Monthly Meetings

The monthly meetings of the Crouch End & District U3A are held at the Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park, N8 9TA. Doors open at 10.00 a.m for tea and coffee. Talks begin at 10.45 a.m.

Coming up …

Thursday 11 July 2019

Roger Hamilton : Climate Change – Where Are We Now

What is the science behind climate change and why is it vital we bring our emissions not just down, but to net zero as soon as we can? Roger Hamilton will explain why renewable energy generation alone will not be enough to do this despite the huge advances already made. How can the UK as a developed country try to address the problem? It is the one country we can influence, and after all, we kick-started climate change with our dark, satanic mills. Although we have achieved much in recent years, progress has now begun to stall. What further steps need to be taken for us to be consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement, considering the sectors of energy, transport, industry, heating and agriculture? How can we envision a future without fossil fuels and should we rethink the issue of fossil fuel subsidies and carbon taxes?
Roger Hamilton has a science background and has been a public sector lawyer for most of his career. He has worked in both local and central government and has advised on a range of social policy areas, including briefing Ministers and preparing legislation. Since retiring he has become interested in the vital subject of climate change.

There is no monthly meeting in August

Thursday 12 September 2019

Jan Marsh : The Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

As models, mistresses or muses, the women of the Pre-Raphaelite movement have been portrayed as passive figures. In fact, as models, artists and partners in art production, women were active throughout. The forthcoming Pre-Raphaelite Sisters exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery presents the achievements of a dozen familiar and new names to create an account of Pre-Raphaelitism for our times.
Dr Jan Marsh from the National Portrait Gallery is the curator of the exhibition which runs from 17 October 2019 to 26 January 2020. She is the author of books on Lizzie Siddal, Jane and May Morris, Christina Rossetti and Marie Spartali.

Thursday 10 October 2019

Hugh Hayes : The History of Finsbury Park
Details to follow

Thursday 14 November 2019

Professor Ian Christie : Rescuing a pioneer: Britain’s forgotten creator of cinema
Details to follow

Thursday 12 December 2019

Oonagh Gay : The pioneer women MPs
Details to follow

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