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.
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|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Mar 29th||Bus Pass Group||Colchester Roman City on market day.|
|Mon Apr 1st||Philosophy||Kierkegaard, Lecture 1. Course Introduction: The Life and Work of Kierkegaard a a 'Socratic Task'.|
|Wed Apr 3rd||Art House Films||1.30pm, Free Church Hall, Stansted. The group will be discussing "A Bout de Souffle" (Breathless), a 1960 New Wave crime drama written and directed by Jean - Luc Godard.|
|Thu Apr 4th||Poetry for Pleasure||Lucky Dip -anything you would like to read|
|Wed Apr 10th||Bus Pass Group||Bocking Gardens, Braintree, with the Town Market|
|Thu Apr 11th||Day Trips & Holidays||Enjoy an afternoon of laughter with a Trip to Cambridge Art's Theatre to see Tom Stoppard's Rough Crossing at 2.30pm matinee performance. Cost, to include coach travel, £41. Early booking required to secure seats for this popular play. Now sold out. Contact Stansted U3A Trips|
|Sun Apr 14th||Concerts and Classics||Concert at Saffron Hall at 3pm and features the music of Nat King Cole played by the BBC Big Band with vocalist Atila.|
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
|Mon Apr 15th||Philosophy||Kierkegaard Lecture 2, Kierkegaard, Matensen and Hegelianism.|
|Wed Apr 17th||Art Appreciation||Visit to the National Gallery. Joaquin Sorolla - Spanish Master of Light.|
|Thu Apr 18th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.15 for 2pm. Please note, St John's Road Area parking restrictions lifted for this event, 1pm to 4pm.|
A welcome return visit from Sue Fishpool of Grove Cottage to speak about Mencap and the work of Grove Cottage.
Membership Renewal continues today
|Thu May 2nd||Poetry for Pleasure||Poetry of or about the Indian sub-continent|
|Wed May 8th||Day Trips & Holidays||Coach trip to Copped Hall, Epping. Price £24 to include a 3 hour tour of the house and gardens and refreshments (tea/coffee and homemade cakes and biscuits), cost of coach and the driver’s tip.|
Leaving Stansted, old Barclays Bank, at 9am, returning to Stansted at approximately 2.15pm. Copped Hall is a fine Georgian mansion and has been under restoration by the Copped Hall Trust since 1995.
In the gardens are the partly excavated remains of the old Tudor Hall which once belonged to Henry VIII. The gardens also boast an impressive 4 acre walled garden, also under restoration
Booking starts at the general meeting on March 21st. Please make cheques payable to Stansted Mountfitchet U3A Social Account. After the meeting date, bookings will be taken on line by Jenny Wraith. Please note this trip may not be suitable for those with mobility issues as there are uneven surfaces and steps.
|Wed May 15th||Art Appreciation||Presentation on Sculpture in the Environment.|
|Thu May 16th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm. Please note, St John's Road Area parking restrictions lifted for this event, 1pm to 4pm.|
Today is our Annual General Meeting. Details will be emailed to all members in advance. Please remember to bring your 2019 (yellow) Membership Card along.
|Wed May 22nd||Bus Pass Group||Hatfield House with a visit to the private gardens|
|Sat May 25th||Meeting||Saturday Seminar, Lawrence of Arabia: Excavating a Legend, with Dr Neil Faulkner FSA. Free Church Hall, 9.30 to 12.30. Come along and hear Neil, archeologist, historian and writer. For full details click on this link Lawrence of Arabia. Tickets £4.50 each from Ticket Source.|
|Thu Jun 6th||Poetry for Pleasure||Fruit and vegetables|
|Mon Jun 10th||Philosophy||Kierkegaard Lecture 3, Kierkegaard's View of Socrates.|
|Wed Jun 12th||Bus Pass Group||Rayleigh on market day.|
|Wed Jun 19th||Art Appreciation||Visit to Henry Moore Foundation. Henry Moore Drawings: The Art of Seeing.|
|Thu Jun 20th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm. Please note, St John's Road Area parking restrictions lifted for this event, 1pm to 4pm.|
Sylvia Keith will be giving a presentation on one of her many travels.
|Mon Jun 24th||Philosophy||Kierkegaard Lecture 4, Kierkegaard, Heiberg and History|
|Thu Jul 4th||Bus Pass Group||Walk from Ware to Hertford along the River Lee.|
|Mon Jul 8th||Philosophy||Kierkegaard Lecture 5, Kierkegaard, Moller and Schlegel|
|Mon Jul 15th|
→Fri Jul 19th
|Day Trips & Holidays||This is a holiday being organised by Thorley U3A to Normandy. For details please click on Thorley Trip to Normandy.|
|Wed Jul 17th||Art Appreciation||Presentation on Street Art|
|Thu Jul 18th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm. Please note, St John's Road Area parking restrictions lifted for this event, 1pm to 4pm.|
James Taylor will be coming along to entertain us with The Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard.
|Mon Jul 22nd||Philosophy||Kierkegaard Lecute 6, The Trip to Berlin and the Beginning of the Authorship|
|Fri Aug 16th||Bus Pass Group||Epping-Ongar railway (steam train and vintage buses).|
|Wed Aug 21st||Art Appreciation||Visit to National Portrait Gallery. BP Portrait of the Year etc.|
|Mon Sep 2nd||Bus Pass Group||Trip marker only EXACT DATE TO BE ADVISED. Paddle Ship Waverley, a trip on the paddle ship, possibly from Southend.|
|Mon Sep 2nd||Philosophy||Kierkegaard Lecture 7, The Development of the Pseudonymous Works|
|Mon Sep 9th|
→Fri Sep 13th
|Day Trips & Holidays||Coach holiday to West Sussex and Brighton, staying at the Royal Albion Hotel, opposite Brighton Pier, with trips to Arundel Castle, Bluebell Line, Borde Hill Gardens, Chichester and Winchester.|
Booking starts at the February General Meeting.
For itinerary details, click on West Sussex and Brighton Holiday and for details on how to book and single supplement click on West Sussex Holiday details
|Mon Sep 16th||Philosophy||Kierkegaard Lecture 8, The 2nd Half of the Authorship and the Attack on the Church.|
|Wed Sep 18th||Art Appreciation||Members discuss their favourite portrait.|
|Wed Oct 16th||Art Appreciation||Visit to Hatfield Forest - Forest Art|
|Thu Oct 24th||Bus Pass Group||Welwyn Roman Baths and shopping in Welwyn Garden City.|
|Mon Nov 4th||Bus Pass Group||Date marker only. EXACT DATE TO BE ADVISED. Christmas lunch at the Cross Keys pub, Saffron Walden.|
|Wed Nov 20th||Art Appreciation||Christmas Social Lunch.|