Hitchin

Events

Due to COVID 19 restrictions regular talks are now being shown via Zoom. 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

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.  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 Apr 26th Madame de Pompadour - Rupert Dickens

Rupert is a south London art historian, who will talk about Madame de Pompadour’s artistic patronage in 18th Century France.
Mon May 10th Come fly with me - Experiences of worldwide work - John Hope

An entertaining talk of places where John has worked over four continents. We will learn about bistros in Portugal and bars in Pittsburgh, beaches in Sri Lanka to bungalows in Spain, and car parts in New York to call centres in New Delhi.
Mon May 24th History of Teddy Bears - Tricia Thompson

Teddy bears were developed in the early years of the 20th century, and named after President Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt. This talk looks at the history of the teddy bear, and popular bears in literature and folklore.
Mon Jun 14th Cyber Crime - Hertfordshire Police

Fraud and cybercrime make up nearly half of all crime committed in the UK. This talk will explain the best way to protect ourselves from common and emerging frauds.
Mon Jun 28th Wrest Park, Women and Inheritance - Adam Smith

Wrest Park, near Silsoe in Beds, is a magnificent manor house of the 1830s set in a beautiful garden landscape. It was used as a hospital during the first world war, and more recently as a venue for The Antiques Roadshow in 2019. We will hear about the women who came to inherit Wrest Park, and what they did with the estate.
Other Events
Thu Apr 29th The Walking Group is restarting and planning a 3 mile walk to see the bluebells. Further details will be sent nearer the time. Please contact the walking group leader if you're interested.
Wed Jun 2nd U3a day. Details to follow, please note the date