Shared Learning Projects are research projects which focus on a topic proposed by an institution (such as a museum, art gallery, stately home or library) or proposed by U3A members themselves on a theme (such as a river, a town, a person or a philosophy). One of the main objectives is to undertake some stimulating work which will be of benefit to both the participants and to the institution in which the project is carried out.
Over the last eight years, U3A has worked on Shared Learning Projects with some fifty museums in London and across the country – for example, The British Museum, Brighton Museum, the Foundling Museum, the Guildhall Library, Lytes Cary Manor House, Somerset, the Museum of London and Perth Museum, Scotland.
Shared Learning Projects seeking participants will be listed here with details on separate pages:
Sail to Steam Shared Learning Project
A collaboration with Museum of London Archaeology Department. Start date 26th July.
Digging through the mud has been done. We need you to dig through the records.
The research will concentrate on the London shipbuilding/ship breaking industry and the effects of new technology on ship building . What happened to to the wooden ship builders’ businesses?
We are on a short time scale, so please read about the project now and volunteer quickly.
For more information click Sail to Steam SLP flyer and to apply click SLP application form
U3A and the Royal Philatelic Society London are starting a Shared Learning project to produce a virtual tour of items that are not normally on display in the Society’s museum thus creating an on-line virtual musem. You do not need any special knowledge of stamps but you do need access to a laptop or tablet. The project will start in April and last until the end of June. For more information click on this link – Virtual TOUR SLP Advert
Starting In Spring 2017
The early history of Women’s Pioneer Housing
Old records recently found in the Women’s Pioneers’ safe read like a Who’s Who of the suffragist movement. Accessible housing for women, set up after WW1 by Etheldred Browning was a success. Having a secure home helped to protect and support women in the workplace and enabled some to embark on professional careers hitherto the preserve of males. The initial meetings will be held at Women’s Pioneer’s offices in White City and at the Women’s library in Holborn. There is a cracking story to tell – but help is needed to investigate it. For more information, including details of how to apply, click on this link.
Royal Holloway, University of London is looking for people with an interest in history to undertake research locally to contribute to their Citizens project which will explore the history of liberty, protests, rebellion and reform from the time of Magna Carta to the Suffragettes and beyond. For more information, including details of how to apply, click on this link citizens-800-years-2017