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.

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.

Please look out for date changes when there is a bank holiday in the month.

As COVID restrictions continue to be in place we may be subject to last minute changes dependent on the club's situation and national guidelines. Please be assured that your safety is our priority and that we will be observing safety measures like increased ventilation and provision of hand gel.

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
Mon Jan 31st Peter Norman takes us on a tour of the pubs of Newmarket.
Mon Feb 28th Horry Parsons will be giving us an account of the building of the Millenium Tower, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral.
Horry was the construction team leader.
Mon Mar 28th David Smith 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 Apr 25th Dr Stephen Ashworth “Lasers – the light fantastic”.
All you wanted or needed to know about lasers. Stephen’s talk includes demonstrations of laser lights.
Mon Jun 27th Amanda Sutherland - Part One - MY CREATIVE JOURNEY- An exciting career journey through film, television and theatrical costume design with an insight into running a successful accessories business. Amanda talks about her career journey working as an assistant costumier, a bridal wear consultant, a wardrobe assistant for Westend shows and as a freelance designer.
The talks are informative and amusing. A stunning display of headdresses and accessories complete this award winning presentation. At the end of the presentation the ever popular gift shop will be open for members to browse the latest collections of Amanda's own label, with the opportunity to buy a range of fabric, jewellery and eco accessories at a members group discount.
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.