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.

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.

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

The walking group programme for the year will be made available after the planning meeting in January. You can view it by clicking on the link. If you have any suggestions for walks - and preferably are happy to lead - please email to the Walking Group coordinator.

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

NEW - Travel programme for 2018 Angela and team have performed miracles again and come up with yet another exciting programme of events. See below for upcoming outings or click on the link on the right for your own handy-sized print and keep programme.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Feb 26th Hitchin Matters - Keith Hoskins
Teas - Art Appreciation
Sound/vision - Elizabeth, Marian
Mon Mar 12th AGM + (tbc) For more details go to the Members Only page
Teas - Walking group
Sound/vision - Marian, Roger, Allison
Mon Mar 26th Blessed are the Cheesemakers - John Pearson
Teas - Walking group
Sound/vision - Roger, Elizabeth, Belinda
Outings
Tue May 8th Sandringham - visit the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, with a museum of royal life and 400 acres of country park and gardens to explore.
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.
Study Days
Wed Mar 21st Third Age Trust EGM will be held at the University of Birmingham from 11am til 3.30pm. The main feature will be 'The Great Ageing Debate'. Lunch and refreshments provided.
For more details click on the link to TAT EGM
Social Events
Thu Mar 15th Walking Plus - for keen walkers
Following on from the London Loop walk, this year there is an opportunity to walk the 194 mile Hertfordshire Way (in stages !!) - organised again by Potters Bar U3A.
For more details and how to register click here .. Hertfordshire Way.
NOTE this is the last day to register
Sun Mar 18th UkeFest 2018 The Herts Network Ukulele Festival is being run by Rickmansworth U3A from 2.30 pm to 6.30pm.
See Herts Events 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 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 Mar 13th Walk A long walk from Baldock to Norton and Radwell
Meet in Tesco’s car park at 10.00. Leaders Marian & Steve
Tue Apr 10th Walk A long walk around the outskirts of WGC and Brocket park.
Meet 10.00 at Sun Inn, Lemsford. Leaders Marian & Steve