Palmers Green & Southgate


VIRTUAL MONTHLY MEETING - Wednesday 23 September - Doors open at 2 pm

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

2.30 pm until 3.00 pm AGM of Palmers Green & Southgate U3A

3 pm Speaker from Noah's Ark Children's hospice

Noah's Ark Childrens Hospice was established in December 1999 by Honorary Trustee Michael McInerney, following the death of a child in his extended family.  Noah's Ark provides clinical, practical and emotional support to young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and to their families living in North & Central London and Hertsmere.


The 37th Annual General Meeting of the Third Age Trust

We are sending you notification of the new date for the Third Age Trust AGM 2020. This year's AGM will be held online only and all U3A members will be welcome to attend. There will be a registration process for U3As to register their voting representatives as normal. We will be in touch in due course about that and how members will access the virtual AGM. There will be opportunities for voting representatives to ask questions and make comments as normal during the AGM, via a textbox.

The new date is 29 September 2020 starting at 10.00 am.

Agenda, Minutes, Resolutions, Bye Laws
Previous AGM Resolutions
Third Age Trust Annual Report & Accounts
TAT Ltd. Annual Report & Accounts
Budget 2020-2021


Family History Talks Friday afternoons in October 14.00-15.00

Click here for further details and registration form.

9th October: Online Family History Resources at the London Metropolitan Archives

16th October: Layers of London

30th October: The Future for Family History Research

London Region website: The above information is also available via the Events page of our website. Recordings and available presentations can be found in the Talks Archive which is also accessible via the Events page.


Using digital platforms to stay connected

During these unprecedented times, the Third Age Trust has been looking at different ways to support our amazing U3A community. We wanted to enable and support U3As, members and Interest Group leaders, to stay active and connected with each other.

To this end, from today, Monday 6 April 2020, we have launched three online discussion forums so that you can share ideas and support each other. Thanks to the Beacon users, we are doing this by extending the existing (and successful) Beacon User Forum to all U3As, regardless of whether or not you are using the Beacon management system at your U3A yet.

It is easy to get started. All you need to do is visit the forum website at, click the ‘register’ button and fill in your details.

From there you will be able to explore the forums and get involved in the discussion.

If you are not familiar with online forums, we have prepared a how-to guide to help you get started. We welcome your feedback on the guide. Your feedback will help us develop our guide which will be available on the national website in the next few days.

There will be three forums that you can join:

Learning – discussions around subjects and all forms of interest and learning
Our U3A Community – discussions arounds how we support each other
Beacon – discussions around using Beacon, the U3A management system

This is just an outline of what the forums are about because it will be led and developed by you when you join and the conversations that are happening.

A volunteer team will moderate the site and support you to use the forums in a safe, positive and productive way.

We will send more details through the week as we have them on our website and in the newsletter.

Please join us, sign up and get chatting. Together we will network, share ideas and stay connected.


The following from Phil Joiner, Chairman and Newsletter Editor of Wanstead & Woodford U3A:

“I wanted to do something to reduce the boredom and cheer up our members, most of whom are now forced to stay indoors and I came up with the idea of a weekly bulletin sent to email members which is light hearted and brain taxing as I have also in each edition put in at least one quiz. The response has been very enthusiastic which is very satisfying as it is a small token to keep us all amused…
I have done 4 bulletins so far and I am quite happy for you to send any of them to members of the London Region in the hope they will find them amusing at this dreadful time…
Please let me know whether they are of any value and whether you would like me to send you future bulletins. If not, I am not offended!”

Attached is a sample bulletin.
If you would like to receive further issues, please email Phil directly at


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