Please remember to bring your membership card with you to sign in

As from January 2020, on the last MONDAY morning of each month (with some exceptions) a meeting 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. Sometimes there is also the opportunity to hear about and reserve tickets for outings. There is usually an entrance charge of £3.00 for the monthly meetings.

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.

NB. Meetings in March and April are cancelled due to Covid-19

NB.There will not be a meeting in December 2020

Dates for your Diary
Colin Smith - The Story of Coffee
Colin has travelled widely in South America. He talks about how the coffee bean grows, how it is cultivated etc.
Mon Jun 1st VENUE PUTTERIDGE BURY A505- Annual General Meeting
Mike Payne - The History of Pinewood Studios.
Mon Jun 29th Dr Martin Holmes - Harold Wilson, a Reputation Revisited
Mon Jul 27th Rupert Dickens - Madam Pompadour and the court of Louis XV
Mon Aug 24th Martin Sirot Smith - Silgrave Manor and the Washington Family
Martin entertains in costume of the time.
Mon Sep 28th Jenny Gibbs - Turkish Shirley Valentine
Jenny presents in costume to talk about her life.
Thu Oct 1st Because of the Covid-19 virus, the Third Age Trust has designated 1st October 2020 as the alternative date for our drop in event (was 3 June 2020). Please keep this date free in your diaries. As soon as the current situation allows we will be busy organising this again and requesting volunteers. Thank you
Mon Oct 26th Major Lucy Lewis - My Career in the Army.
Major Lewis recounts her experiences, including working in bomb disposal.
Mon Nov 30th Steve Bacon - Jenner and Vaccination
Other Events
Wed Jun 3rd UPDATE FROM THE THIRD AGE TRUST 1st June drop in day cancelled

Our Drop in day will now be on 1st October 2020

Due to the coronavirus situation, our drop in day on 3rd June 2020 coinciding with U3A National Day will not be taking place. The Trust has designated 1st October 2020 as the alternative day. Please keep this date free in your diaries.

What will you be doing on U3A Day?

Please join us at our U3A Drop-in and find out more about what Luton U3A can offer you.
Bring a friend who might want to learn about us.

1st October 2020 1.00 pm – 4 pm

St Mary’s Parish Church Hall Luton Town Centre
Entrance through side door on St Mary’s Rd (dual carriageway) and parking at The Mall or opposite in Power Court


The very first national U3A Day – celebrating the learning, activity and fun that happens every day in U3As across the country – will take place on 1st October 2020.

Each U3A has been invited to mark the day by showcasing what they do locally and encouraging other 'Third Agers' in the community to learn about the contribution U3A makes to the quality of life for retired people.

Here in Luton we are organising two events to raise our profile and to provide more information to potential members. We also want to give existing members the chance to come along and learn more about what we have to offer. If you have a friend or relative who could benefit from the learning and socialising that goes on in Luton U3A then bring them along to find out more.

•We will have a manned information stand in The Mall from 10.00am to 4.00 pm. We will be handing out leaflets and posters and the volunteers will invite interested enquirers to join us at our second event where they can have a cup of tea and find out more.

•Across the road from The Mall in the Church Hall of St Mary’s Parish Church from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm we will be holding a U3A Drop-In to explain more about what happens in Luton U3A. There will be notice boards; a slideshow; displays by individual Interest Groups and refreshments.

As well as telling customers in the Mall on the day about the 'U3A Drop-In' we will advertise it in advance with posters and we will send invitations to local dignitaries and other charities to raise our profile in the local community.

We need volunteers to help and lots of support from Interest Groups and Leaders to make U3A Day a success. You could help in one or more of the following ways:

• Take a poster and display at your local church, community centre or surgery
• Volunteer to man our information stand for an hour or two on June 3rd
• Help meet and greet and serve refreshments at St Mary’s
• Provide photographs and information about your interest group for the slide show
• Have a table at St Mary’s and display the “work” of your interest group and talk to
visitors about what you do
• Come along to St Mary’s on 1st October and bring a friend who wants to find out more about

If you can offer any help at all please get in touch with Gina Indge as soon as possible, using the contact details in In-Touch newsletter. Thank you.
Tue Sep 22nd Diary date: There will be invitations going out nearer the date to all our new members to meet up and learn about Luton U3A. The venue will be published at a later date.