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
January 2020
Tue Jan 28thPhotographyThe second January meeting of the Photography Group will take place on Tuesday 28th January at 2.30 pm at the Cherry Tree. This will be a planning meeting for 2020
February 2020
Mon Feb 3rdGardeningPresentation by Caroline Broome, an award winning North London gardener.

First session: Tips on pruning

Second session: Taking cuttings and potting them up.

Start time: 11 am

Coffee, tea and cakes available

Donations will be collected for a charity of Caroline’s choice

Further details available from the Group Convenor, Peter Lewinson.
phone: 07958 281 240
email: p_lewinson@hotmail.com
Mon Feb 3rdBook Group 2Meeting at 1.30 at the King's Head Winchmore Hill
Wed Feb 5thWalks (7-10 miles)Walk from Alexandra Palace to Hampstead

Approx 7 miles

Meet Alexandra Palace Station 10.20am
Thu Feb 6thScience, Nature,Technology▲ ‘Top Secret: from Cyphers to Cybersecurity’. Exhibition at the London Science Museum, plus a visit to the new Wellcome Galleries at the Museum.
Fri Feb 7thMorning WalksMeet: Sloane Square Station at 10.30 for 10.45 prompt start

A walk around Chelsea over Albert Bridge to Battersea Park. Distance 4 miles along pavements.
Tue Feb 11thPhotographyThe first February meeting of the Photography Group will take place on Tuesday 11th February and will be a visit to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Times and arrangements to follow nearer the time.
Thu Feb 13thTravelAngels Costumes £18

The Angels Costume Tour will take you on a two hour journey behind the scenes of the World’s foremost provider of costumes to the entertainment industry. Since Angels was first established in 1840, they have been the centre of the entertainment industry right up to the present day, supplying costumes for West End productions, the world famous Madame Tussauds, as well as numerous TV and Film productions.

Organiser Shirley
Thu Feb 20thScience, Nature,Technology● ‘Colour, Labelling and Design in Packaging Technology'. Presentation by Bob Holford (held over from last term).
Tue Feb 25thPhotographyThe second February meeting of the Photography Group will take place on Tuesday 25th February. This will be a Photoshoot around the London Bridge, Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral area - suggested and led by Val. Details to follow nearer the time.
Tue Feb 25thClimate ChangeDiscussion on Climate Change and the Environment.
Meet at The Albert Herring, Green Lanes, Palmers Green at 10.30 am.
Wed Feb 26thMeetingMonthly 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.

The People's Gardener by Jim Buttress
Jim is a natural speaker who is equally at home talking to large audiences and small gardening clubs. He regularly co-hosts the gardening show “Dig It” on BBC Radio Surrey/Sussex.

His stories are always interesting and amusing. He recounts his interactions with the late Queen Mother, his life managing the Central Royal Parks and as an RHS judge. His wealth of knowledge on horticulture is boundless, which he passionately shares with his audience.
Thu Feb 27thFree Lunchtime Concerts1.05pm at St Bartholomew the Great. Beethoven - Coriolan Overture Op. 62; Haydn - Symphony No. 104 in D (London). English Young Artists Sinfonia!- Robert Pepper conductor. Meet at Southgate station at 12 noon. After the concert we could go to the Wetherspoons near Farringdon station.
March 2020
Mon Mar 2ndGardeningMyddelton House - Visit to see snowdrops
Thu Mar 5thScience, Nature,Technology▲ ‘The Current War': A film about the fight between Edison and Westinghouse to dominate the supply of electricity to America and the world. To be shown at a member’s house. Venue still to be arranged.
Thu Mar 5thFree Lunchtime Concerts1.05pm at St Clement Danes. Trinity Laban Percussion Ensemble, Side perform side by side with percussionists from the Royal Air Force. Meet at Southgate station at 12 noon. After the concert we could go to the café in Lincolns Inn Fields.
Tue Mar 10thPhotographyThe first March Meeting of the Photography group will take place on Tuesday 10th March at 2.30 pm at The Cherry Tree. This will be a presentation session looking at our photos from the photo-shoot on 25th February.
Sun Mar 15thFree Lunchtime Concerts1pm live at lunch at the Royal Opera House. A bonus concert for March. We never know who'll be performing or what they'll be singing until we get there, but our previous visits have been outstanding. Meet at Southgate station at 12 noon. After the concert we could have a coffee in the ROH cafe.
Mon Mar 16thScience, Nature,Technology▲ ‘U3A Science at the Royal Institution’: Obtain tickets directly from the RI.
Mon Mar 16thTravelBritish Airways

Booking at the January meeting

Organiser Gail
Wed Mar 18thOtherU3A Hearth Tax Conference

At the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London.

The conference will run from 10am-3pm.

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 Shared Learning Project in partnership with Roehampton University,completed in 2019.

To apply for a ticket for March 18th 2020, go to the link at Hearth Tax Tickets
Thu Mar 19thScience, Nature,Technology● ‘Consequences of the Eruption of Mt. Tembora'. Presentation by Annie Morley-Slinn.
Wed Mar 25thMeetingMonthly 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.

Rodwin's, the Aladdin's Cave of Southgate by Josie Rodwin

Josie started Rodwins nearly 60 years ago. The shop has sold lots of different things over the years, toys, bicycles, craft supplies, fancy dress, dance shoes, and, until recently, was still selling lots of these things except for the bikes. Josie is well-known to many of us in the local area and she has lots of interesting tales to tell.
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.
Mon Apr 6thGardeningWoodland Trust - Talk on the work of the Trust
Tue Apr 21st
→Thu Apr 23rd
OtherU3A IN LONDON EASTER CONFERENCE:

Freedom and its Consequences

MAIN HALL: HAMPSTEAD OLD TOWN HALL, LONDON, NW3 4QP.

See details here: Easter Conference
Fri Apr 24thFree Lunchtime Concerts1pm. Pencil in the date - we may change our mind when more venues publish details of their concerts. At the moment the plan is either to go to St Martin in the Fields (Brahms – Intermezzo in A; Schubert – Sonata for Piano No 20 in A D959 played by Thormod Rønning Kvam (Piano)) or another visit to Royal Opera House.
Wed Apr 29thTravelFenton House and Gardens £9 (NT)

Booking at the February meeting

Organiser Shirley
May 2020
Mon May 4thGardeningCity Farms - visit
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

Booking at the March 2020 meeting and 2nd Bulletin of the month

Organiser Gail
June 2020
Mon Jun 1stGardeningFirs Farm Wetlands - visit
July 2020
Mon Jul 6thGardeningKew Gardens - visit
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.
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

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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

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