Architecture


Activity

We are a friendly group of amateur enthusiasts and new members are always very welcome.

Where and when

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church in Market Harborough.

Other information

If you would like to know what we have planned for 2019 please click here to find out: Architecture Programme 2019

Contact details

Colin Cohen 07973 348817, Geoff Woods 01858 468989   email: geoffwoodsslu3a@gmail.com


News

Architecture – April 2020

As there’s unlikely to be any U3A group meetings in the near future, we’ve been thinking about how to keep people engaged. What we’re planning to do is to send an email to members of the Architecture group on a regular basis, with a link to a short film or television programme that we hope will […]

Architecture – April 2020

Following revised government guidelines intended to limit the spread of coronavirus the group has cancelled its meetings for the time being. The meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday 24th March will not be going ahead and it remains uncertain when our programme will resume. Further information will be published in due course. Geoff

Architecture – meetings cancelled

Following revised government guidelines intended to limit the spread of coronavirus the group has cancelled its meetings for the time being. The meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday 24th March will not be going ahead and it remains uncertain when our programme will resume. Further information will be published in due course. Geoff Woods

Architecture – March

At our February meeting we were treated to a pictorial tour of two Midlands villages each with a church dating back to Saxon times. Judith took us round Geddington in Northamptonshire highlighting the royal hunting lodge (which sadly no longer exists), the medieval bridge and of course the fine Eleanor Cross. Saxon features are still […]

Architecture – Febarury 2020

  At our January meeting members expressed their sincere thanks to Peter Ellement who is relinquishing his fifteen-year role as group leader and returning to the ‘back benches’. Under his stewardship the group has grown significantly as a steady stream of new members have been welcomed to explore the world of buildings and the people […]

Architecture – January 2020

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 28 January 2020, when Geoff will give a talk entitled ‘Some Recently Deceased Architects and their Contribution to Modern Architecture.’ Please note this is a change  to the talk advertised […]

Architecture – December

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.  We had a great meeting in November when everyone present thoroughly enjoyed a quiz organised by Colin and Geoff. This year there were 8 teams, named after architectural styles – Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque, Bauhaus, Brutalist, […]

Architecture – November

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.     Our next meeting is on Tuesday 26 November when we will have an afternoon given over to our second Quiz organised by Colin and Geoff. This is the last meeting of 2019 and all members of the […]

Architecture – October

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.     Our next meeting is on Tuesday 22 October when we will have  afternoon given over to the life and work of three architects:  Colin will talk about Walter Gropius(founder of the German Bauhaus School, Geoff about Terunobu […]

Architecture – September

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.    At our meeting in August, Colin gave us a fascinating talk on ‘What did the Victorians ever do for us? – The Great Exhibition and Albertopolis.’  Our next meeting is on Tuesday 24 September when we will […]