For all Bedford U3A members and anyone in their 'third age' who is interested in finding out more about Bedford U3A, an Open Meeting takes place twice a month: on the first Wednesday of each month at Bedford Athletic Rugby Club, Wentworth Drive, Bedford, MK41 8QA and on the third Tuesday of each month at Addison Centre, Addison Howard Park, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 8PN. Both meetings start at 10am.
Details of the talks and speakers are listed. Members pay £1.50 for each Open Meeting attended. In return they get a a cup of tea or coffee, biscuit and a complimentary raffle ticket with a chance to win a prize. The proceeds help with meeting the costs of speakers and running Bedford U3A.
If you have a recommendation for a speaker or have an idea for a talk or would like to be involved in booking speakers please speak to or contact our Speakers' Secretary Mark Haines.
Unforeseen circumstances may arise which make it necessary to change the speaker programme at short notice but we will always do our best to keep you informed - Mark Haines.
Trips and Holidays
We have an energetic group of members who do a splendid job in organising trips and holidays for members. Brief details of trips and holidays are given below but full details are given in the Travel Club page.
Details of groups' events are given in each group's page but occasional 'one off' events will be shown here as well.
Events can be displayed in date order or listed under separate categories that can be viewed by clicking on the tab at the top right corner of the table below.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Feb 5th||Open Meeting - 10am at Bedford Athletic Rugby Club|
The Palace of Knightsbridge by Richard Furnival-Jones
Richard Furnival-Jones tells the history of Harrods Ltd and the (repeatable) tales of his 40 years working there.
|Tue Feb 18th||Open Meeting - 10am at Addison Centre|
William The Butler by William French
William French was butler to the stars and the Royal Family.
|Wed Mar 4th||Open Meeting - 10am at Bedford Athletic Rugby Club|
Daily Life in Tudor Times by Martin Sirot-Smith
Martin Sirot-Smith appears as the Lord of the Manor in full Tudor costume and tells of life in Tudor times.
|Tue Mar 17th||Open Meeting - 10am at Addison Centre|
Making a Stand for Chelsea by Dr Tim Wregghitt
Dr. Tim Wregghitt gives a humorous talk about organising 10 years of educational displays at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
|Wed Feb 26th||King and I at Milton Keynes Theatre - FULL. See Travel Club for more information.|
|Wed Mar 18th||Trip to Kenilworth and Guide Dog Centre. See Travel Club page for more information.|
|Wed Mar 25th||Music Hall Matinee at Brick Lane Music Hall. See Travel Club page for more details.|
|Tue Mar 31st||Trip to National Arboretum and Lichfield - FULL. See Travel Club page for more information.|
|Wed Apr 29th||Trip to Inns of the Court and Camden Lock. See Travel Club page for more details.|
|Thu May 21st||Hairspray at the Coliseum, London - FULL. See Travel Club for more details.|
|Sat Jun 20th||Carousel at Kilworth. See Travel Club page for more details.|
|Wed Jun 24th||Pretty Woman at the Piccadilly Theatre, London - FULL See Travel Club page for more details.|
|Thu Jul 2nd||Tina The Musical - one ticket left|
See Travel Club page for details.
|Thu Aug 6th||Evita - one ticket left|
See Travel Club page for details.
|Wed Apr 22nd||Diversity |
A study day being organised by Herts Network of U3As, taking place at Woolmer Green Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA. More information to come.
|Mon Apr 20th||Short Break April 20th to 24th 2020 - SOLD OUT. Staying in Meon Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Southampton. See Travel Club page for more details.|