Classes T-Y


TAIJI Lorna Kerr
Tue 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 2.21)
Lorna has been studying Chan style Taiji hand and fan forms with Millicent Hodson here and with the Hampstead Taiji.Group. In her classes, the focus will be on a graduated series of warm ups and stretches and the official Chinese Chan style. The purpose is to promote health, peace of mind and longevity. All students are welcome, from beginners to more experienced. She will be backed up by fellow students Sue Blake and Kate Whitcomb.

THEATRE DISCUSSION GROUP
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 22) approx. four weekly on Oct 16; Nov 13; Dec 11. Jan 15; Feb 12; Mar 12; May 14; June 11; July 9.
We are a group of people who love the theatre. We go when we can, not as a group, but we meet every four weeks to talk about current productions and suggest plays to visit in the future. Come and join in the discussion.

THEATRE: A HISTORY Irene Kyffin
Wed 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 33)
Having looked at the development of the stage and theatre from pre-Ancient Greek times, we have taken into account Roman times and moved on to the effects of Christianity and Islam on the theatre. Over the next year we will look at Byzantine entertainment and the theatre of the Middle Ages and after.

TOPICAL TOPICS Ken Baldry
Wed 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 2.21)
A talk with a discussion on subjects, frequently topical but sometimes not, run by members and hopefully agreed in advance. Members are welcome to suggest speakers and to e-mail: ken@art-science.com The up-to-date programme is always on www.topicaltopics.org.uk

VOICE MATTERS Barbara Alden
Tue 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 22)
This class aims to revive well-worn voices and restore and maintain healthy vocal function for speaking and singing. It will focus on exercises to improve posture, breathing, articulation, resonance and projection, then apply these techniques to speech, poetry and songs. It Feels Good to Sound Good!

WALKING IN LONDON ON TUESDAYS Richard Cohen
London local History Walks – A fortnightly programme of walks on Tuesday afternoons. The walks usually start and end at tube stations and last about two hours with the possibility of going to a café to relax afterwards. You can learn about the stories of London which connect us with our past in a relaxed and informal way. Details of dates and meeting places will be available on the Notice Board. Richard would like to share his passion for London with you. Find out more at thenandnowlondonwalks.com

WEDNESDAY SHORTER WALKS Margaret Mitchell
On these dates: Oct 4, 18; Nov 1, 15, 29; Dec 13. Jan 10, 24;Feb 7, 21; Mar 7, 21; Apr 18; May 2, 16, 30; Jun 13, 27; Jul 11.
Short walks on alternate Wednesdays in London or its suburbs. All take place in the Freedom Pass Zone, and usually begin at 10.30. We look at interesting places we pass, and often have a refreshment break. You may not be home by lunchtime on the furthest trips. Before each walk, details will be on the U3A notice-board and you can also email margaretmmitchell@yahoo.com

WEEKLY RAMBLING GROUP ON THURSDAYS Chris Queen
Walks take a full day and you should avoid other arrangements before early evening. We explore in and around London – rivers, canals, hills – covering distances of around 6 to 8 miles. If the walk takes us outside the Freedom Pass zone, discounted Group Rail tickets are bought. Some walks are more strenuous than others but this activity is not only for exercise but is also an enjoyable social event. On each walk we go to a pre-booked lunch venue, often the village inn. The details of the following walk can be sent to your e-mail address and a copy is displayed on the U3A notice board each Monday. Contact: by email: chrisqueen@onetel.com

WINE APPRECIATION Martin Raybould
Thur 18.30 – 20.30 (Room 29) Note the time!
Monthly by arrangement.
If you enjoy drinking wine, and would like to try different wines and grapes from different regions and countries in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, this is for you! We meet once a month 6.30 – 8.30 pm and try at least 8/9 wines per session – all for £10 which includes cheese and biscuits. The surplus goes to tasting better wines and towards our own Christmas party. To find out more, and dates, call Martin Raybould on 020 7794 3922 or 07880 744927 or e-mail martin@rayboulds.com

