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London Region

Other Opportunities
Look here for events, talks and other activities you can get involved with, whether national or regional U3A activities (which you are entitled to participate in as a member), research, or local volunteering and other activities with which you may want to get involved.
From time to time there is the possibility of joining a Shared Learning project. For further information click here.

In this section we post information from either other individual U3As or U3A forums in the London area that might be of interest to iU3A members.

There are many forums (or networks) serving London. These are:

  • London Region of U3As, covering the whole of London (website LRU3A)
  • North London Network
  • North West London Network
  • Greater London South East Network (website Greater London South East Network)
  • Surrey U3A Network (website Surrey U3A Network)
  • South of Thames Network
  • SW London Network
  • BOB (Bromley, Orpington and Beckenham) Network
  • Greater South East London Network

The LRU3A recently had its quarterly meeting, with delegates attending from many of London's U3As including iU3A. Use the link above to find out what was covered.

London Region Music Day
This is on Saturday 20th October 2018, organised by Gwen Wright. See the programme here. This event books up fast, so you should apply quickly to avoid disappointment.

London Region Summer School, Tuesday 31 July to Thursday 2 August, St Bride's Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street: This is an annual three-day non-residential event for iU3A members in the London Region. Attendance can be for one, two or three days. There is a choice of 32 different talks covering a range of subjects including Art, Current Affairs, Drama, History, Literature, Music and Science. As this is the 100th anniversary year of women's suffrage, there are talks on various aspects of women's literature, history, arts and sciences. The programme can be found here and the booking form is here.

Shared Learning Projects
There is a new one of these just opened working with South London Botanical Institute. See here the publicity flyer here and application form here.  We are lucky to have Maggie Coleman to lead this SLP.  If you are a seasoned SLPer you will know Maggie. If you haven't yet tried an SLP, Maggie is excellent at encouraging and supporting novice researchers.

Another one is with the Charterhouse Project, summarised here, with a flyer here.

Nationally — Third Age Trust
The Third Age Trust is the national U3A organisation. It organises events, competitions and other activities for U3A members nationally. Some of these are in London, others across the country. Some get booked up quickly — to hear about events and when booking opens, you should join the Third Age Trust U3A events mailing list. To do so, you must register (it's very straightforward) with the Third Age Trust website.

After the Impressionists: The Post Impressionists to Picasso,
Thursday 7 June 11am-4pm at the National Gallery: This day of talks by National Gallery experts is open to all U3A members. Tickets, which cost £25, can be booked here.

Summer Schools
Two national summer schools have been organised. Summer Schools enable U3A to meet with members from other U3As over four days to share knowledge and experience. All U3A members are eligible to attend them.

Summer School 1: Monday 23 July to Thursday 26 July, Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Summer School 2: Tuesday 11 September to Friday 14 September, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester GL7 6JS. Details of the subjects being covered in each, and how to book, can be found here.

Science Summer School: Monday 6 to Thursday 9 August, Nottingham University Jubilee Campus. More information and how to book can be found here.

Third Age Trust (TAT) are moving toward more electronic communication. There is now a free e-newsletter that in due course will replace the magazine. Any member can register for the e-newsletter here.
In this section we post information from the National Office of The Third Age Trust about national events.

The National Office is trying to raise the profile of the Third Age Trust and to publicise the benefits of U3As. They have recently launched a booklet to help promote this aspect. You can read it here.


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