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.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Jul 11th David Fowler - Sir Joseph Paxton & The Great Exhibition . Sir Joseph Paxton, the famous gardener and designer of the Crystal Palace was born at Milton Bryan, near Hockliffe. The Great Exhibition was built in 1851 in Hyde Park, and had 6 million visitors in 6 months, before being dismantled and rebuilt in Crystal Palace.
Mon Aug 8th At 2 o'clock we will visit the copse of 40 trees we planted this Spring as part of the u3a Day celebrations. We'll be given a short history of The Aboretum and celebrate afterwards with afternoon tea from 3 -5 in The Ballroom of The Sun Hotel.
Outings
Wed Aug 10th The Cher Show 2.30 p.m. on Wed 10th Aug or Thurs 11th Aug
The incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame, flying in the face of convention at every turn. A dazzling glitter fest sparkling with her signature wit and style, including some of her biggest hits, If I Could Turn Back Time, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and Thieves, The Shoop Shoop Song, I Got You Babe, and Believe.
Social Events
Mon Jul 25th The Summer Social will be on 25th July at 2pm in Christchurch. Everyone Welcome.
Tue Jul 26th THE NEXT LUNCH CLUB DATE is on Tuesday, 26 July, at 12.00 noon at THE GRAPEVINE, 14 Leys Avenue, Letchworth SG6 3EU
Other Events
Tue Jul 12th The first meeting of the new IT Group will be on 12 July at 2pm in the Tavistock Room of the Sun Hotel in Hitchin. For further details check the IT Group page.
Wed Jul 13th Wed 13th July- The next walking group walk will be around Fairfield. Meet at 10.00am
Tue Jul 26th THE NEXT LUNCH CLUB DATE is on Tuesday, 26 July, at 12.00 noon at THE GRAPEVINE, 14 Leys Avenue, Letchworth SG6 3EU. More info on the Lunch Club Group page
Sat Sep 17th A walk around Hitchin Hoop is to be held on Saturday 17th September, as part of u3a Day. It will start and end at The Market Square, and you can walk as much or as little as you want, or just come for lunch
Tue Sep 20th As part of u3a Day we're having a stall on The Market Square on Tuesday September 20th from 11 till 3, with photos of our groups enjoying doing something together, to show the variety of what we do. Simultaneously, groups are going to have more detailed displays in the Tavistock Room at The Sun Hotel.
Fri Sep 23rd Since it's the 40th (Ruby) Anniversary, as part of the u3a Day celebrations there will be a Ruby Murray (Curry) and Quiz Lunch in Wetherspoons Garden Friday 23rd September. The cost will be between £10 and £12 per person.