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. 

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. 

Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners

Learn to play Bridge with Jack Rouse, a 10-week course

29th October - 14th January 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Bridge for Improvers

Bridge for Improvers

Improve your Bridge playing with Jack Rouse, a 10-week course

29th October - 14th January 3pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Mayan Civilisation

Mesoamerican Civilisations - The Maya, Children of the Corn

A four-week course by Maria Chester

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

Free. Online via Zoom

Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading Session

A chance for u3a members to share their poems, hosted by Margaret Robertson

Thursday 5th November 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Maths on the Back of an Envelope

Maths on the Back of an Envelope

Part of u3a Maths Week - Presented by Rob Eastaway

Monday 9th 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

Cryptic Crosswords

Cryptic Crosswords Explained

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

Tuesday 10th November 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Maths problems and puzzles workshop

Maths problems and puzzles workshop

Part of u3a Maths Weeks - an interactive problem-solving session

Wednesday 11th November 2pm

Free - online via Zoom

Crown Green Bowling

u3a & Crown Green Bowling 

A networking and discussion event for u3a bowlers with Andy Cowan

Thursday 12th November 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Maths activities and games

Maths activities and games

Part of u3a Maths Week - hosted by David Martin

Friday 13th November 2pm 

Free - online via Zoom

Yoga Intro

An Introduction to Yoga

An overview of accessible yoga practices, by Peter Burton & Jenny Wilson

Friday 20th November - 10am

 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 

Tuesday 24th November at 2pm

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
2pm
 
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.