MEETINGS AND TALKS
We usually meet twice a month except during Christmas, Easter and Summer
holidays. Meeting dates are shown in the list of events below. If you are
logged in you can see more information by simply clicking on the item that
Tuesday meetings are held at Highfield (YMCA) Sports Centre,
Russett Drive, off Hill End Lane, St Albans, AL4 0DB. Turn off Hill
End Lane into Russett Drive at the Spar Shop. Bus S1 from and back to town
every 40 minutes with a 2-hour break between 11.10 and 13.10. There is car
parking at the Sports Centre.
Wednesday meetings are held at Marlborough Road Methodist Church,
Marlborough Rd, St Albans AL1 3XQ. This Bus Routes web page allows you to find
routes and timetables for buses that stop in St Peter’s Street and Victoria
Street. There is car parking at the Maltings Public Car Park, adjacent to the
At both venues, meetings open for registration at 2:00 pm (in the room
adjoining the main hall at Highfield, in the church hall to the right-hand side
of the lobby at Marlborough Road). The meetings start at 2:30pm when we sit
down for announcements followed by a talk of about 45 minutes by a Guest
Speaker. At Marlborough Rd the church has a T-Loop system for those who use
At each venue, Meeters and Greeters will welcome you and direct you to
the registration area where you will find stalls with information about Groups,
Trips, Events and U3A notices as well as a free Bookstall. If you would
like to be a Meeter and Greeter or to help with the Bookstall, please contact
At Marlborough Road, tea and coffee are served in the church hall after
the talk. If you could help, please contact our Refreshments Coordinator, Charlotte Thorp, who organises the refreshments
attending the talks are encouraged to give feedback to the Speaker Secretary, who organises the talks, or to any member of the Executive Committee.
Suggestions for future speakers - including U3A members who would be interested
in giving a talk on their 'specialist subject' - are also very welcome.
Please remember to bring your membership card with you to the meetings
as it saves time at registration. Also, please fill in the reverse with your
Emergency Contact and Medical/Allergy details as these could prove useful to a
paramedic called to an accident or a person taken ill. For the same reasons,
please carry your card when attending every U3A activity.