Online Events

Learning Events

National u3a's relationship with leading organisations, built up over many years, has meant they are in a position to offer selected national events online ensuring that learning is still available to U3As and their members. This includes events with the National Gallery, Royal Institution, Guildhall Art Gallery, and the British Library (for which there may be a charge).  

They are also offering a number of workshops, webinars and interactive sessions delivered by members for members, which are free to join. These are in high demand and spaces are limited, particularly for those with an interactive element. At the time of booking please ensure that you are committed to attending to avoid other members missing out on places. If you are unable to attend please cancel your place through Eventbrite.

For more information about many more planned events, please go to :

A Day In The Life of Your Spinal Cord

This talk describes how brain nerves work and how our sensations travel from their source through the spinal cord to the brain.  

Future-Proofing our Homes For The Future

Good practices that highlight the potential demand for housing in later life and how we can best meet the changing needs and aspirations of our ageing population. 

Tuesday, April 4 · 2 - 3pm

Laughter Yoga for 2023

A 5 week course on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. 

Wednesday, Feb 8, 10:00 AM – Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 AM

Cotton and Linen: Environmental Impact of Textile production

Following on from the session on Fashion and Sustainability, this talk focuses on the environmental impact of two important textiles: cotton and linen. Many of us with concern for the environment might assume that if we buy clothes made of ‘natural’ materials we will not go far wrong. 

Friday, April 14 · 2 - 3pm

Exploring World Faiths : Fleeing For Faith

In April we commemorate the Jewish Passover, when the Israelites fled their enslavement in Egypt. We will explore this, and other occasions when whole populations have had to flee from their homes.   

Monday, April 17 · 10 - 11:30am

Science Network Meeting

3 Talks:
1. Anti-Oxidants – The Good, The Bad and The Fraudulent. By Paul England (St Albans u3a).

2. Earthquakes: why they happen, how they're measured. Pete Webb, New Mills U3A. 

3. Get Rid of that Stink! - Joseph Bazalgette and development of London Sewer System - Mike Trevethick, Thanet u3a. 

Tuesday, April 18 · 10:30am - 3:30pm

Let's Talk About Autism

An introduction to autism facts, and my experience with my 44 year old autistic son 

Tuesday, April 18 · 2 - 3pm

Mindfulness and Meditation Continuation Sessions

Join us each month as we continue the practices introduced in the Mindfulness and Meditation Series, and introduce new ones. 

Thu, Feb 16, 2023, 10:00 AM – Thu, May 18, 2023, 11:00 AM

Family History : Using Census Data

Insights, tips and examples for family historians. A look at the history and content of census data, and its use in family history research.  

Wednesday, April 19 · 2 - 4pm

Toulouse Lautrec and the Cabaret of Paris

The world of Toulouse-Lautrec and eighteen-nineties Montmartre in Paris  

Thursday, April 20 · 2 - 3pm

War in Ukraine, 1919

Ron French of Beccles u3a explores the terror of the Russian Revolution in Ukraine through a personal story. 

Monday, April 24 · 10 - 11:15am

Discussing Climate Change : Involving All Generations

How can the generations support each other in raising awareness and campaigning, and discussing crucial issues such as climate change? 

Wednesday, April 26 · 10 - 11:30am