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The University of the Third Age

Welwyn Hatfield


General Meetings.

Doors open at 9:45, tea and coffee are served from 10:00 to 10:30. The meeting starts at 10.30 am with notices, followed by the talk.
Meetings labelled "Hat", will take place in Breaks Manor Youth Centre, Link Drive, Hatfield, AL10 8TP. If you're online, you can click here for a map.
Meetings labelled "WGC" take place in the Ludwick Family Centre, Hall Grove, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4PH. If you're online, you can click here for a map. There's sometimes a problem with parking for cars at Ludwick - if you don't mind a walk you could try parking in Caponfield - click here for a map.

There have been complaints from residents about the parking on the road in front of Ludwick Family Centre. If you plan to park here, please could you ensure that you 'follow the trend' and park on the same side as those cars already parked. This ensures that delivery lorries and emergency vehicles can pass through. Many thanks.

If you want to display notices on the projector, or notice boards, at the meetings, contact Tony Lammiman on 01707 884457, or E-mail him: "tony.lammiman@gmail.com".

Please note that, for health and safety reasons, we have to limit attendance at these meetings to 170

Please note that the Welwyn Hatfield U3A does not endorse any products or services provided by the speakers at our meetings.

Programme for Autumn 2019

DateLocn.SpeakerSubject
Sept 11WGC Anne SamsonJan Smuts vs Nelson Mandela more
Sept 18 Hat Graham LaurieHistory of Royal Flying more
Sept 25 WGC David FletcherBehind the Scenes in the Saleroom more
Oct 2 Hat Damien O’DellBorn in the 1950s more
Oct 9 WGC David LongmanA Social History of the Churches of Bedfordshire more
Oct 16 Hat Stephen BarnardJ Arthur Rank (*Change from previously advertised*)
Oct 23 WGC Ian KeableGeorge Cruikshank – The Man Who Drew Oliver Twist more
Oct 30 Hat Marion HillRemarkable Women of Hertfordshire more
Nov 6 WGC Sandra HighstedHatch, Match & Dispatch more
Nov 13 Hat Peter WaineWelwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation more
Nov 20 WGC Art & Photo Exhibition
Nov 27 Hat Colin OakesDickens and Christmas more
Dec 4 WGC Christmas Quiz
Dec 11Christmas Lunch (at a hotel)

Programme for Spring 2020

DateLocn.SubjectSpeaker
Jan 8 WGC The Art of Underground Travel. MoreDavid Burnell
Jan 15 Hat Prime Ministers’ Extra-Marital Affairs, 1721-1945. MoreRoger Mason
Jan 22 WGC The Life of a Wedding Toastmaster. MoreJames Higgs
Jan 29 Hat Murder Most Profitable – Life & Career of Agatha Christie. MoreGeoff Bowden
Feb 5 WGC A History of London in Ten Maps. MoreStephen Brown
Feb 12 Hat Occupations of Victorian Britain. MoreMike Beech
Feb 19 WGC Walking the Beat to Nirvana. MoreMervyn Edwards
Feb 26 Hat Mystic Mark, Mentalist & Psychological Magician. MoreMark Warwick
Mar 4 WGC Palace of Knightsbridge – aka Harrods. MoreRichard Furnival-Jones
Mar 11 Hat AGM
Mar 18 WGC George Bernard Shaw Playing the Clown. MoreBrian Freeland
Mar 25 HatA Remarkable Story of Care & Hope – GOSH. MoreJudy Anderson
Apr 1 WGC Meet the Groups


For those helping set up the hall for the Wednesday general meetings...

Preparing tea & coffee: please click here (PDF).

Setting up the computer & projector: please click here (PDF).


The next New Members Welcome meeting will be on Monday 23rd march 2020, 10 am (prompt!), at the Verulam Hall, Verulam Close (off Ludwick Way), Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3PH. Click here for a map. There's a large car park a few yards beyond the hall.
(The following ones will be on 22nd June 2020 and 26th October 2020.)


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.


For provisional dates in 2020 click here (PDF).

For provisional dates in 2021 click here (PDF).


Web-site created by Roger Swaine.