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Welwyn Hatfield

Some members of the Strollers group......distancing on their walk

WH U3A members recently participated in an online performance as part of the Welwyn Garden City centenary celebrations.

Pam Williams, Sanjeevini Dutta, Hazel Bell, Maryam Rodway, David Steed, Sam Segar, Jill Longman, Bisakha Sarker and Diana Holt reading poems in turn at the Gardens in Poetry evening. Update - You can hear (and see) the readings by clicking here.
A review of the event will appear in the next newsletter, out in September.

Stop Press!

On Friday 9th October there will be a "Zoom" presentation by Peter Webb (art historian), on Derek Jarman's Garden at Dungeness, organised by the Herts Network of U3As. Click here for more details and info on how to attend.

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.

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:-

Details of meetings are now shown on the "Meetings Programme" page (click here.)

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

The latest copy of the Wel-Hat newsletter (No. 65) is now available on this website, with all back copies since May 2011, and a cumulative index. Click here to read the newsletter, and here to read the index.

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.

You can also use the hot-links at the top of each page to navigate around this website. Click on [Home] to get back to this page.

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