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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 Summer 2019

DateLocn.SpeakerSubject
Apr 24 HatBrian Freeland The View From The Wings more
May 1 WGCAnn Milner Living & Teaching in Chongquin China more
May 8 HatPauline Martindale Behind Closed Doors more
May 15 WGCTricia Thompson "Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside" - the history of the British seaside holiday. *Note - Changed speaker and subject*
May 22 HatTed Childs The Production of Inspector Morse more
May 29 WGCSaffron Summerfield Milton Keynes to Mississippi more
June 5 HatAlan Haines The Baby Boomer Nostalgia Show more
June 12 WGCSarah Harrison Stories of My life more
June 19 HatPhilip Caine Barrow to Baghdad & Back more
June 26 WGCWarren AshtonCliches, Proverbs & Phrases – Don’t Touch Them with A Bargepole more
July 3 HatAlan Wise Loneliness – The Epidemic of Our Times more
July 10 WGCAndy Smith Wartime & Romance more
July 17 Hat2 - 4 PM GARDEN PARTY

Programme for Autumn 2019

DateLocn.SpeakerSubject
Sept 11WGC Anne SamsonJan Smuts vs Nelson Mandela
Sept 18 Hat Graham LaurieHistory of Royal Flying
Sept 25 WGC David FletcherBehind the Scenes in the Saleroom
Oct 2 Hat Damien O’DellBorn in the 1950s
Oct 9 WGC David LongmanA Social History of the Churches of Bedfordshire
Oct 16 Hat Sqd Ldr John ScullyThe Life & Death of General Gordon
Oct 23 WGC Ian KeableGeorge Cruikshank – The Man Who Drew Oliver Twist
Oct 30 Hat Marion HillRemarkable Women of Hertfordshire
Nov 6 WGC Sandra HighstedHatch, Match & Dispatch
Nov 13 Hat Peter WaineWelwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation
Nov 20 WGC Art & Photo Exhibition
Nov 27 Hat Colin OakesDickens and Christmas
Dec 4 WGC Christmas Quiz


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 24th June 2019, 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 one will be on 28th October 2019.)

New members can collect their membership badges from Peter Fox at the meeting on 24th April.


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).


Web-site created by Roger Swaine.