Monthly Meetings

We have cancelled all Monthly Meetings for the foreseeable future. We shall resume our programme when circumstances permit. Until then we are offering a series of monthly talks online via the video conferencing application Zoom.

 
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  Our Monthly Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park, N8 9PX. They are open to all members (please bring your membership card) and you are welcome to bring a guest: it is possible to join at the meeting.
 
  Talks start at 10.30 a.m. with u3a notices, then the main speaker at 10.45 a.m. Please could you kindly ensure that you arrive by 10.30 a.m. to avoid causing any undue disruption. The meetings end at 12 noon.
 
  Members arriving after 10.30 a.m. will be asked to access the venue via the entrance to the right of the main door (up the ramp).
 
  Tea and coffee are available from 10 a.m. – please bring your own cup or mug.

 

Previous monthly talks

2017
 
Peter Cox : Growing up in London
Tiago Mata : A history of The Economist
Estelle Lovatt : Fun and irony in art
 
2018
 
Katy Ghahremani : Plans for Hornsey Town Hall
Haringey First World War Peace Forum presentation
Robin Lustig : A life in broadcasting
Graham Bennett : Serge Diaghilev and his legacy
Alexander Zhuravlyov : The rise and rise of Vladimir Putin
Louise Stewart : Plans for Alexandra Palace
Carl Parker : What is terrorism?
Luke Alder : The Estorick Collection of Modern Art
Margaret Greenfields : Britain as a nation of immigrants
David Hunter : Guillaume Apollinaire and the First World War
Francine Bates : The golden age of the music hall
Elizabeth Woodcraft : Hi-heel sneakers – growing up in the 60s
 
2019
 
Peter Cox : The history and development of John Lewis and Waitrose
John Withington : Living to 100 – The secrets of the centenarians
Sandra Clark : Singing witches, authenticity and innovation: Macbeth on the Victorian
John Hinshelwood : Crouch End and District: a photographic record from 1860 – 1920
Jayne Forbes : A solo traveller’s tales
Roger Hamilton : Climate change – where are we now
Jan Marsh : The Pre-Raphaelite sisters
Hugh Hayes : A Park for Finsbury
Ian Christie : Rescuing a pioneer: Britain’s forgotten creator of cinema
Oonagh Gay : The pioneer women MPS
 
2020
 
 
Dave Clarke : Untangling the Web – Demystifying Spiders at ZSL London Zoo
Andrew Ellis : Art UK: Democratising Access to the Nation’s Art
James M. Taylor : Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard, 1840-1950s