Hitchin

Events

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. They are also shown via Zoom at the same time. Details of the links to meetings will be sent to all members near the time of the talk.

Non members can participate by using this link to contact the Membership Secretary for details.

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.  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.

We also have friendly coffee mornings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, from 10.30 to 12noon, in the garden at the rear of The Angel pub in Sun Street. Why not come along and find out more about us?


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Apr 22nd Andy Strange. WW2 airfields in East Anglia, Part 2
During WW2, over 100 Aerodromes or Airfields were constructed in East Anglia
Mon May 13th Barry Pywell: Nicholas Copernicus - Renaissance polymath, active as a mathematician, astronomer, and Catholic canon.
Mon Jun 10th Tricia Thompson. At the Drop of a Hat: Flanders and Swann - their long-running two-man revue
Mon Jun 24th Amusing Account of Life in Our Schools
Brian Carline: teacher for 35 years, retiring as an Assistant Head teacher at a school in Essex.
Mon Jul 8th SUMMER SOCIAL
Mon Jul 22nd Damien O'Dell. Is Chicksands Priory Haunted? - Ghosts, apparitions, invisible children and strange goings on
Mon Aug 12th Janet Bronwenm & Flobba and Val Chivers & Wiggins : Pets as Therapy
- a national charity that provides therapeutic visits by volunteers with their pets
Mon Aug 26th BANK HOLIDAY
Mon Sep 9th Bryan Thurlow. Through the Green Baize Door: - a butler's life in service.
Mon Sep 23rd Graham Short. Life of a Micro Artist - creating artworks that are very small.
Fri Sep 27th QUIZ AND LUNCH
Mon Oct 14th Jess Clarkson. Herts/Essex Air Ambulance - a life saving charity
Mon Oct 21st Music Hall Memories: Bryan Thurlow, historian with a background in professional theatre.
Mon Nov 11th Tim Perkins. Midshires Search and Rescue - MSAR is a member unit of the UK’s Lowland Rescue service
Mon Nov 25th Bobbie Darbyshire. A Beginning, A muddle, and an End - Novelists' Ideas
- Where do novelists get their ideas from?
Mon Dec 9th CHRISTMAS SOCIAL Tea
Social Events
Mon Apr 15th Musical Monday, Hitchin Town Hall. AlastairPenman - The Saxophone and Beyond Tickets £5 Doors open at 7pm
Fri Sep 27th QUIZ AND LUNCH Venue TBA
Other Events
Wed Apr 17th The April Wanderers walk will be on Thursday 18th April and start from the Motte and Bailey pub in Pirton. The walk will start at 11am. It will be around Pirton so reasonable walking, but be prepared for wet conditions as we've had so much rain.
Thu May 16th Our next Walking Group walk will be on Thursday May 9th when we’ll be walking in Wain Wood, Preston . Lunch afterwards is optional.