January 6th 2022 – Colin Lomas
Art historian and Ealing U3A member

Talking about Gabrielle Munter and Wassily Kandinsky- German Impressionists.

February 3rd – Steve Richards, Political Commentator, Journalist and Author

Talking about his new book: “The Prime Ministers We Never Had”

March 3rd – David Berguer
Talking about the “History of the former Colney Hatch Lane Asylum”
April 7th – AGM followed by Will Rathouse PhD  on Thames Discovery Programme

Will Rathouse PhD is a community archaeologist at the Museum of London Archaeology, working on the Thames Discovery programme. He co-ordinates archaeological activities for older Londoners, people with mental health difficulties and forces veterans. 

He is coming to give a “Southwark virtual guided walk, which begins at London Bridge and travels upstream past the Globe Theatre, Bankside Power Station Tate Modern and the Oxo tower.”

 

May 5th – Terry Lloyd, a former history lecturer will be speaking about “ GOD WILLING?! An outline look at the Crusades and their underlying motive.”Accordion Item
June 2nd –Matt Brown, author and “Londonist”. His talk is “From The Sewers to the Rooftops”

An Explorer’s Guide to London” (I’ve been in some pretty unusual bits of London over the years, from scaling the roof of St Pancras station and the Royal Albert Hall, to venturing into the sewers beneath the City and some secret catacombs below Camden Market (in a canoe!). The talk takes the audience to many familiar places, but from some very unusual angles.
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July 7th – Martin Orkin will talk on “Rivals to the Beatles”

Following his retirement from the banking industry, Martin decided to write a detailed book celebrating his love of the Beatles and other music of the era. He is coming to BU3A to talk about the book” “Rivals of the Beatles” and to present musical excerpts. He will be bringing copies with him.
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August – No Meeting

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1st September – “Age UK Barnet” TBA

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6th October – Hugh Montgomery on “Climate Change”  

 Besides being Professor of Intense Care medicine at UCL and being an intensive care Consultant at the Whittington Hospital he has a strong interest in environmental impacts on health.
When he came in 2018 he wrote a long article in our Newsletter about the latter. He is coming once again to give us an update on Climate Change matters.

3rd November – Tony Hurford on “Volcanoes”  

Emeritus Professor of Geology University College London, Coordinator of the Geology group in Potters Bar U3A and activities in many other fields.

He is going to give a talk on where volcanoes are found and the linkage with earthquakes
1st December r – Jo Walton on “Raphael”  

A freelance lecturer specializing in Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture and in British art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Jo, also an Arts Society lecturer, has consented to give a talk at BU3A on the artist “Raphael” about whom there will be an exhibition this year at the National Gallery 

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Monthly Meetings

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