There are many free events and tutorials which you can register for on the National u3a website. They include cookery, garden talks, singing, poetry, maths, Latin, crosswords cryptic, creative writing, philosophy, law, Japan, Geology, Van Gogh. A great way to start 2021! click on the u3a tab on the top menu, Learn, Laugh, Live !

On the last MONDAY morning of each month (with some exceptions) a meeting for all members, is held in the Riverside Suite at Venue 360 in Gypsy Lane, Luton. Directions to Venue 360 from Parkway station can be found here. It begins at 9:45 which gives members an opportunity to meet their friends and Committee members over a cup of tea/coffee, browse the Bring & Buy stall or buy a book or jigsaw or bric-a-brac. Sometimes there is also the opportunity to hear about and reserve tickets for outings. There is usually an entrance charge of £3.00 (will be rising to £5 from January 2022) for the monthly meetings. Please remember to bring your membership card with you to sign in. It is also crucial that you enter an 'in case of emergency' telephone number on the back of your card in case you fall ill during an event or when you attend your group sessions.

At most meetings a Speaker gives an illustrated talk for 45 to 60 minutes. This starts at 10:30 am. After questions we give out any notices about groups or forthcoming trips.

Please wear a mask at Venue 360 if you can. The government advises that this will help prevent the spread of Covid 19 during the Autumn and Winter. If you are NOT double vaccinated please consider taking a lateral flow Covid test before attending a u3a activity to protect other members. Please do not attend if you feel unwell.

Dates for your Diary

Alison Mees has spent 16 years working all over Africa and photographing wild life.
Mon Dec 13th The 60's: A decade of Change

Paul Robbins Historian and Author

This will be a meeting on the Zoom platform
Mon Jan 31st 2022 Charles Dickens the Conjurer Ian Keable returns to entertain us with a combination of magic, mind reading and comedy to produce an endless stream of laughs and gasps
Mon Feb 28th 2022 Jenner and Vaccination Steve Bacon of Live'n History, a historical interpretations company who work for schools, National Trust and English Heritage.
Mon Mar 28th 2022 Harold Wilson - reputation revisited Martin Holmes, Dr Martin Holmes is a Snr. Common Room member at St Hugh's College Oxford and also a specialist in British and European history
Mon Apr 25th 2022 Downton Abbey - local connections Mike Payne, Mike has a wide range of interests and talks on them all such as the film world, the English Civil War, Princes Risborough over the past 80 years and always football
Mon May 23rd 2022 The Ambassadors: a detective story Colin Richards studied economics at university and had a career in computing. On retiring he joined Watford u3a and runs the Art Appreciation Group of around 100 members
Mon Jun 27th 2022 Life and times of Edith Cavell Melanie Gibson-Barton, Melanie has an incredible selection of talks and gave up work to become a full-time speaker. She ensures a high quality presentation