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.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Feb 19th||Walking|
to Bourn and back - about 5 miles.
Meet at the Hub, Cambourne at 10:00 am; coffee midway, at the Stove.
|Fri Feb 21st||Meeting||Our 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.|
|Fri Feb 28th||WWII||The next meeting of the WW2 group will take place at 2pm at Lucy’s house. Richard will be talking about the Battle of Midway.|
|Wed Mar 4th||Walking|
Coton - about 4 miles.
Meet at Reserve car park on Grantchester Road, Coton (CB23 7PZ) at 10.15 am.
|Wed Mar 18th||Walking|
Thriplow - about 4 miles.
Meet at 10.15 am. Park in Fowlmere Road, Thriplow opposite The Old Smithy or close by. Postcode reference SG8 7QU.
|Fri Mar 20th||Meeting||Our 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.|
|Wed Apr 1st||Walking|
Waresley - about 5 miles.
Meet at the Waresley Garden Centre SG19 3DB at 10.15 am.
|Fri Apr 17th||Meeting||Our 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.|
|Thu May 14th||Study Trips||
Study Trip to Madingley Hall Gardens
Bookings now being taken for this event!
For details, please download the booking form for the Madingley Hall study trip; the form also contains details for paying via bank transfer (BACS).
|Fri May 15th||Meeting||Our 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.|
|Sat Jun 13th||Study 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.
|Fri Jun 19th||Meeting||Our 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).|
|Fri Jul 17th||Meeting||Our July meeting will be our AGM! It will be held at the Hub, as usual, and start at 10:30.|
|Fri Aug 21st||Meeting||NO 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...