Monthly Meetings 2018
All Meetings at Ewen Hall High Barnet starting 9.45 am (for tea/coffee)
The meeting is always 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
|4th January||James Morton|
He holds a Master’s degree in Criminology, was a solicitor specialising in criminal defence work before becoming editor of the New Law Journal and Criminal Lawyer. He is the author of over 40 books.
|19th Century Courtesan |
A talk on the Irish woman Lola Montez who was the great 19th century courtesan, the mistress of Franz Liszt and who ruined King Ludvig of Bavaria. She pretended to be Spanish which she was not and travelled the world. Married, bigamously possibly three times, horsewhipped two men in public etc. Great fun
|1st February||Sir Thomas Harris KBE CMG||"The Battle of the Imjin River"|
Sir Thomas Harris KBE CMG has been Vice Chairman of Standard Chartered Capital Markets Ltd since 2004. He previously served in the British Diplomatic Service where he was the UK's Director General for Trade and Investment in the USA and British Consul General in New York from 1999 to 2004. He has also served overseas in Tokyo, Washington DC, Lagos, Nigeria and Korea where he was British Ambassador from 1993 to 1997.
In London he held various appointments in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Cabinet Office and the Department of Trade and Industry where between 1997 and 1999 he was Director General for Export Promotion, responsible for the UK overseas trade promotion programmes.
|1st March||Janet Maddison|
Background in research and education
|“Barnet Macmillan Cancer Advocacy and Advocacy in Barnet|
The talk will focus on the different projects we are involved in, Care Act Advocacy, Barnet Macmillan Cancer Advocacy, Advocacy in Hospitals and Care Homes and the Lost in Transition project which supports people during their transition from hospital to home. The talk will include case studies showing how the intervention of our volunteers has significantly benefitted the wellbeing of the people we have supported.
|5th April||Terry Lloyd||Sleep Walking into the First World War|
|3rd May||Susie Sandover||"Libya a Love Lived, a Life Betrayed 9/36 -- Her life as the wife of a Libyan diplomat (Now updated)|
|7th June||Richard Furnival Jones||"The Palace of Knightsbridge" - Life as Shop Floor Manager of the Food Halls of Harrods|
|5th July||Steve Richards|
|6th September||Stan Clingman||"Mozart - The boy,the man, his letters,his Music"|
|4th October||Graham Taylor||"Art Transformed" |
He looks at the way painting changed in the early 20th century as colour photography took over portraiture and landscape work. Artists in Paris, Vienna and Russia responded in interesting ways
|1st November||Amelia Michaels||TBA|
|6th December||Lorna Oakes||Ancient Egyptian Thought in the Old Testament|
There are many interesting parallels between Ancient Egyptian Literature and the Old Testament such as the story of Joseph and Potipher’s Wife
and the Egyptian Tale of the Two Brothers and between the opening chapter of Genesis and the Egyptian Memphite Theology. I am not suggesting that either one was copied from the other but it is fascinating that the parallels exist.