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London Region of U3As

Active Learning and Research: A workshop for Enquiring Minds
February 26th (Monday) 10.00am-4.30pm at Canada Water Library.
The purpose of this interactive study day is to inspire more U3A members in London to get involved in enquiry-led learning, in line with the U3A ethos of active learning and self-development.
Presentations and discussions will involve members from across the London Region.
Topics will include
› Lifelong learning: How do we learn as adults? Learning styles relevant to U3A members
› Stimulating enquiry in U3A learning activities such as interest groups, study days, talks
› Research and other learning opportunities with partner organisations e.g.
•        Shared Learning Projects
•        Universities -- U3A members as subjects of research and as research assistants; developing the relationship
› Challenges and examples of best practice
› U3A support facilities for research

Cost: £5 includes lunch and free copy of the guide ‘Getting involved in Research’
Click to see theposter.
Online booking via Events page of London Region website:  https://u3asites.org.uk/london-region/events
Further information from Catherine Ware: catherine@the-wares.co.uk

National U3A Events


Other National events

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Blue Skies and Fruit Flies: Patterns in Biology
Tuesday 13 February 2018 1.30-4.00pm
The new Francis at the Crick Institute near Kings Cross.
Click here for further information and online booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blue-skies-and-fruit-flies-patterns-in-biology-tickets-39765699277

Spanish Treasures: Spanish Paintings at the National Gallery Tuesday 13 March 2018 11:00 – 16:00
The Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
Join National Gallery experts for a day of talks exploring the Gallery’s collection of Spanish paintings -- renowned as one of the finest in the world. It is arguably the best place outside of Madrid to study the work of Velásquez and holds masterpieces of the ‘Golden Age of Spain’, the great flourishing of the arts from about 1575 to 1700.
Cost: £25 (excluding lunch)
Further information and online booking via the Events pages of U3A national website: https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events

U3A Explores Science at the Ri
Mon 19 March, 13:15 – 16:45
The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS
Programme includes talks by Andrew Hanson on Measuring Colour and Anna Ploszajski: Smart materials.

Further information and online booking via U3A national website Events page: https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events

Vote 100: The journey to Democracy
Tuesday 26 March 2018 10.30-3.45pm
At the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.

As we celebrate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, which ushered in a new era of democratic rights for women, journey through the British Library’s unique collections on a day of talks and debate.

Click here to see the flyer and click here to book online.

Surrey U3A Network Study Days

Check the full Surrey U3A Network Study Days programme. Application forms will be available on the Surrey U3A Network Web site.

A list of the study days in 2018 is here. The following replicates the planned Study Days programme when last we looked (28 January 2017).

Fri 16 Feb 2018 Making Sense of Militant Islam (flyer here)
Presented by Anne Davison, NADFAS Lecturer
Booking opens on 1 November

Fri 16 Mar 2018

Vincent van Gogh & Painting in 19th Century France (flyer here)
Presented by Leslie Pitcher, U3A Member & NADFAS Lecturer
Booking opens on 1 November
Fri 20 Apr 2018 UK Energy Futures (flyer and programme details here)
Presented by Graham Hill & Ian Funnell, U3A members, & Others
Booking opens on 1 November
Fri 18 May 2018

Hoaxes, Magic, Cartoons & Satire
Presented by Ian Keable, Member of The Inner Magic Circle and Lecturer for The Arts Society

Fri 15 Jun 2018 Recent British Archaeological Discoveries
Presented by Professor Mike Parker Pearson, University College London
Fri 21 Sep 2018 Planned study day on Major Infrastructure Projects
Presented by John Kennedy, U3A Member, & Others
Fri 19 Oct 2018 Planned study day on Music Therapy & U3A Singing
Fri 16 Nov 2018 Planned study day on Development of Agriculture

Roehampton University

Stars in Their Eyes: Apotheosis, Illustration, Commemoration, from the Ancients to the 21st Century

20 February, 10:00am - 1:00pm The House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King's Cross London N1C 4BH Ticket: £20

This event is being organised by the University of Roehampton’ Romantic Illustration Network with the House of Illustration for members of U3A.
The workshop will consider how and why writers and artists from Ovid to David Bowie have been immortalised as constellations.
The programme begins with a talk and discussion led by Dr David Fallon, followed by refreshments and a practical illustration workshop led by ward-winning medical illustrator Merlin Strangeway
Admission to the House of Illustration (including special exhibitions) is included in the registration fee.
Further information and online booking on the ‘What’s On’ page of the gallery’s website: http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on

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