Cambourne & District

Events

U3A activities split into two types: the Monthly Meeting (including the AGM) where all are welcome, and group activities which are open to mebers of that specific group.

The Monthly Meeting of the Cambourne & District U3A will normally be held 10:30am - 12:00 on the 3rd Friday of every month - except that there will be no meeting in August or December. The venue is The Hub Community Centre (Main Hall), High Street, Cambourne CB23 6GW. Note that there is some parking behind the venue. The format of the meeting will be 1/2 hour for tea/coffee & biscuits, a chat, and an opportunity to talk to group leaders and members of the committee; this is followed by any formal announcements, and then a talk from an invited speaker. Please remember to bring your membership card with you! If you are not a member, you will be able to sign up at the meeting.

The AGM is held in July, again at The Hub. Members only - but all members are welcome! Copies of the agenda, together with forms to put forward other agenda items can be found in the Links section of this page; for AGMs where committee members are up for election, nomination forms are also available.

The venue for group meetings will vary - some will be held in one of the rooms at The Hub, others at the library or at, say, the group organiser's home. For insurance reasons, most group meetings are only open to members of our U3A. Please note that where groups are meeting on a regular schedule, and at a regular venue, then we will not normally list the event here; it is only the inaugural group meetings that are shown, plus group meetings that are on an irregular schedule or are not being held at their regular venue.

Information about some local, non-U3A events are recorded on the Local Events page - let the committee or webmaster know if there are things that could usefully be added there!


Dates for your Diary
September 2019
Tue Sep 3rdStudy TripsSutton Hoo Study Trip

Depart Cambourne Hub 9am
Leave Sutton Hoo 3.30/3.45pm

Arrival at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge in Suffolk, after a journey of approximately one and a half hours, will give us time for coffee before we visit Tranmer House on the site. There we will see presentations describing the people and stories surrounding the amazing archaeological discoveries at Sutton Hoo.

For more details, download the Booking form for Sutton Hoo. However, please note that it is FULLY BOOKED.
Fri Sep 20thMeetingOur September meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Dr Julie Bounford, who will be talking about the The Curious History of Mazes.
Sat Sep 28thStudy TripsSnape Maltings and Aldeborough Food Festival

Cost: £20 for minibus, £9 entry charge to the food festival.

This weekend, Snape Maltings will once again be filled with the finest local produce, celebrity chefs, and food and drink lovers travelling from far and wide. There will be enough to do, see and sample for the entire day! In addition, there is a free shuttle service between Snape and Aldeburgh town every hour for those wishing
to enjoy a breath of sea air.

Depart Cambourne Hub at 9:00am; leave Snape Maltings 3.30-3.45pm. For more details, download the Booking form for Snape Maltings. Just a few places remaining on this trip (as of Aug 15), so book soon!
October 2019
Fri Oct 18thMeetingOur October meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Shrobona Bhattacharya, who will be talking about The Mysteries of India.
Thu Oct 24thStudy TripsThe Old Manor House, Hemingford Grey - the oldest inhabited house in Britain!

Quirky house, fabulous gardens with topiary and 200 varieties of old-fashioned roses. Tour of house and gardens booked for 2.30; entrance fee £7 per person. Pat Callaghan will book lunch at ‘The Cock’ for 1 pm for those interested. This is a popular pub which was voted the ‘Best in Britain’ last year.

Transport will be by members’ cars to Hemingford Grey.

Please let Pat know if you are interested in this trip and whether you would like lunch. patcmay@gmail.com
November 2019
Fri Nov 15thMeetingOur November meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Sujit Bhattacharya, who will be talking about Artificial Intelligence.
December 2019
Fri Dec 20thMeetingNO MEETING THIS MONTH

Whilst we normally have a monthly meeting on the 3rd Friday, we skip both December and August as people are usually tied up with the holidays! So, please don't turn up at The Hub expecting to see us on this date...
January 2020
Fri Jan 17thMeetingOur January meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Liz Wright, whose talk is entitled Delving into the Cookery Book.
February 2020
Fri Feb 21stMeetingOur February meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Elizabeth Gilhooly of Supernature Garden, who will be talking about Garden Design.
March 2020
Fri Mar 20thMeetingOur March meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Mike Petty; however, the title of the talk has not yet been confirmed.
April 2020
Fri Apr 17thMeetingOur April meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Peter Green, who will be talking about Konik Ponies of Wicken Fen.
May 2020
Fri May 15thMeetingOur May meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Philip Caine, the author of the Jack Castle series of novels.
June 2020
Fri Jun 19thMeetingOur June meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Kate Armstrong, who will be talking about An Unexpected Journey, A Woman’s Role (the story of a colonial officer’s wife).
July 2020
Fri Jul 17thMeetingOur July meeting will be our AGM! It will be held at the Hub, as usual, and start at 10:30.
August 2020
Fri Aug 21stMeetingNO MEETING THIS MONTH

Whilst we normally have a monthly meeting on the 3rd Friday, we skip both December and August as people are usually tied up with the holidays! So, please don't turn up at The Hub expecting to see us on this date...