York

Events

This page shows our future U3A dated Events. For details of each type of Event click on the link for further details.

Saturday Talks are usually held on the second Saturday of a month, and are open to all members, we are using Zoom at present, the code is sent to all members in the week before the talk.

Travel covers Day Trips or Short Breaks in the UK and Overseas Trips.

New Members Meetings are organised to provide information for new members, recently joined.

Dates for your Diary
Saturday Talks
Sat May 8th Joanna de Groot: Has Iran has found its own identity? Begins at 10.30am.

This lavishly illustrated talk will look at the changing ways in which people who have been called 'Persians' and 'Iranians' have understood their history and culture. It will show how religion, art,  politics, and poetry have interacted over time to shape such understandings, and how the past influences present day Iranian views of their identity.

Joanna de Groot is a senior lecturer in the History Faculty of the University of York. She has worked and lived in Iran which has been one of the main fields of her writing and teaching during her academic career. She is interested in the links between culture, politics, and lived experience in the history of Iran and is currently writing a book on the social history of nineteenth century Iran.
Sat Jun 12th Helen Walsh : The Pottery collection in the Art Gallery Begins at 10.30am.
Sat Jul 10th Tony Waltham: The Geology of the Yorkshire Dales. Begins at 10.30am.