Useful Links

The links listed here suggest further opportunities for local news and entertainment in Hitchin, for personal study or getting involved in U3A activities outside of our group.


Third Age Trust
Representative body for U3As in the UK

Eastern Region
East Anglia, including Herts Network

Herts Network of U3As
An umbrella group for U3A groups mainly in Hertfordshire

Virtual U3A
If you cannot join the U3A because you are working full time, caring for someone, have illness yourself or there is no local U3A you may be interested in the Associate Membership Scheme or the virtual U3A.

U3A Science Network
The U3A Science Network exists to encourage science activities within the U3A. Find a topic (group) that topic you and follow the links to U3As which have a group with that particular interest.
Since 2003 the Network has held an Annual Meeting in August. Visit the website for more details.

An online community for the 55+ offering talks, activities and events on everything from gardening and travel to history, fitness and show business


Hitchin Basket
Support your local businesses and explore what goods and services are available in Hitchin town centre.

Hitchin Forum
A discussion forum concerned for the future of Hitchin and its environment

Hitchin Historical Society
HHS aims to increase and spread knowledge of the history of Hitchin

The Comet - Hitchin News
All the latest News, community information and things to do

Hertfordshire Mercury - Hitchin News
Latest Hitchin news

Hitchin Nub News
Daily Hitchin area online news round-up with up-to-date travel info for roads and rail


Queen Mother Theatre
including the Hitchin Film Club

Market Theatre For a full and varied programme of plays and music


Benslow Music Trust
Throughout the year Benslow Music in Hitchin hosts a series of concerts across many genres including classical, early, folk and jazz.

Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society
LJAS (Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society) is a group of jazz enthusiasts who meet to listen to great recorded jazz on CDs and other media.

Keeping mentally alert is as important as keeping fit. Here are some opportunities that might encourage you to follow up a topic of interest or to take on some more serious study.

Hitchin Museum
The museum in Brand St is now open, covering local history and hosts various exhibitions.

Hitchin Library hosts interesting, free, talks from guest speakers.

University College London have been running free Lunch Hour Lectures for many years, on a vast array of topics. These are available to view on YouTube. Browse through and enjoy at your leisure.

Future Learning
Learn Anywhere, Anytime (mostly free)

Massive Open Online Courses (mostly free)

North Hertfordshire College
Provides vocational and educational courses locally

Letchworth Settlement
Provides personal interest and academic courses

Madingley ICE
University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

Open University
Flexible study to suit you