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.

Future outings are listed below. Full details and booking procedure may be viewed by following the appropriate link as shown below.

Unless otherwise indicated, Study Days, Social Events and Workshops may be booked by sending a cheque for the appropriate amount to Mrs Elaine Pugh, The Bungalow, The Chase, Barnston, Dunmow, CM6 1LX. Please make cheques payable to The Rodings U3A and enclose a note with your membership number, the event required and a contact email or phone number. Further information from Louise on 01277 362043 or at

Dates for your Diary
Tue Mar 3rd Hatfield Forest. A talk by David Simmonds of the National Trust.
Tue Apr 7th Impressions of Japan. A talk by Maggie Tear.
Tue May 5th The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of London Docklands. Maggie Piper, a blue badge guide, will explain.
Tue Jun 2nd Windsor Castle and its Royal Occupants. Oliver Everett will describe the history.
Tue Jul 7th No speaker.
Tue Aug 4th My Love of Africa. Tom Way's talk will be illustrated with his wildlife photography.
Tue Sep 1st No speaker.
Tue Oct 6th The Art of Bee Keeping. A talk by Andy Bennett.
Tue Nov 3rd History through Essex Foods. Pauline & Keith Lovell will explain.
Tue Dec 1st TBA
Tue Mar 17th Milestones Museum. A visit to Hampshire's museum of living history in Basingstoke. Please click here for details Milestones Museum.
Wed Mar 25th Braintree Museum and Warner Textile Archive. A guided tour. Braintree Museum is housed in a former Victorian school and celebrates the history of Braintree, bringing alive the town's rich industrial and social history. The Warner Textile Archive in a neighbouring building documents the success and innovation of Warner and Sons silk weaving firm from the late 19th century. Please click here for booking details Braintree Museum.
Thu Apr 23rd London Trip. An opportunity to visit London for shopping or sight seeing. We will be sharing the coach with theatregoers to The Prince of Egypt. Please click here for a booking form etc. London Trip.
Thu Apr 23rd The Prince of Egypt. We will travel by coach to the Dominion Theatre in London's West End. Unfortunately Ian is still unwell, and is not involved in the planning of this trip, so please do not contact him about it. Ray has stepped in to organise it and Elaine Pugh has been collecting the cheques and booking forms. As is usual with theatre trips, tickets can only be reserved for a short time and bookings are now closed.
Study Days
Sun Mar 1st Geology. Run by Essex Association of U3As- click here for full details.
Thu Apr 2nd Advanced Geneaology Run by Essex Association of U3As - click here for full details
Wed Apr 8th The Royal Collection. A study of the collection lead by local expert Oliver Everett at Aythorpe Roding village hall. Please click here for further information and booking details Royal Collection.
Mon May 11th Study of Trees Run by Essex Association of U3As - click here for full details