Away Day – Modernist Hampstead Architecture

Friday, 22nd June, 2018.
Modernist Hampstead Architecture

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We have arranged a guided visit of the exteriors of some of the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in the 1930s such as The Sun House by Maxwell Fry, and 66 Frognal by Connel Ward and Lucus.  Much of this architecture echoed design trends in Europe but elements of eighteenth-century architectural design were also an influence for some architects. We will see some more recent examples, and, in passing, some striking non-modernist Hampstead buildings. Click here for full details.

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Far Away Day

Ightam MoteOn Sunday 1st July there will an outing to Ightham Mote and Tonbridge. Booking is now open. Cost – £22.50 or £32.50 for non NT members.


See Far Away Day page for more details and a booking form

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Summer School 2018

St. Bride Foundation

St. Bride Foundation

Booking is now open for London Region Summer school to be held at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet St, London CE4Y 8EQ. A wide range of topics will be covered including art, history, literature, music, science and currrent affairs.

For more information see the attached flyer.

To book go to the Events page of the London Region website

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Away Days in January and February

Friday, 19th January
Join a guided tour of The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret at St Thomas’s Church. This is the oldest operating theatre in Britain, dating from the early 19th century and restored about 10 years ago. It is to be found in the roof space of St. Thomas’s Church, which also served as a herb garret The reason for this odd location will be explained in the course of our group visit which will comprise a talk on the heroic days of surgery and a tour of the theatre, garret and museum. Booking essential.
Friday, 23 February
Angels Costumes is the multi Oscar and BAFTA winning, largest costume house in the world. We have arranged a tour at a special price in which we will be guided around all of Angels Costumes departments including Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, Badge Room and Warehouse. See clothes made or recreated for Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Fred Astaire, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and many more. We will also learn about the heritage of the business, see how costumes are made and journey through some of the 8.5 miles of hanging costumes.Booking essential.
Full info on our Away Days page

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Spring Tour 2018 Plans


The NLU3A Spring Tour will be on 20-24 May 2018.

We shall be staying for 4 nights (half-board) at the 4* Holiday Inn Hotel, on the outskirts of Corby (where we will have access to the health and fitness centre). The county is well-known for its country houses; we shall visit a few of these and a wide range of buildings from Anglo-Saxon to 20th Century. We expect to include visits to tell us something about the local boot and shoe industry and local iron manufacture, as well as seeing the world’s oldest garden gnome and a Napoleonic War military depot.

Click to see the Proposed Itinerary and a Booking Form. Frank Kelsall and Helena Green. For further information contact Helena at or 020 8349 3058.

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Far Away Day to Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

Booking is now open for our visit on Friday 1st Dec to Winchester. We will start with a short tour of the Cathedral and then the remainder of the day you will be free to visit the Christmas Market or explore Winchester. For more details see the Far Away Day page

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