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The University of the Third Age

Welwyn Hatfield

We're still having meetings, but using the Internet. Here are some examples...

The Book Group (above)

The Computer Group (above)

The Ukulele Group(above)

The online photography group (above) discussing an image submitted by a member.

Stop Press!

On-Line Learning hub (message from Third Age Trust)

Have your say! We are looking for your ideas to help us develop the new Online Learning Hub. This is going to be an online collection of all of the resources and tools you may need to support learning across your interest groups and U3A.

This short questionnaire will give us valuable information about what’s important to you, and what we need to consider in the design and implementation of this Online Learning Hub. None of the questions are compulsory and your response is anonymous. This should take you less than 10 minutes.
Click here to participate.

Wednesday morning virtual meetings

Following very successful initial meetings, we have decided to offer something every Wednesday, alternating between speaker presentations and “coffee mornings”. Bookings for these events will open on Fridays for the following Wednesday, and you will be reminded of this by email.

The programme for the next few weeks is below. When booking has opened for a particular event, there will be a link to a form to reserve your place. If you have any problems with using the form, or if you have any questions about the event, please email:-

5th August - 10:30 am (log-in from 10:15)
"Women of Bloomsbury" – Blue Badge Guide, Amber Tallon, takes us on a virtual tour of Bloomsbury, looking particularly at the remarkable stories of women who have lived in the area, largely in the 20th century. Among those we will hear about are WWII spies, jazz singers and Britain’s first qualified female dentist!
If you missed this talk, you can watch the recording (missing the first minute, as we forgot to hit "Record"!) It will be available until 15th August. To see it, click here. Password= Cp3@nZ08

12th August - "Coffee morning" 10-11 am (log-in from 9:50 and bring your own refreshments!).
To book a place, click here.

19th August - 10:30 am (log-in from 10:15)
"The Jewels and Wardrobe of the Duchess of Windsor" – Janie Ramsay worked for Sotheby's for 25 years, during which time they sold the possessions of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the most iconic and controversial couple of their time. As well as introducing us to the magnificent jewellery and unique wardrobe items which belonged to the Duchess, this talk also touches on the abdication crisis, the couple’s meetings with Hitler, their homes – and just where did all the money come from?
Booking will open on 14th August

Details of subsequent meetings will be shown on the "Meetings Programme" page (click here.)

The U3A Trust are sending out newsletters, the latest being dated 29th July. Click here to read it.

The latest copy of the Wel-Hat newsletter (No. 64) is now available on this website, with all back copies since May 2011, and a cunulative index. Click here to read it.

Bored? Don't know what to do? Click here for suggestions of things to occupy yourself!


Following instructions from the government, it is with regret that we have to announce that ALL U3A Meetings will be cancelled forthwith and until further notice. This will include Wednesday meetings, outings, study groups and events, including the New Members Meeting.
It may be possible for members of individual study groups to remain in contact and you should contact your group leader to find out more.
Difficult times require difficult measures. Remember that these measures are designed to protect ourselves and to prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed by the demands placed upon it by the virus.

We'll use email and postings on our website to keep you updated with any developments, so please keep a regular check on these.

The first sixteen such postings are now available, from our chairperson - Pam. Click here to read them.

For the latest official advice on the Coronavirus outbreak, from NHS Healthwatch, click here.
Please read the guidance given.

The Third Age trust has set up a dedicated page on the national website to keep you up-to-date with the latest guidance and advice. You can find it by clicking here.

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