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. 

Mayan Civilisation

Mesoamerican Civilisations - The Maya, Children of the Corn

A four-week course by Maria Chester, American Archeology Subject Advisor

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th November 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

What philosophers say about happiness

What philosophers say about happiness

Join Shri Sharma, u3a Philosophy Subject Adviser, for this series of online talks.

10th & 24th November, 8th & 22nd December at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

Friday Watercolour Painters

Friday watercolour painters

Join Tony Burke, who runs watercolour classes with Huddersfield U3A, for this series of painting sessions

Friday 20th & 27th November, 4th, 11th & 18th December at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom


Artemisia: Artist, icon, entrepreneur

Artemisia: Artist, icon, entrepreneur

In partnership with the National Gallery 

Tuesday 24th November 10.30am
£5.50. Online via Zoom 
Living History – there’s a lot of it about!

Living History – there’s a lot of it about!

Find out more and gather ideas for writing your life story at this talk from Jo Livingston, Subject Adviser for Living History 

Tuesday 24th November at 2pm

Free - online via Zoom 

Harriet Tubman - Bruce Jewell

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Slave Railway

An illustrated talk with discussion by Bruce Jewell of Stafford u3a

Tuesday 1st December at 10am

Free. Online via Zoom

Material Culture of Texts

The Material Culture of Texts

In partnership with the British Library

Wednesday 9th December at 10.30am

Free - Online via Zoom


Japan - a glimpse of its lifestyle, architecture and culture

Japan! A glimpse of its variety of lifestyle, stunning architecture and intriguing culture

Join Hilary Jones, u3a Vice Chairman, for this talk on Japan with the chance to ask questions afterwards
Wednesday 9th December at 2pm
Free - online via Zoom
Christmas Yoga

u3a Yoga at Christmas

Yoga to revitalise and relax during the Christmas period. Presented by Jenny Wilson & Peter Burton, Subject Advisor for Yoga

Friday 11th December at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

Festive Cookery Demonstration

Festive Cookery Demonstration

In partnership with 'Vegetarian for Life' 

Monday 14th December at 10:30am

Free - online via Zoom

Egyptology - Pit Graves to Pyramids

From Pit Graves to Pyramids

An Exploration into Early Egyptian Burial Practices by Neil Stevenson, u3a Subject Advisor for Egyptology 

Monday 14th December at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Christmas Choir

Christmas Choir Special 

u3a choir master Richard Keoghoe is back with a virtual carol singing event

Thursday 17th December 2pm - 5pm

Free - Online via Zoom

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

National Summer Schools

The popular national Summer Schools have been running successfully for over 20 years. The summer school programme has provided U3A members with the opportunity to take their learning into a residential setting and allows them to study a subject in greater detail.

This year with COVID-19 situation both the national Summer Schools have had to be cancelled, however, some of the Summer School courses are being delivered online via Zoom.