Wheathampstead

Meetings

Monthly meetings are once again being 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 2020: Fools Gold - The Zoom Show, some of their favourite songs and the stories behind them
  • 27 August 2020: Emma Williams: History of The Marie Curie Charity and it’s position during the Covid 19 pandemic
Dates for your Diary
Thu Oct 28th Martin Attridge - The Cries of London
Featuring the Elizabethan treatment of the poor an the Poor Laws, peddlers, hawkers, tinkers and street trading. Old-time on-line selling depicting the poor through popular social art collecting, recent objects and memorabilia.
Thu Nov 25th Bobbie Darbyshire - Where Do Novelists Get Their Ideas From?
Author of four novels so far, Bobbie won the 2008 fiction prize at the National Academy of Writing and the New Delta Review Creative Non-fiction Prize 2010. In a varied career, she has worked as barmaid, mushroom picker, film extra, maths coach, cabinet minister’s private secretary, care assistant and volunteer adult-literacy teacher, as well as in social research and policy. She will tell us how the complex world of character, location, plot and sub-plot arrives in a novelist’s mind.
Thu Dec 9th Your Committee presents Christmas!
Social event with food, wine and fun organised by the Committee. Save the date!
To keep this event Covid-safe, pre-booking is essential. Full details will be sent out soon.
Thu Jan 27th 2022 Damon O’Dell - “Adventures of a ghost hunter”
Personal encounters with ghosts in over 20 years of investigating haunted properties.
Thu Feb 24th 2022 Mervyn Edwards - “Walking the Beat to Nirvana”
Author and former Police Officer, 15 years as specialist firearms officer, talking about some operations & crime stories.
Thu Mar 24th 2022 (AGM), plus Gaye Isley - “Lasting Power of Attorney”
Thu Apr 28th 2022 TBA
Thu May 26th 2022 George Lockwood - "An organic gardener, plantsman and gardening consultant"
I learnt my trade many years ago at Capel Manor College Enfield Middlesex.
Thu Jun 23rd 2022 TBA
Thu Jul 28th 2022 TBA
Thu Aug 25th 2022 Sarah Slater – “Working with Ghosts of Hampton Court Palace”
Thu Sep 22nd 2022 Meet The Groups Day
A sociable meeting for existing and to which members of the public are welcomed. The aim is to showcase what our u3a has to offer. There will be displays by groups, videos, and refreshments (with homemade cakes to tempt you!)
Thu Oct 27th 2022 Dr Geoffrey Copland - "Climate Change"
Updated information following on from his Zoom presentation last year
Thu Nov 24th 2022 TBA
Thu Dec 8th 2022 Your Committee presents Christmas!
Social Event with food, wine and fun organised by the Committee