WOMEN AND THE LAW New Hope Liebersohn
Fri 11.30 – 12.30 (Room 33) Spring and Summer Terms only,
This course starts in 1882 and ends in 2018. Can bosses still make women wear high heels at work, and will EU rights survive our exit? Women now have the vote, equal pay and equal rights; marital rape is illegal, and women may have a sterilisation or an independent mortgage. But what about harassment and stalking, child custody and relationship breakdown? Or the criminal justice system? We will cover cases of “domestic” violence and discrimination in Sharia law, Jewish law and Church law. Up to the 19th century, a woman’s property belonged to her husband, and he could declare her insane and commit her to an asylum at will. How times have changed!

WRITING CREATIVELY Gerry Michaels
Thur 11.30 – 13.00 (Room 30)
Creative writing sessions with creative ideas, discussion and helpful criticism. Off the cuff writing and homework. Give it a try. If you can talk, you can write.

WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY Phil Turner
Tue 11.05 – 12.35 (Room 30)
This class will give you a framework for writing your story and an opportunity to read to the group what you have written during the week. We allow time for constructive discussion after each reading. The group is limited to 10 students so that individual attention can be given to each member.

WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS A Daphne Gotlop
Fri 10.30 – 12.15(Room 24)
Every life is unique, fascinating and intriguing. Join this friendly group and start writing an account of yours! You’ll be able to get help and learn writing techniques and tips as well as hearing fascinating tales from your fellow authors of their own life-stories. The class is structured so that you share with the group what you have written in the preceding 7 days as well as getting advice and encouragement. The group consists of a maximum of 12 people, making it friendly, personal and supportive. Make a start today!

WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS B Tim Griebel
Fri 13.15 – 15.00 (Room 30)
This class is similar to the one above and will consist of a maximum of 7-8 people.

WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Pat Gordon
Tue 13.50 – 16.05 (Room 28)
This is a space for anyone who wants to write and share their writing with others. All types of writing are welcome: fiction and non-fictionp, rose and poems, memoirs, articles, anything else you want to try your hand at. We aim to offer constructive help and feedback. Do phone Pat to find out more, or come along and try it out.

YARN-BASED CRAFT WORKSHOP Carole Nolan
Mon 14.00 – 15.30 (Room 26)
A ‘workshop’ class where experiences and skills are shared, problems and difficulties worked on, and old skills renewed. We are open to any yarn-based skill (knitting, embroidery, tapestry, sewing, crochet etc).

YIDDISH FOR FUN Adela Lassman
Tue 12.40 – 13.45 (Room 28) Spring and Summer Terms only
Offering my services once again and asking you if you would like to join the class. As described, it is a fun hour: stories, songs and conversation. No ‘heavy’ stuff, just remembering times past.
If you would like to attend Adela Lassman’s class before January, she would be happy for people to come to her home from the 4th of September. Please ring her first on 02084582076.

YOGA: BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE A Judith Nasatyr
Fri 10.00 – 11.15 (Room 2.21)
Yoga for beginners to intermediate levels. Please bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothes.

YOGA: BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE B No Coordinator
Thur 10.00 – 11.00 (Room 2.21) fortnightly on Oct 5, 19; Nov 2, 16, 30; Dec 14. Jan 18; Feb 1, 15; Mar 1, 15, 29; Apr 19; May 3, 17, 31; June 14, 28; July 12.
Learn a few basic postures and how to relax and breathe properly. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothes.

YOGA: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Barbara Alden
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 2.21)
This is a well-established class for those who are proficient and practise yoga regularly. Asanas are held for 30 – 60 seconds. Numbers are limited to allow sufficient space to move with the postures. You will need loose, comfortable clothing, your own mat and also two yoga foam blocks which can be ordered online from: Yoga Mad: www.yogamad.com