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Mon 27 Sep 2021 10.00 am     Book Group - German     Die Liebe in Ernstfall von Daniela Krien

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Mon 27 Sep 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 28 Sep 2021 4.00 pm     Book Grp-Slow:Future of Merit     The Future of Merit

Details To explore in some depth the concept of meritocracy. Once taken for granted as a good thing, the concept of meritocracy has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. The format of the ‘slow book group’ will give us the opportunity to explore these debates in depth, using Michael Sandel’s book ‘The Tyranny of Merit’ to focus discussion. In the final session, an interview with Martin Wooldridge of The Economist will provide a counterview.

Wed 29 Sep 2021 10.15 am     Art in London     Frans Hals - the male portrait - Wallace Collection fully booked

Details Wallace Collection, Manchester Square

Fri 1 Oct 2021 11.00 am     Italian Intermediate Conv.     

Details These meetings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month with concern to conversations. An additional meeting is scheduled on the 2nd Friday of each month with reference to Italian grammar.

Fri 1 Oct 2021 2.30 pm     Politics:Letters on Liberty     Politics:Letters on Liberty

Details The group will read in advance a short essay which can be downloaded online free of charge or purchased at a small price then discuss it at the meetings. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Mon 4 Oct 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 5 Oct 2021 3.00 pm     Walking with a camera     

Details we plan to resume group walks soon

Thu 7 Oct 2021 2.30 pm     Green Issues     

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Thu 7 Oct 2021 2.30 pm     Green Issues     

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Fri 8 Oct 2021 10.30 am     Art in London     Regents Park sculpture trail

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Fri 8 Oct 2021 11.00 am     Italian Intermediate Conv.     

Details These meetings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month with concern to conversations. An additional meeting is scheduled on the 2nd Friday of each month with reference to Italian grammar.

Mon 11 Oct 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 12 Oct 2021 4.00 pm     Book Grp-Slow:Future of Merit     The Future of Merit

Details To explore in some depth the concept of meritocracy. Once taken for granted as a good thing, the concept of meritocracy has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. The format of the ‘slow book group’ will give us the opportunity to explore these debates in depth, using Michael Sandel’s book ‘The Tyranny of Merit’ to focus discussion. In the final session, an interview with Martin Wooldridge of The Economist will provide a counterview.

Tue 12 Oct 2021 6.30 pm     Wine Appreciation     

Details Details of each event will be on our webpage. Sign up is required to each event through the webpage, at the appropriate time.

Wed 13 Oct 2021 10.00 am     Art in London     Young Poland - William Morris Gallery

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Fri 15 Oct 2021 11.00 am     Italian Intermediate Conv.     

Details These meetings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month with concern to conversations. An additional meeting is scheduled on the 2nd Friday of each month with reference to Italian grammar.

Fri 15 Oct 2021 2.30 pm     Politics: Moral Foundations     Politics: Moral Foundations of Politics

Details Join just the discussions on Zoom after watching the relevant video lectures from a course called Moral Foundations of Politics. The central question that this course tries to answer is: What makes a government legitimate? The course compares the five traditions of political philosophy (Utilitarianism, Marxism, Social Contract Theory, Anti-Enlightenment and Democratic) to do this. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the five traditions, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Mon 18 Oct 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 19 Oct 2021 3.30 pm     IT Support     IT Help Sessions

Details If you have a problem or query with your smartphone/ tablet/ computer come along see if our 'gurus' can help you. We can't promise but it's worth a try. Or come along just to listen in and learn generally - it's what u3as ar about!

Wed 20 Oct 2021 10.30 am     Book Group 2     

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Wed 20 Oct 2021 7.30 pm     Concerts: Folk & World Music     Cecil Sharp House - Christina Alden and Alex Patterson

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Sun 24 Oct 2021 3.00 pm     Concerts: Classical & Jazz     Royal Festival Hall: Choral concert

Details The idea of hearing Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine is enticing enough, but, as I’m sure you know neither piece is very long and the Bach Choir has chosen to premiere two new works as well as works by two well-loved British composers.

