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 visits organised by interest groups that have been opened to other members. If a group leader would like an event to appear in this list please send the details to Website updates.

Travel Group The full programme for the travel group for the year will be available from early in the year. Click on the link to view or print. Some upcoming dates are also shown below. Booking for trips can be made at the travel desk at regular meetings or email Theatre & Travel.


Walking Group The walking group programme for the year is available after the planning meeting in January. Click on the link to view or print. If you have any suggestions for walks - and, preferably, are happy to lead - please email to the Walking Group coordinator.

WALKING GROUP WALKS - June version for Jun - Dec

Other open group events For more details or to register your interest in attending, email the group leader by clicking on the group name :

Dates for your Diary
Mon Aug 27th Bank Holiday - no meeting
Mon Sep 10th Jill Gray by Andy Gibbs
Teas : Ornithology
Roadies : Derek, Belinda, Steve
Mon Sep 24th Fools Gold by Steve & Carol Robson
Teas : Ornithology
Roadies : Elizabeth, Allison, Marian
Wed Aug 15th Packwood House - NEW DATE
A timber-framed Tudor manor house near Lapworth, Warwickshire. It is a Grade I listed building with a wealth of tapestries and fine furniture, and is known for its park and gardens.
Tue Sep 18th Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town and former capital of England. Wander and discover its rich culture and heritage or take an optional guided tour.
Thu Oct 11th London: People’s Post - new date
Explore a lesser-known London district with a very important place in the history - the story of posting a letter from earliest times to the coming of the GPO. In the afternoon ride the hidden tunnels of the Mail Rail - a unique piece of industrial heritage
Wed Nov 21st Neasden Temple & Angels Costumes
Visit the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a Hindu temple in Neasden described as being Britain's first authentic Hindu temple with exquisite Indian art and architecture. With an afternoon visit to Angels Costumes, for a behind the scenes tour of the world’s largest costume house.
Summer Schools
Tue Sep 11th
→Fri Sep 14th
2018 Summer School 2 in Cirencester.
Use the 2018 Summer Schools link for more details.
Bookings start on 16th February.
Other Events
Fri Aug 24th Walk -short walk Henlow/Langford - details to follow