Events / Outings

Royal Holloway University - Shared Learning Projects

Royal Holloway University - Citizens 800 Shared Learning Project

Royal Holloway University in conjunction with the U3A are holding a series of workshops to be held this year

Any member in the SE region is invited to attend any of these half day workshops and get involved in guided research. No previous knowledge or equipment is required. There is parking on campus and directions are on the website.

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What are Shared Learning Projects?

Shared Learning Projects started in the autumn of 2002 at the British Museum and, since then, they have flourished throughout the UK. SLPs involve a team of U3A members, usually from more than one U3A, carrying out research for an institution such as a museum, archive or gallery where there is a specific project to which volunteers can contribute. The emphasis is on partnership: the host organisation working with members of the U3A team who are contributing their learning to the project.

Citizens project Shared Learning Projects

For phase two of the Citizens project's Shared Learning Projects we are hosting a series of Research Retreats where members of the U3A can help us delve into the archives to help us examine key milestones in the history of liberty, protest, rebellion and reform. Most Research Retreats will be held at Royal Holloway's campus in London and more dates will be added, so please do check back from time to time for updates.

Research Retreat Example

On 7th November 2018 a small group of U3A volunteers joined us at Royal Holloway to delve into the British Newspaper Archive to plot reports in March 1913 of 'Suffragette Outrages'. The resulting Google My Map now features in our online course with the UK Parliament, Beyond the Ballot, and will later be added to our resources for schools. C

Workshops planned for this year include:

6th March 2019 - Peterloo Rediscovered

10th April 2019 -Chartism 180

8th May 2019 - The Great Unrest

For more details and information on how to apply to participate see go to