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The University of the Third Age

Welwyn Hatfield


Study Groups.

Study Groups are small autonomous groups of members who, sharing a common interest in a subject, meet to pursue it. For further information, please always make your first approach by telephone to the Leader to check whether a place is available. Their telephone numbers are given below. Please note that you must be a member of the Welwyn Hatfield U3A before you can join any of these study-groups.

Groups can be formed on any subject, provided that there is a leader and a group of six or more members who are interested. Please contact the Groups Co-ordinator, E-mail: groups@u3awelhat.org.uk.


Resources (mainly) for Group Leaders

You can download an Attendance Register, which you can have as a PDF, or a Microsoft Word document ('Doc' format). Use PDF if you are just going to print it, and Doc format if you want to edit it yourself.

The Third Age trust has published a number of documents that may be useful, as follows:-

The national U3A Resource Centre (in Bromley) has a collection of non-book material available for all U3A groups to borrow free of charge, except for the cost of return postage. There are DVDs, CDs, videos, slides and audiocassettes available in many subject areas. Lists on all subjects are free and available on request, and there is an online catalogue in the Members Area of the U3A website. Email: resource.centre@u3a.org.uk


If you wish to join a study group, please speak to the group leader beforehand, to ensure that there is a place available, and also to ensure that it is suitable for you.

If you belong to a study group and are unable to attend a meeting, please inform the group leader. Prolonged non-attendance may be taken to indicate that you no longer wish to be a member of the group.


For an overview of the outings planned by the various study groups, click here.

For an overview of when the study groups meet, click here

If the group that you'd like to join is full (or doesn't exist), please contact the Group co-ordinator (email: groups@u3awelhat.org.uk) who will endeavour to find a solution for you.


Further information about individual Study Groups can usually be obtained by clicking on the Study Group name in the table below.

Study GroupVenueMeetingsPhone Number
Apple Users DiscussionWGC2nd Thursday, am01707 328 943
ArchitectureWGC1st & 3rd Mondays, am.01438 832 703
Arts AppreciationvariousArranged visits01707 271410
Book group 1Various4th Tuesday, am 01707 329 502
Book group 2VariousLast Thursday, pm 01707 324 402
BridgeWGCFriday, am.01707 324 551
Bridge (Improvers)WGCThursday, pm.01707 329 519
British HistoryWGCThursday, pm.01438 715 954
CanastaWGC2nd & 4th Tuesdays, pm01707 892 063
Computer DiscussionWGC1st Thursday, am.01707 328 943
Consciousness StudiesWelwynWednesday, pm 01438 715 806
Craft TeaWGC2nd & 4th Tuesday, pm01707 266 945
Creative WritingWGCFirst monday of each month, am01707 339 141
Discussion GroupWOOLTuesday, am.01438 812 062
Exploring London 1 (full)VariousVarious01438 832 703
Exploring London 2 (full)VariousVarious01707 266 323
Exploring London 3 (full)VariousVarious01707 646 383
Exploring London 4 VariousVarious01707 551 306
Family HistoryHAT3rd Monday, pm.01438 714 304
French Beginners PlusHAT1st & 3rd Mondays, pm.01438 716 098
French Conversation 1WGCFriday, am.01707 322 982
French Conversation 2WGCWednesday, pm.01438 712 376
GardeningWGC2nd Monday, am.01707 323 167
GermanWELWednesday, pm.01438 715 954
Google group (on-line)The InternetAnytimevalwgc@hotmail.com
Greeting CardsWGCAlternate Thursdays, am01707 592 359
History in the making WGCAlternate Thursdays, am.01707 881 670
Inner Peace MeditationHATAlternate Tuesday evenings01707 258686
Italian 1WGCMondays, pm.01707 375 346
Italian 2WGCTuesdays, pm.01707 331 810
Keep FitHATThursday, am01707 336 978
LatinWGCAlternate Mondays, pm01438 715381
Line DancingHATAlternate Tuesdays, am.01707 258 686
London HistoryHAT3rd Thursday, pm01707 339285
Luncheon ClubVarious2nd Wednesday01707 339 182
Luncheon Club 2VariousTuesday01707 330 914
MahJongWGC2nd & 4th Mondays, am01707 373 994
Multi-Media ArtWGCTuesday, am01438 716 318
Opera AppreciationVarious3rd Thursday01707 265 274
Philosophy'1'WGCFriday, am01707 893 933
Philosophy'2'WGCAlternate Fridays, pm01438 715803
PhotographyHAT2nd and 4th Mondays, am01707 325836
Play Reading 1WGCThursday, am01438 715 954
Play Reading 2Various3rd Tuesdays, am01707 265 201
PoetryWGCAlternate Thursdays, am01707 265 201
PsychologyWGCAlternate Fridays, am01707 893 933
RecordersWGCThursday, am.01438 716760
Science & TechnologyWGC1st & 3rd Tuesdays, pm01707 880 443
ScrabbleHATThursdays, pm01707 894 737
ShakespeareHAT4th Wednesdays, pm01707 265201
Spanish ConversationWelwynMonday mornings, 10.30 to 12 noon01438 715 803
Spanish Beginners PlusHatfield2nd & 4th Mondays, 1:30 to 3:3001438 716 098
Spiritual ExplorationsWelwyn1st Saturday, am01438 715 806
Strollers 1 (short walks)Various1st & 3rd Tuesdays, am01707 265779
Sunday Solo Lunch ClubVarious2nd Sunday, lunchtime01707 328986
Tai ChiWGCThursdays, 2pm to 3pm01707 258 686
Theatre TripsVariousVarious01707 321 889
TravelVariousVarious 01707 331810
01707 321889
01707 896 196
Walkers (longer walks)VariousVarious01582 763320
Water ColoursWGCFriday, pm.01707 328 395
WhistHATFriday, pm01707 262490
Wildlife WatchWGC1st Tuesday01707 326 456
World AffairsWGCMonday, pm.01438 714 246

For Hazel's alternative group listing (by type) click here (PDF).

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