Monthly Meetings

Each month (except August) we have a Monthly Meeting at which a guest speaker gives an illustrated presentation, which is open to members and non-members.
Topics range far and wide from, for example, climate change to art history, hidden London to how to avoid being scammed – and everything in between.

Join us on the first Thursday of the month at Ewen Hall, Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BW for coffee/tea from 9.30am. The presentations start at 10.30am. It’s also an opportunity to meet other members and sign up for our groups and outings.

Forthcoming talks:

7 March:

Biting Political Satire in Georgian Britain

Jasper Jennings, an expert on antiquarian and rare prints, will show us how witty and daring caricaturists contributed to the national debate for reform during a period of social and economic upheaval.

4 April:

Tax, Care and Toy Boys

Protecting a nest egg, Inheritance Tax, preventing ‘sideways disinheritance’ and Lasting Powers of Attorney – all important issues we should all consider. In this month’s talk, Nicholas Minshull from the Co-Op Bank Estate Planning will offer tips on how to ensure you and your family’s financial security.

2 May:

From Railway Cuttings, East Cheam to High Barnet

Come and spend a bit longer than a Half-Hour in the company of ‘the lad himself’ as super-fan Mick Dawson demonstrates (with nearly an armful of anecdotes) why Tony Hancock is still regarded as unsurpassed in the field of comedy.

6 June:

Terrific Totteridge

Think you know Totteridge? Find out lots more as London expert and guide Paul Baker reveals fascinating facts about ‘one of the wealthiest and loveliest of all London suburbs, with stunning houses, a gorgeous green and more famous (and infamous) past and present residents than you can fling a Who’s Who at.’

Getting to Ewen Hall
Please note that u3a members are not allowed to park at the front of Ewen Hall unless you are bringing equipment for our meetings or if you have requested and been given permission by the Co-Chairs for a particular reason. Ideally, please come by public transport – several bus routes stop very close by. If you do need to come by car, you can park in the nearby streets or The Spires car park. 

Previous talks 
If you’ve missed a talk, you can catch up with it here.