SPECIAL NOTICE 16TH MARCH 2020- Due to the CORONAVIRUS crisis all U3A meetings in person are currently suspended until further notice.

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 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.

I am hoping, that fingers crossed, that we can start again in September.All the Speakers have been kind enough to rebook, - Niddy

Dates for your Diary
Mon Aug 31st NO MEETING
Mon Sep 28th Geoffrey Kay - Lady Liberty - The largely unknown story of the Statue of Liberty.
Mon Oct 26th Peter Green from the National Trust - History of the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Mon Nov 30th Janet Dunn - "In other words" miscellany of readings, many humorous.
Mon Dec 28th NO MEETING
Mon Jan 25th 2021 David Smith - Fingerprinting.
Mon Feb 22nd 2021 Dr Stephen Ashworth - Laser Light Fantastic Show. Rescheduled.
Mon Mar 29th 2021 Horry Parsons - Building the Millennium Tower, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
Rescheduled from April 2020
Horry was the Project Manager for the Main Contractor with overall responsibility for the construction team,both on and off site, for all of the millennium works at St Edmundsbury. His talk “ Building the Millennium Tower at St Edmundsbury Cathedral” covers all aspects of the project and includes anecdotes relating to site visits made by Prince Charles.
Mon Apr 26th 2021 Toni Neobard and Kate Broad - For better or Far worse
Fri May 28th 2021 Charles Garland - Dad's Army talk rescheduled
Tue Nov 17th THURSFORD SPECTACULAR POSTPONED TO Tuesday 16th November 2021. Fully booked - reserves list only now. See NOTICES
All those who had booked their tickets for 2020 have had an email or a phone call to say that the Thursford spectacular has been postponed and rolled over by them. Thus the new date is Tuesday 16th November 2021.
The coach company have agreed to this too. All timings will be the same and of course we will let you know as a reminder nearer the time, but it is something to look forward for next year.
Niddy Walpole
Social Events
Fri Aug 14th Informal Meet Up for Members:
You are welcome to join us at the top of Warren Hill for an open get together on Friday 14th August (weather permitting) from 2-4pm. Start the weekend off with a chat as we can now meet safely in groups of six. Come by car or walk up, bring a blanket or chair,drink or sandwich if you want to and stay as short or long as you feel happy to do. This clearly is a rather fluid invitation based on whatever the weather throws at us but if you would please email Niddy ( to register your interest and we will email all interested parties the night before with confirmation if the weather forecast looks good enough to hold the event.