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. 

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

 

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

The Bayeux Tapestry & It's Hidden Messages

The Bayeux Tapestry & Its Hidden Messages

A talk by Catherine Stevenson of Newcastle u3a

Tuesday 15th December at 10am

Free - online via Zoom

Cryptic Crosswords

Cryptic Crosswords

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

Tuesday 15th 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 Winter School

The Winter School follows on from the success of our online Summer School earlier this year, and the National Summer School programme that we have run for over twenty years.

This is a wonderful opportunity for peer-to-peer learning. Each week you will virtually meet u3a members from across the movement and learn together.

From law to gardening, our courses have something for everyone. There are nine courses ranging from four to six weeks in length. Each course is designed to be as interactive as possible, with the opportunity to ask questions.

Spaces on these courses are limited, please ensure that you can commit to all the dates outlined in the event description provided. 

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Tuesday 5th January to Wednesday 3rd February

Free - online via Zoom

An Introduction to Philosophy

An Introduction to Philosophy

Thursday 7th January to Thursday 4th February

Free - online via Zoom

Law for Fun

Law for Fun

Monday 11th January to Monday 1st February

Free - online via Zoom

Garden Talks

Garden Talks

Various dates

Free - online via Zoom

Latin Remembered

Latin Remembered

Wednesday 13th January to Wednesday 17th February

Free - online via Zoom

Recorder Ensemble

Recorder Ensemble

Monday 18th January to Monday 15th February

Free - online via Zoom

Winter and Spring in English Poetry

Winter and Spring in English Poetry

Tuesday 19th January to Tuesday 23rd February

Free - online via Zoom

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners

Monday 25th January to Friday 26th February

Free - online via Zoom