Hitchin

Events

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.

PLEASE NOTE - TRAVEL GROUP - there have been some changes to the dates of some of the visits. The new (May) version of the programme can be printed from the link to the right

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 to the right 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 Regional level.

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

Travel Group and Walking Group - the full programmes for 2019 can now be seen by clicking on the links.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Feb 25th The Glory that was Greece by Andy Gibbs
Teas : Ukulele
Roadies : Elizabeth, Belinda, Steve
Mon Mar 11th AGM This year important changes to the constitution will be proposed. Details can be found with the Agenda on the Members Only page. There is also a nomination form - 3 new members are required for the committee

Teas - Singing group
Roadies - Marian, Derek, Allison
Outings
Thu May 9th Chartwell The great British statesman, Sir Winston Churchill, lived in this home for over 40 years. We can tour the rose gardens and also see the artwork, books and desk of this remarkable leader.
Tue Jun 18th Chatsworth The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Explore the historic house and garden of one of Britain's most stunning and surprising country estates.
Wed Jul 10th Cotswolds Wildlife Park Set in over 160 acres of beautiful parklands the Park and Gardens have an amazingly diverse collection of over 260 species many of which are endangered in the wild.
Summer Schools
Tue Jul 23rd
→Thu Jul 25th
London Region is holding a series of summer schools which we are invited to attend. Click on this LR Summer School 2019 flyer link to see more details, or click on the U3A tab and check out the Events.
Mon Aug 12th
→Thu Aug 15th
National Summer School 1 Birmingham. Click on the U3A tab and check out the Events for more details.
Tue Sep 10th
→Fri Sep 13th
National Summer School 2 Cirencester. Click on the U3A tab and check out the Events for more details.
Workshops
Mon Mar 11th U3A at the RI The spring date for the RI lectures. Click on the U3A tab to find more details.
Other Events
Sat Feb 23rd
→Fri Mar 15th
Hitchin Museum is now open to the public and has an exhibition of North Herts own local 'sculptor to the nation' John W. Mills until the end of April.
Tue Feb 26th Lunch Club this month meets at The Highlander at 12.30
Fri Mar 15th Bird Group Meet at Willington - exact meeting point to be arranged. Contact Ornithology Group leader using the email link above for more details.