Meetings and Outings

This page shows meetings and outings that are open to ALL Chelmsford u3a Members

Information about Chelmsford u3a Summer Coach Trips is shown below and on the Summer Coach Trips Group page.


General meetings are normally on the second Wednesday of the month and commence at 2.00pm sharp, and take place in the Church of our saviour. Ashton Place. Chelmer village. Chelmsford CM2 6ST. See the Location link for a map.

From March 2021 the U3A committee have decided to stream two talks per month via Zoom. We hope this will go some way to compensate for missing our monthly get togethers. A list of the meeting we have booked until June 2021 are listed below.

The list also includes Interest Group meetings which are on Zoom and are open to all Chelmsford u3a members.

The Zoom invite will come out as usual via Mailchimp. We hope you will enjoy the speakers and look forward to “seeing” you all at the upcoming talks.

Sue Cunnington
Speaker Organiser

Dates for your Diary
June 2021
Wed Jun 16thArt AppreciationDavid Hockney by Gayna Pelham
This will be a Zoom talk sign on at 1.45 for a 2pm start
Thu Jun 17thScience GroupIs there a future for Solar Farms by Prof. Mike Alder
Wed Jun 23rdMeetingCareless Talk Costs Lives ~ Art & Design on the Home Front in World War II - James Taylor Zoom General Meetings

Discover the remarkable story of Fougasse who devised Careless Talk Costs Lives and the ingenious artists and designers who created the enduring images of public information for campaigns such as, Dig For Victory, Make Do & Mend, Is Your Journey Really Necessary, and Keep Calm and Carry On. Featuring posters and artworks by H. M. Bateman, Evelyn Dunbar, Abram Games and Dame Laura Knight.
Mon Jun 28thLondon: the City & its peopleLondon - The City & its People Group
The London of Samuel Pepys. Speaker Richard Pusey
July 2021
Thu Jul 1stGarden GroupBraxted Park Estate
Braxted Park Road
Great Braxted
Admission £10, including refreshments
Thu Jul 22ndGarden GroupMayfield Farm
Admission £10, including refreshments
Mon Jul 26thLondon: the City & its peopleLondon the City and its People Group
The City of Ships, Past, Present & Future Speaker Peter Lawrence
August 2021
Wed Aug 18thSummer Coach TripsNorwich and Kirkstead Hall.

We arrive in Norwich in time for coffee(not included in the price) You are free to explore this lovely interesting city. Maybe visit the Cathedral or the castle with its adjoining Art Gallery or just wander around the shops.

In the afternoon we will make our way to Kirkstead Hall, an Invitation to view property. Kirkstead Hall is a Grade 1 Elizabethan House. It was built on a typical E shaped plan. The house is associated with witchcraft, symbols of which can be seen in the porch.

Afternoon tea including cake and fruit scones are included in the price.

The cost of the trip is : £40.
Mon Aug 23rdLondon: the City & its peopleSpeaker to be confirmed
Thu Aug 26thGarden Group1 Whitehouse Cottages
Blue Mill Lane
Woodham Walter
Maldon CM9 6LR
Admission £6, including refreshments.
September 2021
Mon Sep 27thLondon: the City & its peopleMembers Memories’ of Growing up in London
Wed Sep 29thMeetingThe Old Kent Coast.
We arrive at Faversham where we have coffee. We then drive on to Broadstairs. A town much loved by Dickens and home for many years to Ted Heath. There is time to wander around the town and get some lunch.

In the afternoon we will make our way to Sandwich where we visit Monty Don's Secret Garden (if this is closed we will go to the gardens of Walmer Castle.

After that we make our way to the fishing port of Deal for a blow along the coast before returning home.

The cost of this trip is: £50.
Thu Sep 30thGarden GroupClunes House
Toot Hill
Ongar CM5 9SF
Admission £6, refreshments £3