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Public Meetings 

Every third Tuesday we hold our General Meeting and enjoy a talk by a speaker on a general theme. These are public meetings, free to our members but normally Non-Members are welcome to attend for a charge of £5.00 on the door.  However, as part of our collaboration with Bromley Well for their Self Care week initiative, the talk on the 21st will be FREE to non-members.

Venue: 4th Floor - Bromley Central Library, High St, Bromley BR1 1EX: 10.30 am to noon.

  • An underground guide to Historical London - talk by Nick Dobson

    21st May 2024

    Nick Dobson is a former professional Librarian with over 100 talks on a wide range of subjects....

  • u3a Annual General Meeting

    16th April 2024

    Please note that this meeting is NOT open to the General Public....

  • Conan Doyle - A talk by Tony Harris

    19th March 2024

    Tony Harris is a professional comedian, raconteur and actor who specialises in historical talks with an hysterical twist. His aim is to trick people into learning by making them laugh, but every point he makes is historically accurate.  Tony will bring Conan Doyle’s detective to life...

  • Burying the Ghosts - talk by Sonia Case

    16th January 2024

    She escaped Nazi Germany only to have her life torn apart by the woman she saved from the camps: her mother....

  • Tamara de Lempicka (Public Meeting)

    21st November 2023

    A talk by Laury Burr. Tamara is considered by many to be the doyenne of Art Deco portrait artists – she’d have said so herself, for sure!  Her life was extraordinary – an aristocrat who escaped from Russia after the revolution and turned to painting to survive once she’d sold the...

  • Robert Keable: WW1 Chaplin to 1920's Tahiti

    17th October 2023

    A talk by Simon Keable Elliott. As Robert Keable's grandson Simon has used letters, books, articles, interviews and a trip to Tahiti to produce a fascinating account of Robert Keable's life....

  • Autumn Delights - Lunchtime Concert

    5th October 2023

    12:00 - 14:00

    A lunchtime concert held in the large hall on floor 4 of Bromley Central Library.  Each concert is just £8 (payable in cash on the door).  Do come along, bring your friends and relations. It's a public event so all are welcome.  You can bring a packed lunch with you to eat in...

  • Discovery Day

    23rd September 2023

    11:00 - 3:00

    We are holding a joint Discovery Day with Bromley Little Theatre to help attract new members/volunteers for both organisations. See the attached leaflet here. No longer working full time, want to expand your horizons? Would you like to spend time in the company of people in a similar situation,...

  • Games Afternoon

    20th September 2023

    1:30 - 3:30

    PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS FOR U3A MEMBERS ONLY We are again combining Bromley, Orpington & Beckenham u3a’s (BOB) for a fun and games afternoon, following last year’s very enjoyable event. This also celebrates National u3a Day! There will be tables offering all sorts of board games, card...

  • Does Truth no longer matter?

    19th September 2023

    A talk by Andrew Baker. In the West are values of truth, integrity and the decency in public life in decay? Have "fake news" and conspiracy theories created a gulf between rhetoric and reality bringing widespread disenchantment and distrust? How has it happened and what can we do?...

  • Medical Detection Dogs

    15th August 2023

    Find out how Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease with the aim of developing faster, more efficient and less invasive diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes....

  • A Walk Across Africa

    18th July 2023

    A Talk by Fran Sandham. A brilliant insight into the dangers, sights, and practical problems of completing a solo walk across Africa....

  • Life as a Tiller

    20th June 2023

    A talk by Jackie Simmonds (former Tiller Girl at the London Palladium) - Life as a Tiller.  Please note that this meeting will now be held at the Central Library, 4th Floor at 10.30am....

  • Acting can be murder

    16th May 2023

    A talk by Linda Regan (actress & author) Acting can be  murder.  Please note that this meeting will now be held at the Central Library, 4th Floor at 10.30am....

  • The View from the Wings

    21st March 2023

    A talk by Brian Freehand (speaker/playwright & author) - The View from the Wings...

  • You the Jury

    21st February 2023

    A talk by Peter Thompson (retired barrister) -You the Jury...

  • The Life and Times of King Edward Vll

    7th February 2023

    The Local Studies Group will meet at 10.30 am in the United Reformed Church Widmore Road, Bromley. The talk will be given by John Halligan. Entrance is £3.  All members welcome...

  • Tuesday January 17th

    17th January 2023

    A talk by Bill Bowman: Robert Burns - the poet of humanity...

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