EVENTS run for members include coach trips and social outings. Our trips and outings are open to all members with charges depending on costs.

SPEAKER MEETINGS are usually held monthly on the LAST MONDAY of the month at Exning Road Club starting at 2.30pm and are available for all members, and prospective members, at no charge.
Please look out for date changes when there is a bank holiday in the month.

Our speakers at the monthly meetings are carefully chosen to provide interesting and stimulating talks on a wide variety of interests and topics. We welcome any feedback on the speaker or the meeting in general. After the formal presentation there is always the opportunity to talk to the speaker individually and to chat with other members over a free cup of tea or coffee.

There are also Third Age Trust National Events, including quizzes, challenges, and projects. For more information click NATIONAL EVENTS, only open to u3a members.

Speaker Secretary, Trish Newell. (Tel: 01638 611023)


Dates for your Diary
Wed Aug 17th GARDEN GROUP Outing to Coton Manor Gardens
Mon Aug 22nd Horry Parsons. (Revised date due to bank holiday.)
Due to popular demand we welcome Horry back to give us the second part of his talk on the construction of the Millennium Tower, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral.
Fri Sep 9th SUMMER BUFFET at the Ellesmere Centre, Stetchworth
Come and join us on September 9th at the Ellesmere Centre, Stetchworth at 12-30pm -3.30pm for a fork and knife buffet cost £15 per person. Dessert, coffee or tea are included but a Pay Bar will be available. Please state any special dietary requirements on your booking form which will be sent with the next Enews and is also available via this link: Booking Form for Summer Buffet 2022
Send your payment with the completed form by the closing date 31st August.
Mon Sep 26th Norma Howell - her talk covers her work with both Bio Detection Dogs and Medical Alert Assistance Dogs at the Medical Detection Dogs charity and the ways in which they are trained to do life-saving work with non-invasive detection of the odour of human diseases.
The charity's aim is that its Bio Detection Dogs' pioneering work with Universities and NHS Hospital Trusts will help scientists and clinicians to diagnose in a faster and cheaper way that will save lives.
Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs support people with complex health conditions like Type 1 Diabetes, POTS and severe allergies when they are in danger of a potentially life-threatening event and enable our clients to lead a normal independent life.
Mon Oct 31st Toni Neobard and Kate Broad “For better or far worse” . A light hearted and quirky look at marriage and relationships through the eyes of the Victorians. What happened if you didn’t marry and what if you did but were not happy with your choice? A glimpse at bizarre goings on showing wedded bliss wasn’t always so.
Toni and Kate are partners in the family history research business English Roots Finder. They have extensive experience of genealogical research and are the authors of two family history books.
Mon Nov 28th David Smith on Fingerprinting.
David is a retired fingerprint expert who worked for the Metropolitan police for 40 years. His talk covers the use of fingerprinting in crime scene investigations, the history of fingerprinting and recollections of his career.
Mon Dec 19th Jim Stebbings - 'Sentiments at Christmas'. (Revised date due to bank holiday.)
A collection of aspects of the traditional Christmas season conveyed through humourous music, stories, sentiments and images presented trough slides. There are opportunities for members' vocal participation. This is a Christmas presentation with a difference that will be just the thing to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Mon Jan 30th 2023 Andy Peachey
Andy is an archaeologist who has worked in the local area. His talk is about the Roman cemetery at Great Whelnetham, Bury St Edmunds where they found plenty of decapitated skeletons! It is also believed that the site shows probable slave connotations.
Mon May 22nd 2023 Charlie and the Dig
Our guest speaker Charlie Haylock was personally chosen by the great Ralph Fiennes to be the dialect coach for the wonderful Netflix film The Dig. Charlie has created a fascinating new talk about his experiences preparing Ralph and the cast for their roles and Charlie will reveal the extraordinary lengths Ralph Fiennes took, not only to play Basil Brown, but to become Basil Brown!