Wider Learning opportunities
Wandsworth U3A in Wandsworth
We are committed to being part of Wandsworth life and many members are members of other local organisations as well as the U3A and we are being asked more frequently to take part in community projects. For example a group of members took part in work at the Pump House in Battersea Park where they were involved in studying the skills needed for curating exhibitions . They then helped to curate for the public exhibition ‘The trouble with painting today’ at the Pump House.
We have collaborated in the past with Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) on a number of projects. BAC is an innovative and nationally known arts centre with many interesting and unusual productions being tried out there for the first time, it is also actively involved in the heritage of Battersea and Wandsworth.
U3A has been involved in several projects with them and have completed a project on the memories of the Second World War especially those who were evacuated. We also worked with two schools and from this project a time capsule has been created to be buried under the floors of BAC until 2080.
Wandsworth U3A took part in Wandsworth Heritage Festival with a display of memorabilia from World War Two at the BAC.
South West London U3As
Merton, Kingston, Richmond, Hammersmith and Fulham and Wandsworth U3As collaborate to put on Study Days and single lectures at various venues with the aim of getting to know our area better. In the recent past, subjects have included History along the Thames from Kingston to Putney, Literary South West London and the History of the buildings of Richmond Park.
Shared Learning Projects (SLP's) are also organised with a local interest. In the past year SLPs have worked at the Langdon Downs Museum of Learning Disability at Teddington, at Hillcroft College in Surbiton, and at the Margravine Cemetery in Hammersmith. Additionally two groups have produced illustrated books for members on places to visit in the area and short biographies of people who once lived in SW London. Further SLPs are being organised for the coming months.
For all shared learning projects it is essential that participants are on email.
Surrey Network Study Days
These take place every month (normally the third Friday) at the Yehudi Menuhin Hall, Cobham, Surrey. For details of the topics and booking form, see the Surrey U3A website.
London Summer School
There is an annual London Summer School that takes place in late July/August at at a central London venue. For more information on this look at the London Region website.
Roehampton University Seminars
Our members have been invited by Roehampton University to attend some of their seminars across a range of academic departments and research centres. For more information on Roehampton seminars please contact us via the Communications page.
National Summer Schools
The National Office arrange two very interesting summer schools each year, they are always held at university campuses around the UK.
For more information on the excellent range of courses available look at the programme and application form
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