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 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.

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
Meetings
Mon May 28th Bank Holiday - no meeting
Mon Jun 11th Herts and Beds Emergency Response Volunteers by John Wigglesworth.
Teas - Family History
Sound/Vision - Roger, Elizabeth, Allison
Mon Jun 25th 39 years at Covent Garden Opera House by Georgie Perrot
Teas - Family History
Sound/Vision - Steve, Marian, Alison
Outings
Fri Jun 22nd Ely Flower Festival Ely Cathedral's Flower Festival in 2018 promises to be one of the most spectacular events in East Anglia.
NOTE - this needs to be booked by our April meeting as Ely Cathedral requires advance payment
Thu Jul 12th Holkham Hall & Wells-Next-The-Sea - an 18th century masterpiece and an afternoon at the seaside. What more could you ask for.
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.
Study Days
Wed Jul 4th Genealogy The speakers will be Donna Rutherford, who is involved in the field of Genetic Genealogy, and Ian Waller, a respected speaker on Genealogy.
...................Still plenty of places
Click to link to the Herts Events page for more details.
Summer Schools
Mon Jul 23rd
→Thu Jul 26th
2018 Summer School 1 in Newport, Shropshire.
Use the 2018 Summer Schools link for more details.
Bookings start on 16th February.
Tue Jul 31st
→Thu Aug 2nd
London Region Summer School - NEW
Choose from 32 different talks, 2 workshops, and 6 guided walks around the City of London. Click on the link for more details.
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
Tue May 29th Lunch Club - Cancelled this month
Mon Jun 11th Committee Meeting If you have any issues you would like raised at the meeting please contact anyone on the committee. Emails can be sent from the Contact page.