Palmers Green & Southgate


Climate Change Subject Adviser

News of which we can be rightfully proud is that Frances Halliday, the first Chairperson and joint founder of Palmers Green & Southgate U3A, is now U3A Subject Adviser for Climate Change. She has been hearing from U3As up and down the country about the groups they have set up under a variety of different titles but all involved in efforts to make a constructive contribution towards combatting climate change. She aims to raise the profile of Climate Change and the Environment in U3A nationally and plans are already afoot.

Palmers Green & Southgate of course has its own group, which meets monthly on a Tuesday morning. Further details can be found on our website at


Early notice of this year's Easter Conference and Summer Schools

See our Events page for dates of the 2020 Summer Schools


The 37th Annual General Meeting of the Third Age Trust will be held

at: The East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
on: Thursday 27th August 2020, commencing at 11.15am (time to be confirmed)

Further Information
Minutes 2019 TAT AGM


From September 2019 U3A Newsletter

Barbara Lewis

It is with much sadness that the Trust has been advised by Stewart, Barbara’s husband, that she passed away after a yearlong fight with cancer.

Barbara was a much loved and respected Chairman of the Trust between 2012 and 2015. She will be remembered for her passion for making the wider world aware of the benefits of U3A membership.

A full appreciation of her high profile contribution to the U3A will appear in the November issue of TAM. Meanwhile, on behalf of the U3A membership, the Trust sends its condolences to both Barbara and Stewart’s family and friends.


Public involvement in Research

Open to both members of the public and researchers working at or affiliated with Imperial College. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

In collaboration with the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU), the NIHR Imperial BRC Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC) has developed a series of Public Involvement in Research training sessions (suitable for both Imperial researchers and patients/members of the public), which will be co-delivered with a member of the public.

These sessions offer people the chance to learn more about how to get involved with research at Imperial College London. Because they have been designed as a series; we recommend that people attend as many as possible.

An outline of the upcoming training sessions are shown below but more details can be found on the PERC Training Site here or by clicking the green button ‘I would like to visit the PERC TRAINING SITE’.

Click here for more information.


Can we predict Parkinson’s Disease?

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and University College London are reaching out to U3A to support the launch of the next phase of a ground-breaking study for Parkinson’s disease. PREDICT-PD uses a series of online tests to identify ways to predict Parkinson's disease and understand who might be at highest risk.

The researchers are looking for U3A members aged 60-80 years who do not have Parkinson’s.
Participants just need to register on the website and read the information sheet before completing the online tests.

For any queries contact or to take part go to


Social Prescribing & the NHS

What role can the U3A movement play in the current debate surrounding Social Prescribing?

Social prescription is for people who visit their GP but who would benefit from friendship, learning and exercise instead of drugs or medicine.

We wanted to let you know that the National NHS Website has put a link to the U3A, in the section dealing with loneliness in older people.

NHS Loneliness