Stansted Mountfitchet

Trips and Events

Stansted Mountfitchet U3A runs a number of trips and events.

Our free Monthly Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at St. John's Church Hall, Chapel Hill, 1.30pm for 2pm. We normally have a speaker, free tea and coffee are served and you can find information about future trips and events. Prospective new members are welcome to come along to see what we do.

We hold five or six Saturday Morning Seminars per year. These are from 9.30 to approximately 12.30 and are usually held at The Free Church hall in Chapel Hill. The seminar leaders are all experts in their field and subjects are varied, from the Arts to Science & Technology. There is a small charge of £4 for members and £5 for non-members to attend and booking is essential.

Various Day Trips are organised by members during the year and one or two short Holiday Breaks, normally by coach.

Dates for your Diary
April 2018
Wed Apr 11thOtherNon U3A event to raise funds for the village Day Centre.

A group of Day Centre supporters are holding an afternoon tea at the Day Centre from 2.30pm with sandwiches, scones and tea all for £5. Funds raised will be used to provide a hot water tap for the centre, which will be of benefit to all centre users, including our many groups that meet there.
Wed Apr 11thBus Pass GroupCoggleshall and Paycocke's House
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
Tue Apr 17thOtherNon U3A Event at Saffron Walden Museum on Tuesday 17th April at 6.30 pm.

To showcase the museum and to highlight the current exhibition, From the Hazely Brick Earth: Agriculture in North-West Essex, which looks at rural life and agricultural trades over the past four centuries. It’s a fascinating exhibition with objects, photography and film telling the story of how people have made their livelihoods from trades such as malting, milling, thatching and saddlery. The evening will give a special insight into the history and natural history of Uttlesford.

Canapes and wine will be served in the ground floor archaeology gallery.

Tickets are priced at £12, with all proceeds going to the Chairman’s charities – Support 4 Sight and Essex Wildlife Trust. Please RSVP by 9 April. Cheques made payable to UDC Chairman’s Charity, or by BACS – details provided on request. They should be sent to Melanie Maguire, Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ER.
Wed Apr 18thArt AppreciationVisit to the Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden: Bawden at Home exhibition
Thu Apr 19thMeetingMonthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm.
Come and find out about the History of Surnames with Charlie Haylock, one of Suffolk's leading entertainers. His informative and hilarious one-man shows are legendary in the county and his books have all been best sellers. Charlie can reduce audiences to tears of laughter with his story telling as anyone who has seen his "An Eccentric Look at Suffolk" and "An Eccentric Look at the Countryside" will tell you.
But Charlie has a serious side and also gives highly enlightening talks, “History of Surnames” and “History of Spoken English”. Although very informative, they are also very entertaining.
If you did not renew your membership last month you can still do so today. Please download and complete the new membership application form and bring along to the meeting with your cheque for £13.50 payable to Stansted Mountfitchet U3A. Please note that, due to new Data Protection Laws all members must complete the new form. Thank you
Fri Apr 20th
→Mon Apr 23rd
HolidayDerbyshire Peak District by coach
Staying at the Palace Hotel, Buxton, half board, with trips to Bolsover Castle, Chatsworth House, Matlock and Stamford.Derbyshire Holiday Itinerary

Pick up:

8am Stansted, Bus stop near to Tesco

8.15am Bishop's Stortford, Rugby Club (may change if road works continue)

Contact: Stansted U3A Holidays
May 2018
Thu May 10thBus Pass GroupMill Green Mill and Welwyn Garden City
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
Wed May 16thArt AppreciationDavid Morson: "Not over the rainbow..but in the rainbow"
Thu May 17thMeetingAGM and Monthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm.
Notices for the AGM will be sent out to members before the meeting.

After the AGM, our very own ukulele group, the Stansted Strummers will be entertaining us. A not-to-be-missed event.
June 2018
Wed Jun 20thArt AppreciationVisit to Gainsborough's House, Sudbury
Wed Jun 20thBus Pass GroupSouthend on Sea
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
Thu Jun 21stMeetingMonthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm.

Robin Carsberg is coming along to give an illustated talk on The Eden Project.
July 2018
Wed Jul 18thArt AppreciationPresentation on Portraiture
Fri Jul 20thBus Pass GroupA Boat Trip
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
August 2018
Wed Aug 15thArt AppreciationSeaside Trip with some Art
Wed Aug 15thBus Pass GroupEpping Forest with a guided walk or Harlow Museum and shopping in Harlow
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
September 2018
Mon Sep 10thBus Pass GroupAmwell Wild Life Reserve
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
Sun Sep 16th
→Thu Sep 20th
HolidayLuxemburg by Coach staying at the Grand Hotel in Vianden, half board, with trips to Trier, Luxemurg City and Namur.

Total cost of trip unlikely to exceed £364, excluding single supplement.Luxembourg Holiday Itinerary can be found here and Full Details of Luxembourg Arrangements can be found here.

Booking at the February 16th general meeting. Non-refundable deposit of £60 required. Please make cheques payable to Stansted Mountfitchet U3A Social account. Final balance due at the May General meeting.

Please note that this does not imply a contractual relationship with Stansted U3A and is purely for administrative convenience and to save incurring further postal costs. The relationship is with Just for Groups! Any cancellations after the balance has been paid should be taken up with each person’s insurers

Contact Stansted U3A Holidays
Wed Sep 19thArt AppreciationMembers discuss their favourite "objet d'art"
October 2018
Wed Oct 17thArt AppreciationHarlow Sculptures Minibus tour
Wed Oct 17thBus Pass GroupPolice Museum, Chelmsford
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
November 2018
Wed Nov 21stArt AppreciationChristmas Social lunch