Mon 25 Oct 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 26 Oct 2021 4.00 pm     Book Grp-Slow:Future of Merit     The Future of Merit

Details To explore in some depth the concept of meritocracy. Once taken for granted as a good thing, the concept of meritocracy has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. The format of the ‘slow book group’ will give us the opportunity to explore these debates in depth, using Michael Sandel’s book ‘The Tyranny of Merit’ to focus discussion. In the final session, an interview with Martin Wooldridge of The Economist will provide a counterview.

Wed 27 Oct 2021 10.00 am     Art in London     Folkestone Triennial visit FULLY BOOKED

Details 4 mile walk viewing new and established artworks.Independent travel to Folkestone

Mon 1 Nov 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 2 Nov 2021 2.30 pm     Book Group- French 1     La honte by Annie Ernaux

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Tue 2 Nov 2021 3.00 pm     Walking with a camera     

Details we plan to resume group walks soon

Thu 4 Nov 2021 2.30 pm     Green Issues     

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Thu 4 Nov 2021 2.30 pm     Green Issues     

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Fri 5 Nov 2021 11.00 am     Italian Intermediate Conv.     

Details These meetings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month with concern to conversations. An additional meeting is scheduled on the 2nd Friday of each month with reference to Italian grammar.

Fri 5 Nov 2021 2.30 pm     Politics:Letters on Liberty     Politics:Letters on Liberty

Details The group will read in advance a short essay which can be downloaded online free of charge or purchased at a small price then discuss it at the meetings. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Mon 8 Nov 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 9 Nov 2021 4.00 pm     Book Grp-Slow:Future of Merit     The Future of Merit

Details To explore in some depth the concept of meritocracy. Once taken for granted as a good thing, the concept of meritocracy has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. The format of the ‘slow book group’ will give us the opportunity to explore these debates in depth, using Michael Sandel’s book ‘The Tyranny of Merit’ to focus discussion. In the final session, an interview with Martin Wooldridge of The Economist will provide a counterview.

Tue 9 Nov 2021 6.30 pm     Wine Appreciation     

Details Details of each event will be on our webpage. Sign up is required to each event through the webpage, at the appropriate time.

Wed 10 Nov 2021 11.00 am     Art in London     Noguchi at Barbican Art Gallery

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Wed 10 Nov 2021 8.00 pm     Concerts: Folk & World Music     King's Place - Talisk

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Fri 12 Nov 2021 11.00 am     Italian Intermediate Conv.     

Details These meetings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month with concern to conversations. An additional meeting is scheduled on the 2nd Friday of each month with reference to Italian grammar.

Mon 15 Nov 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 16 Nov 2021 3.30 pm     IT Support     IT Help Sessions

Details If you have a problem or query with your smartphone/ tablet/ computer come along see if our 'gurus' can help you. We can't promise but it's worth a try. Or come along just to listen in and learn generally - it's what u3as ar about!

Wed 17 Nov 2021 10.30 am     Book Group 2     

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Fri 19 Nov 2021 11.00 am     Italian Intermediate Conv.     

Details These meetings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month with concern to conversations. An additional meeting is scheduled on the 2nd Friday of each month with reference to Italian grammar.

Fri 19 Nov 2021 2.30 pm     Politics: Moral Foundations     Politics: Moral Foundations of Politics

Details Join just the discussions on Zoom after watching the relevant video lectures from a course called Moral Foundations of Politics. The central question that this course tries to answer is: What makes a government legitimate? The course compares the five traditions of political philosophy (Utilitarianism, Marxism, Social Contract Theory, Anti-Enlightenment and Democratic) to do this. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the five traditions, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Fri 19 Nov 2021 7.30 pm     Concerts: Classical & Jazz     Barbican Centre: Soweto Kinch

Details Given that Soweto Kinch is a huge name in jazz this promises to be a very exciting evening. This concert is part of the EFG London Jazz Festival and tickets are already selling.

Mon 22 Nov 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 23 Nov 2021 4.00 pm     Book Grp-Slow:Future of Merit     The Future of Merit

Details To explore in some depth the concept of meritocracy. Once taken for granted as a good thing, the concept of meritocracy has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. The format of the ‘slow book group’ will give us the opportunity to explore these debates in depth, using Michael Sandel’s book ‘The Tyranny of Merit’ to focus discussion. In the final session, an interview with Martin Wooldridge of The Economist will provide a counterview.

