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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.

We are pleased to report that most Groups are now up and running, in members’ homes, online by Zoom, or in a hired venue. In some cases Groups have had to find new venues, so please check with the Group Leader. Please note that Groups meeting in Halls need to cover the hire cost, so there will be a charge to attend these meetings. Costs vary, please check with the Group Leader.

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

Study GroupVenueMeetingsPhone Number
Apple Users DiscussionWGC2nd Thursday, am01707 328 943
ArchitectureWGC1st & 3rd Mondays, am.01727 568676
Arts AppreciationvariousArranged visits01707 695076
Book group 1Various4th Tuesday, am 01707 890846
Book group 2WGCLast Thursday, pm 01707 324 402
BridgeWGCThursday, pm.01707 329 519
British HistoryWGCThursday, pm.01438 715 954
CanastaWGC1st and 3rd Tuesdays, pm01707 892 063
Microsoft Computer DiscussionWGC1st Thursday, am.01707 328 943
Consciousness StudiesWGC1st & 3rd Wednesday, pm 01438 715 806
CrafteaDigswell1st & 3rd Tuesday, pm07891 103078
Curry ClubVariousEvery 6 weeks, evenings01707 328943
Exploring London 1 (full)VariousVarious01438 832 703
Exploring London 2 (full)VariousVarious01707 266 323
Exploring London 3 (full) VariousVarious01707 646 383
Exploring London 4 (full) VariousVarious01707 551 306
Exploring London 5 VariousVarioustba
Family HistoryZoom3rd Tuesday, pm.01438 714 304
French Beginners PlusHAT1st & 3rd Mondays, pm.01438 716 098
French ConversationHatfieldFriday, am.01438 714566
GardeningWGC2nd Monday, am.01707 372 566
07866 540240
ItalianWGCMondays, pm.01438 820961
London HistoryWGC3rd Thursday, pm01707 339285
Luncheon Club 1Various2nd Wednesday01707 339 182
Luncheon Club 2VariousTuesdayp_kane1@sky.com
MahJongWGC2nd & 4th Mondays, am01707 373 994
Oil PaintingWGC2nd and 4th Tuesdays, pm07563 691427
PaintingWGCMondays pm01438 715803
Philosophy'1'WGCFriday, am01707 893933
Philosophy'2'VariousAlternate Fridays, pm01438 716251
PhotographyHatfield4th Mondays, am01707 251058
Play ReadingVarious3rd Tuesdays, am01707 265 201
PoetryZoomAlternate Thursdays, am01707 265 201
PsychologyWGCAlternate Fridays, am01707 893 933
RecordersDigswellThursday, am.01438 716760
RummikubWGC1st & 3rd Mondays. am01707 325496
ScrabbleHatfieldThursdays, am01707 260938
01707 262157
ShakespeareHatfield4th Wednesdays, pm01707 265201
Spanish ConversationWelwynMonday mornings, 10.30 to 12 noon01438 715 803
Spanish Beginners PlusZoom2nd & 4th Mondays, 1:30 to 3:3001438 716 098
Spiritual ExplorationsWelwyn1st Saturday, am01438 715 806
Strollers (short walks)Various1st & 3rd Tuesdays, am01438 221214
Sunday Solo Lunch ClubVarious2nd Sunday, lunchtime01707 328986
Table TennisDigswellMondays am<01438 716521
Tearoom VisitsVarious4th Friday, pm01438 871359
Theatre TripsVarious01707 881257
TravelVariousVarious 01707 331810
01707 321889
01707 896 196
Thursday ZoomersOn-lineThursdays, 10 - 11amzoomers@u3awelhat.org.uk
UkuleleWGCTuesdays, 10am to 12noon01438 714903
Walkers (longer walks)VariousVarious01582 763320
Wartime Memories WGCTuesday, pm01707 327289
WatercoloursHatfieldFriday, pm.01707 258584
Wildlife WatchWGC1st Tuesday01707 326 456
World AffairsWGCMonday, pm.01438 714 246
Writing for Pleasure (formerly Creative Writing)WGCFirst monday of each month, am01707 329502

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.

Safety and Risk Assessment

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

Tour Guide System

Click here to access the booking calender for the Tour Guide System. This is currently read-only. Please email or telephone Roger Swaine if you wish to book the system.

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.
Please note that where the venue is "Zoom" this means that meetings are currently being held on-line, using "Zoom" software.

To see a categorised listing of the groups click here (PDF).

Web-site created by Roger Swaine.