Wandsworth

Events

During the Coronavirus pandemic, obviously many of our regular events could not happen.

Many groups have been meeting via "Zoom" -
if you would like details, please contact the group coordinator via the relevent group page.

Our monthly Members' meetings with a speaker were also taking place via zoom, but from March '22 have been live.

As you can see below, many groups are meeting up physically again, and we hope to see you soon at one of our events.

We had been publishing a weekly Newsletter to members during Covid - Click News Latest to see our latest Newsletter
- or click on the "Newsletters Archive" link on the top right of this screen to see some previous copies.

This was the last edition of the Newsletter to be issued for the moment - many thanks to Peter and Don for keeping us informed and entertained for the last 20 months. We'll continue to let you know what's happening in the u3a via a weekly email to members.


Dates for your Diary
May 2022
Tue May 17thBird Watching and wildlifeWildlife and birding group meeting 11:00 in the courtyard at Wetlands Barnes.
Anyone welcome.

May is a special time of the year and there will be much to see and hear. For birds it will be the summer visitors especially the warblers to listen out for. Grasses, sedges and rushes will be growing fast and it will be interesting to find how many different ones there are.
Wed May 18thPutney PalsCome along and get to know your fellow local U3A members. The group is open for all members not just those who live in Putney. We are a very friendly thriving group and would love to meet you!

Meet at The Putney Pantry, St Mary's church, Putney High Street at 10.30am.

The venue is suitable for all mobility needs and the café has a fully accessible toilet.
Tue May 24thStudy DaySW London U3A's Study Day - The Challenges of Architecture Today (10am - 4pm)
A day of talks exploring competing challenges for architecture between modern day technological / commercial demands and the desire to ensure a sympathetic compatibility with the past.
Richard Mayo centre (United Reform Church) Eden St., Kingston
£15 for the day
(including tea/coffee in morning & cake after the 3rd session in the afternoon and before the Walk)

Click SW Study for full details and Application Form.
Thu May 26thAmblesWandle Trail - from Earlsfield to Beddington - leader Kelly Jones
A gentle walk along the banks of the Wandle of about 4.5 miles, with a stop for lunch in beautiful Morden Hall Park, (and the opportunity to return from Morden at this point) with a further 2 miles along the river taking us on to Beddington, with a return from Mitcham Junction (tram or rail).
Please meet at 10.30 outside Earlsfield Station.
(There are loos around the corner in Earlsfield Library, and several more along the route).

Open to all members.
Sun May 29thOuting

I have arranged a tour of the gardens of Henry Tate's House on Streatham Common North on Sunday 29th May in the afternoon {time will be confirmed nearer to the day.} We will have a conducted tour of the Victorian gardens. The gardens are only open for 2 afternoons a year so we are extremely lucky to be given the chance to visit them.

If you would like to be included in this visit please email me asap as the organisers need to know numbers which are obviously limited. There is no charge but donations to the Streatham Society would be welcome.
Please email me at Helen

Tue May 31stPhotography & AV/VideoYou are all welcome to join us on this next photoshoot which will see us exploring the ancient Inns of Court. The Inns are the HQ for all barristers in England and Wales. The Inns date back to the 14th century and comprise of four 'courts' spread over a large area. Each inn contains ancient buildings and beautifully cared for gardens. We will visit the Temple Church where crusades were lead from to the Holy Land. So apart from being extremely photogenic the area is steeped deeply in history.

Bring any camera along, your level of skill is unimportant, just enjoy the day. If you're not interested in photography but just want to come along for the history, you'll also be made very welcome to tag along with us.

Meet at Temple tube station at 11am

We will meet the following Tuesday in Wandsworth town centre at 11am to review our photos with each other.
June 2022
Mon Jun 20thMeetingWandsworth U3A 2022 AGM 2:00 Live in Penfold Centre & also via Zoom -
Details and zoom link to be sent out to members via email


Take part to shape your U3A for the year ahead and hear how we are continuing to get back to normal post-Covid.

At the conclusion of the AGM there will be a short talk by our member Sue Leigh on the "Covid Diary project" that many members from Wandsworth contributed to.
Tue Jun 21stBird Watching and wildlifeWildlife and birding group meeting 11:00 in the courtyard at Wetlands Barnes.
Anyone welcome.
Meet in the courtyard as usual. All welcome.
June is high summer and this day is when the sun is at its highest. It’s the longest day. What changes will we be seeing? The birds will be starting to quieten down as they look after their young. Dragonflies and damsel flies should be flying around. If you have one bring a nature guide be it flowers, shrubs, birds, insects.
July 2022
Tue Jul 26th
→Wed Jul 27th
Study DayU3A London Region Summer School
Taking place over 2 days from 26th to 27th July - 10:30 to 4:30
Booking Now Open: the Summer School will be held at our usual venue, the St. Bride’s Institute, 14 Bride Lane (off Fleet St), London.
£39 per day including refreshments and lunch. Attend for one or both days. For u3a members only.
Now booking and some sessions already filling up !
Click links for details,
including full programme of sessions London Dets
or Application Form Applic

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.