Monthly Meeting Online and Excellent!
On Thursday 2nd July we hosted our first Monthly Meeting since Lockdown began via Zoom Over 200 members ‘attended’ and were rewarded with a fascinating talk from Dick and Lisa Robinson who spoke about Dick’s great aunt, Edith Appleton, who trained as a professional nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and later served in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service in France throughout the Great War.
I am sure Zoom Monthly Meetings will be the norm until the Covid-19 crisis is over.
Barnet U3A has suspended normal activities until further notice although individual groups are continuing using where possible social media such as WhatsApp and online conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet.
The national Third Age Trust has asked all U3A local organisations to circulate this information on the CORONAVIRUS epidemic.
We have continued to send out information via the weekly MES email newsletter. You can view the MES emails here (password protected).
Many groups are now exploring how to resume their group activities but keeping to government guidelines for Social Distancing, etc. Many groups are, of course, using using social media such as Zoom, WhatsApp and Facebook. The MES reports regularly on these developments.
Keep Well and Keep Safe
Barnet University of the Third Age
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 aims of BarnetU3A are: 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. To demonstrate the benefits and enjoyment to be gained and the new horizons to be discovered in learning throughout life. To celebrate the capabilities and potential of older people and their value to society. Does this describe you? Are you retired or semi-retired?Interested? Please contact us. Contact Barnet U3A
Activities for everybody
Do you want to be active (socially, mentally, physically)? Would you like to join one or more of our many special interest groups? Would you enjoy outings to theatres and concerts or visits to Stately homes? Then Barnet U3A is for you!
Founded in 2007 Barnet U3A (BU3A), set up at the end of 2007, has grown very rapidly and the current membership is just over 1550.
200 Interest Groups
There are nearly 200 groups from which to choose. The meetings are at convenient times and at venues all around the northern part of Barnet. Costs are low because our activities are organised by our members who freely share their skills and expertise. Once a month we have a general meeting open to all members where we normally have a guest speake
Right-Side of your Brain
The right-side of the brain is reputedly the artistic and creative centre. Do you want to stimulate your brain’s right hemisphere then Barnet U3A is for you.
Barnet U3A has at the last count
- 16 groups discussing Art and associated handicrafts.
- 18 groups devoted to Music or Theatre
- 19 groups focusing on History
Left-Side of your Brain
The left-side of the brain is the centre for logical thinking, mathematical reasoning and language processing. Do you want to stimulate your brain’s left hemisphere then Barnet U3A is for you. Barnet U3A has
- 17 English Language and Literature Groups
- 17 groups learning a foreign language
- 8 groups discussing philosophy, politics and the world
- 5 groups discissing science and technology
Fun-Side of your Brain
Barnet U3A is NOT a university. We have a wide range of groups engaged in what might be called leisure activities:
- 3 Gardening Groups
- 11 Groups covering every popular Board and Card Game
- 26 Groups where you can go on long or short Walks, learn Pilates or Tai-Chi, practise Ballroom , Balkan or hone up your ukulele skills
Outings, Trips and Cruises
Barnet U3A has an absolutely brilliant Outings and Trips team. All through the year they offer an incredible range of activities:
- Visits to Country Homes
- Trips to wonderful Gardens
- Short breaks
- Cruises to Europe
Thursday August 6th
Robin Bishop RIBA, Chair of The Barnet Society.
“Campaigning for better buildings and environment for 75 years: a survey of the Society’s past, present and future work in and around Chipping Barnet.”
Monthly Meetings are online via Zoom until further notice
The Monthly Meeting are normally (see above) on the first Thursday of the month. It begins at 9.45 am in Ewen Hall where tea/coffee and biscuits are available. The talk starts at 10.30 am.
In the hall, you can book Outings, find out about new groups from the Groups team, discover what is happening in the London U3A region and get computer/phone/tablet help if you need it. The membership team are on duty to answer queries and register new members.
Non members are welcome to come to these meetings, to find out more about Barnet U3A