The Rodings & Surrounding Area


We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at
which is situated on the B184 two miles north of Fyfield. The doors open at 1.45 p.m. and there is usually a visiting speaker at approximately 2.30 p.m.

Outings should be booked by sending the completed Booking Form together with your cheque made payable to The Rodings U3A, to Ian Keast, Cherry Hill, Canfield Road, Takeley, CM22 6SY.

Unless otherwise indicated, Study Days, Social Events and Workshops may be booked by sending a cheque for the appropriate amount to Sheila Melvin, 101 Longfields, Marden Ash, Ongar, CM5 9DE. Please make cheques payable to The Rodings U3A, and write your membership number plus the required event on the reverse of the cheque. Further information from Louise on 01277 362043 or at

Dates for your Diary
Tue Oct 1st 90 Years of Social History Through the Eyes of Austin 7. A talk by Andy Bennett.
Tue Nov 5th The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. An illustrated talk by Robin Carsberg.
Wed Oct 9th Brick Lane - The Sixties Show. Brick Lane Music Hall is producing a special show to celebrate The Sixties. There will be music which we will all remember, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dave Clark 5 and many more, as well as the humour of the decade. For full details and a booking form please click here The Sixties Show. Spaces available.
Sat Oct 12th Run For Your Wife. A trip to The Mill Theatre Sonning, a small theatre situated on the bank of the River Thames, to see this highly entertaining farce. The outing includes a 2-course lunch and travel by coach. Please click here Run For Your Wife for full details and a booking form. Possibly spaces available.
Wed Nov 13th 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End. This musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Inspired by the hit film, this hilarious new show is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business. For full details including transport arrangements, please click here 9 to 5 The Musical. This trip is now FULL.
Fri Nov 22nd Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market. A day trip by coach to this historic Suffolk market town, where you will be free to explore. Attractions include the abbey and gardens, abundant shops and restaurants and the renowned Christmas market. Click here Bury St Edmunds for full particulars and booking form. Spaces available.
Study Days
Thu Oct 24th Langford Museum of Power near Maldon. Please click here Langford Museum of Power for full particulars of this self-drive trip.
Other Events
Fri Oct 25th Stow Maries WW1 Airfield near Maldon. This will be a self-drive/car sharing trip. Refreshments on arrival and a 2-course lunch will be provided, and we will have the services of a knowledgeable volunteer guide. The cost will be £25 per person. For full details please click here Stow Maries.