Cambourne & District


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
January 2020
Wed Jan 22ndWalking‪Abington Pigotts – length 4 miles – fairly flat but muddy in places, no stiles.  Meet to leave at 10.00 at the Hub or at 10.30 near the Pig & Abbot pub in Abington Pigotts SG8 0SD.  We can stop for refreshments here after the walk, pub opens at 12.00. Leader. Christine Tyler. 07792 299891‬
Fri Jan 31stWWIIThe next meeting of the WW2 group will take place on Friday, 31st of January at 2pm at %Lucy%’s house. The session will be led by Eve who will take us back to WW1 to look at the Battle of Cambrai.
February 2020
Wed Feb 5thWalkingStow-Cum-Quy to Angelsey Abbey and back along the lode. 4.5 miles. A lovely walk, no stiles, flat but can be muddy. We can have a tea break at Angelsey Abbey. Meet at Stow- Cum- Quy at 10.15 am. Route along A14 turning off for Stow-Cum-Quy then take 3rd left turning  on to Station Rd  and follow to the end at a small parking area by the water. Leader Dekla Termanis 07966 947692
Wed Feb 19thWalkingBourn. About 5 miles. Meet at the Hub Cambourne at 10:00 am. Coffee at the Stove. Leader Fran Panrucker 07802 665111
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
Wed Mar 4thWalking‪Coton. About 4 miles. Meet at Re‬serve car park on Grantchester Road (CB23 7PZ) at 10.15 am. Leader. Penny Dryden. 07768 878219
Wed Mar 18thWalking‪Thriplow. About 4 miles. Meet at 10.15 am. Park in Fowlmere Road, Thriplow opposite The Old Smithy or close by.  Postcode reference SG8 7QU. Leader: Pete Lawrence, email: Tel: 07849062994‬
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
Wed Apr 1stWalkingWaresley. About 5 miles. Meet at the Waresley Garden Centre SG19 3DB at 10.15 am. Leader Ann Mead 07889 597878‬
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
Sat Jun 13thStudy Trips

Study Trip to Stamford and Burghley House - a breathtaking Elizabethan stately home which is still privately owned. You may recognise Burghley House from its many appearances on the big screen, including The Da Vinci Code and Pride & Prejudice, when it was portrayed as the home of Lady Catherine De Bourgh. Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.

Depart9am from Cambourne Hub
LeadersFran Panrucker (07802 665111) & Sandra Hyde

For more details, download the Burghley House trip booking form (also available in the 'links' section of the Study Trips page on our website).

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

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...