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.There will not be a meeting in December 2020

Dates for your Diary
Mon Jan 27th Ian Keeble - One Hundred Years of Deception
This is a story of hoaxes and tricks played on gullible people in the 17th century.
Mon Feb 24th Dick Breeze - The Great Cannabis Con
A talk on the history, politics, science and medical applications of the Cannabis plant. Dick was a Hospital Consultant physician and before that a pharmacist.
Mon Mar 30th Steve Dimmer -Carry on Matron
Steve shares video clips and memories of the Carry On series of films.
Mon Apr 27th Colin - The Story of Coffee
Colin has travelled widely in South America. He talks about how the coffee bean grows, how it is cultivated etc.
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.
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 National U3A day and U3A Luton promotion day, Wednesday 3rd June 2020!

Please keep the date free in your diary!

We would like as many members as possible to help us on the day and for groups to demonstrate what they do! So we would be very grateful if you could please help us on the day for an hour or half an hour if you are able to. Leaders please chat with your groups and may be create a list of people available.

The aim is to make people aware of the ethos of U3A and of the benefits for retired and semi retired folk and what we have on offer here in your own U3A Luton. We hope that members who feel they do not wish to volunteer will still come along to give support and perhaps bring along a friend who is not a member so that they can understand what we are about.

We have a marketing and communication sub-committee which is working hard to organise our local event so we are looking to all of you for support in helping in The Mall during the day and in St Mary's Church Hall in the afternoon. We hope to have a table in The Mall at Melson Square where we will be handing out leaflets and have a back drop of some of our groups and their work. People will be directed in the afternoon to St Mary's Hall where they can have tea and coffee and biscuits and see more of the work that our groups do.

We hope to have some posters available soon, so if you think you would like one to advertise the event or show friends, let us know.

More information will be available as the arrangements take place but if you are interested and can commit yourself on June 3rd then please talk with Gina or Hilary in GLS.

Watch this space for more information coming soon.