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u3a - Online Learning 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.

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

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

Discovering Japan - Part 2

Discovering Japan - Part 2

Hilary Jones, Chair of Flintshire u3a, presents her experiences when visiting family in Japan

Tues 21st June at 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

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

Derek Jarman's Garden

Derek Jarman's Garden

This is the story of how Derek Jarman created his amazing garden – a talk by Peter Webb.

Friday 8th July 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

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

Debra Barns Gen2Gen

Paulette Szklarz: Young Survivor

Special guest speaker Debra Barnes tells how her mother survived Auschwitz as a child

Friday 15th July at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

Knights with Paint Brushes

Knights with Paint Brushes

Join Catherine Stevenson for a look at one, good example of an artist’s work and discovery its hidden gems!

Tuesday 19th July at 10am

Free — Online via Zoom

Live Cookery Demonstration - summer recipes

Live Cookery Demonstration - Summer Recipes

Chef Alex will be with us again to cook a few of his favourite summer recipes. 

Thursday 21st July at 10.30am

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

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  

Cryptic Crosswords Explained

Cryptic Crosswords Explained

Their history, how they work, who does them and why – a talk by Subject Adviser Henry Howarth

Thursday 28th July at 10am

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.

Exploring World Faiths - Exchanging Ideas

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 

Cycling Network Meeting

Cycling Network Meeting

Join to hear about the new u3a Cycling Network and what it means to be involved

Friday 10th June at 10am

All members welcome