2.30 - Latecomers will not be admitted.

Neither New nor a River!

A presentation by Richard Thomas - 28th October 2020

Richard Thomas will follow the building, over 400 years ago, of the 40-mile long New River, from Chadwell Spring in Hertfordshire to the Round Pond in Islington. It was created to supply Jacobean London with fresh drinking water, when many of the population were having to consume untreated River Thames water.

Richard continually researches his subjects to keep his talks up-to-date.

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
Thu Nov 19thScience, Nature,TechnologyA Zoom meeting starting at 14.00.
A Presentation: Lessons from the Eruption of Mount Tembora.
December 2020
Thu Dec 17thScience, Nature,TechnologyAt the moment the topic for this meeting is undecided.
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
January 2021
Thu Jan 21stScience, Nature,TechnologyA Zoom Presentation, starting at 14.00
How were medicines (morphine, aspirin and penicillin) discovered’. Given by Michael Hollingsworth (U3A Subject Advisor for Science and Professor of Pharmacology, University of Manchester).
February 2021
Thu Feb 18thScience, Nature,TechnologyA Zoom Presentation, starting at 14.00.
Living longer: measurement, trends and implications for the future - given by Steve Haberman (Professor of Actuarial Science, Cass Business School).
July 2021
Fri Jul 2nd
→Tue Jul 6th
TravelWiltshire, Wells Cathedral and Bishops Palace £499.00 S.S. £98


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&

Organiser Shirley

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