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 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 Network level.

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


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Feb 24th Hitchin News - Town Manager
Roadies : Marian, Derek, Steve
Mon Mar 9th AGM See Members Only Page for more details.
Roadies : Steve, Elizabeth, Belinda
Mon Mar 23rd History of the Church Organ by Clifton Hughes
Roadies : Belinda, Marian, Derek
Mon Apr 6th No meeting
Mon Apr 27th Joseph Lancaster's Education Revolution by Andy Gibbs
Roadies : Derek, Steve, Elizabeth
Outings
Tue Apr 21st Greenwich and the Royal Naval Hall and optional cable car ride over the Thames.
See the Painted Hall at the Old Naval College and explore other free attractions.
Wed May 20th RHS Garden Wisley
The flagship garden of the RHS is one of the great gardens of the world.
Thu Jun 11th Hever Castle
Experience 700 years of history at the romantic double-moated castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
Tue Jul 14th Eltham Palace and Gardens
Once a favoured medieval palace and then a Tudor royal residence, now a striking Art Deco mansion by eccentric millionaires. Also 19 acres of award-winning gardens to explore.
Study Days
Thu Mar 12th U3A Study Day - Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
Find out details on the National website
Mon Mar 16th U3A at the RI
Bookings for this event have already started.
Find out details on the National website
Wed Apr 22nd Herts Network Study Day - Diversity In London
This will a full day event held at Woolmer Green village hall. Refreshments and lunch included.
For full details see the notice board or click on this link to the Herts Network website and go to the Events page.
Social Events
Tue Apr 7th Table Tennis Competition run be Herts Network.
This is an afternoon event and will be held at the Ridgeway Academy WGC.
For full details see the notice board or click on this link to the Herts Network website and go to the Events page.
Wed Jun 3rd A Spring Bouquet - by the Brandenburg Singers
A concert in celebration of the National U3A Day, in conjunction with the Herts Network.
Cloth Fair, London - 5 mins walk from Farringdon station.
See flyer for more details.
Summer Schools
Mon Aug 3rd
→Wed Aug 5th
U3A National Summer School at Aston University, Birmingham. Watch the National website for more info.
Tue Aug 18th
→Thu Aug 20th
U3A Summer School in Scotland - if you fancy a stay in Stirling.
Find out details on the National website
Mon Sep 7th
→Wed Sep 9th
U3A National Summer School at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. Watch the National website for more info.
Other Events
Tue Feb 25th Lunch Club this month is at the Plume of Feathers pub in Ickleford for the usual time of 12.30.