Radlett & District

Other U3As and National U3A Events

Dates for your Diary
Thu Jun 20th Renaissance Treasures at the National Gallery
Thursday 20th June at 11am at The Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square.


The Italian Renaissance saw the creation of some of the finest art works ever made, and some of these are now held in trust for the British nation, within the collection of The National Gallery. Join National Gallery experts for a day of talks on iconic paintings and hidden gems of the Italian Renaissance, by artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo and Titian, as well as some less known artists.
We'll draw on a range of devotional and secular paintings to introduce the greatest innovations and stylistic developments in Italian painting. c.1250 – 1560, and learn some tools for looking at paintings. Tickets: £25 per person (lunches & refreshments not provided). Book at: - www.u3a.org.uk/events/educationalevents. No transport provided
Wed Jun 26th Citizens 800 Project 3 Research Retreats at Royal Holloway, Egham, Surrey

Peers vs the People:
Wednesday 26th June 12 till 4.30pm Free including refreshments


Join us as part of the Citizens 800 Project as we delve into online newspaper archives to discover the press reaction to the 'Peers vs. People' debate following attempts by the House of Lords to frustrate Chancellor of the Exchequer Lloyd George's 'People's Budget' of 1909, prompting a Constitutional Crisis.


Book at: - https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educationalevents. No transport provided
Mon Aug 12th National Summer Schools

Monday 12th to Thursday 15th August 2019 Aston University, Birmingham.
Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th September 2019 Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.

School 1 Monday 12th to Thursday 15th August 2019
Aston University, Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET


Art History & Archaeology – Ancient Civilisations of the Americas
Creative Writing – The Big Novel
English Poetry -During the Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901
Film - International Films
Italian - La Bella Italia - Lingua e Cultura
Linguistics - Child Language Acquisition
Literature/Philosophy – Irisland
Music - Jazz – The Sound of Surprise
Ukulele - Play Ukulele
Singing - Singing for Pleasure

School 2 Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th September 2019
Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, GL7 6JS


Crosswords - Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners
Drama - Mid Twentieth Century Drama
Garden History -Influential Women In English Garden History
History - Bede and the Conversion of England
Language - Latin for Roman Britain and Beyond
Literature - Shakespeare and the Props Department
Mathematics - Surprised by Maths
Opera - Donizetti’s Three (and a bit) Queens
Philosophy - Introduction to Philosophy
Making Music – Recorder Ensemble

The cost for a residential full board student accommodation is £340.00 and day delegate, non-residential, is £120.00 per person. Optional hotel accommodation at Aston University from £395 single occupancy and double occupancy from £377.50 per person.

Book at: - https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educationalevents. No transport provided.
Mon Jun 8th 2020
→Mon Jun 15th 2020
Mill Hill U3A Trip to Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 & Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
12th to 20th June 2020
Deposit required by 31st January 2019


In 1633, in the middle of the Thirty Years War, Bavaria was being swept by a plague epidemic and more than 80 lives had been lost in Oberammergau alone. The local elders vowed that if the village were purged of the plague, they would ‘keep the Passion tragedy every 10 years’. The epidemic came to a standstill and in 1634 the villagers fulfilled their solemn promise for the first time. Ever since they have loyally kept their vow and in 2020 Oberammergau will, for the 42nd time, be staging the Passion Play telling the story of Christ’s Passion, from His entry into Jerusalem and ending with the Resurrection and Ascension.

The roofed auditorium has seats for nearly 4,500 spectators. The terraces rising towards the back of the auditorium ensure a good view from every seat of the open air stage, where the play is performed whatever the weather.

The Play is performed exclusively by amateur actors, who were either born in Oberammergau or have lived there for the past 20 years. In 2010, over 2,000 of the 5,300 or so inhabitants were involved either on stage or backstage. A special feature of the Oberammergau Passion Play is its living tableaux: colourful scenes from the Old Testament, which are woven into the story of the Passion in the form of still life pictures.

The music, with choral and prologue performances, was composed between 1811 and 1820 by Oberammergau’s teacher and church musician Rochus Dedler. The music directors added their own compositions and some contemporary touches for the
Passion Plays in 2000 and 2010.

For further details and a booking form see here Oberammergau trip or from the Mill Hill U3A website here http://millhillu3a.co.uk/travel-group/