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 :

Writing Poetry for Publication and Performance

In this practical masterclass, author and poet Sophia Blackwell will take you through the ins and outs of writing poetry, whether for publication or performance? How do you craft a distinct voice and take the next step? Sophia will be digging into these questions and more.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Learning is the Elixir of Healthy Ageing

Sir Muir Gray will be talking to us about what we know about living longer and the interaction between ageing, loss of fitness, disease and ageism. Then what we can do about it!

Tues, December 13th, 2022 at 4.00 PM

Laughter Yoga Workshop

Laughter yoga combines hearty laughter exercises with deep yoga-style breathing (pranayama) - Workshop by Judith Anne Walker.

Wed, December 14th, 2022, at 2:00 PM

Learn Digital Life Skills - Photo Week

Want to get the most out of your built-in camera and create amazing photos with just your phone? We cover all the need-to-know settings and compositions for that perfect scenic shot or selfie.

Fri, December 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Cryptic Crosswords Explained

This is the story of the cryptic crossword – a quintessentially British form of the written word that beguiles and delights puzzle fans every day.

Find out how cryptic crosswords work, where they came from, who solves them, and how people learn this skill.

Mon, December 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM