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. 

The Role & History of the National Trust

The Role & History of the National Trust

In partnership with the National Trust

Various dates

Free - online via Zoom

Friday Watercolour Painters

Friday Watercolour Painters

Fridays at 2pm from 15th January 

Join Tony Burke from Huddersfield u3a for this series of interactive tutorials

Free - Online via Zoom

History: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

A four week course presented by Bruce Jewell of Stafford u3a

Thursdays 21st January - 11th February at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

The Unification of the British Isles: A Lesson in Geology

The Unification of the British Isles: A Lesson in Geology

A presentation and Q&A with Martin Eales, Consultant Geologist & Geophysicist and member of Sutton u3a.

Friday 22nd January at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Live Cookery Demonstration - Burns Night

Live Cookery Demonstration - Burns Night

In partnership with 'Vegetarian for Life' 

Monday 25th January at 10:30am

Free - Online via Zoom

A Taste of Japan

A Taste of Japan

Wednesday 27th January, 24th February, 24th March. 

3 separate event dates you can book or you can book all three.

Free - Online via Zoom

Van Gogh in Arles

Van Gogh in Arles

In partnership with the National Gallery

Thursday 28th January 2021

 £5.50 - Online via Zoom

Encouraging Chess in u3a

Encouraging Chess in u3a

Join David Castle, u3a subject advisor for Chess, in exploring new opportunities for u3a Chess players

Wednesday 3rd February at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

National Army Museum Talk

National Army Museum Talk

The British Army in Germany since 1945

Thursday 11th February at 10.30am

Free - Online via Crowdcast

u3a Ukulele Jam

u3a Ukulele Jam

Neil Abraham of Dulwich & District u3a invites you to join him for an open mic Ukulele Jam session- all abilities welcome!

Wednesday 17th February at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Maths activities and games

Maths activities and games (repeat of previous event)

Thursday 18th February at 2.30pm

Join David Martin, Maths and Stats Subject Adviser, for this interactive session

Free - Online via Zoom

Maths problems and puzzles workshop

Maths problems and puzzles workshop (repeat of previous workshop)

Tuesday 23rd February at 2.30pm

Join David Martin, Maths and Stats Subject Adviser, for this interactive maths workshop

Free - Online via Zoom

Wellbeing in Nature

Wellbeing in Nature

Join Susan Collini, Subject Adviser for Wellbeing with Nature, for an interactive talk

Thursday 25th February at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Wellbeing in Nature - repeat talk

Wellbeing in Nature - repeat talk

Join Susan Collini, Subject Adviser for Wellbeing with Nature, for an interactive talk

Thursday 11th March 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

Four sessions - Wednesday afternoons, fortnightly, commencing Wednesday 20th January, then 3rd February, 17th February and 3rd March from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. 

Free - Online via Zoom

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners

Monday 25th January to Friday 26th February

Free - online via Zoom