u3a - Educational Events

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Learning Events

Our relationship with leading organisations, built up over many years, has meant we are in a position to offer selected national events online ensuring that learning is still available to our U3As and their members. This includes events with the National Gallery, Royal Institution, Guildhall Art Gallery, and the British Library (for which there may be a charge).  

We are also offering a number of workshops, webinars and interactive sessions delivered by members for members, which are free to join. These are in high demand and spaces are limited, particularly for those with an interactive element. At the time of booking please ensure that you are committed to attending to avoid other members missing out on places. If you are unable to attend please cancel your place through Eventbrite. 

Many online events are being delivered via the Zoom video conferencing/webinar platform. We have some 'How to Guides' and are offering 'Online Tutorials'  for using Zoom that may assist you if you are not familiar with this tool. 

Don't forget u3a also runs many projects, initiatives and competitions available for all members to get involved in.

The Woman Who Took Revenge

The Woman Who Took Revenge

Unravel the mystery of the woman who used her art for revenge, with Catherine Stevenson, Chair of Newcastle u3a

Tues 17th May at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

u3a Radio Podcast

u3a Radio Podcast

Listen to our radio podcast on the 17th of every month. 

Free - via YouTube or podcast platforms Apple, Spotify and Google

All about Pictish Stones

All about Pictish Stones

Join Philip Holdsworth for a discussion on the Picts and their relations with their neighbours.

Friday 20th May at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

Japan - Lasting Impressions

Japan - Lasting Impressions

Hilary Jones, Chair of Flintshire u3a, is joined by her son Dan Marter who will be Zooming in from Japan for this special talk

Tues 24th May at 10.30am

Free - Online via Zoom

Geometric Abstraction

Geometric Abstraction - repeat event

Irene Kyffin, London u3a, explores the birth of the art form from its roots in Constructivism.

Friday 27th May at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

How to Get Published: Some Practical Advice

How to Get Published: Some Practical Advice

Join Alysoun Owen, Editor of Writers' & Artists' Yearbook for a talk on how to get published

Mon 6th June at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Laughter Yoga Series

Laughter Yoga Workshops - New Sessions!

Join Judith Walker, Edinburgh u3a, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month

Monthly, 2nd Wednesday at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

Post-War Blues

Post-War Blues

Join Lee Wellbrook of Ilkley & District u3a for this 4-part series 

Thursdays in June at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

Mindfulness & Meditiation

u3a Mindfulness & Meditation Series

A 6-week course exploring different aspects of mindfulness, with John & Mike of Sheffield u3a

Thursdays in June & July - 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

'What will it really take to deal with climate change?'

'What will it really take to deal with climate change?'

Renowned academic, Mike Berners-Lee, hosts an open meeting with a talk and Q&A

Friday 24th June at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

Book Groups Discussion forum 2nd meeting

Book Groups Discussion Forum - 2nd meeting

Get together with other book group leaders to talk about how to run your group.

Friday 22nd July at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Secret History: Deciphering Disinformation

Secret History: Deciphering Disinformation 

Journalist Steven Davis tells the untold truths of these shocking cover-ups

Thurs 14th July at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Join Leigh Edwards, Subject Adviser for Science, to dicover the tech behind AI

Fri 1st July at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

40th Anniversary Edition - Picnic in the Park - Live Cookery Demonstration

40th Anniversary Science Network - 40th Anniversary Meeting 

Join us for a science-based learning event with 3 presentations 

Tuesday 26th July 10.30am

Free - Online via Zoom  

Subject Surgeries

Meet u3a subject advisers and ask them any questions you have about their subject areas, get help setting up a group in your local u3a, plus share and discuss ideas for growing the subject within the u3a movement.

How to set-up a u3a Chess Group in your local u3a

How to set-up a u3a Chess Group in your local u3a

Join Rob Kruszynski and David Castle, u3a Subject Advisers for Chess for the 3rd network meeting

Mon 23rd May at 2pm

All members welcome 

Climate Change

Climate Change Surgery

Join Frances Halliday and other passionate members from across u3a for the 2nd Surgery

Weds 25th May at 2pm

All members welcome 

Exploring World Faiths - Exchanging Ideas

Join Dr Peter Rookes and other members from across u3a for this networking & ideas sharing opportunity

Monday 20th June at 10am

All members welcome