Mon 29 Nov 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Thu 2 Dec 2021 2.30 pm     Green Issues     

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Thu 2 Dec 2021 2.30 pm     Green Issues     

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Thu 2 Dec 2021 3.00 pm     Art in London     Collectors Curators and Connoisseurs - Brunei Gallery

Details Brunei Gallery, SOAS 100 years of the Oriental Ceramics Society

Fri 3 Dec 2021 2.30 pm     Politics:Letters on Liberty     Politics:Letters on Liberty

Details The group will read in advance a short essay which can be downloaded online free of charge or purchased at a small price then discuss it at the meetings. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Mon 6 Dec 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 7 Dec 2021 3.00 pm     Walking with a camera     

Details we plan to resume group walks soon

Tue 7 Dec 2021 4.00 pm     Book Grp-Slow:Future of Merit     The Future of Merit

Details To explore in some depth the concept of meritocracy. Once taken for granted as a good thing, the concept of meritocracy has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. The format of the ‘slow book group’ will give us the opportunity to explore these debates in depth, using Michael Sandel’s book ‘The Tyranny of Merit’ to focus discussion. In the final session, an interview with Martin Wooldridge of The Economist will provide a counterview.

Wed 8 Dec 2021 10.45 am     Art in London     Lubaina Himid - Tate Modern

Details Now booking at venue, £16 full price, £8 Art Fund

Mon 13 Dec 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 14 Dec 2021 2.30 pm     Book Group- French 1     

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Wed 15 Dec 2021 10.30 am     Book Group 2     

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Fri 17 Dec 2021 2.30 pm     Politics: Moral Foundations     Politics: Moral Foundations of Politics

Details Join the discussions after watching the relevant video lectures from a course called Moral Foundations of Politics. The central question that this course tries to answer is: What makes a government legitimate? The course compares the five traditions of political philosophy (Utilitarianism, Marxism, Social Contract Theory, Anti-Enlightenment and Democratic) to do this. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the five traditions, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments.

Fri 17 Dec 2021 7.30 pm     Concerts: Classical & Jazz     Christmas at St John's Smith Square

Details Something suitably festive with a world-class choir to get us in the Yuletide spirit, this time the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.

Mon 20 Dec 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Tue 21 Dec 2021 3.30 pm     IT Support     IT Help Sessions

Details If you have a problem or query with your smartphone/ tablet/ computer come along see if our 'gurus' can help you. We can't promise but it's worth a try. Or come along just to listen in and learn generally - it's what u3as ar about!

Mon 27 Dec 2021 10.30 am     Spanish Intermed. Conversation     

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Fri 7 Jan 2022 2.30 pm     Politics:Letters on Liberty     Politics:Letters on Liberty

Details The group will read in advance a short essay which can be downloaded online free of charge or purchased at a small price then discuss it at the meetings. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Tue 18 Jan 2022 3.30 pm     IT Support     IT Help Sessions

Details If you have a problem or query with your smartphone/ tablet/ computer come along see if our 'gurus' can help you. We can't promise but it's worth a try. Or come along just to listen in and learn generally - it's what u3as ar about!

Fri 21 Jan 2022 2.30 pm     Politics: Moral Foundations     Politics: Moral Foundations of Politics

Details Join just the discussions on Zoom after watching the relevant video lectures from a course called Moral Foundations of Politics. The central question that this course tries to answer is: What makes a government legitimate? The course compares the five traditions of political philosophy (Utilitarianism, Marxism, Social Contract Theory, Anti-Enlightenment and Democratic) to do this. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the five traditions, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Fri 21 Jan 2022 8.00 pm     Concerts: Folk & World Music     Barbican Hall Graceland concert

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Tue 25 Jan 2022 2.30 pm     Book Group- French 1     

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Fri 4 Feb 2022 2.30 pm     Politics:Letters on Liberty     Politics:Letters on Liberty

