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:

5 October:

German Art and Architecture: From Renaissance to Rococo

Historian Christopher Dean will take us through two centuries of glorious German art and architecture in their historical context. Why, he asks, have these artistic achievements been unfairly overlooked?

2 November:

Hadrian’s Wall – Rome’s Final Frontier

A look at the turbulent genesis and hazardous life of Rome’s most northerly frontier, with historian Terry Lloyd.

7 December:

Christmas Hits by The Beatles – and many others   

And here it is… Martin Orkin will be riding his one-horse open sleigh up to Barnet to give us a fun celebration of – and reveal some surprises about – some of the iconic Xmas-related songs of the 1960s and ‘70s. Feel free to sing along!

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.