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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. 

Pastels with Pete

Pastels With Pete

Join Pete Akers from Sherborne u3a for a demonstration and informal conversation about making a start in art with soft pastels.

Thur 27th Jan at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Holocaust Memorial Day Presentation - The Story of Alice Svarin

Holocaust Memorial Day - The Story of Alice Svarin

Join Vera Bernstein, from Charity Generation 2 Generation, as she tells her mother's survival story at this special HMD event.

Thurs 27th Jan at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Live Cooking Demonstration

Winter Warmers - Live Cooking Demonstration

Join Chef Alex from charity 'Vegetarian for Life' as he cooks 3 delicious winter dishes

Mon 31st Jan at 10.30am

Free. Online via Zoom

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners

Join Henry Howarth, u3a Subject Adviser for Cryptic Crosswords, for a 6 week course on Cryptic Crosswords

Thurs 3rd Feb - 10th March at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom 

Laughter Yoga Series

NEW SESSIONS - Laughter Yoga Workshops

Join Judith Walker, Edinburgh u3a, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month

09/02, 09/03 & 13/04 at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

The Geology of Igneous Rocks: their plate tectonic setting and formation

The Geology of Igneous Rocks: setting and formation

Join Martin Eales, Sutton u3a, for a discussion on Igneous Rocks - their plate tectonic setting and formation from volcanoes to granites

Thurs 3rd Feb at 2pm 

Free - Online via Zoom

Rembrandt & The Third Age

Rembrandt & The Third Age - Repeat Talk

Catherine Stevenson, Chair of Newcastle u3a, explores Rembrandt's life and works to consider his fascinating perception of third agers

Tues 15th Feb at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

Egyptology: The Valley of the Queens

Egyptology: The Valley of the Queens

Join Neil Stevenson, Subject Advisor for Egyptology, for a journey around the Valley of the Queens exploring some of the tombs.

Fri 18th Feb at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Exploring World Faiths - Spiritualism

Exploring World Faiths - Spiritualism

The next in a series of talks organised by Dr Peter Rookes, u3a Subject Adviser. 

Weds 23rd Feb 10am

Free - Online via Zoom

Marine Wildlife

UK Marine Wildlife

Image credit: Paul Naylor/HIWWT

Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust for this talk presenting the wonders of the UK seas and how to protect them

Weds 23rd Fed at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Geometric Abstraction

Geometric Abstraction

Irene Kyffin, u3a in London, explores the birth of the art form, Geometric Abstraction, from its roots in Constructivism.

Thurs 24th Feb at 2pm

Free - Online via Zoom

Microbiome Event

The Human Microbiome - Part 1

Join Leigh Edwards, Subject Adviser for Science, for a presentation on these bodily microorganisms and the relationship they have with our wellbeing.

Weds 9th March at 2pm

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.

Climate Change

Climate Change Subject Surgery with Frances Halliday

An opportunity to share ideas with group leaders; this meeting is open to anyone already involved in, or interested in starting, a Climate Change type group.

Weds 16th Feb at 10am

Free - Online via Zoom