Monthly meetings are currently being held online due to Covid-19.
Login details are emailed to members who have provided an email address 24-48 hours prior to the meeting.
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!
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).
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 Aug 26th||Sarah Slater - Sex, Secrets, Scandal and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court, 1660 to 1830|
Sarah is a qualified Guide Lecturer for Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court Palace, qualified affiliate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, and registered speaker for the Women’s Institute. Sarah will wear one of her beautiful period costumes and talk about all the naughty bits of history you would probably not have learnt about at school! She will discuss royal mistresses, prostitution, sexual diseases of the time and the methods used to prevent STIs and unwanted pregnancies. Warning, this tour is not for the prude, it is fun but rude!
|Thu Sep 23rd||Discover Wheathampstead U3A|
A very sociable afternoon with tea and cake to rediscover all that Wheathampstead U3A has to offer after the long lockdowns of the past 18 months. Catch up with friends old and new, chat to group convenors and find out more about our many interest groups, meet the Outings to find out what they have planned and learn more about the speakers booked to inform and educate.
|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 even with food, wine and fun organised by the Committee. Save the date!