Sawbridgeworth U3A hold monthly general meetings where members and visitors can socialise, have tea/coffee, make friends, talk to Convenors, and/or book an outing. A guest speaker is invited to talk on a topic of interest. Visitors can attend for free for one time only, thereafter they must become a member. To apply to become a member talk to John Dickenson, Membership Secretary, at the meetings. Alternatively you can email John via our 'Contact' page.

When are meetings held? From January 2019 the general meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month, occasionally this can change so check for details.
Where are they held?Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, The Forebury, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9EB.
At what time?Doors open at 3pm. Doors close at 4.30pm
Outings:Outings/day trips are organised by Carol Dixson-Smith, and payment is required when a booking is made. A Booking Form is now available and should be completed and passed to Carol or her team, together with your payment. A receipt will be given at the time of payment. Any questions you can email Carol via this website. Select 'Contact' at the top of this website, or you can speak to Carol or one of her team, at the General Meeting.

IMPORTANT: Due to the inability of several members provisionally booking a trip and not confirming nor paying at the time of booking a new system is now in place. This means that:

All members wishing to make a booking MUST complete a form (available at the general meetings and soon to be on the web and emailed) and attach a non-returnable cheque. Occasionally an outing may be cancelled, e.g. insufficient numbers to make the outing viable. In this case your cheque will be returned. This new system enables the organisers to know how many have made a firm booking and can organise accordingly.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jun 19th General Meeting; Topic: Hertfordshire and its great history. Speaker: Colin Oates.
Fri Jul 17th General Meeting. Topic: The Number One Show. Speaker: Ray Spiller.

An afternoon you will not want to miss. Ray has access to all the number one records since they started and will play any that you name. His talk is interspersed with comedy and he has been highly recommended by other groups.
Tue Apr 21st PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. BUT HOPEFULLY WILL BE REARRANGED FOR LATER IN THE YEAR. Visit to National Space Centre in Leicester. Cost: £52 per person.
We will be having the Jupiter package which includes entrance to all the galleries, Planetarium show, & space crew briefing. The cost also includes coach, tip for driver, entrance into the museum (which has its own café for light refreshments), dinner and tip for the restaurant.

After the museum we will be heading off to the most lovely thatched pub for a 2 course evening meal with tea/coffee, before we head back home.

Currently there are 12 places available. Contact Carol Dixson-Smith via the 'Contacts' page, or at the general meeting, if you are interested in these available places.
Thu May 21st PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Visit to National Stud, Newmarket. Cost £31 pp.
You will be met and have tea/coffee then have a guided tour to see the new
foals and their mothers, the stallions enclosure and be told how our
National Stud works.
Followed by an afternoon in Bury St. Edmunds where the gardens should be in full spring bloom. The cost includes the National Stud, trip to Bury and tip for the driver.
Mon Jun 29th A visit to H. Forman and Sons on Fish Island. Cost £67 pp.
This visit will consist of a tour to their smokery to see how their smoked salmon is cured, followed by a 2 course lunch in Forman's restaurant, after which you will have a cruise along the canals around the Olympic Park.
The whole outing will take approx. 5 hours, not allowing for travel. The cost includes the smokery tour, 2 course lunch, canal trip, coach and all tips.