u3a - Online Events

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. 

A Taste of Japan

A Taste of Japan

Separate event dates, book 1 or all 3!

Wednesdays - 27th Jan, 24th Feb, 24th March. 

Free - online via Zoom

Maths problems and puzzles workshop

Maths Problems & Puzzles - Repeat Event

Workshop with David Martin, Maths and Stats Subject Adviser

Tues 23rd Feb at 2.30pm

Free - online via Zoom

u3a Virtual Choir: After The Storm

Virtual Choir: After The Storm

Join Richard, Jane and Sandy for this workshop series 

24th Feb - 31st March: Weds at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

Wellbeing in Nature

Wellbeing in Nature

With Susan Collini, Subject Adviser for Wellbeing with Nature

Thurs 25th Feb at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

The Art of the Album Cover

The Art of the Album Cover

Join Lee Wellbrook of Thanet u3a for a 4-week course

Tues 2nd - Tues 23rd March at 10am

Free - online via Zoom

The Wonders of the World: Old & New

The Wonders of the World: Old & New

Join Vivianne Rowan of Southport u3a for a presentation & discussion

Thurs 4th March at 10am

Free - online via Zoom

The Drifting Continents - a Lesson in Geology

The Drifting Continents - a Lesson in Geology

Join Martin Eales of Sutton u3a for a talk with Q&A

Thurs 4th March at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

Cyber Security

Cyber Security: Staying Safe Online

Barry Linton of Thorpe Bay u3a is back with a repeat talk

Thurs 4th March at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

Wellbeing in Nature - repeat talk

Wellbeing in Nature - Repeat Event

With Susan Collini, Subject Adviser for Wellbeing with Nature

Thurs 11th March at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

Leo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci: Would He Have Made a Good u3a Member?

Catherine Stevenson, Chair of Newcastle u3a, explores Da Vinci's learning and artistic inspirations

Mon 8th March 10am

Free - online via Zoom

Egyptology - Women in Ancient Egypt

Egyptology: Women in Ancient Egypt

A new presentation by Neil Stevenson, u3a subject advisor for Egyptology

Mon 8th March at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

FIRE! – a century of the Volunteer Fire Brigade

FIRE! – A Century of the Volunteer Fire Brigade

Talk with Q&A by Jo Livingston, Subject Adviser for Living History

Wed 17th March at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

Turner & Mythology with the National Gallery

Turner & Mythology with the National Gallery

Thursday 18th March 

£5.50 - online via Zoom

Image Credit: The National Gallery

Springtime Treats

Springtime Treats

Monday 22nd March

Free - online via Zoom

Image Credit: Vegetarian for life

The Paradigm of Plate Tectonics - a Lesson in Geology

The Paradigm of Plate Tectonics - a Lesson in Geology

Join Martin Eales, Sutton u3a, for a talk followed by Q&A

Thurs 25th March at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

Where Did Our Favourite Plants Come From?

Where Did Our Favourite Plants Come From?

Join Marion Dale of Crewkerne u3a for a presentation & discussion

Weds 31st March at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

Maths Envelope

Maths on the Back of an Envelope - Repeat Event

Join Rob Eastaway for an online talk

Thurs 15th April at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

National Winter School

The Winter School follows on from the success of our online Summer School earlier this year, and the National Summer School programme that we have run for over twenty years.

This is a wonderful opportunity for peer-to-peer learning. Each week you will virtually meet u3a members from across the movement and learn together.

From law to gardening, our courses have something for everyone. There are nine courses ranging from four to six weeks in length. Each course is designed to be as interactive as possible, with the opportunity to ask questions.

Spaces on these courses are limited, please ensure that you can commit to all the dates outlined in the event description provided. 

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Tuesday 5th January to Wednesday 3rd February

Free - online via Zoom

An Introduction to Philosophy

An Introduction to Philosophy

Thursday 7th January to Thursday 4th February

Free - online via Zoom

Law for Fun

Law for Fun

Monday 11th January to Monday 1st February

Free - online via Zoom

Garden Talks

Garden Talks

Various dates

Free - online via Zoom

Latin Remembered

Latin Remembered

Wednesday 13th January to Wednesday 17th February

Free - online via Zoom

Recorder Ensemble

Recorder Ensemble

Monday 18th January to Monday 15th February

Free - online via Zoom

Winter and Spring in English Poetry

Winter and Spring in English Poetry

Tuesday 19th January to Tuesday 23rd February

Free - online via Zoom

Winter School - Singing Through the Ages

Winter School - Singing Through the Ages

Wednesday 20th January to 3rd March

Free - Online via Zoom

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners

Monday 25th January to Friday 26th February

Free - online via Zoom