Palmers Green & Southgate


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
March 2020
Mon Mar 30thStudy DayDiscovering Children's Literature

At the 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 Children's Books
April 2020
Thu Apr 2ndScience, Nature,Technology▲ 'Visit to the Horniman Museum and Garden', Forest Hill, London SE23: Exhibitions plus 16 acres of gardens perfect for spotting urban wildlife.

This visit has been cancelled bacause of the corona virus situation.
Mon Apr 6thBook Group 2Meeting at 1.30 at The Kings Head Winchmore Hill
Book for discussion 'Little Fires Everywhere' by Celeste Ng
Mon Apr 20thPoetryPoems of Machinery and Town Life

Find, bring and share poems on industry and modern life.

Contact Stephen Wells 020 8882 8561 for more details.
Tue Apr 21st
→Thu Apr 23rd

Freedom and its Consequences


See details here: Easter Conference
Wed Apr 22ndMeetingMonthly Meetings are held in Southgate Methodist Church, The Bourne, Southgate N14 6RS. The meetings start at 2.30 pm, doors open at 1.45 pm. Refreshments are available before the meeting


We hope to resume meetings in May.
Wed Apr 29thTravelFenton House and Gardens


Organiser Shirley
May 2020
Mon May 18thPoetryVictorian Women Poets.

Christina Rossetti, Elisabeth Barrett Browning, three Brontes, Felicia Hemans

For more details contact Stephen Wells 020 8882 8561
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. See U3A London Region
Wed May 20thTravelThe College of Arms £38.50

Booking in the 2nd March Bulletin

Organiser Gail
June 2020
Mon Jun 15thTravelFlorence Nightingale’s Museum (Bi–Centennial Year)

Booking in the 2nd April Bulletin

Organiser Gail
July 2020
Thu Jul 2nd
→Mon Jul 6th
TravelWiltshire, Wells Cathedral and Bishops Palace £499.00 S.S. £98

There is 1 twin/double room available.
Contact Shirley for details

Organiser Shirley
Tue Jul 21st
→Thu Jul 23rd
Summer SchoolLondon Summer School 2020

Save the Date!

July 21-23 at the St Bride Foundation off Fleet Street.

Daily admission held at £38 per day including buffet lunch & refreshments.

London 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.
Thu Jul 23rdTravel‘Wellington Collection’ Wellington Arch and Asprey House £19

Booking at the May Meeting and 2nd Bulletin of the month.

Organiser Shirley
August 2020
Mon Aug 3rd
→Thu Aug 6th
Summer SchoolNational Summer School 2020

Monday 3rd August to Thursday 6th August 2020

Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET

More information will be available soon from the Events page of the National website
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.
Thu Aug 27thTravelTour of Canal Museum, and boat trip through Islington Tunnel

Booking at the June meeting and 2nd Bulletin of the month

Organiser Shirley
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 21stTravelCoach trip to Standen House & Gardens, East Grinstead

Booking at June meeting and 2nd Bulletin of the month

Organiser Gail
October 2020
Wed Oct 7thTravelFulham Palace and Gardens

Booking at the August meeting and 2 Bulletin

Organiser Shirley

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