This page shows primarily the events for Hitchin U3A. Also shown is a selection of events organised by the Herts Network, the Eastern Region, and National U3A. For further details click on the link or the U3A tab. Information is also often available on the notice boards at members' meetings.

Hitchin U3A members’ meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month with short breaks for Easter and Xmas.  The meetings are held in the conveniently central location of Christchurch, Bedford Rd (opposite Waitrose) - click to see map.

Meetings start at 2.15pm until 4pm - registration from 1.45pm. There is a full program of speakers throughout the year on a wide range of interesting topics - see below for details of upcoming talks - click on the link for a full, printable, programme.  After the talk tea and biscuits are served by one of the groups, giving an opportunity to meet and chat with friends in a pleasant environment.

Other events shown here are primarily for the open groups - lunch club, travel and walking - but may include events organised at National or Network level.

To register your interest in attending one of the open group events, email the group leader by clicking on the group name below :

Dates for your Diary
Mon Aug 26th Bank Holiday - no meeting
Mon Sep 9th Time Flies at Old Warden by a Shuttleworth volunteer
Roadies : Allison, Derek, Marian
Mon Sep 23rd Friends Against Scams by Chris Davis of Herts Trading Standards
Roadies : Belinda, Elizabeth, Steve
Mon Oct 14th News from Zambia - Judy Howlett
Roadies - Allison, Derek, Marian
Mon Oct 28th Charles Dickens - Conjuror - Ian Keable
Roadies - Belinda, Elizabeth, Steve
Thu Aug 22nd Beth Chatto Gardens & Layer Marney Tower
After a 15 minute introductory talk, explore these breath-taking and inspirational gardens. After lunch visit Layer Marney Tower, a Tudor palace, composed of buildings, gardens and parkland, dating from 1520.
Wed Sep 25th Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
With optional behind-the-scenes tour
Enjoy a day out to remember exploring this unique museum and historic farm set amidst fifty acres of beautiful Norfolk countryside. Visit Land Girl and Lumber Jills, old village shops, re-created cottage garden, orchard and traditional farm.
Tue Oct 15th Chatham Historic Dockyard
With optional “Call the Midwife” tour
Chatham Dockyard covered 400 acres (1.6 km²) and was one of the Royal Navy's main facilities for several hundred years until it was closed in 1984. 80 acres and over 100 buildings comprising the 18th century core of the site is now open as a visitor attraction.
Sun Nov 24th Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall
This is a wonderful concert with popular classics and finishes with “Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia ending with the 1812 Overture which includes cannons and fireworks.
Contact the Travel Group by clicking on the email link above.
Study Days
Mon Oct 7th U3A at the RI
Check the National website for details
Social Events
Fri Oct 11th Bridge Competition 12.30 - 4.30
The Herts Network is to host this competition. It will take place at Woolmer Green. More details to follow.
Fri Oct 25th Herts Network Quiz 12.30 - 4.30
This excellent event will take place at Woolmer Green. More details to follow.
Summer Schools
Tue Sep 10th
→Fri Sep 13th
National Summer School 2 Cirencester. Click on the U3A tab and check out the Events for more details.