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 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.

In these interesting times we are STILL MEETING via Zoom.
The invitation comes as an email to all members, with a link in the text. Tap on this and you get a dialogue to join the group. That's all you have to do.

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

I hope those of you that have joined us on the last Mondays in the month for our Speaker meetings will agree that talks on Zoom have provided a very acceptable alternative to face to face meetings. If you haven't yet tuned in I hope you will consider joining us in future. You may have noticed, if you keep an eye out on this website, that our line up of talks has changed somewhat. That is because some speakers are not presenting on Zoom. I will be attempting to rebook these speakers as soon as we have confirmation that we can resume meetings at Exning.

At the end of last year we enjoyed hearing from Eleanora Gardener who talked about food and customs in the 17th century. We also heard from Alison Giles who gave a fascinating talk on the Whipple Museum. In January we welcomed Brad Ashton who gave a hilarious account of his life writing comedy for radio and TV. February's speaker was Philip Caine who recounted tales of his career that took him from Barrow to Baghdad and en route included working in Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Russia.

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

Dates for your Diary
Fri May 28th NOTE: This date changed to FRIDAY due to the bank holiday.
Charles Garland - Dad's Army - the Nation's favourite comedy".
Charles was assistant to David Croft OBE and Jimmy Perry OBE for more than 20years. He is a television producer, director and writer who gives a fascinating and amusing talk. It includes anecdotes and personal insights about the writers, cast and what sets Dad's Army apart from the rest of the TV comedy archive.
Wed Jun 2nd U3A DAY
Mon Jun 28th A Schoolgirl’s War
Click here for full details of Mary Smith Talk
Mon Jul 26th AGM 2021
Mon Aug 23rd The A to Z of Curious Suffolk
Click here for full details of Sarah Doig Talk
Mon Sep 27th Geoffrey Kay will be presenting a talk on “Lady Liberty”.
This is the largely unknown story of the Statue of Liberty, why the French Nation gave it to the US and the man who led the planning and construction of installation in New York.
Mon Oct 25th We welcome back Eleanora Gardner who will be talking about “Ghosts, Demons and Witches of the Fens”.
Mon Nov 29th Nigel MacKnight talks on “Adventures of a dyslexic author”.
Nigel is an author who will be describing how he has overcome the difficulty of dyslexia and gone on to a successful career in theatre, television, the movie industry and aviation. He will also be including anecdotes that illustrate some of the people he has worked with like Tommy Cooper, Steven Spielberg and Sebastian Coe.
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