About Barnet u3a
All you need to know
Description Barnet University of the Third Age Barnet u3a offers people no longer in full-time employment an opportunity for life-long learning, friendship and hopefully some fun. The key aim of Barnet u3a is to encourage and enable older people no longer in full-time paid employment to help each other to share their knowledge, skills, interests and experience
Monthly Meetings via Zoom
Thursday 6th May
Hazel Beale, Providing a ‘virtual visit’ to Bexley covering the well-known houses: Hall Place, Danson House and William Morris’s Red House
The Monthly Meeting recordings are available here
Guidance on restarting groups
Barnet u3a has suspended some normal activities but there are groups operating through social media such as WhatsApp and online conferencing tools like Zoom and Google Meet.
There are nearly 200 interest groups from which to choose. The meetings are , when we are not locked-down, at convenient times and at venues all around the northern part of Barnet.
Barnet U3A is NOT a university. We have a wide range of groups engaged in what might be called leisure pursuits for example Gardening, Board Games, Pilates and lots of Walking Groups
The social side of Barnet U3A is central to our success. At the moment we are restricted to online interactions however in pre-pandemic times – We had Quizzes, Xmas dinners and social events. Virtually every group had a social dimension.
Outings, Trips and Cruises
Barnet u3a has an absolutely brilliant Outings and Trips team. Pre-Pandemic they offered an incredible range of activities:
- Trips to wonderful Gardens
- Short breaks
- Cruises to Europe
Monthly Meetings are online via Zoom until further notice
Monthly Meeting Thursday 6th May 10.30am
Hazel Beale, a Professional City Guide and U3A member, providing a ‘virtual visit’ to Bexley covering the well-known houses: Hall Place, Danson House and William Morris’s Red House
To join the Monthly Meeting follow the link below (you will need a password)
- 6th May – Hazel Beale with a talk about a Virtual Visit to Bexley
- 3rd June – Isabel Raphael with a Talk TBA
Before the Pandemic the Monthly Meeting was normally on the first Thursday of the month. It began at 9.45 am in Ewen Hall where tea/coffee and biscuits were available. The talk started at 10.30 am.
In the hall, you could book Outings, find out about new groups from the Groups team, discover what was happening in the London U3A region and get computer/phone/tablet help if you needed it. The membership team were on duty to answer queries and register new members.
Meetings will resume in Ewen Hall as soon as it is safe
Non members were welcome to come to these meetings, to find out more about Barnet U3A