u3a - Speaker Swap


What is Speaker Swap?

Speaker Swap is an initiative to swap talks between interest groups in different u3a's.

Egyptology has emerged as a popular subject amongst our membership and we have recently recruited an Egyptology Subject Adviser

As with the pilot Speaker Swap initiative with British History interest groups, within Egyptology groups, there will be papers and presentations produced by members on a vast range of areas for study and discussion.

What we want to do

We want to facilitate contact across the U.K. between groups and we have discovered there are a variety of methods that work. For example, Zoom meetings where groups join from different u3as and take turns presenting. Or members with a particular interest offering a talk to another group with a similar focus. Some groups may wish to pair up and learn together, or share materials. The intention is for this to always be a reciprocal arrangement so that groups would effectively swap talks and have mutual discussions.

How to get involved

If you would like to register to receive details of others willing to swap Egyptology or British History talks, please complete the online form

Please note that completion of the questionnaire means that your details (name, U3A and email address) will be made available to other U3As so that they can contact you to discuss a potential reciprocal partnership.

We will share a spreadsheet of all the details on a monthly basis. If you would like to get involved please do so now, and we will share the first submissions at the end of April 2021. After this date, we will be able to draw up a list of talks/presentations that can be circulated to interested parties and then swapped between them.

A volunteer will collate the initial responses and send them out - then it is down to Group Leader/Convenors to contact each other.