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 events organised at National or Regional level.

To register your interest in attending one of the open group events, email the group leader by clicking on the group name below :

Travel Group and Walking Group - the full programmes for 2019 can now be seen by clicking on the links.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Apr 29th A history of the Fens - Rodney Tibbs
Roadies : Allison, Martin, Elizabeth
Mon May 13th Life in Schools - Brian Carline
Roadies : Belinda, Steve, Marian
Mon May 27th Bank Holiday - no meeting
Outings
Thu May 9th Chartwell The great British statesman, Sir Winston Churchill, lived in this home for over 40 years. We can tour the rose gardens and also see the artwork, books and desk of this remarkable leader.
Tue Jun 18th Chatsworth The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Explore the historic house and garden of one of Britain's most stunning and surprising country estates.
Wed Jul 10th Cotswolds Wildlife Park Set in over 160 acres of beautiful parklands the Park and Gardens have an amazingly diverse collection of over 260 species many of which are endangered in the wild.
Thu Aug 22nd Beth Chatto Gardens & Layer Marney Tower
After a 15 minute introductory talk, explore these breath-taking and inspirational gardens. After lunch visit Layer Marney Tower, a Tudor palace, composed of buildings, gardens and parkland, dating from 1520.
Study Days
Mon May 20th Aspects of Art Study Day on Wednesday May 15th
As the take up for this has been very high,
there is now a closing date of 20th March.
Any forms received after that date will be put on a reserve list to be contacted if any places become available. We apologise as this may mean that some people will be disappointed.
Summer Schools
Tue Jul 23rd
→Thu Jul 25th
London Region is holding a series of summer schools which we are invited to attend. Click on this LR Summer School 2019 flyer link to see more details, or click on the U3A tab and check out the Events.
Mon Aug 12th
→Thu Aug 15th
National Summer School 1 Birmingham. Click on the U3A tab and check out the Events for more details.
Tue Sep 10th
→Fri Sep 13th
National Summer School 2 Cirencester. Click on the U3A tab and check out the Events for more details.
Other Events
Mon Apr 29th Birding CANCELLED
Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, near St Neots. PE19 6ET. Meet Christchurch car park to car share 9.30 am, or at the reserve around 10.15 am.
For more details use the contact link above.
Mon Apr 29th Committee Meeting Please let any member of the committee know if there is any issue you would like discussed at the meeting.
Tue Apr 30th Lunch Club this month meets at The Two Chimneys on Stotfold Rd, Letchworth. Meet as usual for 12.30.
Thu May 9th Singing Please note this meeting has been cancelled
Thu Jun 13th Singing group As part of the Christchurch 50th anniversary celebrations this meeting will be an open meeting - any visitor (U3A member or not) will be welcome to join in with our Singing For Pleasure. No experience necessary.