U3A in London (Hampstead) - Wednesday European History Talks

Timetable updated 19/12/2022

We meet on Wednesday mornings at 11:40 in Room 2.21 in the Old Town Hall.

We suggest you bookmark this page which is always up-to-date. Talks are given by Ken Baldry.

Spring Term 2023

Jan 11th

88. Henry VIII of England

Jan 18th 

89. Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to 1540

Jan 25th

90. Loose ends from the early 16th Century: Portugal. The Spanish in South America. Ongoing religious wars

Feb 1st 

91. The later Tudors: Edward VI & Mary I

Feb 8th

92. Lucas Cranach, mostly the Elder & some Younger

Feb 15th

93. Ivan the Terrible

Feb 22nd

94. Suleiman the Magnificent

Mar 1st

95. Elizabeth I of England & Philip II of Spain, to the Armada

Mar 8th

96. Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand & France. The Catholic Church & French Wars of Religion with music

Mar 15th

97. More about matters Religious. More French Wars, contemporary religious beliefs, science & Titian

Mar 22nd

98. Elizabeth I of England & Philip II of Spain, part Two

Mar 29th

99. The Baltic & East from the later 16th Century. More Astronomy, Sweden & Poland & Russia's Time of Troubles

Summer Term 2023

Apr 26th

100. Art in the later 16th Century: Corregio, Anguissola, Fontana, Longhi, Galizia & Caravaggio

May 3rd

101. The small states of Italy, the Turks after Suleiman

May 10th

102. History of Italian Opera. A broad sweep from 1598 to 1985 with plenty of music

May 17th

103. The Thirty Years War 1618 - 1648. The run-up in France, Netherlands & Sweden, then, the horror

May 24th

104. Early Stuarts in England. Elizabethan Poor Law, James I & IV, Charles I's early reign

May 3st

105. Peter Paul Rubens with contemporary music

June 7th

106. France & Spain early 17thC

June 14th

107. Points East 17thC. Russia, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth & Turks

June 21st

108. Rembrandt, the greatest painter with contemporary music

June 28th

109. England under Charles I. From 1628, through the 11 Years Tyranny to 1642

July 5th

110. Civil War in England. The First War from 1642 to 1646

July 12th

111. The English Civil War part 2. The Second War, the trial & execution of Charles I & the war in Ireland

Contact: Ken Baldry at 17 Gerrard Road, Islington, London N1 8AY Telephone +44(0)20 7359 6294 or e-mail him This page's URL: http://www.art-science.com.uk/history-talks.html

Talks & page sponsored by Art & Science