Cambourne & District


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 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!

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, 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
April 2019
Fri Apr 26thWWIIThe next meeting if the WW2 group will take place on Friday, 26th April at 2pm at Lucy’s house. The session will be led by Derek who will be talking about the impact of WW2 on Australia.
May 2019
Wed May 1stLocal eventsInto the Forbidden Zone - Visiting Cernobyl

Dave Horan returns with details of another fascinating excursion!! Cambourne Library, 2:00 - 3:30pm. For more details contact the library or phone 0345 045 5225.
Fri May 17thMeetingOur May meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Heidi Allen, the MP for South Cambs, who will be telling us about her job.
Tue May 28thStudy TripsStudy Trip to the Theatre Royal at Bury St Edmunds - a vibrant 200-year-old theatre located in the beautiful Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds. First built in 1819, it was restored to its Regency design in 2007 and as a Grade 1 listed building is the only theatre in the National Trust portfolio and the last working Regency playhouse in the country.

There are many other things to do in Bury, including a fascinating small museum, the beautiful cathedral and its gardens, the brewery (guided tours, with a charge and tasters) and more.

The booking has more details, and can be downloaded from the 'links' section of the Study Trips page on our website.
June 2019
Sun Jun 9thLocal eventsOpen Day at RSPB's Hope Farm, Knapwell

As part of LEAF Open Farm Sunday, Hope Farm will be holding all sorts of activities to entertain people of all ages. Tractor and trailer rides will take place to accompany sheep shearing with rare breed sheep in attendance, chickens, bird ringing, farm machinery, pond dipping, beetle drives with a twist, and many other stands and activities to demonstrate how we farm for wildlife in Cambridgeshire.

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Fri Jun 21stMeetingOur June meeting will be held in The Hub at the usual time: 10:30-12:00. The speaker is Ian Cameron, who will be talking about the Battle of Britain.