Details The group will read in advance a short essay which can be downloaded online free of charge or purchased at a small price then discuss it at the meetings. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Fri 18 Feb 2022 2.30 pm     Politics: Moral Foundations     Politics: Moral Foundations of Politics

Details Join just the discussions on Zoom after watching the relevant video lectures from a course called Moral Foundations of Politics. The central question that this course tries to answer is: What makes a government legitimate? The course compares the five traditions of political philosophy (Utilitarianism, Marxism, Social Contract Theory, Anti-Enlightenment and Democratic) to do this. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the five traditions, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Fri 4 Mar 2022 2.30 pm     Politics:Letters on Liberty     Politics:Letters on Liberty

Details The group will read in advance a short essay which can be downloaded online free of charge or purchased at a small price then discuss it at the meetings. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Tue 8 Mar 2022 2.30 pm     Book Group- French 1     

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Fri 18 Mar 2022 2.30 pm     Politics: Moral Foundations     Politics: Moral Foundations of Politics

Details Join just the discussions on Zoom after watching the relevant video lectures from a course called Moral Foundations of Politics. The central question that this course tries to answer is: What makes a government legitimate? The course compares the five traditions of political philosophy (Utilitarianism, Marxism, Social Contract Theory, Anti-Enlightenment and Democratic) to do this. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the five traditions, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Fri 1 Apr 2022 2.30 pm     Politics:Letters on Liberty     Politics:Letters on Liberty

Details The group will read in advance a short essay which can be downloaded online free of charge or purchased at a small price then discuss it at the meetings. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Fri 15 Apr 2022 2.30 pm     Politics: Moral Foundations     Politics: Moral Foundations of Politics

Details Join just the discussions on Zoom after watching the relevant video lectures from a course called Moral Foundations of Politics. The central question that this course tries to answer is: What makes a government legitimate? The course compares the five traditions of political philosophy (Utilitarianism, Marxism, Social Contract Theory, Anti-Enlightenment and Democratic) to do this. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the five traditions, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Tue 19 Apr 2022 2.30 pm     Book Group- French 1     

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Fri 6 May 2022 2.30 pm     Politics:Letters on Liberty     Politics:Letters on Liberty

Details The group will read in advance a short essay which can be downloaded online free of charge or purchased at a small price then discuss it at the meetings. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Fri 20 May 2022 2.30 pm     Politics: Moral Foundations     Politics: Moral Foundations of Politics

Details Join just the discussions on Zoom after watching the relevant video lectures from a course called Moral Foundations of Politics. The central question that this course tries to answer is: What makes a government legitimate? The course compares the five traditions of political philosophy (Utilitarianism, Marxism, Social Contract Theory, Anti-Enlightenment and Democratic) to do this. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the five traditions, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Fri 3 Jun 2022 2.30 pm     Politics:Letters on Liberty     Politics:Letters on Liberty

Details The group will read in advance a short essay which can be downloaded online free of charge or purchased at a small price then discuss it at the meetings. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Fri 17 Jun 2022 2.30 pm     Politics: Moral Foundations     Politics: Moral Foundations of Politics

Details Join the discussions after watching the relevant video lectures from a course called Moral Foundations of Politics. The central question that this course tries to answer is: What makes a government legitimate? The course compares the five traditions of political philosophy (Utilitarianism, Marxism, Social Contract Theory, Anti-Enlightenment and Democratic) to do this. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the five traditions, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments.

Fri 1 Jul 2022 2.30 pm     Politics:Letters on Liberty     Politics:Letters on Liberty

Details The group will read in advance a short essay which can be downloaded online free of charge or purchased at a small price then discuss it at the meetings. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.

Fri 15 Jul 2022 2.30 pm     Politics: Moral Foundations     Politics: Moral Foundations of Politics

Details Join just the discussions on Zoom after watching the relevant video lectures from a course called Moral Foundations of Politics. The central question that this course tries to answer is: What makes a government legitimate? The course compares the five traditions of political philosophy (Utilitarianism, Marxism, Social Contract Theory, Anti-Enlightenment and Democratic) to do this. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the five traditions, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. Members are encouraged to come to the meetings with a question or specific point that you would like to discuss.