Wheathampstead

Meetings

Monthly meetings are currently being held online due to Covid-19.

Monthly Meetings are normally held in the Memorial Hall on the 4th Thursday afternoon of every month. They start promptly at 14.00 and will normally finish by 16.00. The dates, speakers and topics for the coming months are detailed in 'Dates for your Diary' below.

  • January - November meetings: please arrive by 13:45 to sign in and get seated for a 2pm start.
  • Christmas Party: doors open at 2pm – please do not arrive earlier, you won’t get in!

Visitors
For a small fee (£2.50 per meeting), visitors may attend two Thursday meetings (excluding the Christmas Party and AGM which are for Members only).

Carers
Members who require Carer support are welcome to bring their Carer to all meetings, including the Christmas Party and AGM.

Got an idea for a speaker?
If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact our Speaker Coordinator – to send an email either click on the eagle above right or visit the Contact page, or chat at a Speaker Meeting.

Missed a meeting during lockdown? If so, catch up here:

  • 28 May 2020: Sandy Walkington - The Arc & Arc (St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society)
  • 25 June: Fools Gold - The Zoom Show, some of their favourite songs and the stories behind them
Dates for your Diary
Thu Aug 27th Emma Williams: History of The Marie Curie Charity and it’s position during the Covid 19 pandemic

This meeting will be held online using Zoom - see email for information about using Zoom.
Meeting login details will be emailed to members by 26th August.
Thu Sep 24th Annamaria Dall’Anese - Roman London
Annamaria is a London Blue Badge Tour Guide, and is passionate about the history, culture and attractions of our capital city. She will take us on a virtual tour of Roman London, showing us significant sites and delve into what life was like in that period.

This meeting will be held online using Zoom - see email for information about using Zoom.
Meeting login details will be emailed to members by 23rd September.
Thu Oct 22nd Deborah Brady: A Female in Fleet Street

This meeting will be held online using Zoom - see email for information about using Zoom.
Meeting login details will be emailed to members by 21st October.
Thu Nov 26th Rupert Williams: Madame Pompadour
Madame de Pompadour was a fascinating character who rose from a modest background among the Parisian bourgeoisie of the early 18th century to become the most powerful woman in France by virtue of her position as the main mistress of Louis XV. She was highly intelligent and well-read, a great fashion icon, and an important patron of the arts. London-based art historian Rupert has a special interest in European 17th and 18th century painting and will illustrate his talk with an array of sumptuous Rococo artworks including the many portraits Madame Pompadour commissioned from painters such as Francois Boucher and Maurice Quentin de la Tour.

This meeting will be held online using Zoom - see email for information about using Zoom.
Meeting login details will be emailed to members by 25th November.
Thu Dec 10th TBC Your Committee presents Christmas! Social event with food, wine and fun organised by the Committee - full details to follow. Members only
Thu Jan 28th 2021 Dr Geoffrey Copland: "Climate Change"
Wheathampstead U3A member Dr Copland is a physicist, former Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of Westminster among other senior positions in higher education organisations. He chaired the universities' funding body strategy group for sustainable development to help to develop strategies for universities in England to address issues of climate change and environmental sustainability, an interest that he had developed over many years. He will summarise key background science and data and try to look forward to how we might address the future.