While restrictions on gatherings are in place, Group activities have had to change. Some have suspended activities during lockdown but many are using virtual meetings or other methods to keep going, and outdoor activities are also possible, so contact your group leader to find out what is happening with your group.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year all the Group Leaders are invited to a Group Leaders' lunch where they can discuss matters of mutual interest. In the current shutdown we can't tell you when the next one will be - watch this space!
Location to be advised.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Please note that where the venue is "Zoom" this means that meetings are currently being held on-line, using "Zoom" software.
|Study Group||Venue||Meetings||Phone Number|
|Android Users Discussion||WGC||3rd Thursday, am||01707 251058|
|Apple Users Discussion||Zoom||2nd Thursday, am||01707 328 943|
|Architecture||WGC||1st & 3rd Mondays, am.||01438 832 703|
|Arts Appreciation||various||Arranged visits||01707 258686|
|Book group 1||Various||4th Tuesday, am||01707 329 744|
|Book group 2||Zoom||Last Thursday, pm||01707 324 402|
|Bridge||WGC||Friday, am.||01707 324 551|
|Bridge (Improvers)||WGC||Thursday, pm.||01707 329 519|
|British History||WGC||Thursday, pm.||01438 715 954|
|Canasta||WGC||2nd & 4th Tuesdays, pm||01707 892 063|
|Computer Discussion||Zoom||1st Thursday, am.||01707 328 943|
|Consciousness Studies||Zoom||1st & 3rd Wednesday, pm||01438 715 806|
|Craftea||WGC||2nd & 4th Tuesday, pm||07891 103078|
|Creative Writing||WGC||First monday of each month, am||01707 339 141|
|Discussion Group||WOOL||Tuesday, am.||TBA|
|Exploring London 1 (full)||Various||Various||01438 832 703|
|Exploring London 2 (full)||Zoom||Various||01707 266 323|
|Exploring London 3 (full)||Various||Various||01707 646 383|
|Exploring London 4 (full)||Zoom||Various||01707 551 306|
|Exploring London 5||Various||Various||tba|
|Family History||Zoom||3rd Tuesday, pm.||01438 714 304|
|French Beginners Plus||Zoom||1st & 3rd Mondays, pm.||01438 716 098|
|French Conversation 1||Zoom||Friday, am.||01438 714566|
|French Conversation 2||WGC||Wednesday, pm.||01438 712 376|
|Gardening||Zoom||2nd Monday, am.||07958 525173
|Google group (on-line)||The Internet||Anytimeemail@example.com|
|Greeting Cards||WGC||2nd & 4th Thursdays, am||01707 251604|
|History in the making||WGC||Alternate Thursdays, am.||01707 881 670|
|Inner Peace Meditation||HAT||Alternate Tuesday evenings||01707 258686|
|Italian 1||Zoom||Mondays, pm.||01438 820961|
|Italian 2||WGC||Tuesdays, pm.||01707 331 810|
|Keep Fit||HAT||Thursday, am||01707 336 978|
|Latin||WGC||Alternate Mondays, pm||01438 715381|
|London History||Zoom||3rd Thursday, pm||01707 339285|
|Luncheon Club||Various||2nd Wednesday||01707 339 182|
|Luncheon Club 2||Various||Tuesday||01707 330 914|
|MahJong||WGC||2nd & 4th Mondays, am||01707 373 994|
|Multi-Media Art||WGC||Tuesday, am||01438 716 318|
|Oil Painting||WGC||1st and 3rd Tuesdays, pm||07563 691427|
|Painting||WGC||Mondays pm||01438 715803|
|Philosophy'1'||WGC||Friday, am||01707 893933|
|Philosophy'2'||Zoom||Alternate Fridays, pm||01438 716251|
|Photography||Zoom||2nd and 4th Mondays, am||01707 325836|
|Play Reading||Zoom||3rd Tuesdays, am||01707 265 201|
|Poetry||Zoom||Alternate Thursdays, am||01707 265 201|
|Psychology||WGC||Alternate Fridays, am||01707 893 933|
|Recorders||Zoom||Thursday, am.||01438 716760|
|Rummikub||WGC||1st & 3rd Mondays. am||01707 325496|
|Science & Technology||WGC||1st & 3rd Tuesdays, pm||01707 880 443|
|Scrabble||HAT||Thursdays, pm||01707 260938
|Shakespeare||Zoom||4th Wednesdays, pm||01707 265201|
|Spanish Conversation||Zoom||Monday mornings, 10.30 to 12 noon||01438 715 803|
|Spanish Beginners Plus||Zoom||2nd & 4th Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30||01438 716 098|
|Spiritual Explorations||Welwyn||1st Saturday, am||01438 715 806|
|Strollers (short walks)||Various||1st & 3rd Tuesdays, am||01438 221214|
|Sunday Solo Lunch Club||Zoom||2nd Sunday, lunchtime||01707 328986|
|Table Tennis||Digswell||Mondays am||01438 815341|
|Tai Chi||WGC||Thursdays, 2pm to 3pm||01707 258 686|
|Tai Chi||WGC||Mondays, 2pm to 3pm||01707 258 686|
|Theatre Trips||Various||Various||01707 881257|
|Travel||Various||Various|| 01707 331810
01707 896 196
|Ukulele||Zoom||Tuesdays, 10am to 12noon||01438 714903|
|Walkers (longer walks)||Various||Various||01582 763320|
|Water Colours||WGC||Friday, pm.||01707 328 395|
|Wildlife Watch||WGC||1st Tuesday||01707 326 456|
|World Affairs||Zoom||Monday, pm.||01438 714 246|
For Hazel's alternative group listing (by type) click here (PDF).Web-site created by Roger Swaine.